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No-bake cherry cheesecake with lemon curd topping

This cake is so light and easy to make! Perfect for summer. We had a lunch to welcome new residents in our clinic last week. I signed up to bring desert of course, but wasn't sure what I'm going to make. The lunch was only a few days after my blog launch party and I was very busy with a million other things. I wanted something that will be festive, summerlike and yummy, yet easy to make. This cake met all requirements. I was actually super embarrassed since I entered the breakroom after our new residents had the chance to try the cake and everybody clapped their hands when I entered the room. So awkward, lol..

So, if you want a cake that is easy to make and is sure to impress your audience, this is the one for you.


For the base

25 oreo cookies

4 tablespoons melted butter

For the cake

450 gr (16 oz) sour cream

450 gr (16 oz) cream cheese at room temperature

Zest from one lemon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

250 cc heavy cream

2 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding

1 cup sugar

1 cup pitted cherries mixed with 2 tablespoons sugar (at least 30 min ahead of time)

For the lemon curd

2 egg yolks

1 egg

1 tablespoon cornstarch

150 cc Fresh squeezed lemon juice

3 tablespoons butter

¾ cup sugar


Make the base

  1. Combine all the base ingredients and press to the bottom of the pan and the edges

  2. Freeze for at least 10 min.

Make the filling

  1. Drain the cherries and set aside.

  2. In the mixer bowl mix the sour cream, cream cheese, vanilla, lemon zest and sugar until smooth.

  3. In a separate bowl whip the heavy cream and instant pudding until medium to stiff peaks.

  4. Fold the whipped cream into the cheese mixture.

  5. Add the drained cherries and fold to combine.

  6. Pour the batter on top of the cooled base.

  7. Refrigerate for at least 10 hrs.

Make the lemon curd

  1. In a saucepan combine all the curd ingredients.

  2. Stir over medium heat until thickened.

  3. Strain to get read of any lumps.

  4. Cool for few min, then pour over the top of the cake, spread evenly.


  • You can keep the cake just like that or you can decorate it using whipped cream, meringue cookies (like I did), cherries, mint leaves, chocolate, etc.

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