No Bake Cheesecakes in a Jar, to indulge your inner Hipster.


A delicious recipe for no bake cheesecakes in a Jar.

Want to indulge your inner Hipster inside?

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love food in jars? In fact, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love jars at all…period!

Sure the trend has come and gone over time. You can do a google search for Salads in a jar, Green juices & smoothies in a jar. Heck for Christmas, I even made these mix-your-own Cakes in a Jar. Here’s another ultimate indulgence, Cheesecakes in a jar.

With one fresh lemon. A pack of cream cheese. A little sugar, vanilla & adash of cream, you have the most instantaneous (ie.) fuss free dessert ever.

In fact, I never actually make a traditional cheesecake at home (gasp!)

Together, my cheesecake and I can sit quite content with one of these for an eternity of bliss & reality tv cooking shows on some cosy nights. Yes, my sweetheart is included in this too & he just might be allowed, to bring an additional spoon ;)


Garnish your cheesecakes with a flourish of fresh blueberries.

But back to why you should really want to make these cheesecakes?

Well, they’re the coolest kind of mix-it-up and let your guests decorate their own cheesecakes at-your-next-dinner-party. Case in point, this previous recipe here for Pimp My Cheesecake, also kinda fun & calorific, I won’t lie!

You can actually transport these cheesecakes! Try skipping through a field of grass with your picnic blanket tucked up under your arm. You gently swing a basket of these goodies on your other arm, as the afternoon sunbeams catch on your face…

Doesn’t get more hipster than that!

Lastly, but not least. Don’t you want to try this because they look that darn tasty and my gratuitous foodporn shots are just making you plain old hungry too!


I heart Cheesecakes in a Jar

1 block (250g) of Cream Cheese,
1/2 cup of thickened cream
1/2 cup of caster sugar
1/2 vanilla pod, (scrape seeds,)
Zest of 1 lemon, including juice of half that lemon,
1/2 packet of biscuits crushed,
50g butter, melted
Fruit to garnish, passionfruit, blueberries, etc,

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  1. says

    Alice, you are my bake-spiration (its a working title) …. my Queen of the cake…. This cake in a jar pleases my inner hipster SO much! What a brill idea, no doubt about it, I am making this little beauty asap, its gorgeous. :) PS: I have added myself to your mailing list, but not sure it is working properly? Hook a sister up, don’t want to miss your posts, pretty chuffed I found your site. Wishing you a wonderful rest of week. x

    • says

      Hi Anna! Thanks so much, I love being your bake-spiration, or in this case (non-bake-spiration!) I’ve just added you to the email list, so you should receive an alert very soon!

      I have some more fun & foodie frolics coming up on the blog today (or tomorrow.) Hopefully it will arrive in your inbox without a detour! Thanks :)

  2. says

    just WOW! Such a fab vid! And of course an excellent dessert :) I too have always loved jars and if you were to open any cupboard in my kitchen you would have to be prepared to catch a plethora of jars raining down on you.

  3. says

    I always make cheesecake at home but not in this style, this looks cool and hip. Got to try this out, I will be in the hunt for empty jars this weekend :)

    • says

      Love that I’ve inspired you to expand your jar collection. It’s such a great way to store those cheesecakes too. Truly such a delicious way to enjoy these, jar in one hand, spoon in other :)

    • says

      Awesome! I’m so thrilled to hear that. It was an absolute labour of love and the design team/marketing duo made such an impression on me with their knowledge, wisdom & eye!

      As for the cheesecakes, these are the delicious bonus too :)

  4. says

    I LOL’d at your post title. Being a hipster is awesome anyway–pair that cheesecake with a nice cappuccino and a scarf and you’d be all set. Blueberry lemon cheesecake is THE BEST though, so I’d eat this even if it was just smushed in a bowl (like I would present it). :D

    • says

      Thanks so much! I had an inward chuckle as I was thinking it up too! Definitely need my glasses and a cappuccino to accompany this cake, as I listen to my tunes. So glad you liked it ;)

  5. says

    What a wonderful idea and a beautiful looking cake in a jar! And yes! You are right. These Cake-in-Jars have less mobility issues when it comes to logistics. Perfect to bring out for a fine picnic, or even to send to mail to your friends! :D

  6. says

    Wow – the place looks great! Well done. I’m getting an itch to change things up but not ready to scratch it yet.
    Love this blueberry deliciousness in a jar- Can’t wait to make that for summer parties. cheers! wendy

    • says

      Hi Wendy, thank you for your kind words! It’s been a true labour of love, for me & the guys at Fanlabs. I’m so very glad that the process happened now. Even with two years of content it still took a month of so, for the process. It’s definite food for thought when you consider hosting.

      As for blueberry deliciousness, this was my last farewell to summer. You don’t see berries on my menu now for another half year! Enjoy x

  7. says

    LOVE everything about the new site Alice! The banner, the simplicity (but ultra-coolness) of it, this gorgeous recipe… yum! As for… ahem, the hipster element, I have to say that I’m philosophically against it. But only because I can’t grow a beard ;) I can imagine this in the cold cabinets of the coolest cafes! xxx

    • says

      Thanks Laura! I totally dig it too and I’m so very glad to read of everyone’s reactions and feedback. So much hard work went into it and the design team were so awesome. It’s such a huge process moving one’s blog, but there’s no doubt in my mind it was a brilliant thing to do.

      I love cheese cakes in a jar, I don’t know I’d ever go back to the other variety again ;)

  8. says

    These look wonderful, what a simple but deliciously decadent dessert. Your site is looking superb by the way! I didn’t get an email about this post so I signed up again (don’t want to miss any more of your tasty treats). Great job with the redesign, it really does look fabulous and I love the header.

    • says

      Hi Lorna! Thank you so much, I’m thrilled you did stop by and yes, it seems almost too long ago that I was blogging and writing. It’s great to dive back into it with all these new ideas and features to share with everyone. thank you for being there from the beginning. I’ve not forgotten that you’re one of my first subscribers from the beginning. I truly hope I can continue to give both you (and the blog,) the justice it deserves!

  9. says

    OMG, Alice!!! I love the new site design!! LOVE it! and that was fast, right?! Dude, i love desserts in jars!! I once made chocolate peanut butter cake in a jar .. totally awesome that it’s transportable! love your no bake cheesecakes! and speaking of hipster. . have you seen these drink lids for mason jars? Cuppow: totally hipster. totally brilliant.

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