Summer Strawberry, Mascarpone and Coconut Cheesecake

Rich, creamy and sweet cheesecake filling encasing juicy strawberries and sitting on a crumbly biscuit base with coconut.
Ingredients
Serves: 12
  • 200g coconut biscuits, such as nice biscuits, crushed
  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 85g buttery spread*, melted
  • 405g can Carnation Condensed Milk Light
  • 2 x 250g tubs Mascarpone cheese
  • juice of 2 large lemons
  • 450g strawberries
  • 2tbsp strawberry jam

You will also need...

20cm springform tin base-lined with baking parchment
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  • Prep time
    25 mins

    Cook time
    0 min

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 1888kJ 425kcal 21%
  • Fat 27.8g 40%
  • Saturates 16.5g 83%
  • Sugars 31.9g 35%
  • Salt 0.28g 5%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1305kJ/293kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. 1. Mix together the crushed biscuits, desiccated coconut and melted buttery spread then lightly press into the tin. Chill for 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Whisk together the condensed milk and Mascarpone cheese until completely smooth. Add the lemon juice and combine thoroughly (watch it thicken!).
  3. 3. Chop half the strawberries and mix with the jam.
  4. 4. Spread half the cream mixture onto the biscuit base. Spoon over all the chopped strawberries and top with the remaining cream mixture. Chill for 4 hours.
  5. 5. Halve the remaining strawberries and arrange on top of the cheesecake.
  6. Try using raspberries and raspberry jam instead!

    *Recipe based on 70% fat buttery spread

Discussion Board

  • SueP
    December 22, 2015
    This is my favourite cheesecake. Its really delicious. I have made it with pineapple as well which was also a great success. The recipe is easy, looks lovely and tastes yummy.
  • Angiedecs
    April 14, 2014
    Hi, I want to make this with Lighter Marscapone. Will it still thicken & set the same as full fat marscapone? Also might use blueberries as they are nice with coconut.

    Carnation says:
    Hi Angie, lighter mascarpone will do the trick! Blueberries are lovely with coconut and add a nice twist.
  • Sus
    November 29, 2013
    Hi, could you make this cake but miss out the middle filling and maybe just decorate with strawberries on top?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Sus, yes this is a very adaptable recipe and it works just as well without the filling although you may lose the some of the delicious strawberriness!
  • Blue-girl
    June 11, 2013
    Made this for friends coming to visit, was my first attempt at making a cheesecake & WOW!! Very easy to make & turned out perfectly. It was better than any I've ever bought in a shop. So delicious & will definitely be making it again....thanks for a wonderful recipe

    Carnation says:
    You're welcome Lyndsey! Glad you loved it!
  • Taz
    May 06, 2013
    Hi, i wanted to make this for a picnic, will it be better and still nice to eat if it chills overnight to set?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Tasnima, yes it does set better after chilling overnight - but it can make the strawberries very juicy so you could always take the strawberries coated in jam with you and serve at the last minute if you prefer! Have a lovely picnic - hope the sun shines!!
  • lui
    April 27, 2013
    Gutted...made this this morning at 9 am.....popped it in fridge to set... just went to fridge to get a bit and it hasnt set?? and its now 4 pm so had 7 hours to set. Its slightly thicker than what it was when I mixed it but no where near being able to come out of its tin...Please help..where did I go wrong?? Never added any lemon juice coz dont like lemons, would this have anything to do with it??

    Carnation says:
    Hi Louise, oh dear! Yes the lemon juice is what sets the filling - so unfortunately it will never set without the juice. You don't actually taste the lemon juice in the final recipe though so don't be affraid to add it.
  • JillyT
    March 06, 2013
    I have made this many times, hubby's favourite. Creamy and decadent - not good for the diet!
    recommended :-)
  • helen
    September 20, 2012
    helen
    September 18,2012
    Very easy to make but collapsed once out of the tin. Took it to my friend for her birthday and very disappointed.Advice please!

    Carnation says:
    Hi Helen, sorry to hear that - sometimes strawberries have so much juice in them it makes the middle layer quite wet - try putting in half the mixture and serving the rest on the top instead.
  • Julie
    August 12, 2012
    This was very easy to make. It tasted refreshing and sweet. Will be making this regularly now!