Why we love them

So this is what a light cheesecake on top of blondies, covered in homemade strawberry topping looks like. I’m here to say Strawberry Cheesecake Bars taste as good as they look too.

There is so many things right with this recipe. The texture of dense blondie base, the creamy cheesecake feels luxurious and the bright, and the sweet strawberry topping just makes you think of sunshine.

The cheesecake layer is an adaptation on my Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars. That slice was such a hit that I knew this one would be a winner too. Cheesecake and fresh berries, what’s not to love.

One of the greatest parts of a cheesecake bar is the fact that they are portable and need no cutlery. These strawberry cheesecake bars are delicate so you could certainly serve these with a dessert fork on cute little dessert plate but if no one’s looking, just grab one.

You’ll love these Strawberry Lemon Blondies and this Strawberry Sheet Cake too.

Close up of a strawberry cheesecake bar topped with fresh strawberries.

How to make Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Yes, there are 3 layers but each one is very simple – especially the blondie and the cheesecake. The whole lot is layered in an 8×8 inch square baking tin and baked, then you’ll need to be patient while they cool and set in the fridge for a few hours before slicing into them.

A collage of 4 images showing how to make the strawberry cheesecake bars.

Detailed quantities and instructions in the recipe card below.

Start by making the strawberry topping, then set it aside. You can substitute this for store-bought strawberry pie filling if you like but my preference is always to make things from scratch. It can be made with fresh or frozen berries.

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients for the blondie in one bowl, then the wet in another. Combine them together and mix it all together.
  2. Spread it out into the base of square baking pan or baking dish, pressing it down with a spoon or rubber spatula to level.
  1. The cheesecake ingredients all get mixed together in one bowl with an electric mixer, then spread over the top of the blondie mix.
  2. Top that with the thick strawberry sauce and a little of the blondie mix then bake it for around 50 minutes.

That’s all there is to it. The cheesecake will have a slight wobble but it will set fully in the fridge.

Feel free to change to a different type of berry or even mixed berries too.

A strawberry cheesecake bar with a bite taken out of it.


These are best eaten as fresh as possible. They’ll keep for 2-3 days but the strawberry topping may start to seep into the cheesecake layer. Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

These strawberry cheesecake bars freeze well too. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

So I’m off to finish off the last of my Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, with my hands of course, since no one’s looking. I recommend you make some soon.

Top down view of squares of strawberry cheesecake bars.

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A batch of strawberry topped cheesecake bars cut into squares.
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A blondie base, soft and tangy cheesecake centre and fresh, vibrant strawberry topping make these Strawberry Cheesecake Bars the perfect sunny day treat. Loaded with strawberry flavour, these will have everyone coming back for more.



  • 3 cups quartered strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar (50g / 1.8oz)
  • 2 teaspoons corn flour (US cornstarch)
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • cup  plain flour (all-purpose flour) (130g / 4.5oz)
  • ¼ teaspoon  baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon  salt
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup  unsalted butter melted (57g / ½ stick)
  • teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • large egg, room temperature


  • 250  cream cheese, softened (9oz)
  • ¼  cup  sugar
  • large egg
  • teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • ¼  cup  sour cream
  • Zest of one lemon
  • A few fresh strawberries for topping, chopped

For best results, always weigh ingredients where a weight is provided


  • Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan) / 350F. Line an 8×8 inch square baking tin with baking paper


  • Place the strawberries, lemon juice, zest and sugar into a heavy based saucepan over low heat. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, for around 15 minutes until the strawberries are soft and the juice has thickened slightly.
  • Mix the corn flour with 2 tablespoons of water, then mix it in to the strawberries while whisking. Cook for a further 2 minutes at a simmer while it thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely..


  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and both sugars in a large bowl and mix well until there are no lumps left.
  • Add the melted butter, egg and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  • Reserve quarter cup of the mixture and spread the rest into the bottom of the prepared pan.


  • In a medium bowl, using a handheld beater, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and beat until fully combined. Add the vanilla and sour cream and stir through with a spatula.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture over the blondie and level out.
  • Pour the strawberry topping over the cheesecake then scatter over the remaining blondie mix.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes until nicely golden on top and it looks a bit wobbly in the centre when you shake it.
  • Let it cool in the tin for ½ an hour before placing in the fridge to set for 2 hours.
  • Use the baking paper to lift it out of the tin, cut into 9 squares and scatter over the chopped fresh strawberries.
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  1. If you don’t want to make a blondie base, this recipe works well with a cookie base too. For instance, a graham cracker crust or other cookies/biscuits you like. Blend 200g /7oz of your cookies of choice to crumbs in a food processor. Add ½ cup/113g /4oz of melted butter and ½ teaspoon of salt and mix well, then press the mixture into the base.
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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving (156 g)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 644IU13%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.