Baked Lemon Cheesecake


Digestive biscuits – 250g
Butter (melted) – 100g

Cream cheese – 600g
Sugar – 150g
Eggs – 3
Sour cream – 300ml
Vanilla extract – 1tsp
Lemon zest – 1/2 lemon
Lemon juice – 2tsp


Crush the biscuits by placing in a plastic bag and bashing with a rolling pin. Mix with melted butter. Press this mixture into the base of a 23cm springform tin. Wrap the base of the tin in 2 layers of foil to make it watertight.

Preheat over to 140 C Fan. Fill a roasting tray with boiling water and put this into the oven.

Mix cream cheese with sugar. Add the rest of the ingredients. Beat for 3 minutes until the mixure is well mixed.

Spoon mixture into the tin, place tin into the water filled roasting tray in the oven. Bake for 50 mins.

Switch off oven and leave the door slightly ajar with the cheesecake still inside for 2 hours. Once cooled, refrigerate overnight before serving.