Rare Cheesecake for Valentine’s Day

Easy-make, no-bake Japanese style rare cheesecake is like eating a fluffy cloud, perfect for Valentine's Day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Jas


  • 8 oz. Oreo cookies crushed
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 16 oz. cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin unflavored
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • Strawberries or other fruit for garnish optional


  • Combine crushed cookies with melted butter. You can crush them using a food processor or put them in a Ziploc bag and roll over with a rolling pin until finely crushed. Line an 8-inch springform with wax or parchment paper. Press Oreo mixture on the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate.
  • In the meantime, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar, heavy cream, vanilla and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • In a small bowl, pour boiling water over gelatin. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let cool slightly. If it cools too much and it hardens, microwave for 15-20 seconds. Do not boil.
  • Meanwhile, if using, remove stems from strawberries and slice. Line the side of the springform with strawberry slices.
  • Gradually beat in gelatin mixture into the cream cheese mixture. Pour over the Oreo crust and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
  • Gently remove the rim of the springform. Run a knife alongside the rim first, then using a kitchen torch or a hot towel warm up the sides a bit and release it.
  • Decorate the cake as desired. Keep refrigerated.