Lemon Cheesecake

It has been a long time since I made a cheesecake so I was excited to try a new recipe after a request from my colleague for his birthday. Cheesecake may seem odd for a birthday cake but what is odd is that he does not like cake…. I cannot complain it gave me the chance to try something new, here is my Lemon Cheesecake recipe;


  • 400g of Chocolate Digestives
  • 75g of Butter
  • 600g of Cream Cheese
  • 4 heaped tbsp of Icing Sugar
  • Zest of 2 Lemons
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
Lemon Cheesecake
Lemon Cheesecake


  1. Ground the chocolate digestives until fine
  2. Melt the butter and allow to cool slightly
  3. Mix the butter and ground biscuits into a bowl and squeeze together with the back of a wooden spoon
  4. Tip into your spring form tin (mine is 26cm but slightly bigger or smaller is OK too)
  5. Push down gently in a flat even surface
  6. Mix the cream cheese and icing sugar together gently (this does not take long)
  7. Add the lemon juice and zest and combine thoroughly
  8. Add the cream cheese dollop by dollop into the chocolate, continually stirring until you get an evenly coloured mixture
  9. Poor on top of the biscuit base then smooth and flatten
  10. Chill for 1 hour before serving

I can safely say that the Lemon Cheesecake went down very well with my colleagues and was extremely delicious. If you are going to make this recipe, I would stick to this amount of lemon as it was just right and took a long time to get there. I would not add more as it may tip over to the bitter side. I really enjoyed it and it was actually really light and refreshing, I think it would be the perfect dessert for a warm Summer’s evening.


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