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Strawberry Cheesecake



  • 15 Christie's chocolate wafers
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • fresh strawberries halved


  • 1/2 c heavy/whipping cream
  • 2 Knox regular gelatin
  • 3 block of Kraft cream cheese
  • 3/4 c sour cream
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice bottled or freshly squeezed
  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam
  • a couple drops of red food coloring optional


  • 1 c chocolate chips or 100 g milk chocolate bar
  • at least 2 tbsp butter


  • For The Base: Crust cookies finely, either with rolling pin or an electric food processor. Mix cookies with melted butter and sugar thoroughly, then press mixture on an 8 inch spring form pan, sides up. This will be the base of the cheesecake. Bake the base for 5 mis on preheated 350 F oven. Once baked, take out and cool to room temperature. Once base is cooled, line sides with halved strawberries, just like the following picture.
  • For The Cheesecake: Pour whipping cream into a saucepan and add in gelatin powder. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes then turn on the stove. Heat mixture for 2 minutes, take off from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cream cream cheese with electric mixer for 2 minutes, then beat in gelatin mixture, followed with sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice, until well combined and smooth. Pour about 2 1/2 c cream cheese mixture on to cookie-base, spreading it nicely. Mix the leftover cream cheese mixture with strawberry jam (and food coloring if using), then spread this mixture on the pan as well. Chill cheesecake in the fridge for at least 4 hour, to firm up.
  • For The Topping: You can use microwave or double boiler. Basically you will mix the chocolate and butter, and melt them. Pour or drizzle the melted chocolate on cheesecake, slice and serve :D