Monday, 30 March 2015

yummy low fat strawberry cheese cake recipe

Hey everyone :) So last week my mam and I had a brainwave and decided to make my lovely sister in law Elaine a birthday cake. So we settled on strawberry cheesecake..who doesn;'t love a nice cheesecake right? So seen as we done such a good job and it was the most delicious cheesecake I had ever tasted (ever so modest) I just had to share the recipe with you all. It is so easy to make. I'll pop the ingredients and method below and I will also do up a price list too of the products used, I used all Tesco brand mostly and it was not costly at all. :) 



  1. 225g low fat digestive biscuits
  2. 100g low fat butter
Cheese cake Topping

  1. 1 packet sugar-free strawberry jelly
  2. 150 ml boiling water
  3. 450g low fat cream cheese 
  4. 150g caster sugar 
  5. 100 ml skimmed/low fat milk
  6. 100 ml low fat whipping cream 


  1. To start off, put the biscuits into a sealable bag and crush them up into tiny crumbs, make sure there are no big chunks. I used a rolling pin to crush them. Then put the  strawberry jelly in 150 ml of boiling water, leave this to cool. Now, for the Base, melt the butter in a pan and pour in the crushed biscuits. Mix all of this together so that all of the biscuits get covered in melted butter. Put all of this into the cake tin and flatten it down evenly. You want to compact the biscuit layer as much as possible so maybe use a small pot to flatten the mix. Leave this to one side until later.
  2. Next,we do the Cheesecake filling. So  put the cream cheese into a mixing bowl and beat it until its nice and smooth. Then, beat in the caster sugar. Add the milk and the dissolved and cooled jelly. Mix the liquids in but you want to try and avoid any lumps so maybe use a hand blender/mixer on a low speed. That said, you don't want too many bubbles either, so do keep it on a low speed. Finally, fold in the cream. Pour this into the cake tin, on top of the prepared crumb base. Pour slowly to avoid air bubbles! Chill in the fridge for a few hours, until completely set

  3. Leave it in the fridge over night if possible as once it is completely set it tastes and looks so much better than just a couple of hours in the fridge. You can decorate the cake whichever way you prefer. We were in such a rush we never had time to decorate it, however if I did have time I would have made a nice strawberry presentation on top. 

How I would have liked it to turn out 

The finished product

Products Prices

Tesco Value Low fat digestive biscuits €0.69
Tesco low fat butter €1.29

Hartley's sugar free jelly €0.98

Tesco healthy living extra light soft cheese €1.49

Tesco Caster Sugar €0.98

Tesco Light Slim milk €0.85

Light Avonmore cream €1.99

Total price : €8.27 for a delicious home made, low fat strawberry cheesecake :) 

Hope you all enjoyed reading and if you decide to make this dessert be sure to let me know on any of the links below :) 

Thanks for stopping by :)

x Lots of love x


  1. Grainne this sounds absolutely lovely! I have been craving lemon or strawberry cheesecake so I'll have to make this one soon and won't feel too guilty! :) xx

  2. Aw thanks Gracey :) it is so tasty and ya feel a little bit better knowing its low fat too :) let me know if you make it dying to know what you think :D enjoy xx