When life gives you lemons…bake lemon cheesecake

A light lemon cheesecake is perfect for summer time – this one is a big hit with all the family!

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  • 150g gluten free digestive biscuits
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 600g cream cheese
  • 150g sugar
  • juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 3 eggs

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  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Crush biscuits – I did this my putting them in a plastic food bag and bashing them with a rolling pin!
  • Melt the butter.
  • Mix the biscuit crumbs, cinnamon and melted butter, and press evenly and firmly into a springform tin (my tin was 30cm – keep in mind that the smaller the tin, the thicker the layers of the cake).
  • Bake for 5 min, remove from oven and leave to cool. Do NOT remove from tin!
  • Reduce oven temperature to 150°C.
  • In another bowl, whip the cream cheese until smooth, then mix in the sugar, lemon juice, zest and eggs until there are no lumps.
  • Pour the cheese mixture in to the tin on top of the biscuit base.
  • Bake cake for 40 mins or until the centre of the cake is no longer runny.
  • Switch off the oven but leave the cake inside for another 20 minutes.
  • Leave cake to cool completely before serving.

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What’s your favourite thing to bake in summer?

7 Comments on When life gives you lemons…bake lemon cheesecake

  1. Joanna
    1 August 2019 at 8:20 am (1 year ago)

    That looks yummy, I wouldn’t have thought of adding cinnamon

  2. Sabina Green
    5 August 2019 at 6:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh yummy, you have just inspired me to make a cheesecake. Looks delicious.

  3. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    5 August 2019 at 7:27 pm (1 year ago)

    Cheesecake is one of my favourites. This one looks delicious.

  4. Hayley McLean
    5 August 2019 at 10:22 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh this sounds delicious!!! I am definitely going to be trying this

  5. Kat | Kitty & B
    8 August 2019 at 10:41 am (1 year ago)

    My parents brought me some lemons from Spain. Been looking for some recipes, so this is great timing!

    Kat x

  6. katie
    8 August 2019 at 3:18 pm (1 year ago)

    Lemon in anything and I’m sold, this looks especially delicious!

    Katie xoxo


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