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
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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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rionnagan's picture

My first ever baked cheese cake, everyone enjoyed it. It looked fantastic when finished. I will definately be making it again. It tasted even better the day after.

hannieb's picture
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I have made this a few times and it always goes down a storm. It is really very important to leave the cheesecake in the oven until totally cool!

chez-ray's picture
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Absolutely fabulous cheesecake. Easy and quick to make. I added more lemon zest to enhance the lemon flavour. I thought double cream would be a bit too much so I served it with creme fraiche which I thought worked very well. I will certainly make it again.

sperky1971's picture

Made this for dessert round at a friends house ... easy, quick, simple and DELICIOUS!

lizzafezza's picture
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Fab recipe, really quick and easy and the end result was gorgeous. I used the zest of 3 lemons and the juice of 2 after reading some of the comments and it was perfect. I also warmed the lemon curd slightly so that it swirled easily on the top. I was a bit skeptical about the sour cream but I needn't have been. All my guest polished it off. Will defo make again.

psixer's picture
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I substituted a third of the digestive base with ginger bicuits and added the zest of a lime to the filling mix. it tasted fantastic and i'm going out to buy the ingredients to make again.
Wish i had read the bit about freezing as i couldn't eat it all.
Quite rich but well worth it

nickim's picture
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Absolutely delicious, I will definitely be making this one again.

carla12's picture
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yummy! left out sour cream & mixed lemon curd with some lemon juice for topping,nice & tangy

liznaylor5's picture
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I made this for a Mother's Day celebration and it went down very well indeed. I forgot to put the raspberries on the top but it didn't really need them. I served it with some pouring cream or creme fraiche (for those who wanted to pretend to be healthy!!)

Delicious!!

chandleram's picture

Made this last night for a dinner party - just one word really SENSATIONAL.

vanessaross's picture
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This cheesecake was delicious! I used the zest of 5 med/large lemons and one small lime, definitely not lemony enough just using 3. I also used 200g caster sugar and it was perfect. Makes a very large cheesecake would be perfect for a party or large gathering.

josie_gander's picture

I made this as an orange and ginger cheesecake, using crushed ginger nut biscuits instead of digestives, orange juice/rind instead of lemon and topped it with an orange and ginger conserve instead of lemon curd. Delicious!! Following comments on this noticeboard, I used light cream cheese (30% less fat), half fat mascapone and half fat sour cream. As such, it was not overly rich. I also used a lot more juice (rind of three oranges and juice of 2 1/2 oranges). Despite its runnier consistency when going in the oven, it set beautifully and it tasted wonderfully of orange. My guests liked it so much that they took a big slice home with them. Bear in mind...this makes a BIG cheesecake!

kendalwood12's picture
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Made this cheesecake for my mum-in-law's birthday lunch. It went down a storm! It is rich and you only need a small slice but it was delicious. Cooked in the time recommended to perfection. Try it, you'll like it.

felicityhm's picture
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I've made this cheesecake twice and it's delicious. Everyone has loved it and gone for seconds.

I've given it 4 stars as like many people, I think the recipe should call for more lemons (I use the zest of 4 and juice of 2). But adding that amount means the flavour really comes through!

sia_lock's picture
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Yummy, made this for our new years eve party. It disappeared straight away. Definitely making it again!

baldrych's picture

I have a feeling that there always will be a cheesecake made from this recipe residing on the top shelf in my fridge.

mian8910's picture
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Delicious!!!! I also did use more lemons as it was mentioned before, and it was really nice and lemony, but it wasn't too bitter and all! Lovely cheesecake!!

krbcsaunders's picture
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Loved this cheesecake, easy to make and tasted
great. I would add more lemon juice and zest next time. It is a good recipe to feed a crowd. Yum!

roisinh's picture

I think this cheesecake should be renamed to Orgasmic lemon baked cheesecake. I have made this cake about 5 or 6 times and it always impresses. First time I ever had a slice, my friends and I were speechless it was so good. It never is quite as good as that first time, but it's still spectacular. You absolutely MUST make this. Great with boysenberries on top instead of raspberries. I have one cooking away in the oven right now - I'll make any excuse to make one!

pennypitstop's picture

I made this with a gluten free digestive biscuit base and a spoonful of gluten free flour in the mixture as I have coeliac disease. No one else noticed it was GF! I also used low fat cream cheese and half-fat creme fraiche instead of soured cream to try and kid myself it would be lower calories! It was delicious.

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