The Best Baked Cheesecake in the World (No Seriously...!!!)

Total Time
50mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This really is cheesecake for beginners but it is sooo deliciously rich & creamy - you have to try it. I've acquired this recipe from a friend who simply serves this with fresh raspberries which is wonderful but because I'm prone to distraction & browning the top (usually one half rather than the other) I like to make the berry topping given & let it soak in & set before serving. It's amazing. I find myself contemplating any excuse under the sun worthy of making it again & again & again!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cheesecake:.
  2. Preheat oven to 150c. & prepare (grease/line) 9" round cake pan.
  3. Process malt biscuits & butter until finely crumbled (or crush biscuits & mix in butter) & line base of pan.
  4. Using a cake mixer or blender beat cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice & egg until completely smooth (about 5mins should do).
  5. Pour into cake pan.
  6. Bake at 160c for approximately 35mins (I usually check it from 30mins onwards).
  7. The top should be just set, if it is browning too soon reduce heat, if it is splitting on top you should probably take it out!
  8. Cool then refrigerate for no less than 3hrs - it's one of those things that tastes better with age --.
  9. Note: Don't panic if it's cracked or a little brown on top, you can either level it off if you think it'll taint the flavour or cheat like me & pour over the following topping to disguise the slight overdoneness --.
  10. Topping:.
  11. Place juice/water mixture in a saucepan & bring to the boil.
  12. Reduce heat & simmer for approximately 5minutes.
  13. Add cornflour mixture to slightly thicken.
  14. Mix in lemon juice then add berries & stir gently so as not to break up the berries too much.
  15. You can use this mixture now or continue to reduce down if you wish. The last time I made this it was quite jammy (because I'd of course started on the dishes & forgotten that something was on the stove -- ) but it was just as devine as any other time so no worries if you think it's too sloppy!
  16. When you have reached the required consistency pour topping over cheese cake & return to the refrigerator to continue to chill & set.
  17. I usually make this about an hour after the cheesecake has been in the fridge so it has plenty of time to soak through the slightly brownish bits!
  18. If you manage to bake the perfect cream coloured cheesecake (big ups!) you could omit this topping or serve it separately for your adoring fans to pour over their dessert themselves --.
  19. I transport this cheesecake in the baking pan & only remove just prior to serving - it's much cleaner/easier that way & then someone else usually ends up getting stuck with cleaning the pan, mwah haha ha haaa!
  20. Enjoy!
  21. Note: Raspberries can be substituted with any available berry, mixture or pulpy fruit as desired.
  22. Note 2: I made this again on the weekend but had no berries so substituted one of the tablespoons of lemon juice with three tablespoons of lime juice & once I had poured mixture into pan I drizzled some passionfruit & mango dessert topping through it & sprinkled some dessicated coconut over the top of it before baking. I also reduced the cooking temperature to 150c & it turned out perfectly. It was sooo delicious, light & fruity! I really am the cheesecake master mmm -- .
Most Helpful

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absolutely gorgeous! I usually pick recipes that have been rated but I thought it must be good if you're "contemplating any excuse" to make it...so I gave it a go and boy am I glad I did! THANKS for posting this simple and very easy recipe! In my haste to get the ingredients home from the supermarket I forgot to get some frozen berries but I grated chocolate over the top once it was cooked and it turned out great! I cant wait to make it with fruit next time and try other variations. Thanks again :-)