Pornstar Martini Cheesecake (No Bake)

Pornstar Martini Cheesecake

Despite it’s raunchy name, the Pornstar Martini is the most popular cocktail in the UK. It’s a vanilla vodka cocktail with passion fruit juice, Passoa (a passion fruit liqueur), and lime juice. It’s also commonly served with a shot of prosecco. I do love turning cocktails into desserts, and I’ve been planning this Pornstar Martini Cheesecake for a while! The cheesecake is infused with lime, passion fruit juice, vanilla and passoa. Then I’ve drenched it in a zingy and sweet passion fruit and passoa syrup – it really is the best part of this cheesecake! But what about the shot of prosecco? Well, I’m serving the Pornstar Martini Cheesecake with popping candy for a bit of fizz!

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Passion fruits are best and sweetest when they go all wrinkly like in the photo above, this can take 3-5 days so buy them in advance. I made a passion fruit syrup using passion fruit flesh and seeds, sugar and water. If you don’t like the seeds, you can strain them out. Once it was made and cooled, I stirred in some Passoa.

To make the base I used my food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs. I mixed in the melted butter and pressed the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

For the cheesecake filling I used my electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar. Once it was smooth with no lumps I added the passion fruit juice, vanilla extract, lime juice and zest and passoa. Then I added the double cream and whisked until it was very thick and held it’s shape. Then I smoothed the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base and put it in the fridge overnight to set.

Pornstar Martini Cheesecake

I usually like to top my cheesecakes with whipped cream, but I wanted to keep the Pornstar Martini Cheesecake simple and really let the incredible flavour of the passion fruit syrup  shine. Cover it with plenty of syrup to decorate, then serve each slice with extra syrup!

Pornstar Martini Cheesecake

Serve with popping candy too, if you like, for a shot of fizz!

Pornstar Martini Cheesecake

How do I know when the cheesecake is set?

When you’re mixing the filling, you want it to get to a stage where you can scoop some up with your spatula or spoon and you have to give it a tap on the side of the bowl or slight flick of the wrist to get the mixture off the spoon. If it’s sloppy and slides right off the spoon without any encouragement needed, then you need to mix it more. Always use an electric mixer for best results. It’s also very important to use full fat cream cheese, any low fat versions will affect the setting of the cheesecake. I always set my cheesecake overnight in the fridge, I’d suggest a minimum of 4 hours.

Pornstar Martini Cheesecake
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Pornstar Martini Cheesecake

Creamy cheesecake with a zingy passion fruit syrup based on the famous cocktail

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cheesecake
Prep Time 50 minutes
Setting time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 14
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the syrup

  • 150 ml Water
  • 125 g Caster sugar
  • 7 Passion fruits juice and seeds
  • 2 tbsp Passoa optional

For the biscuit base

  • 300 g Digestive biscuits
  • 125 g Butter or baking spread melted

For the cheesecake

  • 750 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 125 g Icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Passoa
  • 2 tbsp Passion fruit juice from 2 passion fruits
  • 1 Lime zest and juice
  • 300 ml Double cream

To serve (optional)

  • Popping candy

Instructions

  1. To make the syrup, put the sugar, water and passion fruit seeds and juice into a pan

  2. Bring to a boil then simmer for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally

  3. Pour into a bowl and leave to cool completely. Once fully cool, mix in the passoa

  4. To make the base use a food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs, or bash them with a rolling pin in a bowl

  5. Mix in the melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set

  6. For the cheesecake filling use a food mixer with a whisk attachment or an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, and icing sugar until smooth with no lumps

  7. Add the lime juice and zest, passion fruit juice, vanilla extract and passoa and whisk in

  8. Add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick and holds it's shape

  9. Smooth the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to set

  10. Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish

  11. Pour the syrup over the cheesecake

  12. Serve immediately with extra syrup and popping candy, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 3 days

Recipe Notes

To extract the juice from the passion fruits, cut the passion fruit in half and scoop the seeds and flesh out. Put into a fine sieve over a bowl and use a spoon to press on the seeds, the juice will seep out into the bowl. 1 passion fruit is about 1 tbsp juice.

If you like this, check out more of my Cheesecake recipes!

Pornstar Martini Cheesecake

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3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    I just love the idea of this – even my Dad looked a bit excited when I showed him – high praise indeed. He looked even more pleased when I pointed to the bottle of Passoa in the cocktail cabinet!

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