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No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 portions 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake is an easy recipe using luxurious black cherries to make a delectable cheesecake.


Units Scale

Biscuit Base

  • 300g digestives
  • 150g unsalted Butter

Cheesecake Filling

  • 750g full-fat cream cheese
  • 10ml vanilla paste
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 10 Amarena Fabbri cherries
  • 75ml cherry sauce, that comes with the Amarena Fabbri
  • 435ml heavy (double) cream


  1. For the Biscuit Base: Place the digestive biscuits in your food processor and blitz into a crumb. While the food processor is still running, add the melted butter and allow it to combine, which should only take about 15 seconds, then turn off.
  2. Prepare your 23cm (9 inch) springform pan by putting a layer of greaseproof paper over the base and then clasping the springform ring around the outside, as I find this easier when removing the cheesecake at the end.
  3. Pour your crumb into the pan and flatten evenly - I use the bottom of a large glass.
  4. Place in the fridge for around 10 minutes to chill.
  5. Cherry cheesecake filling: In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and vanilla paste - I use a KitchenAid stand mixer on level 2 or 3 as I find this so much easier, until smooth.
  6. Add the icing sugar a bit at a time and continue to mix.
  7. I use an Optimum 9400 in a blender, as it gives me a much smoother result. Place the cherries and the cherry juice and blitz till smooth. Add this a bit at a time to the cream cheese mix until mixed, though.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk the heavy (double) cream until you achieve soft peaks, and then fold the cream cheese mix and heavy (double) cream until the cream is fully incorporated.
  9. Remove the tin from the fridge and cover the whole base with the cheesecake filling, then gently drop the tin onto the kitchen counter 5 to 10 times to let any bubbles out.
  10. Place the cheesecake in the fridge for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  11. Remove the cheesecake from the tin. Tip: I use a kitchen blowtorch to loosen the sides. Alternatively, I use a cloth dipped in hot water to complete the job.
  12. To Decorate: Use the leftover Amarena Fabbri cherries and sauce as you see fit; I like to get a little Jackson Pollock to add something different. Enjoy!!!


  • If you can’t find Amarena Fabbri cherries, don’t worry. Feel free to make your own cherry sauce.
  • If the Amarena Fabbri cherries are expensive, trust me, they are worth every penny. They are black cherries that go perfectly with this dessert.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: British

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