Saturday, January 7, 2012

Strawberry Cheesecake

Ever wonder how nice it would be if we were able to make cakes without baking. No need to decide on the length of time to bake the cake in microwave and no hassle of mixing dry ingredients with wet ones. Yet the result is same, a lip-smacking cake for all parties to enjoy.

Well, the following recipe is going to make our dreams come true. The gorgeous strawberry cheesecake looking so appetizing in the pictures is actually a cake made without baking. The good thing is that even an amateur can concoct this wonder with ease.

No hidden tricks, just being mindful of the mixture to have a smooth consistency without lumps would bring about the desired result. So what are you waiting for? This is the time of the year when strawberries are available easily in the market. Just grab hold of them and enjoy your cheesecake.

200 gm of strawberries
200 gm of glucose biscuits
3 tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of hung curd or sour cream
1 cup of fresh cream
1 tbsp gelatine
4 tbsp of water
6-8 fresh strawberries for garnishing
1) Finely grind the biscuits and mix in the melted butter.
2) Line the base of a baking pan evenly and smoothly with the biscuit mixture. Put the pan in the freezer to set.
3) Meanwhile, puree the strawberries and sugar together in a blender. Add the hung curd or sour cream, whichever using, and blend well into a mixture of smooth consistency. Pour it into a bowl.
4) Now add 4 tbsp of water in the gelatine. Hold the gelatine mixture over the gas flame, stirring it vigorously till gelatine dissolves completely. Then pour the gelatine drop by drop into the strawberry mixture, stirring continuously.
5) Now pour the strawberry mixture on the set biscuit base. Cover and put in the fridge to set overnight. Let the cake set for at least 12-18 hours before serving.
6) Garnish with sliced strawberries and serve cold.


  1. awesome this is second cake recipe i m reading which is made without baking.. and no eggs either
    wud try it and see but i really want to try with little quantity...

  2. @Meena, nice that you liked it....but why try with little quantity? this one is real easy...just be careful of the gelatine is as easy as tying a shoelace.

  3. ash i have never baked a cake but i m finding we can do without oven also.. this recipe seems easy and i saw it on tv also on foodfood channel.. and like u said tricky part it gelatine. just a query. can we substitute strawberry with some other fruit.. i think on tv they showed pineapple. so not sure..

  4. @ Meena, twice I have made this cake and both the time I have used strawberry. I am not sure about pineapple as I dont have the recipe of this cake using pineapple, but i guess if you use pineapple you have to strain the juice to have smoother texture....if not strawberry, you may try orange or apple.