Thursday, 28 November 2013

Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar

It was my birthday last Sunday, my boys wanted to bake me a cake last Friday as we are hardly at home on weekends. I decided on a no bake strawberry cheesecake, something really easy, so they can manage. I'm sharing the recipe as some of you have requested for it, you can scroll down to the end of this post for it.

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This was the cake they made, they did almost all the work. I only helped them to prepare the strawberry sauce.

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They kept eating the digestive biscuits as they were grinding them. -_-

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They did make a mess filling in the jar, so I had to clean up the jars before they could top up the strawberry sauce.

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However, after they were done, they were shocked to learn that this was my birthday cake. They said this does not look like a birthday cake at all, they wanted to bake a cake filled with whipped cream and strawberry. -_-

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They ended up baking another cake that night. :P

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I did not have any strawberries left, so they filled the cake with peaches instead. The bunting was done by me, I added it on the following day. :)

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My birthday cards and flowers from my boys. They drew identical cards this year, lol.

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Yay, they bought me more flowers this year. :)

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE JARS

Ingredients:
150g strawberries, chopped
3 tbsp sugar
75g digestive biscuit
25g unsalted butter
250g cream cheese, soften at room temperature
50g icing sugar
140g low fat yoghurt
1 tsp vanilla essence

Method:
  1. Heat about 1/2 of the strawberries with castor sugar in a pan over medium heat till all the strawberries have broken down. Add the rest of the strawberries and cook for 1 minute. Set aside to cool.
  2. Crumb digestive biscuit using a blender.
  3. Melt butter in a microwave or over a pan. Mix butter with digestive biscuits crumbs. Spoon the mixture equally into 6 small pudding jars. Lightly press down. Chill in fridge.
  4. Blend cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence using a blender till smooth and creamy, around 3 minutes.
  5. Add in yoghurt and continue to blend for another minute. Spoon mixture equally into the jars and leave to chill in fridge.
  6. Top with strawberry sauce and serve. 

12 comments:

  1. The cakes look lovely! Happy belated birthday!

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  2. Oh my.....your kids so sweet!!! They did a good job on baking & even better than me!! Haha.... got to learn from your kids :)

    Pretty flowers & I love the photo...turn out so LOVELY <3

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  3. so sweet of them! congrats and happy birthday!

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  4. Ming, happy belated birthday! Your boys are very sweet... 😄

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  5. Hi, your boys are so sweet. :) can I know how you guys make the top jelly part? TIA

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    1. Hi, it's in the recipe. It's a strawberry sauce, not jelly.

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  6. Hi Ming, i love how you did the strawberry sauce. i tried to cook but i don't understand what you mean by all the strawberries broken down? mine was left with very little sauce left and strawberries bits. is that correct? how long do i need to cook actually? thank you so much!! :)

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    1. It's when the sauce turns thick n the strawberries are mostly incorporated in the sauce, some small bits left is fine. There should be enough sauce to layer around 6 small pudding jars. I did not time how long it takes, I'll try to update the next time I make this.

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