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Gulab Jamun Cheesecake on gold plate

Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

No Bake Gulab Jamun Cheesecake with Cardamom and Saffron

Course Baking/Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Gulab Jamun, Indian Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Fridge 5 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 546 kcal
Author Safira


Saffron Cream

  • 6 - 8 Saffron Strands
  • 250 ml Double Cream
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder


  • 200 g Ginger Nut Biscuits
  • 75 g Butter Melted
  • 1 tbsp Gulab Jamun Syrup Or add 1 tbsp more of Butter

Complete Cheesecake

  • 750 g Cream Cheese I use Philadelphia Full Fat
  • 50 ml Sour Cream
  • 100 g Icing Sugar


  • 6 Gulab Jamun
  • 1 tsp Dried Rose Petals


Saffron Cream

  1. Break and heat the Saffron in a dry pan and add to the Double Cream along with the Cardamom Powder.


  1. Add Gingernuts to a ziplock bag and bash with a rolling pin to form fine crumbs. You can use a food processor instead if you prefer.

  2. Combine the ginger nuts, melted butter and gulab jamun syrup in a large bowl and mix till completely mixed through.

  3. Press into the base of a 20cm springform tin and place into the freezer.

Complete Cheesecake

  1. Add the cream cheese, sour cream and icing sugar to a bowl and mix using a hand blender till combined.

  2. Stir in the saffron double cream.

  3. Spread mixture over the frozen base. 

  4. Leave to set in the fridge for 5 - 6 hours.

  5. Top with Gulab Jamun and rose petals and serve!

Recipe Notes

Tips to make the best Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

  • Heating the Saffron and infusing into cream brings out the flavour.
  • This cheesecake can be frozen for up to 3 months and keeps well in the fridge for 3 days.
  • You can replace the cream cheese with Mascarpone
  • Use full fat cream cheese in this recipe. The lighter versions don't set as well.
Nutrition Facts
Gulab Jamun Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 413mg18%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1611IU32%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.