Key Lime Cheesecakes [No Bake]

Yield: 2

Key Lime Cheesecakes

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These Key Lime Cheesecakes are super quick and easy no bake dessert. With key lime curd and zest, these key lime cheesecakes recipe are perfect to enjoy this summer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute



  • 14g (1 tbsp) butter
  • 60g (½ cup, packed) digestive biscuits (graham crackers) crumbs

Cheesecake filling

  • 2 medium eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 90g (⅓ heaped cup or 6 tbsp) cream cheese
  • 60g (4 tbsp) sour cream
  • 90g (6 tbsp) granulated sugar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cornflour (cornstarch)



  1. In a microwave-safe cup or mug, melt the butter for 10-20 seconds, or until fully melted.
  2. Crush the digestive biscuits (graham crackers) using either a food processor or in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin. Add the butter to the crumbs, divide evenly into two microwave safe jars (or ramekins) and press into the bottom. I found this easier using the bottom of a extract bottle for slim mouthed jars.
  3. In another medium bowl, add the eggs, vanilla extract, cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, salt, and cornflour (cornstarch). Whisk gently until smooth then spoon or pour the mixture evenly into both jars.
  4. Cook in the microwave for 30 second bursts, alternating between jars, for 1 minute 30 seconds. For example, pop first jar in microwave for 30 seconds, remove then pop the second jar in for 30 seconds, then return back to the first jar again and repeating for 3x 30 second bursts between jars.
  5. Once cooked, allow to cool to room temperature before topping with the key lime curd. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  6. If desired, top with a little key lime or regular lime zest. Serve chilled.



  • You will need two microwave safe 350ml (1½ cups) sized jars or ramekins for this recipe.
  • You can use homemade key lime curd (switch up the lemons for either key limes or regular limes) or store-bought for this recipe.
  • If you can't find key limes or key lime curd, feel free to substitute for regular limes.
  • This recipe can easily be halved for single serve.
  • Want to bake this dessert? Preheat your oven to 160°C (325°F) and bake for around 10 minutes.

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12 Comments on “Key Lime Cheesecakes [No Bake]”

  1. The Partiologist July 11, 2015 @1:24 am Reply

    Looks like this summer dessert cooled you off and I sure hope you have a change to go outside (minus the heat and humidity) to enjoy at least one book. You're photos are so good, I feel like I should be able to reach in and take a bite...I will have to make this as I love anything lemon or lime!

  2. Hani July 11, 2015 @2:51 am Reply

    How absolutely delicious Lisa and refreshing.
    Stay cool in the heat of the Summer and I hope you'll find some time to relax, too.

  3. Medeja July 11, 2015 @7:12 am Reply

    Yummy! Summer and beautiful desserts!

  4. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong July 11, 2015 @12:11 pm Reply

    That's a beautiful and easy dessert. . Love the cheesecake with key lime curd.. have a great weekend! :)

  5. Liz July 12, 2015 @12:38 am Reply

    Boy that's hot for you! We just had two chilly , rainy days (maybe we traded weather??) but it's heating back up thankfully! I adore key lime anything--and these individual cheesecakes look magnificent!!

  6. Sam @ SugarSpunRun July 13, 2015 @3:52 pm Reply

    How awesome that these are no bake! They look amazing, and perfect for the weather you've just described! I recently learned I like Key Lime Pie and I LOVE cheesecake, so I'm sure I would love these1!

  7. Joshua Hampton July 13, 2015 @4:03 pm Reply

    Wow. Cheesecakes that are done cooking in six minutes. This is so amazing.

  8. Zainab July 14, 2015 @8:35 pm Reply

    These are truly special!! Perfect hot summer evening treat and the key limes :)

  9. Allie | Baking a Moment July 16, 2015 @12:26 pm Reply

    These are so cute! I can't believe you can make them in the microwave. That is just so clever Lisa! Hope you get a few (non-humid) moments to relax in your garden soon :)


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