Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake Recipe
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Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake Recipe

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I bake from scratch because I believe that love—and sweetened condensed milk—are the best ingredients. —Kathryn Work, Louisville, Kentucky
Featured In: Champagne Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 55 min.+ chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 55 min.+ chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup Champagne or other sparkling wine
  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 14 whole crackers)
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 20 fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 684 calories, 42g fat (25g saturated fat), 185mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Place champagne in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside. Arrange sliced strawberries over the bottom.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Beat in the sweetened condensed milk, cornstarch and reduced champagne. Add eggs and egg yolks; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over strawberries. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Remove sides of springform pan. For topping, wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry. Slice and arrange over cheesecake. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over strawberries. Repeat melting and drizzling with white baking chips and remaining shortening.
  6. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Serve cheesecake with whipped cream. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake in Taste of Home November 2011, p55

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123partycakes User ID: 7709913 261258
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"So easy :) I love, love, love this recipe. It turned out beautiful. I made this cake with love for my family on Valentines Day. Thank you for sharing it :)"

Marsha0621 User ID: 8679812 240587
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"Am I reading this correctly? Do you cook for 55 minutes and then another hour? When it has prep time listed; it says to only bake for 55 minutes"

annamossburg User ID: 6911458 225088
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"The was REALLY GOOD. Not difficult to make. Everyone of my guests loved it."

mwsissie User ID: 7295431 191840
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"I really love this combination of flavors! Thank you very much for this very tasty recipe! I never made cheesecake be4, but this one was so easy to make and tasted awesome! :-)"

Charming Rose User ID: 7388649 182788
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"I forgot to say I made the crust with Vanilla Waffers. You need to use a little more than what the recipe calls for but adds to the flavor"

Charming Rose User ID: 7388649 149456
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"I forgot to say I made the crust with Vanilla Waffers. You need to use a little more than what the recipe calls for but adds to the flavor"

Charming Rose User ID: 7388649 190653
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"I love this recipe. I have never made a cheesecake from scratch and this was very easy to make. I am making it for the 3rd time tonight."

Griahne User ID: 5947499 149453
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"This was so flavorful. I very much questioned the strawberries in the cheesecake (I am a bit of a purist), but they were DELICIOUS."

MRS BOYD User ID: 6863178 123194
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"This is one of the best cheesecakes I have tried to make"

aligatta1 User ID: 6052169 131683
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"This was delicious! I used sparkling grape juice like another reviewer did because it was cheaper and I had no idea what kind of champagne to use. I baked it for a little longer than the recipe said and it still turned out custardy in the middle instead of cheesecake texture. Im guessing its my oven since no one else has had this problem. Regardless of the texture, it was so yummy! I will definitely make this again!"

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