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A Creamy, Sweet and Utterly Delicious No-Bake Custard Cream Cheesecake – perfect twist on a Delicious & Classic Biscuit!

Recipe updated November 2018

I have shared a fair few Cheesecake recipes now, but this is one that people have been probably requesting for over a year. I have always wanted to do it, but my recipe request list from you guys really is SO long, it kinda got pushed to the bottom of the pile… I of course seriously regret this. After making it for my family several times now I really wish I had made it sooner!

I took inspiration from my No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake as the principal is basically the same – basing a cheesecake on a biscuit means you have to use the biscuit enough! However, in my No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake, I use Oreos in the actual cheesecake mix which is delicious don’t get me wrong.. but having tried it on this one, I feel like it looks a little odd as the biscuits are so light in colouring it almost looks curdled?!

Therefore.. a nice thick Custard Cream biscuit base and biscuits all over the top. However, to make it a little more custardy I decided to use the Foodie Flavours Custard Flavouring again like I did in my Custard Cream Cake and it was perfect.

The filling itself I just wanted to taste of Vanilla and Custard with the flavourings so I went for a simple mix of Cream Cheese, Cream and Icing sugar for the base of the cheesecake with the Vanilla and Custard flavouring added to it. I loved how the filling in my No-Bake Creme Egg Cheesecake turned out, so I tried it again for this and it was perfect.

I did change a couple of things though about this recipe after a few tries at it! I usually do a basic mix of 300g of butter to a certain amount of butter – however, I did this and I believe because of the amount of filling a custard cream has it sort of mushed together, so you need to use much less butter than usual.

85g of melted Unsalted Butter was the perfect mix with the 300g of biscuits. I then decided to use biscuits around the edge of the cheesecake, to really switch things up a bit and make it delicious. I’m not going to lie, I did forget to count the number of Custard Creams you need to go round the edge of the cheesecake, but out of a 200g packet from Sainsbury’s, I had five leftover.

I used the Foodie Flavours Custard Flavours as mentioned in the recipe – alternatively, you could just use the vanilla essence instead of the both, but to make it more custardy I used it. You don’t have to use the custard flavouring if you can’t get access to it, but I do recommend Foodie Flavours in general if you are after high quality flavourings for all baking! The custard flavouring is my fave.

Alternatively, you can use 150g of ready-made custard. I use good quality ready made custard if I do buy shopbought, and you can’t add too much otherwise it’ll end up being a sloppy mess. The good thing is because you have the biscuits around the edge of the cheesecake, you can afford to have the filling a bit softer than usual. I utterly adore this recipe, and I hope you all love it! Enjoy!

Custard Cream Cheesecake!

A Creamy, Sweet and Utterly Delicious No-Bake Custard Cream Cheesecake – perfect twist on a Delicious & Classic Biscuit!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Cheesecake
Keyword: Custard Cream
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 14 Slices
Author: Jane's Patisserie


Biscuit Base

  • 300 g Custard Creams
  • 85 g Unsalted Butter


  • 15-20 Custard Creams
  • 600 g Full-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 75 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tsp Custard Flavouring (see notes below)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • Custard Cream Crumbs


For the Biscuit Base

  • Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb, or mash them up in a bag and add the melted butter – pulse a few times until it is combined well. 
  • Tip into an 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin and press down firmly – chill in the refrigerator whilst you do the rest!

For the Cheesecake Filling

  • Place your custard creams around the edge of the tin. You can gently push them slightly into the biscuit base to help them stay in place for now. 
  • In your stand mixer/large bowl, add your Cream Cheese and Icing Sugar, and whip till smooth. 
  • Add in the Double Cream, Custard Flavouring, and Vanilla Extract and whip till really thick. 
  • Spread into the middle of the biscuit circle, and smooth over the top. 
  • Leave your cheesecake to set in the fridge for 5-6 hours, or preferably overnight. 

For the Decoration

  • Remove your cheesecake from the tin!
  • Whip together the Double Cream and Icing Sugar, and pipe onto your cheesecake. I used a 2D closed star tip. 
  • Sprinkle over some custard cream crumbs! 


  • I used the Foodie Flavours Custard Flavouring for this cheesecake!
  • If you don't have flavouring, you can use 150g of ready-made custard. I use good quality ready made custard if I do buy shopbought! 
  • Or, you can add in 50g custard powder along with the icing sugar! 
  • I always set my cheesecakes in the fridge overnight otherwise they risk being a little sloppy still – you’re more likely to get a better result for the longer you leave it!
  • I recommend using an 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin  for this recipe!
  • This Cheesecake will last covered in the fridge for 3 days!
  • The Custard Creams around the edge of the cheesecake are optional but delicious. In total, I use 3 packets of custard creams in this recipe! 
  • The recipe was updated in November 2018 - the only difference is the base used to have 400g of biscuits, and 150g of butter. And there were no biscuits around the edge! 


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  1. Michelle on April 10, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Do the custard creams around the outside go soft/soggy?

  2. Amee on August 19, 2021 at 11:32 am

    5 stars
    Hi Jane, I made this and it was delicious! However, the filling cracked a bit in the fridge overnight. I wondered if you know why this is? 😀

  3. Sonia on January 24, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I want to make this will possibly a thin layer of custard on the top (before the cream). Any ideas how to go about it? Just spreading a thin layer of ready made custard on maybe but I’m guessing that would be too thin. Have you attempted this before?

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 27, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      I would say it would be okay (if the biscuits are still around the edge) but it would be quite thin and not set necessarily well! x

  4. Katie Palmer on December 8, 2020 at 8:23 am

    5 stars
    Amazing! Made this for my Brother’s 20th Birthday and he absolutely love it. Custard creams are his favourite biscuit. My Dad loved it so much, he wanted it for his birthday too.

  5. Jade on December 7, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    5 stars
    Best and most simple Cheesecake I’ve ever made!

  6. lesley turner on September 13, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    5 stars
    perfect recipe there was 7 adults and 5 grandchildren round for lunch today and I made the custard cream cheesecake and the Eton mess cake and everybody had a slice of each but both ere delicious, your a clever Lady look forward to making more of your recipes there all amazing xx

  7. Amanda on July 16, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    If I can’t get custard flavouring and use the fresh custard do you change the amount of double cream or cream cheese?
    Thank you

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 16, 2020 at 9:15 pm

      You can reduce the cream if you want, keep the cream cheese the same, but otherwise you can just use the custard in the mix as mentioned in the notes! x

  8. Nicola Corlett on May 1, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    5 stars
    I am going to make this next week. I got the foodie flavours custard favouring. Do in use 2tsp of it or less please ?
    Also do you use Philadelphia or mascarpone?

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 2, 2020 at 9:57 am

      I would use roughly 1.5-2tsp! It’s quite strong stuff so maybe add in 1tsp, taste, and then add more as you want! And you can use either of them as long as they’re full-fat!

    • Nicola on May 6, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      5 stars
      I made it yesterday and OMG it’s delicious. I can’t wait to make it again haha.

  9. Kath on December 21, 2019 at 9:55 am

    4 stars
    Unfortunately my cheesecake topping was like double cream texture even after refrigerating it overnight. What did I do wrong as I followed the ingredients 100% 😕

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Your cheesecake topping? Do you mean the actual cheesecake filling? – I’m very surprised it can be that soft, as it’s extremely hard to make it that liquid. It needs to be whipped up till thick, and that’s it!

    • Kath on February 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      5 stars
      Thanks jane. I think the problem was inferior cream cheese which was watery. I’ve used a better one on the 2nd attempt and it was perfect x

  10. Bj on August 1, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    I just saw this recipe and thought it looked fun. I saw the comments about ingredients and looked at trusty Amazon…the custard creams and custard cream flavoring are both available there.

  11. Deanna Baldie on December 20, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    5 stars
    I made this using your recipe from before November and it was a huge hit, so came back to make another for Christmas and wanted to know if the changes for the base was just to reduce sugar or if there was another reason for the change?

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 20, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      No, just decoration – the original base recipe is in the notes section.

  12. Giuliana on November 28, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe, couldn’t wait to make it. I used custard powder as the flavouring and it really worked well, I used 3 heaped teaspoons of custard powder in the cheesecake and cream mix. Jane, I really love your recipes!

    • Billie on September 8, 2023 at 7:58 pm

      Did you literally use powder without making the power up with milk as you would to make custard? Thanks

  13. Denise Dalman on November 10, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    5 stars
    Hi, I live in the States. I am wondering if the custard creams are cookie like? Trying to figure out what to use. A shortbread cookie? Curious what the taste is similar to here in the States. This looks delicious! I gave it 5 stars just from looking at it, lol.

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 10, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      The most similar is probably a golden oreo, but these are rectangular so easier to use!! And thank you so much!!

    • Donna on November 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      I wonder if Lorna Dunes would work

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  15. Pamela Porosky on November 9, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Ive never heard of custard creams. What could i substitute for them?

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 10, 2018 at 8:51 am

      I’m unsure as I’m not sure where you are in the world (Custard creams are a UK biscuit) x

  16. Jen B on September 29, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Hi, I’ve just seen this recipe on baking mad and was wondering if you knew? The amounts have been reduced slightly, and the method is a little different, but it’s your recipe. There’s no credit given.

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 29, 2018 at 10:42 am

      I’ve just had a look and it does look awfully similar! Noticed a couple of others as well that look remarkably like mine and some other bloggers I know! Thank you for letting me know – I will keep an eye on it. xx

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  18. Suze80 on April 29, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Hi, how much extra would I need of the ingredients to make a 10” cheesecake?

    • Deanna on December 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      5 stars
      Oh could you let me know how it turned out, I’m trying it in a 10″ tin too and I’m unsure if the amounts are right

  19. Lavender on July 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I made this for my sister to take to her workplace and the feedback was amazing!

    This is how it turned out: http://i.imgur.com/tRjyacc.jpg

  20. Yasmine on July 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Jane I would love to know if I could use custard powder instead? X

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Do you mean for the flavouring? You can indeed! Add about 25 grams at first and see how you go!

    • Yasmine on July 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks so much should I try it like taste it after 25 grams and see if it’s custardy enough! X

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  23. Ashleigh Hanlon on June 21, 2016 at 8:53 am

    A friends birthday is coming up and he’s requested this cake. I don’t have access to Foodie Flavours in Australia; just wondering if you have tried using actual custard? If so, how much? And would you also reduce the cream cheese to adjust the overall mix?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 21, 2016 at 9:53 am

      I have tried it with actual custard and I’m not a fan of it as I don’t think it sets very well – you could just have it the exact same but use Vanilla Extract instead of the custard flavouring, I’ve done that and it’s delicious! ☺️

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