Recipe: Baked Cheesecake


One of the all time classic New York desserts is a baked vanilla cheesecake. It's a struggle to find one as authentic and good as those from across the pond. But if you want to try to recreate it then here's our version.


  • 250 g nice biscuits
  • 125 g butter, melted
  • 500 g cream cheese
  • 135 g caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, zest & juiced separately
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
Make the base

Step 1

Make The Base

Crush the biscuits into fine crumbs and stir through with the melted butter. Line the bottom of a loose-bottomed baking tin with the crumbs so that it forms a base 1cm thick. Chill the base in the fridge and preheat the oven to 160°C.

Make the cheesecake mixture

Step 2

Make The Cheesecake Mixture

Beat the cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla together in a bowl until smooth. Beat in the flour, then the eggs, one at a time.

Bake and set

Step 3

Bake And Set

Place the biscuit-lined baking tin onto a baking tray before pouring the cheesecake mixture in. Bake for 45 minutes before switching off the oven and leaving the door just ajar so the cheesecake will cool slowly. When the oven is at room temperature then transfer the cheesecake to the fridge.

Make the compote

Step 4

Make The Compote

Put the blueberries, brown sugar and juice from the lemon in a pan. Bring to a simmer for 1 minute then leave to cool.


Step 5


Serve a slice of the cheesecake with a dollop of the blueberry compote. Serves 8



Just made this and it was so light and fluffy yet so simple! Loved it!!


Ever since this recipe came out a few years ago, it's become a tradition to bake it for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries!


Added some fresh blueberries because yes. And those dried rose petals give that amazing smell and subtle flavour also... Amazing. Creamy. Delicious. Lovely. Easy. Quick.


Back to basics. Cheesecake is forever a popular item! Baked this cheesecake with no flour added, and it just melts in my mouth! For absolute cheese lovers!


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