Strawberry baked cheesecake: how to make our go to summer dessert

Strawberry baked cheesecake is an indulgent dessert that makes the most of our seasonal fruit. Learn this basic recipe and then see our favourite upgrades to make it even more delicious

strawberry baked cheesecake with cream and a whisk and some fresh strawberries
(Image credit: Aldi)

If the mention of strawberry baked cheesecake has you feeling hungry, then just wait until you give this recipe a try – it is sure to wow your family. And if you want to make it even more impressive, check out our guide to growing strawberries and you'll be able to make enough to feed the whole street!

Unlike many cheesecakes, this includes eggs and is baked, the result being a fluffy yet creamy texture that most cheesecake fans will report to be their favourite. Give it a go and dish up after Sunday roast, or take along to your next social distanced garden party if you want to be really popular. Learn how to make it below (including our top serving ideas), then for more great recipes, check out our food hub.

  • Thanks to Aldi for sharing this tasty strawberry cheesecake recipe with us.

Strawberry baked cheesecake – serves 8

strawberry baked cheesecake with fresh strawberries and cream

(Image credit: Aldi)

Ingredients:

  • 2 x 227g packs fresh strawberries
  • 200g digestive biscuits
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 40g flaked almonds
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 x medium eggs
  • half a table spoon of vanilla essence
  • 150ml soured cream
  • 2 x 200g packs plain soft cheese
  • 50g ground almonds
  • sunflower oil for greasing
  • 22cm spring clip cake tin 

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

2. Lightly grease the sides and base of the cake tin.

3. Break up the biscuits and put into a food processor.

4. Process until you have crumbs.

5. Melt the butter - add this to the biscuit crumbs and mix well.

6. Use to line the base and halfway up the sides of the cake tin.

7. Put in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes.

8. Wash and dry the strawberries.

9. Keep 4 back for decoration – remove the green leaves and finely chop the rest.

10. In a bowl mix the eggs, soft cheese, sour cream, caster sugar, ground almonds and vanilla essence.

11. Gently mix in the chopped strawberries.

12. Put the mixture into the cake tin.

13. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until just set.

14. Remove and allow to cool.

15. Remove from the tin – decorate with remaining strawberries and serve.

Strawberry baked cheesecake serving ideas:

This dessert is so delicious by itself with a few extra strawberries, but if you are dishing it up as part of a special occasion, see these drool-worthy serving suggestions:

  • White chocolate drizzle: melt 100g of white chocolate mixed with two tablespoons of double cream. Allow to cool slightly before pouring over each portion.
  • Summer berry compote: put 300g of frozen or fresh summer berries in a pan with one tablespoon of sugar and two tablespoons of water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for a couple of minutes without stirring to make sure the fruit keeps its shape. Set aside to cool then serve on the cheesecake.
  • Chocolate curls: dark chocolate curls will bring a sumptuous richness and bitterness to this dessert, complementing the sweetness. You can make simple curls by running a knife along the back of a bar of chocolate. Or, if you have the skill, melt the chocolate and cool until nearly set they use a spatula or palette knife to make curls of chocolate.

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