Strawberry Cheesecake

This Strawberry Cheesecake is a cake I’ve made for my husband’s anniversary and since then I make it as often as I can. It was a real success.  I wanted to create a three colored layered cheesecake and came out with this idea of a strawberry cheesecake with a chocolate crust.

The crust is made by making a chocolate biscuit dough, but if you don’t have patience making it from scratch, just use your favorite chocolate cookies instead, like Oreo cookies.

The strawberries on top worked just perfect. You won’t regret trying this cheesecake recipe, that’s for sure and kids will love it too.

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Strawberry Cheesecake - three colored layered cheesecake, with chocolate crust and topped with fresh strawberries. Perfect for anniversaries or special occasions.
Servings 10 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 150 g butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 11 tbsp flour


  • 500 g cream cheese or fresh ricotta cheese
  • 200 g sour cream
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 tbsp corn starch (optional)


  • sliced fresh strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 150C (300 F).
  • For the crust mix all ingredients in a food processor until crumbs are formed. Press  the crumbs into bottom of a 10-inch (26 cm) springform pan (with a removable base) so that they stick together but not so much that it'll lose its crumby texture.
  • For the cheese filling beat cheese, sour cream, cornstarch, vanilla extract, honey and sugar in a food processor until well blended. Start adding the eggs one at a time until each egg is absorbed. Pour the filling over the prepared crust. 
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes until the cheesecake is set. Run a sharp knife completely around the inside edge of the pan. Let it cool completely at room temperature. You can serve or refrigerate overnight. 
  • To serve, remove sides of the pan. Garnish with strawberry slices,mint leaves and strawberry topping.


Serving: 1gCarbohydrates: 24.5gProtein: 7.3gFat: 35.3gSaturated Fat: 21.8gCholesterol: 152mgSugar: 11.8g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake recipe, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate crust cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry dessert

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  1. Megan @ Pip and Ebby Author says:

    Beautiful photo and the cheesecake looks delicious!!

  2. Jen Author says:

    Strawberry cheesecake is my favorite! There’s just something about the sweet of the strawberry and the creamy cake that makes my heart happy. Look gorgeous!

  3. Anne Author says:

    This cake is GORGEOUS! Almost too pretty to eat! I bet it tastes as marvelous as it looks. Very nice…. : )

  4. Cassie @ Bake Your Day Author says:

    This is so gorgeous! I will be making this for my husband soon, cheesecake is his favorite!

  5. Liz Author says:

    Such a gorgeous cheesecake…perfect for the delicious strawberries this spring! My daughter would love this (and me, too!).

  6. Lindsey at Burn Me Not Author says:

    This cheesecake looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!!

  7. megan Author says:

    I love cheesecake! such a pretty picture too!

  8. Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls Author says:

    OMG! This is gorgeous! Bookmarked to make soon!

    New to your blog; happy I found you!

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  10. Sandra Author says:

    Simple enough to make often. On the other hand way to delicious to make often, my treadmill would be worn out.

  11. Jerry Author says:

    Man this recipe looks AMAZING. Thanks for sharing and posting this!

  12. Jackie Author says:

    Strawberries, cheesecake and chocolate all in one! This is a dream come true for us all!

  13. Tolu Author says:

    Hi. Do you think yogurt can be substituted for the sour cream. Stores in Nigeria don’t usually carry sour cream

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Tolu.

      Yes, with fat yogurt. ( fat greek yogurt)

  14. Teodora Author says:

    I tried already some of your recipes and all of them came out very delicious and beautiful. This one as well! Thank you, Ella, for the recipe and the inspiration!

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