June 20, 2013

No-bake strawberry cheesecake

Tomorrow is Midsummer's eve, one of the biggest holidays in Sweden.
This is when we eat lots and lots of strawberries, pickled herring (not me!) and new potatoes and dance around the maypole (midsommarstång). It's also a tradition that the weather is crappy. Preferably a thunderstorm but heavy rain will do just fine.
But enough about that. Let's be positive!
I will eat cake tomorrow, or at least something sweet for sure. Strawberries are a must! That's why this cake is perfect for midsummer's.
Remember to remove it from the freezer at least 20-30 minutes before serving!


Other recipes that are perfect for midsummer's eve or any other day for that matter
Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream
Berry summer cake
Another no-bake berry cheesecake







No-bake strawberry cheesecake
11 digestive biscuits (about 160 g)
60 g butter, melted
200 g strawberries, hulled
175 ml sugar (160 g)
1 lime, juice and zest
250 g mascarpone, at room temperature
300 g cream cheese, at room temperature
400 ml heavy cream
Extra strawberries for decoration

Mix biscuits in a food processor until finely ground. Combine crumbs with melted butter. Cover the bottom of a 18-24 cm (7-9 inch) springform with the mixture and put in the freezer while preparing the filling.
Mix strawberries, sugar, lime juice and lime zest in a food processor or blender. In a large bowl, combine mascarpone, cream cheese and heavy cream and beat until creamy. Add the strawberry puree and mix until incorporated.  Pour batter over the prepared crust, cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight. Remove from freezer at least 20-30 minutes before serving.
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91 comments:

  1. Oh this looks like a real summer treat! It should be sunny and warm tomorrow here in Finland. Well, that's a real Midsummer miracle.

    Have a wonderful Midsummer, Linda!

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    1. Aah, lucky you! Looks like it's going to be warm here too, but with a thunderstorm :-)
      You too sweet Sini!

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  2. WOW! Just amazing. I love decorating cakes with flowers and fresh fruit. Wanna make same cheesecake straight away!

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    1. Thank you Dominika! I'd love to see some photos of it then :-)

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  3. I'm totally gonna make it! Looks delicious :)

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  4. I think this is the nicest looking cake I have ever seen!
    www.rosesjaunes.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This looks wonderful -- thanks for sharing and happy Midsummer's Eve!

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  6. so summer!! i am going to make it on this weekend. Thanks for sharing..

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  7. Oh my god!
    The photos are wonderful! The colors fall in love! The cake is awesome!
    Love summer!

    'Spicy'greetings

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  8. ñam!it looks delicious!
    Have a nice, great ans happy Midsummer's eve!
    Hug,
    imma

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  9. Beautiful! I love how deep your cheesecake is - lots of filling to crust ratio!

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  10. this is to beautiful to eat!

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  11. love the styling! So whimsical... reminds me of midsummer's dream :)

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  12. This looks and sounds delish! I am from and in NYC... So I have to ask, what are "DIGESTIVE BISCUITS"? ... I love your photos and hope to purchase your latest book when things slow down for me here. You are quite a talent.

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  13. I love the recipe! It's perfect! Your photos are amazing, as always.

    xo Julia

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  14. This is a stunning cheesecake!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  15. Himmel så gott, perfekt nu till midsommar! Jätte fin design du fått på bloggen också.

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  16. That is so stunning and beautiful!

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  17. What an amazing cake! I love strawberries and cheesecake, too.

    And from now, I love your pics and your decor!

    NR,
    edina.

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    1. Me too! You and Cory would be most welcome :-)

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  19. wow delicious! I also love your photographs!

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  20. Wow! Just amazing. No bake and really looks delicious and the design is just superb. Strawberries are the best.

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  21. E' così bella che é un peccato mangiarla!!!
    Un saluto.

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  22. Looks fabulous! Any chance you can transcribe this for American cooks, using cups and ounces? Also, what are digestive biscuits? Barbara

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Unfortunately I make my recipes in mls and grams, but there are some great converters out there. Just google mls to cups/oz, or grams to oz and you'll most likely find something useful!
      Digestive biscuits are graham crackers.

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  23. Digestive biscuits = Graham Crackers

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  24. This looks great! I have always wnated to make cheesecake but they are always so complicated, this is the easyest récipe I have ever found! Only one question, what is heavy cream?
    by the way I love it!
    Regards from far away on the other side of the world :)

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    1. Thank you! :-)
      Heavy cream is 40% cream!

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  25. Is 400ml heavy correct? I freeze my cake overnight but the batter is still very liquid.

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    1. Yes, 400 ml is correct! That's very strange, it should be rock solid when you remove it from the freezer. Do you know how cold your freezer is?

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    2. Looks fabulous! Any chance you can transcribe this for American cooks, using cups and ounces? Also, what are digestive biscuits? Barbara

      Ditto what Barbara asked Sylvia

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    3. Sylvia, look in the comments below for recipe in cups and ounces :-)

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  26. Stunning! I'm a big fan of no-bake cheesecakes so I will definitely try this one. I just need to remember to bring my new cakeplate next time I go to the country and then I'm ready to try your recipe! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Emelie! Just bring a pie plate and turn it upside down! Ha det fint :-)

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  27. I'm curious as to what the flowers are...I'm not a big gardener, and am not sure what flowers are edible. Are these nasturtiums? The cake is truly beautiful and I would love to replicate it. Thank you for sharing. k

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    1. Thank you Kathie! Not sure what they are called in English, but I can tell you that I never eat the flowers on my cakes! I just wash them, photograph them and then remove the flowers so they are just decoration. If you want to use something edible, look here: http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm

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  28. I'm in a wonderland! Looks magical)))

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  29. Oh it looks really really great I must try it soon! :)
    http://creme-av.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oh - never made anything like - but am going to try- Yes what are the flowers please?? Let's hope this isn't a PINTEREST NAILED IT!!!! xx

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    1. Don't know what the flowers are called in English.. but I definitely don't eat them! They're purely decorative!
      Pinterest nailed it? I don't get it.. haha.
      xo Linda

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  31. Såååå vackert! Jag tror det behövs fler än en midsommar om året...

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  32. You guys make gorgeous gorgeous pics and it looks really yummy. Will try it :)

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  33. It was delicious. Made it yesterday, ate it today and got rave reviews. For those looking for those darned english/american measurements:

    11 graham crackers (6 ounces)
    2 ounces butter
    scant 1/2 pound strawberries
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 lime
    9 ounces mascarpone
    11 ounces cream cheese
    1-3/4 cup heavy cream

    The percents are rounded, but this is a forgiving recipe - and very, very good.

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    1. Yay, thank you so much Pam! Glad you liked it :-)

      And you are right, this is a very forgiving recipe. There can definitely be problems when converting other recipes.. like 1 5/8 cups ;-)

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  34. my goodness, your word is never short of flawless!
    xx

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    1. That is so sweet of you to say! <3 Thank you!

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  35. i love it.
    pure inspiration! ♥

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  36. Love the strawberries you put on top. simple great recipe..

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  37. Just beautiful!! I can't believe how your photograph has changed comparing to your first blogpost... Compliment!
    Mia

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    1. Aww, thank you! Yes, a lot has happened since then :-)

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  38. My mouth DROPPED when I saw this! Simply one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen. I'm not normally interested in cheesecake, but I think I could make an exception for this one. Seriously inspiring :)

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    1. Why thank you so much! Glad you like it :-) And it's nothing like a cheesecake texture-wise, more like ice cream! So maybe it's something for you after all! :-)

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  39. This looks totally delicious! I'm gonna make it tomorrow. :D

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  40. Oj, vilka fina bilder! Blev riktigt sugen! Är det hundkex, de vita blommorna? Mvh / Lotta

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  41. Hej!
    Im in love with your food blog. It's totaly awesome!!!

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  42. Den här ska jag verkligen testa!

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  43. This looks too pretty to eat! But, if placed in front of me .. MUNCH TIME! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  44. Your images are an absolute inspiration. Congratulations on the most beautiful food blog I have ever seen

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  45. Such a beauty...no-bake, fresh berries, and all! (A side note: How ironic about the weather on, of all days, Midsummer's Eve!)

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  46. Wow this is stunning! Such a beautiful blog xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

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  47. just made this and it's really delicious!! thanks for sharing!

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  48. Hello, il est sublime ce gâteau, just beautiful ! la photo aussi avec les fleurs et les fraises une beauté pure !

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  49. that's right lets make it more fun

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  50. OMG! I am totally overwhelmed. This looks just - perfect! It´s so hot here (Germany) right now, and this will be definitely the cake for my upcoming birthday. I love strawberries, cheesecake and wild flowers. Now I can have all at ones. (But I will choose only flowers we can eat.) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    Have a wonderful summer.

    P. S.: I can´t stop looking at those wonderful pictures.

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  51. Dear Linda, I guess I can't really say how much I love your blog. Please, is it okay to make it today, if I want to serve it on Saturday? Also, will it melt just like ice cream after I serve it? Thank you so much.

    Thaíse

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    1. So sorry for the late reply! Hope you ended up liking it :-) And thank you soo much for the kind words!

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  52. I tried this recipe because the pictures inspired me a lot but..... I didn't like it :( the taste was ok, it remembered me strawberry yougurt, but in my opinion the consistency doesn't work at all. I expected a creamy cake, because cheese cakes are usually creamy and smooth, but it was super hard and frozen. This was because the cake must stay in the freezer, of course. So I left it outside the fridge for a 30 minutes more or less... well, the outside melted and became semi- liquid, and the centre was still completely hard and frozen. It was a disaster. I can cook so I'm not a beginner in the kitchen. Do you have any advice for this cake? I guess that you took these pictures when the cake was still completely frozen. Thank you for your help and sorry for my english!
    Aurora from Italy

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    1. Hi Aurora! That's too bad! I can't really tell you what went wrong.. though this cake is nothing like a baked cheesecake (which is super creamy). Actually, my cake had been out for about 20 minutes in these photos. Try using room temp mascarpone and cream cheese (I always do) next time, that can definitely improve the texture!

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  53. Hello Linda (funny, my name is Linda too), I believe that I have never seen a cake blog as wonderful as yours! It takes my breath away, so much beauty, so much joy, so much color, so tasteful! Congratulations! You should be in "24 Kitchen"  I have a question, if you don’t mind - how can you make the cake so high? is there some trick to get this high? Thanks for sharing with us these precious wonders  A kiss from Portugal, Linda

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  54. Hi! I really like your blog!
    I've ben wanting to try this recipe for a while but I don't own a food processor, what could be used instead?
    Thank you!
    Kisses from Brasil

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  55. I would love to make this...I just wish the recipe was in English. You know with ounces etc. Instead of grams. Looks deli c it us though.

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  56. Try reading the comments above, someone transcribed it ;) Plus, there's a bunch of great converters online.

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  57. Hej! Jag har en helt random fråga! Ska ha kalas på söndag och tänkte göra denna fantastiska! Kan jag använda frysta jordgubbar i smeten? Eller blir det tokigt? Är ju inte gratis med jordgubbar så här års🙈 Sen blev jag sugen på att göra två olika lager... Funderade på om jag hade i jordgubbar i ena halvan och lime i den andra, kan det fungera? Lite digestive mellan. Ooooch vad tror du om att addera lite vaniljpulver? Samt, hur många räcker en sats till? tacksam för svar!:)

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    1. Hej Cecilia! Frysta jordgubbar går ju alldeles utmärkt! Det kan bli snyggt med två olika färger på lagren och digestive emellan, men tar lite längre tid att först frysa det ena och sedan hälla på det andra. Annars kan du ju blanda. Blir supergoda smaker ihop! Om du tar jorgubbar i ena halva bara får du nog minska mängden jordgubbar något, annars finns risken att den blir för isig av all vätska. Vaniljpulver är alltid en bra ide :-)
      Oj, nu var det längesedan jag gjorde denna, men säkert 8 personer åtminstone!

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    2. Och just ja, glöm inte ta ut tårtan i god tid så den hinner tina! Verkligen viktigt för smaken och texturen :-)

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    3. Tack så jättemycket för svaret! Gjorde denna cheesecaken och det blev en succé! :) Gjorde en sats i vanlig springform och en som jag spritsade i 10 st barnmatsburkar i glas, båda blev lyckade :) Fick bli precis enligt receptet pga tidsoptimist;) Och så massa härliga bär uppepå! Så enkelt och så gott! Perfekt! (La upp en bild på instagram, tänkte om du ville se resultatet men jag har privat konto så skickade en till dig på instadirect också, du behöver inte svara ^^) TACK!

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  58. Thank you! I made this yesterday for my office, everyone loved it! <3

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