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White Chocolate Cheesecake

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Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 10 minutes

5 from 3 votes

White chocolate cheesecake is easy to make and tastes amazing. It’s a wonderful dessert for any occasion. The white chocolate flavor makes a change from dark or milk chocolate and the lemon and vanilla in this recipe add even more appeal to the dessert.

A piece of white chocolate cheesecake on a white plate with whipped cream on the top.
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Even if you haven’t made a cheesecake before, there is nothing difficult about this one. There is no baking involved, and all the ingredients are easy to find. A slice of this delicious cheesecake makes a great dessert or you could treat yourself to a piece as a snack.

Since the cheesecake needs to chill for a couple of hours, it’s a nice recipe to make ahead if you have guests coming over for a meal. You can make it and then forget all about it until it’s time for dessert. It keeps for a few days in the refrigerator or even longer in the freezer. You might even want to double up and make two!

If you are a white chocolate fan, then you will also love these white chocolate chip brownies or my popular raspberry cheesecake cookies!

Main Ingredients

This heavenly cheesecake is flavored with white chocolate, vanilla, and lemon, for a wonderful taste in every bite. These are the main ingredients you need to make it:

  • White chocolate: The superstar of this recipe.
  • Greek yogurt: For a tangy, creamy filling.
  • Gelatin: To help the filling set.
  • Vanilla extract: This complements the white chocolate taste.
  • Sugar: For the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Lemon juice: To add a citrus tang.
  • Crumbled cookies: For making the crust.

Instructions Overview

Making this mouthwatering dessert couldn’t be easier. You will need crumbled cookies (use any kind you like). Mix them with butter and press the mixture into the base of a springform pan. Refrigerate the crust while you make the filling.

Next, you will warm the lemon juice and gelatin with some water in a saucepan until the gelatin has dissolved. Whisk the cream cheese and sugar for a couple of minutes and then you can add the yogurt, melted white chocolate, and gelatin mixture.

Spread this filling mixture over the crust and then refrigerate the cheesecake for a couple of hours. Finally, you can decorate the dessert with whipped cream and shaved chocolate and serve.

Common Questions

Is white chocolate really chocolate?

White chocolate contains no cocoa solids. It's made from cocoa butter, sugar, milk, lecithin, and vanilla. Technically, this means it's not chocolate since it's just cocoa butter and flavorings. But who cares about minor details when it tastes this good!

Is a torte a cheesecake?

Although both are similar, they're not the same. Cheesecakes are dense and made in springform pans. Tortes don't have a crust and they don't contain cheese either. Whether or not you're used to making tortes and/or cheesecakes, you'll love the simplicity of this delicious white chocolate cheesecake.

Why is my cheesecake not firm?

The usual culprit behind this problem is overmixing. Never mix a cheesecake more than the recipe tells you to or you risk it coming out too soft. A whisk can be used to combine the cheesecake ingredients but avoid food processors and blenders, especially when making this white chocolate cheesecake, which can overmix the batter in next to no time.

What can I use instead of biscuits for cheesecake base?

You might be curious about this ingredient if you're in the United States, but biscuits have the same meaning as cookies in some other places. Graham crackers would work here, or wafers, gingersnaps, or any other kind of cookie you prefer. You can even use half biscuits or cookies and half hazelnut flour or almond flour (basically these are ground-up nuts) in this white chocolate cheesecake.

How do you melt white chocolate without burning it?

Melt it in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds, then take it out of the microwave and give it a stir. Repeat this process until it is fully melted and smooth.

Can I make this recipe ahead?

You actually need to make this ahead because it needs a couple of hours to chill before serving.

How should I store this dessert?

It will keep for up to 4 days. Keep the cheesecake wrapped in plastic and refrigerated so it stays moist.

How long is it safe to leave cheesecake out?

This refrigerated dessert shouldn’t be left out for more than a couple of hours, so once everyone has enjoyed their serving, it’s best to put it back in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze it?

You can freeze this cheesecake for up to a month, either whole or in individual portions. Wrap it in plastic before freezing it. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.

How should I serve it?

It’s best served at room temperature but can also be served chilled from the refrigerator. It makes a great dessert. Decorate it with whipped cream and shaved chocolate just before serving if you like. A sprig of fresh mint on top is another idea.

What kind of cookies should I use for making the crust?

Choose from vanilla wafers, graham crackers, or lemon cookies. Perhaps you have another favorite. Any of them will work, so take your pick!

Will it set faster in the freezer rather than the refrigerator?

If you’re in a rush for it to set you can put it in the freezer for a while. You don’t want it to freeze though, so keep an eye on it in there.

Chopnotch Tips

  • Use full-fat Greek yogurt and cream cheese if you’re not counting calories - they offer a much richer flavor than the reduced fat ones, although those would also work here.
  • A springform pan is recommended since it’s easy to get the finished cheesecake out. If you don’t have one, use a foil-lined pan so you can lift it out.
  • Switch the lemon juice for lime juice if you prefer. Either works well in this recipe.

It couldn’t be simpler to make this delicious white chocolate cheesecake, and everyone will be impressed with the tangy, fresh flavors.

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How to Make

White Chocolate Cheesecake

White chocolate cheesecake really is a breeze to make. This decadent dessert boasts a smooth, creamy texture and every bite is a real treat.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 slices


  • 7 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces biscuits, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped and melted
  • 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
  • 3 ½ ounces granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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  • Mix biscuits and butter in a bowl to combine. Slightly grease the edges of springform pan, press the biscuit mix into the bottom of the pan and spread. Put into a fridge.
  • Add gelatin and about 2-3 tablespoons water to a small sauce pan, add lemon juice, heat over low heat until gelatin dissolves.
  • Mix cream cheese and sugar, whisk for about 2 minutes. Add Greek yogurt, gelatin mix and melted chocolate, mix well until combined.
  • Pour the mixture over the biscuits base and chill in a fridge for 2-3 hours. Serve topped with shredded chocolate and whipped cream.
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  • For the crust base, graham crackers, Oreo biscuits, digestive biscuits, lemon cream biscuits, etc. can be used.
  • To soften the cream cheese quickly, cut it into cubes beforehand. It will help during mixing.
  • A few garnishing options that elevate that cake’s flavors are fresh fruit toppings, chopped dry fruits, berry sauce, caramel, and dark chocolate sauce.
  • Before adding your preferred topping, let it set and become firm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 493kcal (25%), Carbohydrates: 41g (14%), Protein: 10g (20%), Fat: 33g (51%), Saturated Fat: 18g (113%), Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 78mg (26%), Sodium: 392mg (17%), Potassium: 231mg (7%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 32g (36%), Vitamin A: 886IU (18%), Vitamin C: 2mg (2%), Calcium: 141mg (14%), Iron: 1mg (6%)
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