This Ladyfinger Cheesecake recipe takes cheesecake in a new direction…

We line a cake mold with European-style ladyfinger biscuits from the grocery store and fill it with a smooth cheesecake filling. The end result is ambrosia at first bite. It’s equally good as comfort food at home as it is for entertaining.

We chose cherry filling for this recipe, but you can easily substitute your preferred flavor. The recipe is surprisingly easy to make as there is no baking required…

Watch our video tutorial to see how to make it:

3.67 from 6 votes

Ladyfinger Cheesecake Charlotte

A cherry cheesecake dessert with a ladyfinger crust
Prep Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 1/2 lb ladyfingers
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 can cherry pie filling


  • In a springform pan, line with ladyfingers along bottom and sides.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks and gently fold into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Spread half the cream mixture onto the ladyfingers. Then spread half the cherry filling. Add a layer of ladyfingers on top of and repeat. Top with remaining pie filling.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve chilled


-Ladyfingers are available online or in larger grocery stores.
-A 9-inch springform pan such as this one is recommended for ease of unmolding.


Calories: 434kcal, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 262mg, Sodium: 165mg, Potassium: 80mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 800IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 2mg
Author: Cindy
Did you make this recipe? Leave a comment below! Don't forget to follow us on YouTube and Instagram!