Five tips for cheesecake success
1. Always use a springform tin when making gelatine-set cheesecakes, and invert the base before lining, to allow for easier removal of the delicate cake.
2. There is a simple way to line a springform tin. Separate the side and base, cover the base with a large square of baking paper, then replace the side and secure the clasp. Line the side with a strip of paper cut to fit so it extends 2cm above the tin.
3. Buy cream cheese in blocks, not in tubs. Leave a block at room temperature for at least 15 minutes to help soften the cheese. By softening, you will be able to beat it with ease, which means no lumps!
4. Granita biscuits have a great crumbly texture and rich nutty flavour, which pairs beautifully with the mango. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can mix up the biscuits used in the base. Try ginger nuts, chocolate or even gluten-free varieties, if needed. Depending on the fat content of the alternative biscuits, you may need to slightly adjust the quantity of butter used.
5. Gelatine powder is available in tubs in the baking aisle of the supermarket. If you have a tub sitting in your pantry, have a quick look to ensure it hasn’t reached its expiry date, as out-of-date gelatine may not set properly.
Without further ado, here are the 20 best-ever cheesecake recipes.
Create silky, luscious cheesecakes with the help of a slow cooker water bath.
Inspired by Streets Splice Pine Lime, these mouthwatering mini no-bake cheesecakes have a pineapple-flavoured filling and lemon-lime jelly topping. Tangy but sweet!
Silky smooth with an incredible smokey-sweet flavour.
Make a simple biscuit base and yummy cheese filling, then top with cream. Adorned with a rainbow of fresh spring fruit, this buttery biscuit-based wonder is even more delicious than it looks. Irresistible!
Beautifully encased in a rich olive oil pastry and topped with fresh fruit of the season.
A no-bake treat that only takes 15 minutes to make! Super simple and super-delicious as an afternoon treat!
Beware of this delicious cheesecake, because one piece will never be enough! Made with a mix of three cheeses, it’s light and velvety, topped with a dusting of lemon sherbet and served with blackberry compote. It’s devilishly good, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Bring a great big smile to everyone’s face with this luscious, chocolatey-everything delight. No cooking required!
When you’re looking for an easy dessert to bake that celebrates the best fruit of the season… don’t. Bake, that is! You should definitely make dessert, just don’t turn on the oven, as it’s not needed for this terrific tart. Plus, mangoes taste best exactly as they are, so it’s a classic case of doing less to enjoy more.
Irish cream liqueur makes a welcome addition to any dessert, but paired with cream cheese in this delectable dish, the two are a match made in heaven.
Mango, macadamia and mint – it’s a tropical vacay on a plate!
It may look elaborate, but this no-bake cheesecake is easy to make and exciting to decorate.
The simple biscuit base is easy, and the filling is just cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk for sweetness and richness, sour cream for a hint of tartness, and eggs for lightness.
This mouthwatering and succulent blend of flavours is encased in a biscuit crust plus an extra top crunch.
This no-bake dessert takes two crowd-favourites, the stunning Eton Mess and classic cheesecake to make one epic showstopper. This simple treat is easy to make and only requires 20 minutes to prep.
Tangy raspberries add tartness and a splash of bright colour to this luscious, no-bake white chocolate cheesecake.
This divine dessert is made in hybrid heaven! For this tiramisu-inspired cheesecake, make a choc-biscuit base and coffee-flavoured filling, pop it in the air fryer, then top with lashings of cream and dust with cocoa to serve.
Combine your favourite pre- and post-dinner treats – an aperitif and dessert – for a tizzy take on trifle with a boozy jelly and glitzy gold garnish.
19. Baked Cheesecake
Do it Italian style and use ricotta in your cheesecake – it makes the texture extra light. You can use any type of berries you like for this cheesecake, so choose what’s in season.
Yes, dreams can come true! Sit down and savour this chocolate-coated silky-smooth cheesecake. It's a little (or maybe a big) slice of heaven on a plate.
A dreamy dessert to star on your table topped with ribbons of mango and crumbled pistachios!
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