No-bake white chocolate cheesecake

by smth good on August 5, 2011

in desserts

It’s one of the coolest summers I’ve ever experienced over here. Appart from few torrid days back in July, mornings are delightfully cool and even at noon temperatures are bearable. Yes, it’s one of the coolest summers and I must confess I’m totally enjoying it. It’s a pleasure to cook and to bake. It’s a pleasure to serve lunch on the terrace without everything melting in a second. It’s a pleasure to breathe fresh, cool air.

A perfect timing for a no-bake white chocolate cheesecake!

Serves 8, prep. time 45 minutes (+6 hrs chilling)

Utensils: a mixer, a rectangular bread form or a springform, cling film, a bain-marie, a bowl, a spatula

Ingredients:

  • 350 white chocolate
  • 600 grams mascarpone
  • 280 ml double cream (whipped)
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 2 cups berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • 10-12 small strawberries
  • 5 tbsp berry jam
  • 100 grams amaretti biscuits or macaroons
  • a pinch of salt

Line a lightly oiled bread form with cling film.

Melt the white chocolate in a bain marie. If you don’t have one, put the chocolate in a glass bowl and put the bowl over a pot with simmering water (make sure that the bottom of the bowl won’t reach the water). Add the sugar and a pinch of salt.

Stir the whipped cream with mascarpone and almost cooled melted white chocolate.

Separately, mix 2 tbsp of jam with one third of the total quantity of berries.

Layer 1: Spoon half of the cheese mixture into the bread form.

Layer 2: Add the jam mixture.

Layer 3: Spoon the rest of the cheese mixture and level with the back of the spoon.

Layer 4: Press in the biscuits (remember, this layer will be the bottom of the cake so it should be well leveled.)

Cover with cling film and chill for at least 6 hours before serving.

Before serving, prepare the strawberry sauce. Cut 5 strawberries in halves (leave the rest for decoration). Place them into a small saucepan, add the rest of jam and cook until soft. Mix the sauce in a blender and allow to cool.

To serve the cheesecake, turn the bread form onto a plate and remove it. Remove also the cling film carefully.

Serve with strawberry sauce and the rest of the berries as decoration.

Or, if you are a big ice cream fan, you can freeze it overnight before serving. It’s exquisite, tasty and so good looking.

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Tina@flourtrader August 5, 2011 at 8:54 am

You are so lucky to have that great weather! This cheesecake looks amazing-love those fresh berries and I would definitely not turn down a big frozen slice ! Yum!

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Girl Cook Art August 5, 2011 at 10:40 am

That cheesecake looks unreal! SOOOOOOO good! L.O.V.E it!

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Kate@FudgyGoodness August 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Hi, I just came across your blog and think it’s absolutely wonderful. I’ve only been here a couple of minutes and already have seen so many intriguing recipes! Love your photography and this recipe looks delightful! Looks like you got yourself a new fan :)

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something_good August 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Hi, Kate. Thanks for your kind words. I’ve just visited your blog. Wonderful!

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Mi Vida en un Dulce August 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Oh my God…spectacular…I’m not going to ask how many calories, I just want to eat it.
Tanks for sharing.

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something_good August 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Well, around 600 calories per serving. Not too much :) )

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Noelle August 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Very fancy and delicious looking!

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Charissa August 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Oh, that looks so creamy!

Buzzed you for all the delish-ness!

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Nikita August 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

It’s beautiful!

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Tiffany August 5, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I can’t believe this is no bake! It looks fantastic!

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Medeja August 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Looks just amazing!!!

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bwak August 7, 2011 at 9:41 am

What wonderful pictures of such a great looking dessert – gorgeous

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Stephanie August 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm

That looks AMAZING! I think I HAVE to make this sometime soon! Oh, and congrats on making Top 9!

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Alida @ Alida's Kitchen August 8, 2011 at 1:00 am

This is genius! Love white chocolate and that it is no-bake. Definitely going to have to make this soon!

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Alyce August 8, 2011 at 1:19 am

Sounds like a great recipe. Congrats on your top 9.

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Tonya - What's On My Plate August 8, 2011 at 2:27 am

This looks great! Surprised it’s no-bake.

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The Chocolate Priestess August 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Oh, a layered, loaf style cheesecake. I’ve never seen such a treat before. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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briarrose August 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Beautiful cheesecake. No bake and all that delicious fresh fruit….dreamy.

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smth good August 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Thanks a lot for stopping by and comment.
And for all the buzzes :)

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Nami | Just One Cookbook August 11, 2011 at 8:21 am

Ahem, did you say NO BAKE!?!? Whaaat! Bookmark bookmark! =) I’m more confident when it’s no bake, but I’m not sure if I can make this beautiful cake. Heehee. I LOVE the last picture… so pretty…

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Tanvi@SinfullySpicy August 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm

You have made cheesecake look so easy- love the recipe and tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by the other day and the kind words.

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Charissa August 13, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Gasp. I love creamy desserts…and I just love how you put it in a bread pan shape. So pretty…can’t wait to try this idea!

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Blanca August 16, 2011 at 12:22 am

OMG! This looks ridiculously good. Any chance it can be made gluten free? I beg of you. lol

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something_good August 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Blanca, you can replace the amaretti biscuits or macaroons with gluten-free products of your choice or skip the base all together.

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