This blackberry cheesecake recipe is one of the all-time best no-bake cheesecakes! It’s perfectly creamy, tart and buttery with the homemade crust.

How to Make a No Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

  1. Make the topping. In a small bowl add the cornstarch and water and stir to combine. Add the blackberries, cornstarch mixture, vanilla extract and sugar to a pot.
  2. Stir. Stir to combine.
  3. Boil. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Simmer. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the filling reaches desired consistency.
    Blackberry Cheesecake
  5. Let cool. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  6. Prepare the baking pan. Lightly grease 9×13 inch baking pan. Set aside.
  7. Make the crust. Add the graham crackers crumbs, sugar and melted butter to bowl and mix to combine. 
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  8. Press on the pan. Press the mixture firmly and evenly against the bottom of the pan.
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  9. Refrigerate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  10. Make the cheesecake filling. Add the heavy cream to a bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Seat aside.
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  11. Whip the cheese. Place the cream cheese and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until the mixture is creamy.
  12. Add the other ingredients. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  13. Fold. Fold in the whipped heavy cream.
  14. Pour. Pour the filling over the crust.
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  15. Refrigerate. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  16. Add the sauce. Just before serving, spoon the blackberry sauce over the top.
  17. Serve. Slice and serve.
Blackberry Cheesecake

4 Reasons Why You Should Try a No Bake Cheesecake

  • No bake cheesecakes are easier to make than regular cheesecakes. No bake recipes tend to be simpler and easier to make than regular cheesecakes, which is perfect for those who aren’t quite ready for the baked recipe.
  • You don’t need an oven to make no bake cheesecakes. No bake cheesecakes are an excellent choice for quick and easy dessert-making, especially if your kitchen set-up doesn’t include a big oven.
  • No bake cheesecakes are typically lighter and fluffier than regular cheesecakes. This is because no bake cheesecakes are highly reliant on the fluffy texture of the cream rather than the rise caused by the baking process.
  • Tired of cracks in your cheesecake? No problems with no bake cheesecakes. For aesthetic purposes, you’ll be pleased to note that no bake cheesecakes do not crack and can be easier to decorate.

No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

This blackberry cheesecake recipe is one of the all-time best no-bake cheesecakes! It's perfectly creamy, tart and buttery with the homemade crust.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 squares

Ingredients 

For the crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup salted butter, melted

For the filling:

For the topping:

Instructions 

  • To make the topping, in a small bowl add the cornstarch and water and stir to combine.
  • Add the blackberries, cornstarch mixture, vanilla extract and sugar to a pot.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the filling reaches desired consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Lightly grease 9×13 inch baking pan. Set aside.
  • Add the graham crackers crumbs, sugar and melted butter to bowl and mix to combine.
  • Press the mixture firmly and evenly against the bottom of the pan.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Add the heavy cream to a bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Seat aside.
  • Place the cream cheese and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Mix on medium-low speed until the mixture is creamy.
  • Add the sour cream and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  • Fold in the whipped heavy cream.
  • Pour the filling over the crust.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, spoon the blackberry sauce over the top.
  • Slice and serve.

Notes

Why Is My Cheesecake Not Setting?
Be sure to give your Blackberry Cheesecake ample time in the refrigerator. This is when it ‘cooks’ so to speak, so if your cheesecake has not set yet, it simply needs more time.
The actual time in the refrigerator varies depending on the type of refrigerator you have, its placement in the refrigerator, and the actual temperature in the refrigerator. Don’t be afraid to experiment with this.
Why Is the Cheesecake Lumpy?
If you find yourself with a lumpy cheesecake, don’t worry because this is an easy fix. Lumpy cheesecakes are usually caused by cream cheese that has not been brought down to room temperature.
Before whipping the cream cheese with your mixer, make sure that there are no solid chunks in the cream cheese that could have been partially frozen. The whole block of cream cheese must be uniformly softened.  
Why Is the Cheesecake Not Firm?
Even though this No Bake Blackberry Cheesecake isn’t baked, it can still set to a relatively firm texture. If you’re wondering why yours is barely firm or not holding its shape well, it may be because of the cream cheese.
Try another brand of cream cheese and make sure you are getting full-fat cream cheese. Non-fat or low-fat cream cheese will not yield a firm cheesecake texture, so it’s best to steer clear of those. The same goes for nut-based cream cheese or soy-based cream cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 690kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 6gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 376mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 2gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 1816IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Emma Kelly

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