Luscious lemon baked cheesecake

Luscious lemon baked cheesecake

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(105 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins Plus chilling


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

  • Can be frozen baked but undecorated

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal705
  • fat57g
  • saturates34g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre0g
  • protein7g
  • salt1.08g
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  • 225g digestive biscuit
  • 100g butter, melted



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

  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 600g soft cheese
  • 2 eggs, plus 2 yolks



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

  • zest 3 lemons, juice of 1



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

  • 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)



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


  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.

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jayne b
25th Aug, 2016
This cheesecake is truly delish, made twice now i don't bother withe the topping, it's quick and easy to put together, my hubby said he will never eat one from a shop again, this is just to nice not to make.
20th Jun, 2016
Excellent recipe. I made this cheesecake for a family party and followed the recipe exactly apart from an extra 5 minutes baking time. No problems at all and it tasted and looked absolutely great. I'm sure this is a dessert I will make regularly.
26th Apr, 2016
it looks really gooooood
25th Sep, 2015
Very nice chesecake,with a subtle flavour of lemon ( it doesn't taste acidic like some other lemon cake). It's very easy to make and looks impressive, especially if you pipe some whipped cream on top instead of the sour cream but it's not very light on the stomach so you'll want to cut small slices. I'm not sure 100g is quite right since half of it dripped out of the tin when in the oven ( luckily I had placed a tray on the bottom shelf just in case.).
1st Sep, 2015
Sooooo good...sour cream was still quite runny...added frosting sugar. Was perfect. Delicious!!
21st Jun, 2015
Very easy to make and really delicious.
24th Apr, 2015
This is my first trial to make cheesecake. I am sorry I m not sure if all 100g melted butter is used to mix with 225g digestive biscuits. Would anyone please help me?
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Karin V
18th Jul, 2015
Yes, mix all the butter with the biscuits. You're gonna get a crummy mix which you press into the bottom of a springform covering it all.
13th Apr, 2015
I have made quite a lot of cheesecakes over the years and this one is one I would go back to time and again. Reliable result and delicious. One of my favourites.
24th Feb, 2015
. I have made this twice and can honestly say it is so easy, quick and really delicious. The first one turned out just perfect but I omitted the topping as it was a trial tasting for OH and myself. I portioned and froze the remainder and the cheesecake cake suffered no ill effects on defrosting up to 4 months later. Unfortunately the second one (made for a large birthday party) developed 3 large cracks across the top as it cooled. I was a bit peeved at that but happily once the topping went on it wasn't noticeable, even when sliced. No left overs so guess you could say it went down well.I certainly received some positive feed back and recipe requests Although the recipe says 10 ptns I managed to get 20 out of mine. Well there were some other desserts on offer too. A recipe I shall be using a lot, thank you.


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