Easy strawberry layer cake

  • Serves 12
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Chilling: 3-7 hours
  • Total: 3 hours 15 minutes

A no-cook cheesecake that is easy to make.

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  1. Grease a 1.2 litre loaf tin with the oil, then line with cling film.
  2. Put the soft cheese in a bowl and beat with a hand-held whisk until smooth. Beat in the condensed milk, lemon juice and double cream. Stir through the chopped mint.
  3. Pour half the cream cheese mixture into the tin. Smooth the top, then add the chopped strawberries in an even layer.Top with the remaining cream cheese mixture.
  4. Mix the crushed digestives with the melted butter and spoon over the top of the filling, pressing down lightly. Chill in the fridge for 3 hours, or overnight.
  5. Carefully turn out the set  cake onto a serving plate. Drizzle  over the chocolate sauce and  decorate with the reserved  strawberries (sliced into fans if you like) and mint leaves.

Cook’s tips: If you like a firmer set dessert, dissolve ½ teaspoon powdered gelatine in the lemon juice before adding to the mixture at step 2.  For best results chill overnight to allow the mixture to set well. Use a knife dipped in hot water to slice the dessert cleanly.

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