Luscious lemon baked cheesecake

Luscious lemon baked cheesecake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 10 slices

A simple but very impressive pud, light enough to have a slice to finish a big meal

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen baked but undecorated
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
705
protein
7g
carbs
43g
fat
57g
saturates
34g
fibre
0g
sugar
25g
salt
1.08g

Ingredients

  • 225g digestive biscuits
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 600g soft cheese
  • 2 eggs, plus 2 yolks
  • zest 3 lemons, juice of 1
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 175g caster sugar

For the topping

  • ½ a 284ml pot soured cream
  • 3 tbsp lemon curd
  • handful raspberries, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the bottom of a 23cm springform tin with greaseproof paper. Tip the biscuits and melted butter into a food processor, then blitz to make fine crumbs. Press into the tin and chill.
  2. Whisk all the other ingredients in a large bowl until completely combined, pour into the tin, then bake for 35-40 mins until the cheesecake has a uniform wobble.
  3. Turn off the oven and leave the cake inside until cool. When it is completely cooled, remove from the tin and top with soured cream. Swirl lemon curd over the top and decorate with raspberries, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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whellad's picture

I made this last weekend. A truly uncscious dessert. I used cornflour instead of normal flour - it makes it smoother I find.
I also used the zest and juice of 4 lemons and the zing was perfect.
Didn't bother with the cream topping, just put a layer of lemon curd over the whole top.
It was a roaring success, and will be made again for certain.

kcroft1's picture
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I made this for friends, they loved it. Wasn't sure about putting soured cream on top but did it anyway it was delicious.

freya99's picture

Best cheesecake recipe ever. Turns out perfect everytime. Son doesnt like sour cream, so I leave off the topping, and stir lemon curd into creme fraiche so serve as a sauce on the side.

mcquaid's picture
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This is a gorgeous dessert! Everyone loves it even those who "don't do dessert" (!) or say they don't like cheesecake. They always try a little slice and come back for seconds. Its also really easy so I have often made it for large family gatherings when I want to make two puds to give people a choice as it can be made ahead of time. It travels really well too if you leave it in the tin and take the toppings separately. If you have trouble swirling the lemon curd try putting it in a bowl and beating it with a fork before dotting it over and swirling it around.

glennie9's picture
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This chesecake was a SHOW STOPPER I made it for Easter lunch and again on christmas day. Deff one of our family favourites.

arhg85's picture
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Good thing I read all the comments before making the cheesecake. I will add more zest and juice, but it sounds easy enough! I will be making it tomorrow for a quiet New Year's dinner with the boyfriend :)

janfoweraker's picture
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I have made this as per recipe but decided to swap digestive biscuits for ginger, goes really well with the lemon flavour. This one's for the freezer for christmas.

lydiasimmons's picture

I made this for dessert at my mums house but everyone was too impatient to wait for it to cool in the oven so we had to eat it warm *sigh* We thought it was plenty lemony enough with just the zest of 3 lemons. I never got to try it cold as my sister stole it all and took it home with her :-( but from what I got to taste it was the best cheesecake I've made (I've made three others from this site previously). Will definitely make again, but a day or two ahead next time!

jw220406's picture
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This is really yummy, used low fat fromage frais, and only 1 lemon zest, juice of 2 lemons, did not do the topping (keeps down calories). Very light and melt in the mouth. I was glad I stood it on a baking tray as the butter melted out of the biscuit base. It took about 55 mins. Will def do again

emmacoady's picture

I made this a family bbq and the whole lot disappeared very quickly. very simple and doesnt require a lot of effort. I only used one whole egg, plus an extra yolk and it was sufficient as I used large eggs. Will definately use this recipe again!

mossyshuggs's picture
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This is definitely the nicest cheesecake I've made, and quite quick to put together, too. The kind of thing that turns a chat over coffee into an occasion.

ilovefood2010's picture
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Very easy to make! My husband and I just can't stop eating it. (Forgot to look at how many servings it makes!) I actually put the rind and juice of two lemons in the cake. I can understand the comments left saying it wasn't lemony enough, but the lemon curd on top really does complement the overall flavour. Rather the having a cheesecake that is all lemon, the diiferent layers gives it different flavous, textures and sweetness' of lemon. We loved it!! It tasted even better the next day when it had chilled for longer in the fridge.

dutes8080's picture
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Good desert, no problems making this although the top cracked in spite of being left in the oven to cool slowly. Decorated with mixed berries on top of the sour cream and lemon curd. One tip with the curd, I zapped it in a small pot in the microwave to make it a little runny which helped with the "swirling" through the sour cream. After resting in the fridge for ten minutes it regained its normal taste and characteristics.

kierasmom's picture
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I didn't have digestive biscuits so used ginger snaps, was lovely. I also added an extra lemon's zest to make it a little more lemony.
I also made it a day in advance, as baked cheesecakes always tend to get better after a day in the fridge. And it made life easier because it was ready and I didn't have to worry about it on the day of the party.
It was a HUGE success from the youngest to the oldest person loved it. Will be saving this as a favourite and will definitely make it again.

paula22springfarm's picture
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Really easy to make although I was worried it hadn't cooked enough and ended up leaving it in too long so that the outside was a bit brown. I cut it into 16 and most of it is now in the freezer so I hope the topping is reasonably edible when we get the slices out again.
A fine cheesecake

nasusg's picture
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I have tried this delicious cheesecke several times.Once i added fresh blueberries and yesterday i made it as a desert for easter lunch.This time i added the juice of 2 lemons instead of 1 and i baked it in a 28cm cake tin.You wll need more biscuits for the base.

lancreations's picture
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I love this recipe as does everyone that has tasted it, everytime I've made it. So easy. I have used different toppings every time.
Did'nt have enough mascopone one time, so I used a bit of fresh cream to make it up. Turned out devine. Will always make this one.

cazmoss24's picture
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Made this when all the family came for Sunday Lunch. Easy 10 portions. Fresh tasting and not too heavy after a roast dinner. Very easy to make. Will try again.

frankycars's picture

this was so easy and delicious. we definately got more than 10 slices out of it,nearer 15! great dessert for dinners with big groups.

spadbury's picture

I used the zest of four lemons and the juice of 2 and half lemons. I also added some of the lemon curd to the soured cream, as well as drizzling it on top! Furthermore, i used ginger snap biscuits instead of digestives! It was amazing!!

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