I don't know about you guys but desserts and gastronomically sweet things in general almost always falls down to me in our family. Which I actually don't mind since I quite enjoy baking the sweet stuff as opposed to the savoury kind were we usually don't see eye to eye on some things and end up in a (messy) disastrous throw-down. Now I am in no way a pasty-chef-extraordinaire, and to this day still have a pretty hard time piping frosting onto cakes regardless of the countless YouTube video tutorials I view. I just can't seem to master those delicate rose shapes and swirls. But I must admit I am pretty good at simply slathering the stuff onto a cupcake haphazardly with a frosting knife. I believe the term for that particular method is called "rustic".

But anyway if there is one thing I really enjoy baking it's cheesecakes. I also enjoy eating them. Very much so. And so do my family and friends. It's also probably why they never really make an appearance on my blog regularly because they're essentially devoured within moments when removed from the pan. And before I can set up some semblance of a photo shoot, poof, it's gone. Much like a magic act. Or not. As you can see with this one, which was virtually half eaten before I even remembered that I wanted to blog about it! Which was a delicious shame considering how pretty he looked decorated daintily with all those lovely fresh strawberries. But alas the hungry heart wants what the hungry heart wants and shall not wait for my snap-happy needs.

I originally encountered this recipe online (like most anyway). A classic creation and favorite of 
Matt Preston's that appeared effortless enough and most delectable, so I wanted to try it over the long weekend. Since I knew I could whip it up in no time I planned and had every intention of producing this the Thursday night prior. You know, so it would be ready for consumption first thing Friday morning. But alas I forgot to take out the damn cream cheese from the refrigerator hours beforehand so I had to postpone it until Friday. Needless to say there weren't many happy tummies Friday morning, especially when those tummies are expecting cheesecake.

And when you say they'll be cheesecake well there better be cheesecake.

Lesson learned.

But luckily for me it was childsplay and since this is the no-bake kind he ended up setting beautifully in no time which meant he was ready for consuming straight after dinner! Hooray! Crises, somewhat, averted.

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 INGREDIENTS: 
250g plain sweet biscuits
150g butter, melted
3 tsp powdered gelatine
1 1/2 tbs boiling water
500g cream cheese
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
300ml thickened cream, whipped
Strawberries to decorate

Grease and line a 20cm springform pan.
With a food processor process the biscuits until the resemble fine crumbs.
Add butter and process until combined, then press mixture into the base and sides of the pan and refrigerate for approx 10 minutes.
In a separate small bowl sprinkle the gelatine over the boiling water and whisk until the gelatine has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
In another bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat the gelatine mixture until well combined.
Fold in the whipped cream then pour mixture into prepared pan making sure to level the top.
Cover and refrigerate overnight or until set then decorate with strawberries.

Et voila.
I don't know about you guys but desserts and gastronomically sweet things in general almost always falls down to me in our family. Which I actually don't mind since I quite enjoy baking the sweet stuff as opposed to the savoury kind were we usually don't see eye to eye on some things and end up in a (messy) disastrous throw-down. Now I am in no way a pasty-chef-extraordinaire, and to this day still have a pretty hard time piping frosting onto cakes regardless of the countless YouTube video tutorials I view. I just can't seem to master those delicate rose shapes and swirls. But I must admit I am pretty good at simply slathering the stuff onto a cupcake haphazardly with a frosting knife. I believe the term for that particular method is called "rustic".

But anyway if there is one thing I really enjoy baking it's cheesecakes. I also enjoy eating them. Very much so. And so do my family and friends. It's also probably why they never really make an appearance on my blog regularly because they're essentially devoured within moments when removed from the pan. And before I can set up some semblance of a photo shoot, poof, it's gone. Much like a magic act. Or not. As you can see with this one, which was virtually half eaten before I even remembered that I wanted to blog about it! Which was a delicious shame considering how pretty he looked decorated daintily with all those lovely fresh strawberries. But alas the hungry heart wants what the hungry heart wants and shall not wait for my snap-happy needs.

I originally encountered this recipe online (like most anyway). A classic creation and favorite of 
Matt Preston's that appeared effortless enough and most delectable, so I wanted to try it over the long weekend. Since I knew I could whip it up in no time I planned and had every intention of producing this the Thursday night prior. You know, so it would be ready for consumption first thing Friday morning. But alas I forgot to take out the damn cream cheese from the refrigerator hours beforehand so I had to postpone it until Friday. Needless to say there weren't many happy tummies Friday morning, especially when those tummies are expecting cheesecake.

And when you say they'll be cheesecake well there better be cheesecake.

Lesson learned.

But luckily for me it was childsplay and since this is the no-bake kind he ended up setting beautifully in no time which meant he was ready for consuming straight after dinner! Hooray! Crises, somewhat, averted.

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

 INGREDIENTS: 
250g plain sweet biscuits
150g butter, melted
3 tsp powdered gelatine
1 1/2 tbs boiling water
500g cream cheese
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
300ml thickened cream, whipped
Strawberries to decorate

Grease and line a 20cm springform pan.
With a food processor process the biscuits until the resemble fine crumbs.
Add butter and process until combined, then press mixture into the base and sides of the pan and refrigerate for approx 10 minutes.
In a separate small bowl sprinkle the gelatine over the boiling water and whisk until the gelatine has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
In another bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat the gelatine mixture until well combined.
Fold in the whipped cream then pour mixture into prepared pan making sure to level the top.
Cover and refrigerate overnight or until set then decorate with strawberries.

Et voila.

86 comments

  1. Cheesecake has got to be my favorite thing ever! This looks so yummy!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  2. I am not just saying this cause it is on your blog but classic NY cheesecake is my fav dessert! You nailed it and it looks so good!
    M

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  3. Oh yum, it looks so good! I love cheesecake! :D

    Away From The Blue

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  4. Cheesecake is one of the cakes that I find very hard to resist. Yours looks great, especially with the strawberries.

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    1. Hahaha I'm glad I'm not the only one! xx

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  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe! My hubby loves cheesecakes. We ate a delicious one (bought) yesterday.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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  6. I have to tell you that I am a super fan of cheese cake!!!!

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  7. I love cheese cake and I wanna eat this :)
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  8. This looks yummy :) wanna eat :)
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  9. This looks so tempting to eat! I definitely wanna try this one out :D

    xoxo
    Strawberry Bunny

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  10. I need a slice of this right now. RIght. Now.
    I. Need!

    xx
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    1. Sending you some right now. Virtually. xx

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  11. I love the cheesecake.... can I have a slice darling!!!!
    Have a lovely day!!!

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    1. You can have as much as you like lovely! ;o) xx

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  12. I love cheesecake this recipe is perfect and looks delicious going to archive it to give it a try. Thanks
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    1. Yay! Let me know how you go then! xx

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  13. I'm a big fan of cheesecakes! It looks so tasty OMG!

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  14. I love cheesecakes (bake them and also eat them of course) and after seeing this post, cant wait to make one, so this weekend it will be done.
    Kisses
    Fashion Avenue
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    1. Oooh hope it was mighty tasty! I'm craving cheesecake now after reading your comment! xx

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  15. This would last only about 2 days (if even). I love cheesecakes. It's my favorite desserts. I have since I was young.
    Bright and Shiny

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    1. Woah! 2 days! 2 hours at my place lol! xx

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  16. I love your post,kisses.
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  17. Omg that looks so delicious~ The strawberries are my favorites!
    xx

    www.sakruanko.com

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  18. There you come again making my mouth all watering with your post!

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  19. This looks amazing! Cheese cake is one of my favorite desserts.

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  20. Omg this is exactly what I'm having tonight! Who needs dinner, I'm skipping straight to dessert!

    Thank you for visiting and hope to see you back soon love!

    xo- Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!
    Haute Khuuture Blog

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    1. Hahaha! Yeah! I like your thinking - screw dinner! xx

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  21. Yumm!!! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  22. mmm♥ it looks so delicious! lovely photos!:)

    www.Lorietta.cz

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  23. Your cheesecake looks wonderful whether or not the cream cheese is slathered on in a rustic manner or whether the photos were taken after some tummies were filled. My family has a habit of taking photos of food and everyone would know not to touch anything first before the phones go snap.

    Thank you for your beautiful comment. I realised that you're not on blogger and I can't follow you via GFC. Will continue to keep up with your updates from bloglovin. Will check out your other social media pages at the top of your blog too. See you around!

    Jo
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    1. Ahhh I wish mine was that way, it would make things so much more effortless hahaha! Thank you for the follow lovely, I do have GFC, it's located at the bottom of the page. xx

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  24. Oh yummy! And there goes my diet aha. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Will definitely give it a go x

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  25. look so delicious! i definitely will try this. thanks for sharing!
    Kisses.
    xx cvety
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  26. Yummy in my eyes,I wanna taste some.
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  27. I truly have to make a cheescake the following days - have never done that, but it looks so yummy!

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  28. OMG the pictures look so yummy
    Totally love cheesecake, so delicious
    Now I feel like I need to go and get me one :)
    xoxo
    http://stunningchic.com/

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  29. happy eating dear :)

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  30. Looks fantastic :)

    kisses

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  31. I'm craving cheesecake right now! yours look amazing ♥

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  32. Wow this looks SO SO SO DELICIOUS!!! I love cheesecakes! I'm not an expert baking by any means but I will try this recipe! wish me luck! Also, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, I'm following you on Facebook, Bloglovin, G+ and Instagram. I hope you can follow me back to stay in touch.
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  33. major yum!
    please enter my giveaway and help spread the word! XO

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  34. oh wow this looks super yummy, will have to give this a try!

    x

    ♥ Ellen #NZblogger
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM
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  35. oh this looks YUM and i know strawberries are in season so i can practically smell it from here <3 matt preston's recipes are fun, especially when you haven't got much time. love that guy (and his cravat!) and that gorgeous blue plate you have here..

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Agreed and yeah his ensemble is utterly perfection! xx

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  36. Ahh, you always like teasing me, right? This cake loooks so, so delicious if I wouldn't have to go to work in half an hour, I would definitely love to try out the recipe myself!

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  37. Omg that cheese cake looks soooo yummy. Yeah I always forget to take the stuff out of the fridge. Better to eat it later than never! I can't blame that they ate the cake before you could take a pic of it hahaha. Have a happy Monday!!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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    1. Definitely better late than never indeed xx

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  38. Awww this cheese cake looks delicious <3
    Kisses
    http://www.milanotime.net

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  39. Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwww, kill me tender, hun *_*

    Have a great week,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  40. You've done a really great job! I'm guessing your family can't have been complaining about the desserts falling on your shoulders, huh? ;)

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    x

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  41. yummm!!! gorgeous picture too. I want some right now. obsessed with strawberries now as well. thanks for sharing this. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  42. Yumm! The dishes are beautiful as well!

    xo,
    miranda

    thechicstreet.com

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  43. Ummmm tasty, I love the cheesecake.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  44. aww your site is so cute. I'm inspired by the design!

    Also, I'm such a sucker for cheesecake and carrot cake; but I always feel so overloaded after I eat one! :X

    Hunni of TIFFANYXOXO.COM

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  45. OMG, look yummy!!!!!
    Great pics, btw :)
    xx

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  46. Holy Cow! I am craving for one now... Thanks for sharing this dear. Great pics!

    Kisses,
    B
    Personal Style Blog

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  47. I haven't got much of a sweet tooth but I always like a bit of cheesecake! This looks delish x

    Josie’s Journal

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  48. great cake and likes so yummy!!

    http://rueoh.blogspot.it/

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  49. That looks divine!!!

    I went out for sushi and oysters yesterday and had lemon merangue to finish - but the cake was off! Such a downer - but this looks amazing! I have got to give this a whirl.

    Thank you for sharing - nom nom nom xxx

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    1. No, that is no bueno. Nothing worse than that delicious cake on display tastes dry and awful. Sad face. xx

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  50. Yum! That is all I can say :-D xx

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  51. That looks so delicious!

    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

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  52. This cheesecake looks delicious :D
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  53. The look is very inviting, I already have the taste in my mouth. Hello, keeps in touch.

    Valentina.

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  54. I am always asked to make cheesecake for events and parties and this one looks like a perfect recipe that will be ultra delicious and never flop. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your views.

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  55. Oooh, this looks heavenly!

    Thanks for swinging by yesterday to comment on the Real Blogger Beauty post, babe! Means a lot! Totally agree with you- finding other bloggers who get it is so helpful! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  56. This looks delicious, I want it! Thanks for sharing this recipe! =)

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  57. That sounds so yummy and delicious!
    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

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  58. WOW!!! This Looks so Good!!! Im Hungry now!!!!

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  59. These pictures are making me starving!!! Cheesecake are the best!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  60. I'm so jealous you know how to make cheesecake!! :) This looks so good and cheesecakes are definitely one of my favorite desserts. If only I could eat it more than a couple times a year. ;) lol. Thanks for sharing Sonia and the strawberries are a perfect touch, thanks for sharing the recipe too.

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  61. Oh my, this looks and sounds great - if only I could eat it through the screen!!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  62. Yummy !! <3 It Looks great ...thx for sharing :)

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  63. I've said that before and I'll say it again - you should come and be my cook.:) I know you give us recipes, but come on . . . You've already mastered it all, you do all the heavy lifting, all I wanna lift is my fork when I stuff my face.:D And those plates!!! Those plates . . . If I were a Kardashian, I'd say 'those plates are EVERYTHING'.:)

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