Saturday 30 July 2011

Lemon Cheese cake

Refreshing citrus cheese cake with lemon scent.Creamy smooth filling on a wonderful crunchy ginger biscuit base makes this cheese cake summery and fresh.


For the base:

125grams digestive biscuits
125 grams ginger biscuits
100g butter melted
250g cream cheese (mascarpone)
100g icing sugar
100 ml pot double cream
1/2 teaspoon lemon essence or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest for adding to cream
1 teaspoon lime zest for garnish


Make the base:

1. Butter and line a loose-bottomed cake tin with baking parchment.
2. Put the biscuits in a plastic food bag and crush to make crumbs using a rolling pin.
3. Transfer the crumbs to a bowl, then pour over the melted butter.
4. Mix thoroughly until the crumbs are completely coated. Transfer them into the prepared tin and press firmly down into the base to create an even layer.
5. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour to set firmly.

Make the filling:

6. In a bowl add the cream cheese, the cream, the lemon essenceor the lemon juice , lemon zest and the icing sugar .
7. Whisk thoroughly till its thick, smooth and creamy . Keep aside in fridge until ready to use.
8. Remove the base from the fridge and spoon the cream cheese mixture onto the chilled biscuit base, working from the edges inwards and making sure that there are no air bubbles.
9. Smooth the top of the cheesecake down with the back of a dessert spoon or spatula.
10. Leave to set in the fridge over night.

To serve:

14. Remove cheesecake from fridge and bring the cheesecake to room temperature, about 30 minutes before serving.
15. To un-mould, place the base on top of a can, and then gradually pull the sides of the tin down. Slip the cake onto a serving plate, removing the lining paper and base.
16.Garnish the cheese cake with lime zest.

Serve with Vanilla ice cream or just cream.

You may like:
Chocolate - Vanilla cheesecake


  1. wow super delicious lemon cheese cake !! Looks so yummy !!

  2. Delicious cheese cake! Looks awesome..

  3. Yumm,such a tempting and drool-worthy cake...

  4. Looks divine,delicious lemon cheesecake.

  5. Scrumptious lemon cheese cake, Nayna..Lovely presentation too...

  6. Feel like having some rite now, Irresistible cheesecake.

  7. this is one of my favourite dessert.. nice click.. keep it up

  8. looks scrumptious, the ginger cookies r also a nice touch.

  9. I love citrus flavored cakes and this cheesecake looks wonderful

  10. I like the ginger biscuit base. Nice combination with the lemon cream cheese filling!

  11. I can experience the flavor making its way through my taste buds.... YUM!!!!! That is one Yummy Flavor.. :)


  12. ah !
    how fantastic is thiiiiis ?!

    this sounds like it would of been an AMAZING aroma during its cooking process, yumyum, cant even imagine how refreshing that pie would of been

  13. Spoonlicking cheesecake!!! Gosh...I'm joining you :)

  14. Delicious and creamy cheesecake...

  15. lemon cheesecake?? how refreshing. cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, but yet i've never made one!
    this one looks awesome

  16. For the weekend - copied down the ingredients to buy today!!! Thank you

  17. OMG This has got to be one of my favourite desserts and I have not yet found a single 'shop bought' one that meets the standards of a home made. I am going to attempt this recipe for my birthday next month - well if no one has ever baked me one then I shall have to do it myself!!! I prefer cheese cake to cake any day!

  18. I like that it doesn't use gelatine.

  19. Made this again as it is so lovely!

  20. I love strong tasting desserts & with this you can make it as strong as you like,thank you for another great recipe.

  21. I Love Lemon Cheesecake and this looks Delish!

  22. Very yummy, making my mouth water thinking about tasting it.

  23. Lovely. Similar to one I make but I use ginger biscuits for the base

  24. Yummy, I love lemon cheesecake

  25. I love lemon cheesecake! Probably my favourite summer dessert!

  26. Sounds great with the ginger biscuits


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