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Strawberry Cheesecake with Greek Yoghurt

I know that I said last night that I would be posting all the recipes I make in a day but what was I thinking?  It’s impossible to follow this idea as If I were to post the pie I made yesterday, how could I explain how I made this new kind of phyllo, when I’ve been using this recipe at least two more times and I haven’t yet posted those recipes yet?   Then I forgot that I still had to post the cheesecake and if I posted the other recipes there would be no reason posting it as the strawberry season is almost over and then there are some events I want to participate so again this would have to change my plans.

About the cheesecake.  Last week I made a  tart with a chocolate base, raspberry jam and a cream with strained yoghurt and eggs.

Greek strained yoghurt is thick as a cream cheese

Although it tasted great I should have baked the tart shell first and then added the jam and the cream and bake it again.  I did not and the tart base with the jam bubbled together when baking and the tart shell was somewhat soggy.  This is a recipe I will have to do again before posting it but I incorporated the same yoghurt egg mixture in this cheesecake.

The strawberry sauce is a sauce I have been making for many years and is very easy to make.  I have also made it with kiwis, cherries, apricots and last week I made a combination of cherries and apricots.

This recipe goes to Happy Cook, who is hosting the event Strawberry Fest.

Strawberry Cheesecake with Greek Yoghurt – Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time:65 minutes covered plus 5 minutes uncovered

Serves: 10

In gredients:

For crust:

100 grams (3.50 oz) chocolate wafer biscuits

100 grams (3.50 oz) chocolate Chip cookies

50 grams (1.75 oz) butter or margarine at room temperature

Cream cheese-yoghurt filling:

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

600 grams Philadelphia cheese

500 grams Greek strained yoghurt

1 tsp vanilla essence


For strawberry sauce and decoration

10 strawberries

1 cup sugar

1 tbsp cherry brandy

1 dose whipped cream

500 grams strawberries



Combine crumbs and melted butter, in a 28 cm spring form tin.

Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla essence and then add cheese and yoghurt and mix.

Empty cream cheese mixture on base and cover with aluminum foil.

Preheat oven at 180 degrees C and put the cheesecake in another tin with water. Put in the oven and bake for about one hour, or until just set. Allow to cool completely, then cover again with aluminium foil and place in the refrigerator and chill for at least an hour.

Meantime prepare the strawberry sauce. Half the strawberries and place all ingredients in a non stick frying pan over medium heat and while mixing, crush the strawberries to release its juices. Mix for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.

Carefully remove the cheesecake from the tin and place on a serving plate, using a knife to loosen the cake base from the bottom of the tin.

Spread the strawberry sauce and decorate with strawberries and whipping cream.


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26 Responses

  1. Really delightful! I’m really enjoying using Greek yoghurt in recipes Ivy. I will look forward to your next post…whatever it may be.

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  2. Fabulous and so well presented! I’d love a generous slice, please!



  3. Your cheesecake is beautiful Ivy, you certainly do a fantastic job decorating cakes!

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  4. This cake is so cheerful it makes me smile! 🙂

  5. Hey Ivy, I visisted your prev posts but I was unable to comment on them no clue why!!! The strawberry cheesecake looks very impressive seems very simple to make… Mouthwatering, after dinner am just waiting for a piece of your cheesecake noW!!!

  6. That is a very pretty cake…

  7. I totally agree ivy i have so much post for posting, I just don’t get time to do all of them and it lays there and i forget about them or i can’t remember from where i took the recipe.
    Love the cheee cake, i didn’t know we had to strain greel youghurt, i though they were so thick that we didn’t had to do that. One learns by blogging 🙂
    Chesee strawberry cake loks so yumm. Beautfifully decotated andthankyou for yet another delicous dessert for my event.

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  8. Ha, ha… I know what you mean Ivy :D. I’ve got a bunch to post too and don’t know when I will have the time to do. My daughter is travelling to Switzerland next week and I plan to do soooo many things while she is out!
    Your cake looks fabulous!!!! Absolutely great! That Greek yougurt makes me drool!
    Have a great weekend darling.

  9. Oh my ivy this is stunning..loved the strawberry cheese cake..grt idea to use greek yogurt 🙂

  10. Love to have a bite of that cheesecake! I’m sure the Greek yogurt made a difference in taste! 🙂

  11. Oh my goodness!!
    This cake looks so delicious! I MUST taste this! And the decoration is lovely too!

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  12. hehe….I still have the dishes I made last year that I haven’t got time to do the recipes, not to mention about the posting……..
    Today I bought some fresh cherries and wanted to make some cherry cheese cake….and it’s 3pm here….I haven’t time to do the cheesecake, but cherries are half gone…….well, now I want to get some strawberry cheese cake…..:-))

  13. Is there still a piece remaining for me….Iam flying to reach their soon…..looks scrumptious…..

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  14. I really like the idea of incorporating yogurt (make it seem a little healther, perhaps) and also for my taste, not so sweet. Beautiful decoration.

  15. Cookie crust? Now that’s a great idea too. I like how you used Greek yogurt in there too, it looks awesome. Kind of a weird question though… is Greek yogurt in Greece just yogurt? 🙂

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  16. Your strawberry cheesecake is so pretty! Sounds delicious with the yogurt too.

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  17. This looks gorgeous Ivy! I’d love a slice of this.

  18. You really knows how to bake.Incorporating Greek yogurt you a add a extra flavor.
    The linzer torte looks fabulous I can´t wait to see the recipe
    Have a nice wee end

  19. That strawberry cheesecake looks amazing! I really like the sound of using Greek strained yoghurt in a cheesecake.

  20. Cheesecake loks professional! You need to start a bakery Ivy!!

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  21. Oh yes, this is the one I wanted to see!!! Ivy, that cheesecake is just gorgeous. I love the idea of mixing half strained yoghurt with the cream cheese. How do you think it would work if it was all yoghurt? Would that end up too loose/watery? Mmm…I can almost taste that tart yoghurt against the sweetness of the strawberries. I shouldn’t have read this before breakfast.

  22. Another beautiful cheesecake … the strawberries look amazing!

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  23. I would have never thought of using Greek yogurt for a cheesecake. Thanks for the valuable tip!

  24. Despite the fact that cheesecake is a wonderful dessert through & through, the “in season” Greek strawberries would make it sublime.

  25. Ivy, this looks abso-wonderfully delicious …. I am going to try your recipe!

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  26. Diksha

    Wow! What a strawberry beautiful cake!