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Basic creamy cheesecake recipe

Basic creamy cheesecake recipe

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  • Cheesecake
  • Lemon cheesecake

This basic cheesecake is creamier than most cheesecake recipes, and very simple to prepare. The lemon zest just lightens the flavour, without bringing a tart lemon flavour to the cheesecake.

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IngredientsServes: 12

  • 1 (23cm) prepared digestive biscuit base
  • 450g cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:8hr chilling › Ready in:8hr40min

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Beat softened cream cheese slightly. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest. Beat until light and fluffy. Pour mixture over base.
  3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 until firm, about 25 minutes. Let cheesecake cool then top with your favourite fruit compote or filling, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.

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Reviews in English (226)

can I use cottage cheese instead of cream cheese..-14 Feb 2013

Altered ingredient amounts.instead of cream cheese i use strained natural/greek yoghurt. Strain it overnight and throw away the wey(juice).-30 Jul 2010

Very easy and quick, I added lemon juice and lemon curd it was lovely-04 May 2011

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