I have to admit I am not a huge fan of cheesecakes, but since I love to cook and I love to try new recipes, when I found this one I simply couldn’t resist.
I had never heard before of the no bake option, but after I tried it I can assure you that it is probably better than the classic baked one. This is a very simple recipe and even if you are not a cakes guru, you can still get an impressive result!
Before starting, make sure you have the following:
– 600 gr. of philadelphia
– 200 gr. of mascarpone
– lemon juice and sugar (quantities depend on your taste!)
– 205 gr. of digestive biscuits
– 100 gr. of butter
– 2 gelatin sheets
If you have all of the above, then you are ready to start!
The first step will be to prepare the base.
Put the biscuits in the mixer until finally grounded. Add the melted butter, mix all together and press the mixture into the bottom of a springform pan
Now you can start preparing the yummy mixture!
Beat mascarpone, philadelphia and sugar together, then add the lemon juice and 1 gelatin sheets previously melted in some warm water (this will make the mixture more solid).
When it is all beautifully fluffy, put the creamy mixture on the biscuit base and let it cool in the fridge for 5-6 hours.
How to decorate: I love to decorate cakes and I couldn’t leave it plain white as it was. I took the remaining 1 gelatin sheet, melted it, added a bit of lemon juice, 1 tea spoon of sugar and a few drops of yellow food colour (I really had some doubts about it since I don’t normally like adding this sort of things, but then I gave up because the idea of a yellow topping was too nice and I simply promised myself “I won’t do it again!) and poured it on the cake.
Last but not least, I had some marzipan, so I decided to create a few little roses and to add them on the top. I loved making them and it was so easy..you just have to take 3 little stripes and roll them!
Ladies and gentlemen..this is the result!
no bake lemon cheesecake
I think it was pretty amazing for a first attempt..and yes, it was delicious as well! 🙂