Baked Strawberry Cheesecake – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

When you loved my New York Cheesecake, you are going to love this strawberry-topped model! A ravishing, creamy cheesecake on a lightweight biscuit base, topped off with a shiny strawberry sauce.

It simply serves 12 folks and it may be frozen too! A fantastic make-ahead dessert to impress your family and friends.

A close up of a slice of strawberry cheesecake on a white plate. The rest of the cheesecake is on a plate in the background.
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I’ve acquired a good variety of no-bake cheesecakes on my web site that I LOVE (when you’re after a kind of I like to recommend the pecan caramel cheesecake, strawberry and rhubarb cheesecake bites, or the Oreo crust Snickers cheesecake)!

However I’ve lately been obsessing over baked cheesecakes.
I had a factor towards them for fairly some time after my first experiences with baked cheesecakes had been a bit of on the, erm, ‘eggy’ facet.
I do not do eggy cheesecakes.

This cheesecake does have eggs in – in spite of everything, that is what helps it to set. However the texture of this cheesecake is velvety and creamy. Nearly like a delicate, extra-thick custard.

If that does not promote it to you adequate, simply wait till you get a load (and I imply LOADS) of the luscious strawberry compote topping.

📋 What do we want for the cheesecake?

Ingredients for New York Cheesecake on a wooden table

🍓 What do we want for the topping?

  • Recent strawberries – about 550g (19oz) chopped strawberries. That is about 700g (25oz) of strawberries earlier than they’re chopped.
  • Sugar – To present it that pretty jammy sweetness
  • Cornflour – to assist guarantee a shiny, thick sauce
  • Vanilla extract – for a bit of additional flavour. You possibly can go away it out when you’re strawberries are notably flavourful
  • Lemon juice – to stability out the sweetness from the sugar

📺 Watch easy methods to make it

Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this put up.

Overhead shot of a slice of strawberry cheesecake on a white plate next to the rest of the cheesecake and a white bowl filled with strawberry compote. Everything is set on a white background.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP You should use frozen strawberries when you choose – simply do not thaw earlier than you utilize. Frozen strawberries break down an excessive amount of and develop into too watery upon thawing. It is higher to combine them with the cornflour and sugar and so forth. first so the liquid thickens because it’s launched from the strawberries.

Side shot of a slice of strawberry cheesecake on a white plate against a dark background. The rest of the cheesecake is on a plate in the background.

🍰 How to make sure your cheesecake does not crack

I’ve refined this recipe to make it as fool-proof as attainable. It takes a bit of time, nevertheless it’s effectively value it, and I’ve by no means had a cracked cheesecake when following the following tips:

  • Be sure that your cream cheese, eggs and cream are at room temperature. This additionally helps the combination to mix collectively simpler, with no lumps.
  • Use a bit of cornflour to assist stabilise the combination. You possibly can’t style it, nevertheless it actually helps to stop these cracks.
  • I exploit double (heavy) cream for further creaminess, plus that further little bit of fats helps to stop the combination splitting.
  • I run a knife across the tin as quickly because the cheesecake comes out of the oven. The cheesecake will shrink ever so barely because it cools, and working a knife across the within the tin helps to stop the cheesecake sticking to the perimeters, which might trigger a crack.

Close up of a piece of strawberry cheesecake on a white plate with a bite taken out. The rest of the cheesecake is on a plate in the background.

↔️ Ingredient swaps

  • Swap the strawberries in your favorite fruit. Raspberries, blueberries and cherries all work effectively. Rhubarb additionally works effectively, however you will want further sugar to stability the tartness.
  • Use fruit pie filling as a substitute of selfmade compote for a fast and simple topping different.
  • Skip the fruit altogether and prime with chopped up chocolate, whipped cream, toasted coconut, crushed meringue, melted chocolate or salted caramel (or a mix of some!).

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Baked Strawberry Cheesecake

Creamy New York-style baked cheesecake topped with a luscious, candy strawberry topping. I am sharing my ideas to make sure your cheesecake will not have cracks, and easy methods to freeze it too!

Prep Time 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 1 hr 25 minutes

Cooling/Chilling time 8 hrs

Complete Time 9 hrs 45 minutes

Course Dessert

Delicacies American

Servings 12

Energy 533 kcal


  • foil

  • baking parchment

  • 23cm springform tin

  • roasting tin

  • mixer or whisk


Make the bottom:

  • Preheat the oven to 160C/320F (fan)

  • Line the bottom of a 23cm (9 inch) springform cake tin with non-stick baking parchment.* See Word 2

  • Place the crushed biscuits in a bowl. Add the melted butter, sugar and salt and stir collectively to mix.

    145 g (5.1 oz) digestive biscuits, 85 g (3 oz) unsalted butter, 1 tbsp granulated or caster sugar, ¼ tsp salt

  • Spoon the combination into the ready cake tin, urgent it down flat with the again of a spoon.

  • Place within the oven to bake for 10 minutes.

  • Take away from the oven and go away to chill whilst you begin on the filling.

  • Depart the oven at 160C/320F (fan)

Make the cheesecake filling:

  • Place the cream cheese within the bowl of a stand-mixer and blend, utilizing the paddle attachment for 1 minute on medium velocity, till the cheese is loosened and creamy.

    750 g (26.5 oz) Philadelphia cream cheese

  • With the mixer nonetheless working, slowly pour within the sugar, then sprinkle within the cornflour.

    250 g (8.8 oz) caster sugar, 3 tbsp cornflour

  • Enable the combination to mix, stopping the mixer and scraping down the perimeters of the bowl if wanted.

  • With the mixer working, add within the vanilla extract, after which the eggs and egg yolk, one-at-a-time. Enable every egg to be integrated earlier than including the following.

    1 tbsp vanilla extract, 3 massive eggs, 1 egg yolk

  • Now add within the cream and blend till mixed (scraping down the perimeters once more if wanted). Flip off the mixer.

    160 ml (⅔ cup) double (heavy) cream

  • Brush the perimeters of the cake tin with melted butter.

    1 tbsp melted butter

  • Place the cake tin on prime of two crossed-over layers of foil (we will use this to wrap the tin earlier than it goes within the oven).

  • Fastidiously pour within the cheesecake batter and stage off with the again of a spoon.

  • Wrap the cake tin within the foil tightly, so the foil comes up the perimeters of the tin.

  • Place the cake tin in a roasting tray and place within the oven on the rack (backside or center rack).

  • Pour boiling water within the roasting tray, across the cake tin. You will want about 1 inch of water. Make sure the water does not go above the foil, in any other case water might seep into the cake tin.

    boiling water

  • Place within the oven and bake for 55-65 minutes, till the sides are very mild brown. The centre of the cheesecake ought to have a slight wobble when you gently shake the tin.

  • Take away from the oven and place on a wire rack. Run a knife across the sides of the tin, then enable the cheesecake to chill for two hours.

  • Switch to the fridge, cowl loosely with foil and chill for six hours (or in a single day).

Make the compote:

  • To make the strawberry compote, place the chopped strawberries, sugar, cornflour, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a small pan.

    550 g (19oz) roughly chopped strawberries, 75 g (2.5 oz) caster sugar, 1 tbsp cornflour, ½ tsp vanilla extract, 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • Stir collectively so the cornflour coats the strawberries

  • Warmth the pan over a low-medium warmth and produce to a mild simmer whereas stirring.

  • Enable to simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring typically, till the sauce is syrupy and the strawberries are tender.

  • Flip off the warmth and permit to chill (as soon as cool you may cowl and place within the fridge till able to prime the cheesecake)

Topping the cheesecake:

  • Take away the cheesecake from the fridge, take away the perimeters of the tin and use two massive spatulas to fastidiously transfer the cheesecake to a plate or cake stand.

  • Spoon over the strawberry compote and serve.

✎ Notes

* Word 1 – Use room temperature components
The cream cheese, eggs and double (heavy) cream all should be room temperature (or near). Take away from the fridge an hour earlier than utilizing.
This may assist the combination bind collectively higher, making a smoother batter and can assist to stop cracks within the cake.

* Word 2 – Baking Parchment
Use a chunk of parchment that’s barely larger than the bottom of the tin. Place it on the bottom of the tin, then click on the perimeters of the cake tin on prime of the paper, so the paper is secured in place.
The cheesecake ought to hold effectively, within the fridge, in an air-tight container for 3 days.
Freezing the cheesecake?
This cheesecake freezes effectively, with or with out the compote on prime.
Freeze with the compote:
As soon as chilled, prime with the compote, then slice into particular person slices and wrap in clingfilm (plastic wrap). Freeze for as much as a month.

Defrost, nonetheless wrapped, at room temperature for 3-4 hours (or within the fridge, in a single day in case your kitchen is very warm).
The bottom shall be softer upon defrosting, however will nonetheless style good.
Freeze with out the compote:
When you like you may slice and wrap the cheesecake slices earlier than topping with the compote. That means you may supply the selection of vanilla cheesecake or strawberry cheesecake.
I wish to freeze my cheesecake with out the topping, then freeze particular person parts of the compote in little pots.

Defrost, nonetheless wrapped, at room temperature for 3-4 hours (or within the fridge, in a single day in case your kitchen is very warm).
Dietary data is approximate, per serving (primarily based on this cheesecake serving 12 folks).


Energy: 533kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 7gFats: 36gSaturated Fats: 21gPolyunsaturated Fats: 2gMonounsaturated Fats: 9gTrans Fats: 0.3gLdl cholesterol: 153mgSodium: 336mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 1330IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 1mg

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