This no-bake cheesecake proofs that the best things in life are not complicated or fancy, but down to earth, straightforward and real, in the best sense of the word. This recipe only requires five ingredients and while white chocolate is not something you normally have on your list, when you think of cheesecake, it does add a special taste and texture to this treat that I wouldn’t want to miss. Moreover it’s the reason why this cake is baking-free. Once the melted chocolate solidifies, the cake is done and stays in shape.
Besides, the chocolate and lemon juice actually nicely complement each other. It’s also a pretty amazing emergency solution, if you really feel like cake or spontaneously have guests over and want to offer a sweet treat.
Thankfully this recipe for no-bake cheesecake is really easy-peasy lemon-squeezy to prepare andince no baking is involved, there is no lenthly waiting time after you take the cake out of the oven and impatiently awaited the cooling down phase. Nope. Just let the cake chill in the oven for a while and enjoy.
Also, don’t forget to check out the five other tasty cheesecake recipes on Mareike’s Cozy Corner: the heavenly Oreo cheesecake brownie, my fluffy cheesecake cookies, the chocolate chip cookie cheesecake that uses a thick chocolate chip cookie as a base, the no bake avocado fake cheesecake and last, but not least, the Halloween themed Oreo cheesecake cupcake.
At a glance
- Servings: 12
- Calories per serving: 329 kcal
- Preparation time: 15-20 min
- Fridge time: 1 hour
- Total time from start to finish: 1 hr 20 min
- 7 ounces (200 grams) of Graham crackers
- 4.4 ounces (125 grams) of butter
- 1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 17.5 ounces (500 grams) of cream cheese
- 7 ounces (200 grams) of white chocolate
How to prepare no-bake cheesecake
Step 1: First place all the crackers in a bowl and crush them. I use the bottom of a water glass for that as that tends to be faster and easier than crushing them in your hands and also doesn’t shred the crackers into a powder like when you use a blender.
Step 2: Next, melt the butter and pour it over the crushed crackers. Use a spatula to mix everything well. Then prepare the set up for your cake, by using a cake mold or ideally a cake ring for a normal-sized standard cake and already place it on the plate that you want to serve the final result on.
Step 3: Pour the cookie mix into the cake ring set up and press it into a cake base by using the bottom of a water glass. The base should be about a third of an inch (a bit less than 1 cm) in terms of thickness.
Step 4: For the cheesy cream topping, melt the chocolate in a water bath or with the microwave and then add it to a bowl together with the lemon juice and cream cheese. Blend everything well and then apply it on top of the cake base. Thanks to the ring, it will be easy to spread out.
Step 5: Five ingredients and five steps till the no-bake cheesecake is ready to be eaten. Therefore as your preparation step number five, place the cake in the fridge for 45-60 minutes to solidify.
Enjoy! (Actually this would technically count as step number 6 on your no-bake cheesecake journey.
Oh so yum!