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Perfect cheesecake

By jillsymes (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Bake for 30-40mins & chill for at least 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Serves 8
Delightful & perfect cheesecake


  • 225g (8 oz) ginger biscuits or digestive biscuits
  • 75g (3 oz) butter
  • 675g (1.5 lb) cream cheese
  • 175g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • Few drops of vanilla extract

Fruit for the top

  • Fruit for the top


  • STEP 1
    Pre heat the oven to Gas 2 (150c / 300f) - use butter to grease a round 23cm/9 inch loose-bottomed cake tin
  • STEP 2
    Put the biscuits into a freezer bag and beat the hell out of them with a rolling pin (or a food processor!)
  • STEP 3
    Melt the butter in a pan and add the crumbs - mixing well. Tip into the cake tin and push down to an even base with the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge to firm up.
  • STEP 4
    Mix the cream cheese, caster sugar, eggs, lemon rind, vanilla extract & a big squeeze of the lemon juice and mix till smooth (could use a food processor here too!)
  • STEP 5
    Pour the mix onto the biscuit base and bake in the oven for 35-40 mins.
  • STEP 6
    Now switch off the oven - and LEAVE THE CAKE IN THE OVEN to cool down and firm up for at least 2 hours.
  • STEP 7
    Finally decorate with fruit.

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