No Crust Baked Cheesecake Recipe

9 Oct

My kids love cheese cake and when I attempted to make my first one it was exciting to noteΒ how easy it was to make with just 4 ingredients. My ambitiously lazy self always looks for ways to make easy, low-calorie desserts without compromising the flavors. This weekend I am making some more cheesecake for a friend’s birthday and am going to add some pumpkin for fiber and color πŸ™‚


Cheese cake reminds me of a dessert which Goan’s make called Posu. It is made with cows Colostrum,Β itΒ is the first milk the cow gives after it has given birth. To that sugar, nutmeg and a hint of turmeric is added and then steamed for 15 -20 minutes to form a thick pudding. Chilled and enjoyed. I love this sweet. It is a rare treat Β in Goa as colostrum is not sold in stores. You need to know a generous farmer who would share it. We were lucky Β enough growing up to know one. Three generations of farmers had delivered fresh milk to my family. By the time we were in college the milk-man (dudkar) had stopped coming. Last time I visited Goa my Madrinha(God-Mother) had made some and I enjoyed every bit of it.


Serving Size: 9″ Round


2 packs of 1/3 fat cream cheese

1/2-3/4 cup organic sugar

1 tsp of vanilla

2 room temperature eggs


Sour Cream Topping (optional)

1.5 cup sour cream

1/4-1/2 Β cup sugar

1/2 tsp of vanilla


Heat oven to 350F

Cream the eggs and sugar first. Next add the cream cheese and vanilla.

Pour in a 9″ round greased pie dish. Bake for 30 minutes till you see a golden brown edging and the toothpick comes out clear.

Cool and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2hrs.

If topping with sour cream whisk the 3 ingredient well. Spread the mixture on a cooled cheese cake and then chill for 2-3 hours before serving.


Enjoy as a light dessert. Great for parties as you can make it a day early.


99 Responses to “No Crust Baked Cheesecake Recipe”

  1. Douglas Kan October 9, 2015 at 4:59 pm #


    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

      Thank You Much Douglas. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  2. Freda @ Aromatic essence October 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    looks fabulous , Nandini πŸ™‚

  3. Lynz Real Cooking October 9, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Nandini, this looks amazing and delicious! What a lovely dessert!

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

      Thank you so much Lynz for your kind words. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  4. Mr. Militant Negro October 9, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

      Thank You so much for the re-blog Juessepi. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  5. The Sweet Edge October 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    What a coincidence! We both made cheesecakes! I’ll try this recipe on my next cheesecake adventure!πŸ˜€

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

      Great minds think alike πŸ˜‰ Yours is a beautiful display. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  6. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser October 9, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

    Hi Nandini-thanks for sharing the story and wonderful recipe! Cheryl

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

      Thank You Cheryl so much. I hope you are having a great weekend my dear friend πŸ™‚

  7. laurenpickens October 9, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    That looks soooo good!!!

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

      Thank You so much Lauren πŸ™‚

  8. kstorm93 October 9, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    Looks awesome Nandini!

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

      Thank You so much. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

      • kstorm93 October 9, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

        Thank you.. Same to you! πŸ˜ƒ

  9. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso October 9, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    This looks delicious! I actually prefer the crust-less version. I sometimes make something similar, also crust-less, from yogurt. It is indeed so much lighter. πŸ™‚

  10. Bottomless Stomach October 9, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    This looks fantastic! Easy, breezy, cheesy. πŸ˜€

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:04 am #

      Thank You so much Amie. Love the rhyme πŸ™‚

  11. The Creators Toolbox October 9, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    That looks delicious! Love all your yummy recipes!

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:07 am #

      Thank You so much appreciate your kind words. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  12. fromthefamilytable October 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    Colostrum sounds like a rare treat, but even without it your cheesecake looks delicious.

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:12 am #

      Thank You so much Darryl. It is a rare treat indeed. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  13. Love Served Daily October 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Nice and easy recipe. Looks yummy

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:14 am #

      Thank you Ritu so much. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  14. Shanthini October 9, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    Reblogged this on freespiritfood and commented:
    I like the look of the no crust cheesecake that looks very easy to make. Thanks Nandini from for the inspiration

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:17 am #

      Thank You so much Shanthini for the re-blog. That is very kind of you. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

      • Shanthini October 10, 2015 at 11:07 pm #

        Pleasure – it looks delicious!

  15. youthfoodblog October 9, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    Great-looking, healthy dessert just in for the weekend!

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:20 am #

      Thank You Chris, I appreciate your kind words. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  16. ledrakenoir October 9, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    Cream cheese, yeah I never say no… πŸ˜€

    Sounds and looks delicious… πŸ™‚

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:21 am #

      Thank You Much. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  17. renxkyoko October 9, 2015 at 11:29 pm #

    I just buy the ready – crust at grocery… all kinds… graham, oreo etc.

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:23 am #

      Oh yes, they sure do have a lot of different kinds out there.

  18. Garfield Hug October 9, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

    You tempt me….deeelishous!! I wish you could pass me some πŸ™‚

  19. Stan the Man October 10, 2015 at 4:13 am #

    Heya Nandini!

    Your presentation of this NO CRUST BAKED CHEESECAKE made My day. It looks very SPLENDID and absolutely PALATABLE. I could not resist looking at the photo over and over again. If I may say this, You are getting better at Your photography with every passing week. You mentioned COLOSTRUM, I know exactly what colostrum is. My late mum’s (DUDKAR) Seby, used to get Her colostrum every year. And I recall My late grandma used to add some spices to it and boil it and then serve it to Us. Now don’t ask Me what spices She used. I really don’t have a clue. I am not being funny, but I did not like the taste of it but My mum,dad, grandma,sister’s and brother loved it very much and tucked it in with GUSTO. It is so many years ago, I can’t really remember very well. I think it was yellowish in colour, correct Me if I am wrong. Again this Colostrum thing brings about some very HAPPY MEMORIES. Now to the CHEESECAKE, My spouse likes Her pastry and sweets, She could live on them. She goes to the supermarket and always returns with a variety of cakes. And then helps Herself to big portions of pastry. I keep reminding Her by saying things like ‘that cheesecake or that bebinca will not do YOUR FIGURE ANY GOOD’. The objective of the exercise is to discourage Her from consuming generous portions of pastry. I thing eating these sweets in moderation is fine, but its when people it in excess, that it turns into a health and safety issue. She tries to serve big portions to Me too. But to that I say to Her, ‘Linda, I got to watch what I eat’. I have already emailed Your recipe to the missus and to Malcolm in West London. I bet I will have No crust baked cheesecake for SUNDAY BRUNCH. Will let You know, when We put it to the test. It goes without saying the cheesecake will turn out SUPERB.



    Stan & Linda

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:42 am #

      Thank You Mr Stan for your always kind words. Love hearing your stories from the past. I think Posu is not everyone’s cup of tea but it sure is mines. And you are right only the Dudkar could get you colostrum. I will look forward to your feedback. Wishing you and Mrs Stan a great weekend πŸ™‚

  20. shehannemoore October 10, 2015 at 5:29 am #

    Very nice. You have tempted me to have a go with this one.

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:46 am #

      Thank You Much Shehanne. I am happy to know it has got you motivated. Will look forward to your feedback πŸ™‚

  21. chezlerevefrancais October 10, 2015 at 6:22 am #

    Sounds nice and simple but looks fab πŸ™‚

    • Nandini October 10, 2015 at 8:49 am #

      Thank You so much Amanda. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  22. NataleeEmbry October 10, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    I am for sure going to try this recipe!! I have to live a gluten free life so this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

      You are so welcome Natalee. I am so happy to know you liked my recipe πŸ™‚ Take Care

  23. bnanno October 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    This reminds me so much of cake that is made in the neighbouring region of Cantabria, famous for it’s dairy cows & products. It’s called a quesada but actually is made with very fresh milk, eggs, sugar, butter, cinnamon & lemon zest.

    Yours looks yummy & easy – another thing on the “to try” list!

    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

      Thank You so much for your kind words and also for sharing with me something new πŸ™‚

  24. laflor5233 October 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    Sounds so good.

  25. Yvonne October 10, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    This looks like a really tasty treat!


    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

      Thank You so much Yvonne πŸ™‚

  26. fithotbod October 10, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    Looks good!

  27. honey bee October 10, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    Looks so yummy and a mouth-watering cheesecake. Hope to give it a try soon.

    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

      That will be awesome. Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  28. Srujan October 11, 2015 at 4:05 am #

    That Cheese Cake looks yum! πŸ™‚ We too make a sweet from Colostrum called Kharwas and has almost the same ingredients as you have mentioned! And it is becoming a rarity these days!

    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

      Thank You so much Srujan. It is indeed a rarity now a days as colostrum is not sold in stores.

  29. wwwpalfitness October 11, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

    Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.

  30. JIN October 11, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    This looks incredible! Delicious and fresh, LOVE it πŸ˜‰

    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

      Thank You so much Jin πŸ™‚

  31. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel October 12, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    I love the idea that you can make this in a pie pan. How did it turn out with the pumpkin? I love pumpkin cheesecake.

    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      It turned out great Mary. My friends said they enjoyed it. I just added about 1/2 cup. It was subtle since cream cheese is a bit overpowering. Next time I want to try it with 1 cup. I think I may have to add an extra egg for it to be firm.

  32. conniecockrell October 13, 2015 at 5:50 am #

    Great idea. This is gluten free, too!

    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

      Thank You Connie and yes it is πŸ™‚

  33. Teresa Pesek (Fung) October 13, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    This looks delicious. More importantly, I love how old family traditions and stories can be revived and told to a new generation through new recipes. I love all of this!


    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

      Thank You Teresa so much. Appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚

  34. Okay LΓ©a October 16, 2015 at 12:35 am #

    Just found your website, I’m definitely going to try some of your recipes! And this cake looks great!

    • Nandini October 16, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

      Thank You LΓ©a, appreciate your kind words.

  35. LBcruiseshipblogger October 17, 2015 at 4:28 am #

    Your cheesecake looks tasty. I think I would feel quite guilty eating the dessert made from the cow’s colostrum because there would be a calf somewhere not getting the immunity it needs from that first milk.

    • Nandini October 17, 2015 at 9:04 am #

      Thanks Much. You are so right. It had not crossed my mind till you mentioned it πŸ™‚

  36. La Pineapple October 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    yum! I love your blog, your posts are amazing! I just followed, it would be great if we can support each other πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to read more

    • Nandini October 19, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

      Thank You and Looks like I am already following you πŸ™‚

  37. terrepruitt October 19, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    Sounds yummy, but I really LOVE graham cracker crust!

    • Nandini October 23, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

      I know exactly what you mean Terre. My oldest son said the same when I told him I was making it without the crust πŸ™‚

  38. Sabrina October 20, 2015 at 7:35 am #


    • Nandini October 23, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

      Thank You so much Sabrina πŸ™‚

  39. sheenampuri October 24, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

    Looks amazing Nandini

    • Nandini October 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

      Thank you so much Sheenam πŸ™‚

  40. Harry...the Man! October 25, 2015 at 5:48 am #

    I admit to feeling a little uncertain about eating anything made from colostrum – but I bet it is very nice, nevertheless. Cheesecake is great and this one looks gorgeous!

    • Nandini October 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

      I sure understand. Thank you for your kind words Harry. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  41. thelonelyauthorblog October 31, 2015 at 3:54 am #

    Great recipe. Thanks. We will try this at home.

    • Nandini October 31, 2015 at 8:51 am #

      That is so awesome. Will look forward to your feedback πŸ™‚

  42. mypinchofyum November 12, 2015 at 5:17 pm #


    • Nandini November 13, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

      Thank You πŸ™‚

  43. lolaguerrero November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    Love your pictures and recipes. Wish I can cook like you. If I’m ambitious enough I want to try the pumpkin pudding. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Nandini November 13, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

      Thank You. Truly appreciate your kind words. I do hope you give it a try someday πŸ™‚

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