Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Non Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

For the whole month of February, I didn't do any baking, my energy level is super super low that I just wanna rest on bed or sofa doing nothing, not even read books or watching TV program. I wanted to give some support to Ellena of Cuisine Paradise since she is hosting Aspiring Bakers for February, however is just seem 有心无力 (have the heart but no strength to do it).

Although how restless am I, I know I can't excuse myself for not making birthday cake for my mum which her birthday is 10 days after mine :). So I decided to make a simple cake for her, non bake version that easy for me to manage. Although I do not have a heart shape cake pan, I decided that I can do a simple heart shape deco to show some support to Ellena.

My initial plan was making a non bake green tea cheesecake, however after adding the green tea powder in a small portion of batter, I tasted it and found that the green tea taste is very very mild, almost can't taste it and tasted bitter, not nice at all. Cracking my head, looking for the stock that I have and I found 1 can of blueberry pie filling that I bought sometimes ago. So plan changed, I decided to change the cheesecake flavour to blueberry :).

I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #4 : Love In The Air (Feb 2011) hosted by Ellena of Cuisine Paradise.

Recipe modified from 我爱乳酪蛋糕 by 福田淳子.

Biscuit Base:
100 gm Digestive Biscuits - crushed with roller
40 gm melted butter

Mix them together and press into an 7" springform tin. Chill it.

Cream Cheese Filling:
250 gm cream cheese
50 gm Icing sugar
50g yogurt (I replaced by sour cream)
1/2 lemon, squeeze out juice (I dun have lemon so I replaced by 1/2 tsp vinegar)
200 ml whipped cream - whipped till medium peak
1 tbsp gelatine powder + 70 gm water
250g blueberry pie filling + 20g water (blend into puree)

1. Measure water into a bowl and sprinkle in the gelatin (without stirring with a spoon). Set aside to allow the gelatin grains to swell (10 mins) before setting the bowl over a pot of simmering hot water. Stir with a spoon and once the gelatin melts, remove the bowl from the pot and set aside to cool to room temperature)
2. Beat cream cheese with icing sugar till well combined.
3. Add in fresh milk and mix till well combined. Add in gelatine mixture and mix well.
4. Fold in whipped cream and divide mixture into 2 portions.
5. Fold in blueberry puree and mix well.
6. Put into the fridge to let it set for 2 to 3 hours.

Topping: Adapted from HHB.
75ml water
1.5 tsp gelatin powder
60ml Ribena blackcurrant juice cordial

1. Measure water into a bowl and sprinkle in the gelatin. Set aside to allow the gelatin grains to swell (10 mins) before setting the bowl over a pot of simmering hot water. Stir with a spoon and once the gelatin melts, remove bowl from the pot and stir in 60ml of Ribena. Set aside to cool.
2. When completely cooled, pour mixture over the cheesecake slowly and freeze for several hours or overnight until set.

This cake is light cheesy and refreshing, tasted so much like ice cream since I freezed the cake, everyone given thumbs up.


  1. Nice cheesecake Jess! Especially with blueberries in it.
    Happy Birthday to your mum and you :))

  2. HEHE! another cheesecake from you! Your mum is lucky =)
    You know when i was new to baking, i made a small cake for my mum, and she put in the fridge. She did not eat it at all!!! After a few days, she threw it away because it was really hard.. sad right..HEHE..I will try again this year!! should be edible this time round.

  3. the cake is indeed refreshing and beautiful! looks very beautiful!

  4. Nice cheesecake! Very creative of u to cut a heart shape at the centre!

  5. it look very lovely and mouthwatering! (: happy birthday to your mum (:

  6. Your mom must be very happy to taste this fabulous cake! well done.

  7. Nice cake! You are very well-thought to get the cake assembled.

  8. Tempting cheesecake. ;p Long time didn't bake cheesecake already, after looking at yours really make me craving for one slice. Hehehe...

  9. Hope you feel better soon my friend. Good quick thinking of changing it to blubbery cheesecake instead of green tea, It looks yummy good!

  10. I love Ribena! What a great combo with blueberry. Your cake looks great, Jess.

  11. Novel idea to use ribena for the topping! Looks great as a topping and nice blueberry flavour!

  12. Yeah, me too! Not sure why feeling very very tired lately. Maybe because of the weather. So sleep all the time! Well, your cake still looking awesome. I love blue or any berries non-baked cake too. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're back to normal again soon. Get your battery fully charged!
    Best regards, Kristy

  13. i have moments like that too Jess! Well, baking does helps to destress and adds as a great booster to spur one up (not the washing up tho) lol.
    i'm always impress with your cheese cake. Blueberry seems refreshing. I'm sure your mum appreciates it, bake with all your love ;)

  14. This is a really special cake. It looks wonderful and I'm sure it is as tasty as it is beautiful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  15. hi jess, that's a very tempting cake. you are such a sweet lady to bake this even you're not at your best health level, your mum must be so glad to see this. Again, have a good rest!

  16. Hi Jess!!!! THanks you sooo much for your support, I am so touch :) But in another way I am so paiseh to let you have this burden to make a heart shape design items to support this event. All i can say is thanks you soooo much pal, I am sure your mum enjoys this lovely cake... Happy Birthday Aunty!!!!!

  17. Oh, you have the book too? Really? That no-bake matcha cheesecake recipe doesn't work? I haven't tried that recipe. Thanks for sharing, though.

    Happy Belated Birthday to Aunty and you! Rest well. Same here, I've been feeling so tired and thus lazy, too. *Sigh*

  18. Jess, Happy birthday to your mum ^_^
    The cake is very beautiful!

  19. Thanks Ann.

    Corraine, why ur mum didnt eat the cake?

    Thanks j3ss.

  20. thanks Wen.

    Thanks Sweetylicious.

    Thanks Sonia.

  21. thanks Zoe.

    Somewhere in Singapore, my husband said is seem become a commitment for me to make a birthday cake for our family memebers :P.

    Happy Flour, we will never get tire with cheesecake heeheehee..

  22. Bee Bee, thanks my friend, I am slightly better now.

    Thanks Nel.

    Thanks Cathy.

  23. 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, I am getting better now, thanks :).

    Thanks Busygran.

    Thanks Kristy. I guess is because too hectic during CNY period?

  24. Thanks Hearty Bakes. Oh I hate all the washing, I only love to bake hahaha...

    Thanks Mary. Yes, it tasted wonderful too.

    Thanks Lena. Well, is for my mum so die die must churn out one for her :P.

  25. Ellena, you are most welcomed :). Is not a burden at all, I just wanna support the aspiring baker event especially host by the bloggers that I always frequent :).

    Pei Lin, yes I have this book, you have it too? Is not the recipe doesnt work, is my green tea powder, I think I better go get one which is meant for baking.

    Thanks Esther.

  26. That is already a feat to me, considering your low energy level :)

  27. Nicely done, Jess! I especially like the colour, reminds me of taro :)!

  28. Jess, it's so clever of you to think of making the heart shape for deco on your cake, it's so pretty! I'm too lazy to think of it, that's why only my cookies in heart shape :)

  29. Happy Birthday to you and to your mom. That's a perfect cake for double birthday. Love the heart shape there.

  30. Hihi.. my mum is not interested in dumped inside the fridge..and there goes the cake..HEHEHE

  31. I know what you been by having low energy... There are many times that I wish I could just lay on ghe couch and waste the day away... Good that you pulled yourself together to make this for aspiring baker,,,

  32. 有心无力, I totally know how you feel! It's a brilliant cake, very pretty :)

  33. Looks so pretty! I figured you have to add quite a lot of matcha if you want to make matcha cheesecake.

  34. I heard of these no-bake cheesecake, I never gave it a try yet. I also heard that cream cheese is excellent for truffles too.

  35. this looks great hope your feeling better soon

  36. I keep bumping into cheesecake recipes this week. Maybe it's a sign I should make yours. Looks great.

    Plan B

  37. Hi Jess,
    Another great creation! Looks sooo tempting! Will definitely try tis one day!

    Can check, the whipping cream is dariy or non dairy?


  38. Thats sooo pretty , specially with the heart cut out !

  39. no-bake is definitely a selling point for me since I'm not good at baking. Your blueberry cheesecake looks fab!

  40. Hi Admin, I am using dairy whipping cream, you can use either non dairy or dairy.

  41. What a beautiful cake! As the weather warms up, I love no bake recipes!

  42. Sounds perfect for summer when you don't want to turn the oven on but crave something sweet!


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