I think an update is needed today. I have spent valuable time with my family but at night the computer has been switched on so that I have been able to work on my webshop. It is all coming together nicely (I think). Having my husband available has helped a lot as I have managed to get more done than I thought possible. I am using my website which I started with One. com to run my webshop through which has made it really easy to set up my shop. One.com are really helpful and have helped me out on several occasions.

All my products have been decided but instead of using old photos of them I have made fresh in the trays which I will be selling them in. I wanted to show the packaging which I was using as well as the product. Needless to say there is plenty of homemade goodies for the family to munch on through the week. I am just waiting for some packaging to be delivered then I can do a trial run and see how the products travel.

I still need to make a decision on the final packaging so I am doing plenty of online research. Looking around at other baking sites. Loads of packaging suppliers have been contacted for a free sample to help me decide on what I want.

In the mean time, there is still plenty to do as I am now registered self employed, fully insured and waiting for the EHO to return my email. I couldn’t wait till Tuesday ( I forgot it was a Bank Holiday and I do not have the patience so I emailed on Saturday).

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Slice
Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Slice

Today, I am going to share my Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake recipe with you. This has been a big hit over the summer in my house. I have made it for family gatherings, Sunday dinner at home and the odd barbecue.   It is a really easy no bake recipe which makes a really light and airy dessert. I will not be adding cheesecake to my list of products for sale on my webshop as I don’t think it will travel well. HEhehe!!

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Recipe

Recipe by V.DaleCourse: Desserts, RecipesCuisine: desserts, cheesecakesDifficulty: Intermediate


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This cheesecake can be any flavour you like. Just change the cookies and fruit etc., to suit.


  • For the base:

  • 300g crushed digestive biscuits

  • 75g butter

  • For the filling:

  • 150ml double cream

  • 150ml creme fraîche

  • 200g cream cheese

  • 150g icing sugar

  • 1tsp vanilla essence

  • 2 tbsp strawberry sauce

  • 12 strawberries (sliced)

  • For the decoration:

  • 4 strawberries (halved)


  • For the base:
  • Crush the biscuits in a bag with a rolling pin.
  • Melt the butter before adding the crushed biscuits.
  • Transfer to a 8 inch loose bottomed round cake tin and press it down.
  • Place into the fridge whilst you make the filling.
  • For the filling:
  • In a glass mixing bowl weigh out the cream, creme fraîche, icing sugar, vanilla essence and cream cheese.
  • Whisk together till the mixture is thick and the whisk leaves a trail in the mixture.
  • Transfer to the cheesecake tin and smooth the top.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour to allow it to set.
  • Place the sliced strawberries around the edge of the tin.
  • Cover the base of the cheesecake with the filling.
  • Drizzle the strawberry sauce onto the filling and swirl in using a knife.
  • Place in the fridge to set.
  • For the decoration:
  • Just before serving add the halved strawberries as a finishing touch.;


  • Nutritionally, one slice contains 540 calories, 38.8g total fat (50% daily total fat), 48.4g total carbohydrate (18% daily total carbohydrate), 1.6g fibre (6% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).

This is a very versatile recipe as the strawberries can be replaced with any fruit. You do not have to line the tin with the fruit as the filling sets well and isn’t sloppy. It is great to be able to make a quick fancy dessert that takes no time to make and can be any flavour you want, for example, peanut butter, Oreo, jammy dodger, kiwi, smarties, raspberries, etc. I love this recipe as it doesn’t contain any gelatine in the recipe which is a good thing if you are a vegetarian. I know you can buy vegetarian alternatives to gelatine but I personally hate cheesecake when the filling is almost solid. This cheesecake is creamy, smooth, light and absolutely delicious. An all round winner in my eyes and if I had one in the fridge right now I would be having a piece or two with a cup of coffee. 🙂