Cheesecake is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. It’s creamy, tangy and sweet, making it the perfect end to any meal. Baked lemon cheesecake is a variation that combines the richness of a traditional cheesecake with the zesty flavour of fresh lemon, resulting in a dessert that is both indulgent and refreshing.
In this guide, we will take you through every step of the process to ensure that you end up with a perfectly baked lemon cheesecake every time.
- 200g digestive biscuits
- 100g unsalted butter, melted
- 500g cream cheese
- 200g caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- 200ml double cream
- Zest of 2 lemons
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 20cm springform cake tin
- Food processor or rolling pin
- Large mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.
- Crush the digestive biscuits into fine crumbs using a food processor or rolling pin.
- Mix the biscuit crumbs with the melted butter and press the mixture into the base of the springform cake tin.
- Chill the container in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Making the Filling
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and caster sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Add the eggs and yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add the double cream, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla extract, and beat until fully combined.
- Pour the mixture over the biscuit base in the tin and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Place the tin on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until the edges are set, and the centre is still slightly wobbly.
- Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake to cool inside for 1 hour.
- Remove the cheesecake from the oven and run a knife around the edges to loosen it from the tin. Leave to cool completely.
- Once the cheesecake has cooled completely, remove it from the tin and transfer it to a serving plate.
- If desired, serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of lemon zest.
With these simple steps, you can bake a delicious and creamy baked lemon cheesecake that will impress your friends and family. Enjoy!
Baking a lemon cheesecake is a simple and rewarding process. With the right ingredients, equipment and a little bit of patience, you can create a dessert that is both delicious and beautiful. So, why not try it and see how amazing a home-baked lemon cheesecake can be?