Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake: A Deliciously Crunchy and Creamy Delight

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake offers an irresistible combination of creamy cheesecake and crunchy goodness. This delicious dessert has a creamy cheesecake filling infused with fresh strawberries and is topped with a layer of strawberry-flavored crunch topping for extra texture and flavor. With its decadent flavor and stunning presentation, this cheesecake is ideal for special occasions, celebrations, or any time you crave a sweet treat. Let’s get started on the recipe and create a dessert masterpiece that will both delight your taste buds and impress your guests.


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree (made from fresh or frozen strawberries)

For the Strawberry Crunch Topping:

  • 1 cup crushed strawberry-flavored cereal (such as Strawberry Crunch or similar)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

For Garnish:

  • Fresh strawberries, sliced (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan and set aside.

2. Make the Crust:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Stir until the crumbs are evenly coated with the butter.
  2. Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, using the back of a spoon or your fingertips to create an even layer.
  3. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool while you prepare the cheesecake filling.

3. Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and granulated sugar together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract, sour cream, and strawberry puree until well combined and smooth.

4. Assemble and Bake the Cheesecake:

  1. Pour the strawberry cheesecake filling over the cooled graham cracker crust in the springform pan. Use a spatula to smooth the top of the filling.
  2. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet to catch any potential drips during baking.
  3. Bake the cheesecake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.

5. Make the Strawberry Crunch Topping:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the crushed strawberry-flavored cereal, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Stir until the mixture is well combined and resembles coarse crumbs.

6. Add the Topping and Finish Baking:

  1. Sprinkle the strawberry crunch topping evenly over the top of the partially baked cheesecake.
  2. Return the cheesecake to the oven and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and crisp.

7. Cool and Chill:

  1. Once the cheesecake is fully baked, turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the oven door slightly ajar for about 1 hour to cool gradually.
  2. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool completely at room temperature before refrigerating for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.

8. Garnish and Serve:

  1. Once the cheesecake has chilled and set, carefully remove it from the springform pan.
  2. Garnish the Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake with fresh sliced strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
  3. Slice the cheesecake into portions and serve chilled.


  • For the strawberry puree, simply blend fresh or thawed frozen strawberries in a blender until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds if desired.
  • Feel free to use any strawberry-flavored cereal of your choice for the topping, or substitute with crushed graham crackers or cookies for a different texture.
  • For best results, refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving to allow it to set properly.

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake is a delicious dessert that combines cheesecake’s creamy richness with the irresistible crunch of a strawberry-flavored topping. With its creamy texture, fruity flavor, and crunchy topping, this cheesecake will quickly become a favorite for any occasion. Whether served at a summer barbecue, a birthday party, or a holiday gathering, this dessert is sure to impress with its delicious flavor and beautiful presentation. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and prepare to create a dessert masterpiece that will satisfy your taste buds and leave your guests wanting more!