No Bake Raspberry Lemon Mini Cheesecakes

These no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes are going to be your new favorite summer dessert. Lots of big time lemon flavor packed into a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It’s the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!

These no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes are going to be your new favorite summer dessert. Lots of big time lemon flavor packed into a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It's the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!

Cheesecake is the best but it’s even better when it’s no bake. I mean, that is my personal opinion but I’m pretty sure I’m right. It’s just so light and fluffy and takes 15 minutes to make. That makes it WAY easier than putting together traditional cheesecake. PLUS you can play around with the flavors and make pretty much any flavor combination.

For this version, I packed the cream cheese mixture with tons of fresh lemon zest, a hint of vanilla bean paste and then topped it with raspberry jam and fresh berries. Not to sound super dramatic but I’m slightly obsessed with cheesecake and it needs to make an appearance at your next party.

TRUST ME!

These no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes are going to be your new favorite summer dessert. Lots of big time lemon flavor packed into a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It's the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!

Want to know what else I’m currently obsessed with? Well, besides these no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes.

Let’s break this all down.

  1. The Staircase documentary is about Michael Peterson and the death of his wife Kathleen. There are so many odd theories including one that has to do with an owl. I mean, how can you not want to watch a murder documentary that has a theory that an owl did it? If you’re into true crime stuff I recommend this big time. I also recommend Evil Genius on Netflix if you haven’t seen that either.
  2. I’ve been digging the Target brand peppered beef jerky. It’s only $2.99 a bag and the perfect use for my macros. It’s a little spicy, it’s a little sweet and I love it for when I’m too lazy to cook. Which, in the middle of summer is a lot.
  3. The Golden Girls have always been my jam and I just felt like I should share that with you.
  4. I’m still LOVING all my plants. My house is full of them and while Art feels like it’s looking slightly jungle like I’m going to just have to disagree. Having houseplants purifies the air, makes a house feel homey and is a great way to bring life to a house. Plus they are just freaking adorable and while I don’t love them more than my cats they are a close second. If you want to see all my plant babies follow me on Instagram and watch my stories. I’m always talking about them like a crazy plant lady.
  5. Ok, super random but these new hair elastics I bought are totally awesome. They even have a little bead on them so it looks pretty sitting on my wrist. And, I even have really thin hair (it’s long but thin and fine) and while these look large they fit wonderfully in my hair. I’m gonna recommend you go out and get these asap.

These no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes are going to be your new favorite summer dessert. Lots of big time lemon flavor packed into a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It's the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!

Ok, maybe I should stop telling you random things I’m obsessed with. But really I just want to make sure we are still friends and you know whats currently going on in my life. Which, I guess if you take from my list I’m obsessed with it my life is just cheesecake, Netflix, food, plants, and my hair.

I guess that is pretty accurate.

Also, I totally forgot to share my summer 2018 goal! I wanna the hike the whole Hudson Valley. I mean, not really the whole Hudson Valley but a lot of it. I’m really loving getting out in the wilderness and I want to keep up my drive. I’m DYING to go on this Canadian Rockies REI tour next summer so I’m trying to start my training now. It’s 8 days of hiking with 5 days of camping, canoeing, and rafting. Out of all of those things, the thing that freaks me out the most is the canoeing.

I’ve never been on a canoe. I can’t even picture me in a canoe. Deep breaths.

These no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes are going to be your new favorite summer dessert. Lots of big time lemon flavor packed into a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It's the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!

I’m also planning on possibly going on a 4-day REI hike with my Stronger U coach Winnie (THE BEST COACH IN THE WORLD!) at the end of September. So that means I really gotta get my shit in order and get to hiking weekly. I’m thinking 2 shorts hikes and 1 long hike a week. I’m fairly certain next week I’m going to go on my first semi-long hike from the Appalachian Trail train station all the way to Cat Rocks. I’m really looking forward to the hike because I have heard it has gorgeous views.

I’m even considering getting some hiking poles because I’m really going to play this part.

Oh, and I’m going to Maine this summer and I’m dying to hit up some of their gorgeous trails. What’s better than hiking, lobster, and lighthouses?

Nothing. Nothing is better.

These no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes are going to be your new favorite summer dessert. Lots of big time lemon flavor packed into a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It's the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!

Oh, crap. I never really told you about these no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes. Ok, let’s go over that real quick. I put together the filling in just about 10 minutes and by the time I filled the shells and topped them with jam it was about 15 minutes total. I used raspberry liqueur with the jam but if you don’t have that on hand you can go the citrus route by using triple sec or just thin it out with a little water. You’re just looking to make the jam smooth so it spoons nicely on top of the lemon cheesecake.

And while you could totally make your own mini graham cracker crusts I totally bought mine at the store. #yolo.

Looking for even more no bake cheesecake recipes? Try my No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake Phyllo BitesSalted Caramel No Bake CheesecakeNo Bake Coconut Lime Cheesecake BitesNo Bake Blueberry Cheesecake, or my No Bake Passion Fruit Cheesecake

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No Bake Raspberry Lemon Mini Cheesecakes

These no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes are going to be your new favorite summer dessert. Lots of big time lemon flavor packed into a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It's the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!

Yield: 6 mini cheesecakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 6 mini graham cracker crusts
  • 4 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry liqueur
  • Fresh raspberries, for topping

Directions:

In the bowl of an electric mixer (or a mixing bowl for a handheld mixer) add cream cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste.

Mix for about a minute or until the mixture looks smooth.

Add in 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and mix again until smooth. You want the cheesecake mixture to be light and fluffy so add more heavy cream until you achieve your desired consistency.

Add equal amounts of the cheesecake mixture to the graham cracker crusts and set aside.

In a small bowl add the seedless raspberry jam and raspberry liqueur. Whisk until smooth.

Top the cheesecakes with equal amounts of the jam mixture and top with fresh raspberries.

Keep cheesecakes cold until ready to serve.

28 Responses to “Lemon Loaf Cake”

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    teresa — March 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Wow, what an article. Interesting. He seems to be pushing a personal agenda. . . I like where it said he must not prepare food for himself.. . and he eats ham, cheese, and bread. He’s not looking very well educated. It’s kind of a travesty that you are allowed to propose laws at all without looking into the ramifications huh?

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    5 Star Foodie — March 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Oh, dear, if this passes in virginia the restaurant we just went to would have to close for sure 🙂 Love your lemon cake, yum!

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    kitchen koala — March 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Um….WHAT?!?! Absolutely ridiculous. Sure, we’d solve the obesity problem by banning salt from restaurant foods–but only because people would stop eating out. Think of how devastating that would be for the restaurant industry! Maybe restaurants could place a special symbol by menu items that are lower sodium selections? At least that way people could make informed choices.

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    Sue — March 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    It’s silly…do we have to legislate everything!?! Is sugar on his agenda next?

    Your lemon bread looks delicious…a perfect way to usher in spring!

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    mrssnell — March 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    You pretty much know where I stand on the subject of salt because I’ve written about it plenty of times. That said, it’s an absolute waste time (and probably taxpayer funds in there somewhere) to try to legislate..a spice.

    Good grief, it that passed through, imagine the precedent it would set. If it does pass through, I’m going to send the esteemed assemblyman an entire case of low sodium V-8 juice and see how delicious it’s NOT.
    LOL

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    doggybloggy — March 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    this is HUGE talk around NYC – I think it is the stupidest thing I have ever heard –

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    doggybloggy — March 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    almost ranks up there with banning bake sales in the schools!

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    Veronica — March 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I think Ortiz is very much ignorant of how this would affect the food, and that it really is unneccessary. People eating out obviously know that salt is going in their food and if they are watching their salt intake, the can ask for a dish to be prepared without it. If you’re gonna ban salt, why not fat and sugar as well? His logic is illogical. This is getting into a territory where there would be too much governmental control and I can see us foodies revolting! But I really really highly doubt that this would ever go through. It’s a joke.
    And that bread looks amazing.

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    Mimi — March 12, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    That guy is an idiot. How on earth did he get elected.
    Your lemon cake looks divine.
    Mimi

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    sweetlife — March 12, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    omg..what a article..great cake looks divine

    sweetlife

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    jenn — March 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I remember reading that article. Really ridiculous. Now I’d like two lemon cakes.

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    grace — March 13, 2010 at 6:36 am

    ridiculous. completely and totally ridiculous. as someone who abuses salt on a regular basis, i can’t believe they’re actually considering this!
    lovely cake, by the way. i’m not crazy about lemon, but it looks great!

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    aforkfulofspaghetti — March 13, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Crazy times, huh? Why do we seem to have lost all our commonsense?

    Nothing crazy about this cake, though – except crazy good!

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    Reeni — March 13, 2010 at 9:08 am

    This man should not even be in office! What a dumb ass. Lemon, lemon and more lemon, so yummy. I love sweet and tart together.

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    Faith — March 13, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Lol, I remember in one of Ina Garten’s shows when she compared unsalted chicken stock to dirty dishwater! 😉 (So true!) Your Lemon Lemon Loaf looks incredible…I’m picturing it with some yogurt and fresh berries and wishing I had a piece right now! 🙂

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    Nicole — March 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    That’s probably the most ridiculous thing I’ve read in a loooong time (the article, not your post:)). Lemon cake sounds so good!

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — March 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    People can be utterly insane….seriously! LOVE lemons though…..love them, and these lemon cakes sound wonderfully tasty. I’m bookmarking this…can’t wait to try them! YUM!!

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    Amanda — March 14, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I heard about that! Ridiculous, can’t possibly pass!

    As for the lemon loaf, it looks amazing!!

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    megan — March 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I cant even imagine that.
    …But I’m all over that lemon cake!

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    Winnie — March 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    The salt thing is ridiculous…
    the cake is gorgeous and I’m sure very delicious!

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    Barbara Bakes — March 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Lemon syrup and a lemon glaze! I need to get me some lemons!

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    Barbara @ moderncomfortfood — March 15, 2010 at 5:05 am

    The NY salt legislation does sound pretty silly. But, hey, I’m from Florida where we focus on more important things like screwing up Presidential elections. My laser-like focus here is on your lemon loaf, which looks sensational.

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    Cakelaw — March 15, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I’m with you Brandy – the salt fine idea is stoopid. Love your lemon loaves though – they look delicious.

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    Heavenly Housewife — March 15, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I get really sick and tired of people telling us that everything is bad for us and we should only eat carrots LOL. Here in the UK, Subway doesn’t put salt in the subs anymore, you have to put it on yourself in packets. … so dumb!
    The lemon loafs look scrumptious. I guess if we cant have salt we will have sugar no? 😀
    *kisses* HH

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    Gordon Hamilton — March 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    The suggestion is clearly preposterous and were I for one second convinced of this individual’s sincerity, I would naturally be forced to presume that they have no palate and are incapable of the sense known as taste. Salt is an essential requirement in almost every recipe and although an excess is of course extremely bad for our health, we equally require salt in order to live.

    I instead believe that this is simply a publicity stunt, devised by essentially an extremely astute individual who was in no doubt regarding the outcry they would initiate.

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    Ivor Tetteh-Lartey — March 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Noble idea, but they should be looking hard at the large corporations using excessive amounts in food processing. Targeting small business is not the way forward. Good cooking requires a modest amount of seasoning in the cooking process. I love lemon cake.

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — March 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Ugh… Sometimes people don’t really think… That legislation is CRAZY. A little bit of salt isn’t a bad thing. And a lot of food is tasteless without it. They need to read more of Michael Pollan’s books… I’m reading In Defense of Food right now, and it’s the first thing I thought of when I read that article.

    Ok. I’m done now… and that cake looks amazing, by the way. 🙂

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