Lovely Lemon Cheesecake is a creamy, sweet, and zesty lemon cream cheese filling on a crispy cookie base. A refreshing, and really easy-to-make No-Bake Dessert. Oh boy! What a great dessert! This recipe is so incredibly easy and doesn't use many ingredients. This lemon cheesecake is a great dessert to make for parties, or if you're going to a potluck, Game Day party, Thanksgiving, Easter, gosh! You can make this for absolutely any occasion.
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Claire is one of our Lovefoodies supporters and is also an excellent baker! She has a small cake business, Clairey's Cakery based in the United Kingdom, and is really making a name for herself with all her beautiful creations.
Here, we have Claire's own cheesecake recipe, and when you check out what Claire has used in this cheesecake you will love it for sure!
Claire has kindly shared her delicious recipe and it really is easy to make, so without further ado, let's see how Claire makes her lovely lemon cheesecake
10 hours chill time is advisable
You will need
7” loose-bottomed cake tin
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190 g or 1 ⅓ cups of digestive biscuits or crushed Grahams Crackers.
100 g or ½ cup sugar
100 g or½ cup butter
Zest of 2 lemons
Juice of 1-2 lemons
200 g or 1 cup caster sugar or regular
200 g or 1 x 8 oz packet full fat Philadephia / Cream cheese
300 g or 1 ¼ cup double cream / Heavy cream
Lemon curd to drizzle
1. Add melted butter to the crushed biscuits and sugar, mix well so that all of the butter has coated the biscuit. Flatten into the 7” lined tin, and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes or more before adding the topping.
2. For the filling, whip cream, add cream cheese, zest, and sugar and slowly add the lemon juice (I usually add ¾ of the sugar quantity and the juice of 1 lemon first) whilst mixing slowly, taste and add more juice/sugar according to your individual tastes.
3. Transfer the filling to the cake tin spread evenly then drizzle lemon curd on the top in any way you like, refrigerate for at least 10 hours….then enjoy
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Lovely Lemon Cheesecake
Lovely Lemon Cheesecake is a creamy, sweet and zesty lemon cream cheese filling on a crispy cookie base. A refreshing, and really easy to make No-Bake Dessert
- 1 ⅓ cups or 190 g of digestive biscuits or crushed Grahams Crackers.
- ½ cup or 100 g sugar
- ½ cup or 100 g butter
- Zest of 2 lemons
- Juice of 1-2 lemons
- 1 cup or 200 g caster sugar or regular
- 8 oz or 200 g packet full-fat Philadephia / Cream cheese
- 1 ¼ cup or 300 g double cream / Heavy cream
- Lemon curd to drizzle
- Add melted butter to the crushed biscuits and sugar, mix well so that all of the butter has coated the biscuit. Flatten into the 7” lined tin, and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes or more before adding topping.
- For the filling, whip cream, add cream cheese, zest and sugar and slowly add the lemon juice (I usually add ¾ of the sugar quantity and the juice of 1 lemon first) whilst mixing slowly, taste and add more juice/sugar according to your individual tastes.
- Transfer filling to the cake tin, spread evenly then drizzle lemon curd on the top in any way you like, refrigerate for at least 10 hours….then enjoy
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 713Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 321mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 2gSugar: 67gProtein: 6g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate
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Can I use the cream cheese that is spreadable for these cheesecakes please.
Hi Eileen, the cream cheese used in this recipe is the spreadable type, for example, the Philadelphia cream cheese. Hope that helps!
Was looking for a really tangy cheesecake recipe and this one was perfect. Everyone they tasted it thought it was delicious and I’ve made it a few times now. Would really recommend to anyone. The ingredients are easy to buy and most of them were in my fridge before making the cheesecake which was a bonus.
I made this for Christmas Day and what a delicious treat it was,will be making this again it’s so yummy thanks for posting the recipes,
What sets the cheesecake no gelatin or eggs
Hi Caroline, the cream cheese will set the cake once it is refrigerated. It firms up nicely!
I made this and it’s delicious but I think I did something wrong. Mine di d not get firm like a cheesecake normally is. Any idea what happened?
do you just get shop bought lemon curd? or did u show us how to make it?
Hi Ali, you can use shop or homemade. The recipe to make it is very easy, (and delicious too!). Please take a look here for our recipe. https://lovefoodies.com/homemade-lemon-curd.html
It looks divine!
Thank you Vicki! Please enjoy!
please explain how to use the lemon is it the cheese cake or just a topping??????
Please take a look at step 2 of the instructions, there it will tell you when you need to add the zest and lemon juice. I wrote a typing error saying it was the topping when it should read ‘filling’ which I’ve corrected now!
where’s the lemon?
Thanks I love cheese cake and have a great recipe like this but never thought of adding lemon – I love lemon with my vodka and tonics … why not with my cheese cake and coffee right? Thanks for the fix I’ll try this with my recipe … sounds yummy can’t wait….
Thanks Peter. The lemon addition is very refreshing so I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!