Strawberry Cheesecake!

Who doesn’t love a strawberry cheesecake? You don’t have to be a baker. I am for sure not one but I gave it a go. Here is the recipe I followed to make this scrumptious cake. It is extremely simple to make and definitely worth trying out.

Ingredients:

For the base:
250g digestive biscuits
100g melted butter
4-5 drops of vanilla extract
600g full fat soft cheese
100g icing sugar
300g pot of double cream

For the topping:
400g strawberries
25g icing sugar

Methods:

  1. Start by lining the baking tin and covering it in butter.
  2. Put the digestive biscuits into a plastic food bag and crush into crumbs using a rolling pin.
  3. Melt the butter in the microwave for around 1 minute.
  4. Place the crumbs in a bowl and pour the melted butter on top.
  5. Mix throughly until all crumbs are covered in butter.
  6. Tip into a baking tin and press the crumbs firmly until an even layer is formed.
  7. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  8. Place the full fat soft cheese, icing sugar and 4-5 drops of vanilla extract into a bowl.
  9. Then mix everything with an electric mixer.
  10. Once the base has been in the fridge for an hour take it out and begin to cover the base with the cream mixture.
  11. Smoothen the mixture by using the back of a spoon forming an even layer on top of the base.
  12. Leave to set in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours.
  13. Once taken out of the freezer, remove it from the baking tin.
  14. Next place half of the strawberries in a bowl and add icing sugar and 1 tsp of water.
  15. Blend the strawberries using a blender and pour into a sieve to produce the purée.
  16. Cut the rest of the strawberries in half and place on top of the cake.
  17. Then pour the purée on top of the strawberries.
  18. And finally enjoy eating your strawberry cheesecake! 🙂