Saturday, 31 January 2015

Mary Berry Lemon Cheesecake

Last week I had a craving for cheesecake. A lemon cheesecake to be precise. I remember watching Mary Berry demonstrate this cheesecake so I decided to look up the recipe. It's a really simple no bake recipe which took all of 10 minutes to put together. The longest wait is for the cheesecake to firm up and we were too impatient so it was still a little soft when we first tried it. It firmed up nicely in the fridge for the next day. I used Hobnobs for the base instead of ginger biscuits as I'm not a fan of ginger and used different berries to decorate. The result was divine. It's a really creamy, rich, lemony cheesecake and I loved the crunch of the hobnob base. This would be great for a dinner party and will be sure to impress.

 cheesecake base on left, cheese filling on right 

 I just couldn't wait for the cheesecake to set properly so it's a little soft but it tasted divine! 

Recipe is available on Mary Berry online
I made a few minor changes listed below
I used a large cake tin 23cm which resulted in a very flat cheesecake, I'd recommend using a 18cm or less cake tin.

200g hobnob biscuits, crushed
100g butter, melted
500g mascarpone cheese
325g jar luxury lemon curd
Juice of 1 small lemon
Fresh strawberries and blueberries, to decorate
Icing sugar, to dust

  • Place the biscuits in a ziplock bag, seal and bash with a rolling pin.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave.
  • Add the melted butter to the biscuits and mix well.
  • Press firmly into the base of your cake tin making sure not to go up the edges.
  • In a large bowl, mix the mascarpone cheese, lemon curd and lemon juice until smooth.
  • Pour over the biscuit base and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Chill in the fridge for 4 hours but preferably overnight.
  • Decorate with fresh berries and a sprinkling of icing sugar before serving. 


  1. This indeed would be a sure fire hit at a dinner party- Mary has some lovely, classic and most importantly failsafe delicious recipes! Can't wait for celeb Bake Off this month...

    1. I love Mary Berry recipes - never tried one that doesnt work. Can't wait for Celeb Bake Off either!

  2. Cheesecake is a definite favourite of mine. Especially when it is piled high with berries!. Looks delicious.

  3. Yummy! I think my cousin uses the same lemon cheesecake recipe, it's so good! I was surprised to discover that I preferred the flavour of mascarpone to philly cheese in cheesecake. It has a really lovely tang against the lemon.

    1. It's absolutely amazing and I'm sure it's because of the mascarpone cheese.

  4. Woah! I have a new found love for cheesecake over the past year and this looks amazing! So fresh but still so tasty!! xx

    1. It's one of the best no bake cheesecakes I've eaten and I've eaten a lot of cheesecakes! x

  5. Woah! I have a new found love for cheesecake over the past year and this looks amazing! So fresh but still so tasty!! xx


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