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No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake recipe with graham cracker crust, creme cheese mixture and fresh cherries as topping! Decadent, really easy summer dessert.

Looking for more easy summer desserts? You’ve got to try my Prosecco Sabayon with fresh berries Strawberry Bars or No Bake Mango Lime Pie


really easy no bake cherry cheesecake with graham cracker crust, mascarpone filling and fresh cherries as topping


No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Finally, we get to enjoy these amazing summer gifts. I absolutely adore cherries.

One of the best things about this cherry cheesecake recipe is how easy is to make it.

Not only really easy, but this recipe is a no bake one, you heard it right 🙂 Perfect for crazy, hot summer days, when you don’t want to come close to your stove top or even worst, the oven. My no bake cheesecake recipe is just perfect as an easy summer dessert.

homemade no bake cherry cheesecake from top


Ingredients for No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

  • fresh cherries – as topping
  • graham crackers – to make the crust
  • butter
  • cream cheese mixture: cream cheese and mascarpone – for filling
  • sugar

Who could resist this bowl full of fresh cherries? They make the perfect cheesecake topping in my opinion.

a bowl full of fresh cherries


Come on, there is no better summer dessert than a bowl with fresh cherries! The only thing would make it better, is to actually pick your own. Have you ever picked your own cherries? We did and we loved it 🙂

For this brief period of time when we can enjoy them, I am trying to include cherries in pretty much every dessert I am making. Usually I go for cherry ice cream sandwiches, cherry frangipane tart or cherry mini pavlovas

close up no bake cherry cheesecake with fresh cherries on top


How to Make Cherry Cheesecake

Preparation takes only 20 minutes and that’s pretty much everything when it comes to this no bake cherry cheesecake.

  1. We start with making the crust for the cherry cheesecake: mix melted butter with crushed graham crackers and add on a prepared tin, pressing to form the crust.
  2. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling for cherry cheesecake.
  3. To make the filling for cherry cheesecake, start by adding gelatin to warm water to dissolve and them mix cream cheese 9preferably softened cream cheese), mascarpone and the other ingredients.
  4. Pour the filling over the graham cracker crust and place the cheesecake in the fridge for around 4 hours.
  5. Remove it from fridge and serve with fresh cherries as topping and some powdered sugar.

You can always whip up some heavy cream and decorate the top with whipped cream and fresh cherries

 Just this easy! Look at this stunning cherry cheesecake. Wanna have a slice?

a slice of no bake cherry cheesecake on a plate


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Yield: 8 servings

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake recipe with graham cracker crust, creme cheese & mascarpone and fresh cherries as topping! Decadent, really easy summer dessert.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes


  • 12 graham crackers
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, around 50g, melted
  • 2 teaspoons gelatine
  • 2 packs cream cheese (8oz/ almost 450g) at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons orange zest
  • 8oz/ 230g mascarpone
  • 2 cups fresh cherries
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Lightly grease a rectangular loaf tin. Line the base with baking paper, trying to extend half way over the two long sides.
  2. Break the biscuits in smaller pieces and process in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the melted butter and process until combined. Using the back of a spoon, press the biscuit mixture over the base of the tin. Place it in the fridge while you make the filling.
  3. In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons cold water. Sprinkle gelatin over and mix. Place the bowl in a pan with hot water and whisk until totally dissolved. Set aside and cool for a short time.
  4. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar and orange zest until smooth. Add mascarpone and the gelatin mixture and beat to combine.
  5. Pour over the biscuit base and refrigerate for about 4 hours, until firm.
  6. Serve topped with whole cherries and dust some confectioners sugar on top.

Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake

Tuesday 14th of July 2015

Gorgeous looking cheesecake you've got there! I've never met a cheesecake I didn't like, and no bake versions have a special place in my heart. I love the whole cherries on top, too - they are one of my favorite fruits, and I wouldn't mind just eating them right off!


Thursday 9th of July 2015

I love making my grandma's cheesecake but it is definitely a labor of love. I'm excited to try this no-bake version. Love your beautiful photos!

Traci | Vanilla And Bean

Monday 6th of July 2015

What a delicious and beautiful cheesecake, Oana! Although I am still turning on the oven, I love a good, Summer no bake cheesecake! The addition of marscapone sounds just like what I love! And those gorgeous cherries... I can't get enough! You mentioned cherry frangipan tart... YES please!! It sounds fabulous!

Matt @ Plating Pixels

Monday 6th of July 2015

Gorgeous! Love the lighting on this. There's something about fresh cherries and berries, great flavor and color on this awesome cheesecake.

Levan @

Sunday 5th of July 2015

This no bake cherry cheesecake looks AMAZING! I especially love the photos of the cherries -- so crisp and lovely. Makes me want to devour the whole thing off the screen. Fantastic :)

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