Lemon Cheesecake
This simple no-bake lemon cheesecake is very easy to make and is perfect for all occasions.
  Serves:  12       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
For the base
  • 180 g (6 oz) Digestive biscuits, ginger biscuits, Graham crackers, ...
  • 75 g (2½ oz) melted butter
For the cheesecake
  • 300 g (10 oz) cream cheese
  • 400 g (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 lemons
To decorate
  • 1 lemon
  • Whipped cream
  1. Place the biscuits in a polythene bag and crush them to bits with something heavy.
  2. To make the cheesecake base mixture, place the crushed biscuits in a bowl and mix well with the melted butter.
  3. Grease a 20 cm (8”) loose-bottomed cake tin (or a flan dish) with butter. Pour the base mixture into the tin and press it flat and even. Place in the 'fridge for 30 minutes to set.
  4. Grate 2 of the lemons to get the zest, then cut the lemons in half and squeeze to liberate the juice.
  5. Place the cream cheese and condensed milk in a bowl. Beat well.
  6. Drizzle in the lemon juice while continuing to beat the mixture. It will start to thicken up.
  7. Beat in the lemon zest.
  8. Pour the mixture over the biscuit base and smooth it out. Place in the 'fridge for at least 2 hours to set.
  9. Remove the cake carefully from the cake tin and place on a plate. Decorate using the remaining lemon and the whipped cream. PEGI 18.
Titli's Tips
Any creamy cheese will do. I sometimes like to use mascarpone cheese, but you can use Philly or similar too. Don’t use Cheez Wizz – it’s not cheese!

If you are using low-fat cheese or cream it is a good idea to add a tbsp of flour to help the mixture set. Low-fat products are specially engineered to have the right consistency when you buy them, but mixing them with other things upsets the balance.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 340 17%
Calories from Fat 170
Total Fat 18.9g 29%
Saturated Fat 10.5g 52%
Unsaturated Fat 5.4g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 37.7g 12%
Dietary Fibre 0.5g 2%
Sugars 29.6g
Protein 6.1g 12%
Cholesterol 53.9mgs 17%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.