Friends, sometimes you want to impress people with your mad cooking skills. But, that usually means effort, and ain’t nobody got time for that. I am going to share with you an amazing recipe that my wonderful friend/work mum gave me.

This isn’t really a cheesecake so much as it’s a ‘cheatscake’. There are only four ingredients (well, six for this version – be as lazy or creative as you like).

Photo of the magic 'cheatscake' taken with a potato.

Photo of the finished magic ‘cheatscake’ taken with a potato.


  • 1 litre of whatever flavoured yogurt you like (I used Yoplait forme in strawberry).
  • 1 can of condensed milk.
  • 2 packets of whatever plain-ish biscuit you want (now, this is where I have an extra ingredient. You can easily use one packet and create a thinner base, but I used choc-chip cookies and butternut cookies. Could have used more packets for more base).
  • Butter. Uhm. I didn’t measure it out, but it was maybe half a cup? Play it by ear.
  • Optional: punnet of strawberries to be fancy, or whatever other topping.
  • Springform pan – You really want to use a springform pan so that the thing doesn’t fall apart when you’re trying to remove it.


  1. Throw your cookies into a food processor and pulse for a few seconds until you’ve got a fine crumble. Empty the mix into a bowl. Or don’t. I don’t care. Don’t have a food processor? Put them in a zip-lock bag and beat the crap out of them. Same result.
  2. Melt your butter in the microwave (it’ll take maybe 15 seconds) and pour that all over your biscuit crumble. Mix well.
  3. Grease your pan with a thin layer of butter. I added baking paper around the edges as well.
  4. Pour your mix into the pan and cover the entire base. Push the base up onto the edges and make a small edge. If your base is crumbling, add more melted butter – a tablespoon at a time.
Cheesecake base easy peasy

Cheatscake base: easy peasy.

5. Cut up your strawberries and put them aside.

6. Pour your yogurt and condensed milk into a microwave safe bowl (read: not metal) and microwave for 4 minutes. I stirred the mix at two minutes but, you probably don’t need to do that.

7. Pull out the mix and stir, stir, stir, stir. It gets really goopy and amazing. Like, the spoon sunk almost instantly.

8. POUR THAT MIX ONTO YOUR BASE. OOOOHHH YEAH. SUCCESS. Wriggle it around a bit and make sure it’s sort of even. (You want to put the springform pan on a plate. There is a possibility it will leak a little and even ooze into your fridge. Use a plate.)

9. Place your cut up strawberries on the cake. This will make you appear to be a chef who is far more superior than your non-fancy counterparts.

You are not a mere cook. Your are a chef. You are all class. Look at that rose in the middle

You are not a mere cook. Your are a chef. You are all class. Look at that rose in the middle

10. Place your cake into the fridge and wait. I made it in the morning and served it up for dessert (which, for most people is after dinner).

11. Eat it. My family completely demolished this. I was barely able to take a picture of what it looks like

MMMMMMmmmmmmmm. De-freakin-licious.

MMMMMMmmmmmmmm. De-freakin-licious.


You’re welcome.

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