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Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake – A delicious homemade cheesecake topped with strawberry sauce. This cheesecake is perfect for spring and so tasty!

Strawberry Cheesecake

I love cheesecake! If I see it on the menu at any restaurant, I always order it and with Easter and a whole bunch of spring parties right around the corner, I decided to whip up a classic version – a strawberry cheesecake! I decided to make a classic cheesecake that is as creamy as can be and top it with homemade strawberry sauce rather than swirling it in.

When it comes to serving the cheesecake, I like to slice up a few extra strawberries and place them on top from some visual interest. This is also a great cheesecake to make ahead of time and to just keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.

Common Questions About Making a Strawberry Cheesecake

What is a strawberry cheesecake?

A strawberry cheesecake is a cheesecake made with a homemade graham cracker crust that is filled with a classic cheesecake filling that is then topped with a strawberry sauce.

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes about 8 servings.

How long does this cheesecake last?

This cheesecake lasts about 4-5 days when stored in a refrigerated airtight container.

What other types of cheesecake can I make?

Some of my favorite cheesecakes include –

Can I use a different fruit?

Yes! Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries are also great choices, you can substitute them right into the sauce but I would suggest putting the sauce through a sieve if you use raspberries or blackberries to remove the seeds.

Looking for more fruit dessert recipes? Check these out!

Yield: 8 Servings

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake – A delicious homemade cheesecake topped with strawberry sauce. This cheesecake is perfect for spring and so tasty!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes


For the Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the Cheesecake Filling

  • 3 (8 ounce) bricks of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Strawberry Sauce

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9" springform pan with baking spray.
  2. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar until the mixture resembles wet sand. Press into the bottom and slightly up the sides of the springform pan. Set aside.
  3. Beat the cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar until smooth. Add in one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the cheesecake filling into the prepared crust before baking in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes. The cheesecake should be puffed and no longer jiggly in the center.
  5. Prepare the strawberry topping by adding the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch to a medium saucepan and cooking over medium heat for 8-12 minutes, or until thickened, set aside until needed.
  6. Allow cheesecake to cool for one hour, the spread the strawberry topping on top, and place into fridge to chill for at least 4 hours.
  7. Slice and serve chilled.

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