Baked raspberry & lemon cheesecake

Baked raspberry & lemon cheesecake

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 45 mins Plus overnight chilling


Serves 8

A rich and creamy baked cheesecake that makes a great dinner party dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal611
  • fat38.8g
  • saturates23.4g
  • carbs53.6g
  • sugars37.2g
  • fibre1.4g
  • protein11.3g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 200g digestive biscuit
  • 75g butter, melted



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 600g full-fat soft cheese
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 150g tub natural yogurt
  • 3 medium egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • finely grated zest 2 lemons, juice of 1



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 50g plain flour
  • 200g raspberry



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • icing sugar, to decorate


  1. Heat oven to 120C/100C fan/gas and line the base of a 20cm round springform tin with greaseproof paper. Crush the biscuits in a food processor or in a food bag using a rolling pin. Tip into a bowl with the melted butter and mix well. Push the biscuits into an even layer into the base of the cake tin and chill until needed.

  2. In a separate bowl use an electric whisk to beat the soft cheese with the sugar. Next beat in the yoghurt then the eggs one at a time. Finally beat in the lemon zest, lemon juice and flour. Fold through two thirds of the raspberries crushing them very slightly so they start to bleed into the mix then tip the mix on top of the biscuit base and smooth over the top. Bake for 45 mins to an hour, then turn off the oven, leave the cake inside for another hour then cool at room temperature. Chill overnight. To serve, remove from tin, scatter with remaining raspberries and dust heavily with icing sugar.

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Comments (68)

Ahmee's picture

Hi All, This recipe can be saved! I followed the instructions and mine came out with more than a wobble :( it was only then did I look at the comments below... needless to say I put my cake (of cheese) back in for a further 20 minutes at 190c (without leaving it for a hour) and it has turned out perfect :) I think if you follow the instructions at 180c (non fan) for the same amount of time e.g. 45 minutes it will turn out wonderfully. Happy baking people!

daniel tosaba's picture

Unfortunately it's a complete waste that I had to throw away. Just as Harris mentioned it didn't set at all and beside being mushy it was too zesty as well.
An expensive waste!

Dr Harris's picture

I made this the other day and it looked ok but when I came to serve it it had not set and I had to throw it away. I have made cheesecakes before and not sure what went wrong with this. An expensive waste!!

l'enfant terrible's picture

Fantastic recipe with a fantastic outcome! I followed this to a T and the result was a delicious cake which everybody commented on. Unlike some of the comments, my cake wasn't runny at all and worked out a treat!
Can highly recommend this one and will definitely make it again.

marywoolliams's picture

Just made this before reading all your comments! I too felt it wasn't sufficiently cooked after 45 minutes so kept it in the oven longer and turned up the temperature a bit!! I probably then overcooked it but at least it wasn't liquid when I cut into it the next day... It was a bit cracked on top after a few hours in the fridge - probably due to my overcooking it a bit. But a compote of summer fruits on top hid all the imperfections and nobody could tell!! It was Delicious!

Leighfraser_x's picture

Just tried my first slice of this cheesecake I made and I must say it was delicious! Yes I agree, maybe the cooking time is slightly off as when I took mine out of the oven it was still very liquidy but I carried on following the instructions and left it out for a few hours then in to the fridge for 24 hours and it set perfectly. Definitely a must to try!

Chrisjenkins1's picture

I've just cut into this after chilling out and it's come out good. Follow instructions exactly. It seems quite like a liquid when you put it in the oven but it comes out ok and chilling overnight does well to set it. My biscuit base is really thin compared to the picture though. It is very rich so I'd suggest a small slice at a time maybe with Ice cream

Alijh21's picture

This was my second attempt at this recipe and unfortunately it was another disaster despite cooking, resting and chilling for longer than the instructions state. Not sure what the problem is but for the second time upon cutting into this dessert I end up with what can only be described as cheesecake soup. Neither of my efforts looked anything like the fabulous picture above. So disappointing as the taste is good. If you have achieved a firm cheesecake following this recipe, well done - I am very jealous!

Ralph1708's picture

I followed this recipe down to a T and it turned out perfectly. No soggy bottom or anything! I did cook it for an extra 15 minutes and used gas mark 1!

Mishritchie's picture

Hi I made this; then saw all the comments. Left it in the oven for a while longer and chilled over night. IT WAS A DISASTER! It tasted good, but I had to pour it on to my guests plates!!! I am lucky that they are so nice and they have such low standards! It was a big disappointment.

SiNZ's picture

After reading comments, I baked at 160 degrees for one hour. I modified the recipe slightly - used half ginger biscuits/half digestives, doubled biscuit content as my tin was a bit bigger and I like a thicker base, used fresh blueberries and some frozen raspberries due to seasonal availability. Topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries, which helped hide a couple of cracks in top. It was fantastic. A huge hit with my dinner party.

treezieweezie's picture

Very quick & easy. Great result. Cooked for slightly longer and top cracked a bit, but easily hidden by topping with lots of raspberries. Added a strawberry & black pepper coulis & all tasted gorgeous. Just follow the recipe & you'll have no problems.

Peri_Peri's picture

After reading the comments I decided to make few alterations to the recipe (bold move from a cheesecake virgin, I know):

+ used 24 cm springform tin, it was barely big enough for the filling (luckily I don't own smaller one!)

+ added 1 tsp of ginger to the base
+ used only 50 grams of butter for the base
+ used appr. 200 grams of fresh strawberries, cut to bite size

+ baked in 150 C
+ let it cool in room temperature from afternoon to late evening
+ spent another 24 hours in the fridge

No leakage, base is not soggy and the cake is firm. Tastes nice too. You could use more berries to the filling though.

Maria Santiago's picture

I wish I had looked at reviews before I made this cheesecake!! Llike Raymondolini & Caroline Edwards I ended up with a very SOGGY biscuit base. I followed the instructions exactly. In my opinion there was obviously too much moisture leaching from the topping. A waste of time and money. Have never had a biscuit base go soggy before. Back to the kitchen for whoever created this one!!

Caroline Edwards's picture

First time using this site for a recipe. What a waste if time and money this was. Dinner for 6 today, so thaught is make my own dessert. This cheesecake recipe is obviously not correct. Far too soggy and once I toon the tin off it started to collapse .i even tried to freeze it for an hour before service thinking it would help. No way. My cheesecake has now been the major joke of the day ( good job I have a sense if humour)
Feel really let down that I spent a lot of money and time to make this and it was a disaster and really did follow the method correctly.
My thaught.... You have your temperature and cooking time sooooo wrong !!!!

pujarekha's picture

If you've tried making this for an event on the same day then no wonder it didn't work. It needs to be made one day, left to cool, then refrigerated and chilled overnight to be ready for the next evening. Cheesecakes - particularly baked ones - take time and preparation; you can't blame the recipe if you've not read it properly.

madtysoe's picture

I've made this cheesecake a number of times and a fool-proof recipe, thanks. I use half and half full-fat to reduced-fat soft cheese, low fat yoghurt and less sugar - but it still works and tastes fabulous.
I've also used crushed ginger biscuits or plain chocolate digestives for the base - both work well and give that extra little something.

Julia Mary's picture

I made this cheesecake for my guests on New Year's Eve. It was absolutely fabulous, very rich and indulgent - everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Just follow the recipe to the letter and chill in fridge overnight or longer and you won't be disappointed!

clairecarr's picture

I have made this cheesecake twice now, the second time being last night for New Year's Eve. I followed the recipe exactly apart from cooking it for 10 mins longer. It is delicious and all my guests thought so too. I had no fat leaking out of the tin or any of the other problems stated in the previous comments???!!! Definitely one I will make over and over again!! I give it 5 stars

clarematildasophie's picture

A great cheesecake! Followed the recipe exactly (although gave it an extra 15 mins in oven) with slight trepidation and it did leak but mindful of other comments I baked it and kept it on a baking tray to collect any leaks... The result was a very light, delicious cheesecake that was loved by everyone. Will make it again for more guests in a few weeks!


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