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Scrumptious - No Bake Lime Cheesecake + Recipe

No Bake - Lime Cheesecake

Dear friends, here is the recipe of this scrumptious cake which can be easily
prepared for a short time and you don´t even have to
 bake this in the oven.

Ingredients :

200 g Buttercup cookies/ biscuits ( or diet shortbread cookies)
120 g butter or margarine
1 pack Vanilla sugar
5 pcs Gelatine squares ( I used Dr. Oetker´s)
500 g curd cheese
250 g Mascarpone cheese
100g icing sugar or 10 tbsp sugar substitute.
2 tbsp cherry water
2 lime or 1 fresh lemon
250 g whipping cream
1 cup various berries

How to:
. place the cookies in a freezer bag or sturdy bag and by means of rolling pin or bottle, crush the cookies so they resemble crumbs. Melt the butter and pour it into the crumbs , add the vanilla sugar. Mix all ingredients lightly with your hand, set aside.

2.Line a springform of about 26 cm in diameter, (a springform size for 12 cut cake pieces) with a wax or baking paper, then distribute the cookies mixture into the form evenly & pressing the mixture hard. Place the from in the refrigerator and let it cool for about an hour.

3. Put the gelatine in a container, add cold water just to cover and soak for 5 minutes.

4.Mix the curd Cheese, Mascarpone Cheese and sugar + 2 tbsp cherry water evenly. Wash and dry the lime ( organic lemon could be used instead) and grate its rind.. press to get the juice. set aside.

5. Squeeze the water from the gelatine and slowly heat it until it gets dissolved, then add the lime/lemon juice, add 5 tbsp. of the cheese mixture by & by and then mix this to the Cheese mixture evenly with your mixer.
6. Beat the whipping cream, fold this together with the grated lime/lemon rind into the cheese mixture using wooden spoon...mix thoroughly.

 7. Distribute the cheese mixture into the prepared Springform evenly and refrigerate for about 3 hours..

When cheesecake is already stiff in form, remove the cake carefully from the springform and arrange on a platter.

Toppings : 
 You can add toppings like berries or chocolate... for the berries, you have to remove excess juice if you are using frozen ones. Put  the frozen berries in a sift, then drain its juice til the  dripping of liquid stops.
  For the choco liquid  topping, just melt a small plain chocolate bar with 3 tbsps fresh milk, mix chocolate properly til well blended and pour this on top of the now cold cheesecake .

Add the berries and pour more of the chocolate liquid as in the first photo above.

The texture of color of this shot  is slightly different than the other images posted above
 because this shot was taken in the night.

Please take note that, for those of you who are avoiding sugar, you can replace the recipe´s sugar with sugar substitute in powder form, diet ( Shortbread ) cookies can also be used instead of the the normal Buttercup cookies/biscuits. Just a Reminder to all..... remember that diet cookies which are supposed to be sugar free can contain enormous amounts of fat...
A warning to everyone trying-out this recipe, this cake is not for you if you are in the process of having a diet or avoiding fat....!!!

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  1. Wow, this is a beautiful cheesecake! Thanks so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinned to my MM board. Have a great week!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    1. Hi Julie! thank you for stopping by. Sorry for the late reply as I was away for more than a month...I wish I would have more time to visit and join Marvelous Mondays and your Party...I would like to share more later.
      Have a nice evening!..Mercy

  2. This cheesecake is definitely for high days and holidays, but it looks so lovely.
    Have a fab week.


    1. thank you Louise! thanks too for visiting my blog...Hope you have a fab week too!

  3. Wow. This looks so good! I'm hosting a candle giveaway that you should enter!