No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake and Bento

The kids had been asking for strawberry cake for ages, so I made a no-bake strawberry cheesecake for them. Instead of making a large one in a cake tin, I made tiny ones in shotglasses and in little lunchboxes which would make it easier for kids to eat.

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (recipe from here, however I have tweaked the method slightly)

  • 125 grams digestive biscuits
  • 75 grams butter (soft)
  • 300 grams cream cheese
  • 60 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250 ml double cream
  • reduced-sugar strawberry jam (I used about 100 grams)
  1. Place the digestive biscuits in a ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin. Mix the biscuit crumbs with melted butter and press into the base of the cake tin (in my case the shot glasses and lunchboxes). Chill for half hour in the fridge.
  2. In a separate large bowl beat together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. In another bowl or a processor, whip the double cream, and then pour and fold it into the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Carefully spoon the cheesecake mixture onto the biscuit and strawberry base, then using another wet metal tablespoon/teaspoon smooth the surface. Let it set in the fridge for minimum 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. Drizzle the top with strawberry jam and chill again before serving.
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake | Bento Days

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

These are the ones I did in tiny shotglasses, they are perfect for dinner parties too, don’t you think so?

And here is one of those I did in a clear lunchbox, Z1 brought this bento down in the afternoon when he went to the playground with the neighbours. The cheesecake is sealed in a tiny lunchbox, and I added a ham and cheese sandwich with two ham piggies. These piggies are holding hands and off to a playdate too!

Piggy Bento: Pigs on a Playdate | Bento Days

Piggy Bento: Pigs on a Playdate

 

*tip – I chucked his cheesecake into the freezer for 20 minutes before he brought it down, and I gave him an ice pack in his lunchbag to pack with his lunchbox to keep the cheesecake cold.

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