Passion Fruit Martini Cheesecake

Passion Fruit 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


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


  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.