Cheesecake - Lemon

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by reya doucette

The richly decadent sweet and tart of Key Limes in a creamy mouth watering cheesecake. Forget the pie, grab this instead!! Source: S. Chokel

Top Review by mianbao

This makes a rather nice, quite firm cheesecake. The name and ingredient list don't match. I used lime juice in the amount specified, and also about 1/2 teaspoon lime zest in place of the vanilla. I think I would still like more lime flavor, though there will be no difficulty getting this cake eaten. I used my new convection oven, so had a bit of trouble (unrelated to the recipe) adjusting the temperature and baking time. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. I think almost any citrus fruit, certainly lemon or lime, plus more zest would be appropriate in this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  2. Combine crumbs, butter and 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar in a bowl. Stir well to coat all crumbs.
  3. Press the crumbs onto the bottom of an 8" springform pan.
  4. Bake crust for 5 minutes and set aside.
  5. In large deep mixing bowl combine cream cheese, 1 cup (225 ml) sugar and the vanilla; beat until smooth.
  6. Add key lime juice and beaten eggs and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.
  7. Pour filling onto baked crust.
  8. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes.
  9. If top turns light brown, it's done.
  10. Remove from the oven and cut cake loose where it is attached to sides of pan and cool until it reaches room temperature.
  11. Place in the fridgerator to chill.
  12. When chilled, remove the springform pan sides and cut.
  13. Serve with sweetened whipped cream and the lime strips is used.

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