Baked raspberry & lemon cheesecake

Baked raspberry & lemon cheesecake

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Cooking time

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

Skill level



Serves 8

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

Nutrition and extra info

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  • 200g digestive biscuits
  • 75g butter, melted
  • 600g full-fat soft cheese
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 150g tub natural yogurt
  • 3 medium eggs
  • finely grated zest 2 lemons, juice of 1
  • 50g plain flour
  • 200g raspberries
  • icing sugar, to decorate

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  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 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.

Recipe from, January 2012

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myddlewoman's picture
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This is a good recipe unless you have an Aga or Everhot as the oven stays on so you have to transfer it to a cooler oven rather than leaving it in the oven after the initial one hour cooking time.

MattSwain's picture
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Made this yesterday, my first attempt at a baked cheesecake, followed the recipe and don't understand the problems that others have had saying it's runny and undercooked. Cooked for 45 mins at 100 degrees, left it in the oven for probably a couple of hours until completely cool, chilled in the fridge overnight and had a lovely zingy cheesecake that I'll definitely make again.

hurra03's picture

I should have read the comments first - it's been in for 1hr so far and only about 1" has set around the outside (fan oven). this will never set, and not entirely sure cooking eggs at such a low temperature is healthy.

ail4978's picture

Was this a fan oven?

safariqueen's picture

This is an excellent cheesecake recipe, easy, quick and delicious! Not too zesty, not runny, and the contrast of light lemon with the raspberry is perfect. I baked it at 180 rather than 100 degrees, due to the comments about it not setting well, but it was solid and cut easily and the crust and profile looks exactly like the photo. Use a thick Greek yogurt, and a solid soft cream cheese, and the flour as specified and my guests thought it was marvellous

shonypops's picture

After reading the comments I turned up the temperature a bit (140 fan), baked it for 1 hour and followed the rest of the instructions to a T. I think I had the oven too hot as it did end up with quite a nasty split... However, once covered with raspberries you couldn't tell :) tasted amazing and everyone loved it! Will definitely make this again and lower the temperature down a little!

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
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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
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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!!