Recipe | Traditional Cheesecake

I always like to keep my recipes plain and simple so you can adapt them if you choose. I don’t want to include ingredients that are difficult to get hold of that make you feel you can’t make the recipes. But then I’m a really plain eater anyway. This is a traditional cheesecake recipe that I’ve been making for years and years. It’s so easy that once you’ve made it a couple of times you won’t even need the recipe. It’s the sort of recipe you can play around with too. I often use ginger nuts instead of digestives for the base and you can top it with whatever you wish.

Traditional Cheesecake

Traditional Cheesecake Ingredients:

Makes 1 cheesecake

250g biscuits (I usually use digestives)

1tsp vanilla essence

100g melted butter

400g soft cheese

284ml double cream (large pot)

100g icing sugar

200g strawberries to top (or whatever you choose)



Preparation – 15 minutes | Setting – Overnight


1. Grease and line a 23cm baking tin. To make the base put all of the biscuits into a strong food bag and beat/hit/smash with a rolling pin to create crumbs then mix with the 100g melted butter until thoroughly combined. Press this firmly into the prepared tin and chill in the fridge for an hour to set.

2. Place the soft cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl and mix until smooth, then add the double cream and mix again, beat for around 3 minutes until the mixture is combined. Pour this over the biscuit base and even the top with a spatula (or the back of a spoon). Leave in the fridge to set overnight.

3. Top with your desired topping just before serving.




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  1. 16th September 2015 / 12:16 pm

    Yum!! I haven't made a cheesecake in what feels like forever, I need a baking day ASAP!

    Kirsty (

  2. 8th August 2017 / 10:38 am

    God, I love cheesecake. I am also of the opinion that a chilled cheesecake is far superior to a baked one! This looks delicious too.

    • Ami
      8th August 2017 / 11:42 am

      I’ve actually never tried baked cheesecake. I think it’s because I love the traditional cheesecake so much, I’m afraid I’d be disappointed. I’ll have to give it a go at some point though.

      Ami xxx

  3. 8th August 2017 / 11:29 am

    The last time I made cheesecake it wasn’t too successful but I might give this one a go as myself and the husband love a good cheesecake x

    • Ami
      8th August 2017 / 11:42 am

      Let me know what you think if you do give it a go. I’d like to say this one is foolproof. And it tastes delicious.

      Ami xxx

  4. Fatima
    8th August 2017 / 12:50 pm

    The cheesecake looks so delicious and I think I should definitely try it out soon. Yumm yummy!

    • Ami
      14th August 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you. I want to make it again soon!

      Ami xxx

  5. 8th August 2017 / 1:31 pm

    You can’t go wrong with a classic cheesecake 🙂

    • Ami
      14th August 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Definitely not. I’m going to try a Salted Caramel Cheesecake next so look out for the recipe for that one!

      Ami xxx

  6. 8th August 2017 / 1:39 pm

    What a great recipe. I love how you have kept it simple!

    • Ami
      14th August 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Thank you. I like to keep my recipes as simple as possible.

      Ami xxx

  7. 8th August 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I’ve never made a cheesecake before – I think I’m missing out on life! This one looks tasty

    • Ami
      14th August 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Definitely! They’re so simple to make! I’d love to hear what you think if you do make one!

      Ami xxx

  8. 8th August 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Yum, this looks absolutely delicious! I’ve never used ginger nuts instead of digestives like you suggested as a good alternative but might have to give it a try!

    • Ami
      14th August 2017 / 2:38 pm

      I love Ginger Nuts, it’s also nice if you add a little ground ginger to the topping too.

      Ami xxx

  9. 11th August 2017 / 7:08 am

    I simply adore homemade cheesecake but I have to admit we don’t do it often enough… time to change it!

    • Ami
      14th August 2017 / 2:39 pm

      It’s the best isn’t it. Happy Cheesecake making hehe.

      Ami xxx

  10. 12th August 2017 / 3:52 pm

    You can never go wrong with a bit of cheese cake and this looks amazing!

    • Ami
      14th August 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Definitely not! Thank you, this one is so simple to make.

      Ami xxx

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