4 November 2011

Baked Cheesecake

Where did October go? What a fun month, with Halloween and two birthdays it's always busy and I don't get much chance to get in the kitchen. I did make two cakes though - a moist vanilla cake for little chef number two, who doesn't like chocolate cake (or icing either), and a rich creamy baked cheesecake for the biggest cheesecake fan ever, hubby. I'll share the vanilla cake another time though do check out the photo, he is a huge Star Wars fan and I loved being able to put this together for him.

And here's the recipe for the cheesecake.

Baked Cheesecake with Berry Topping

For the base
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 140 grams digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar 
For the filling
  • 900 grams of cream cheese
  • 250 grams caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 200 mls sour cream
For the topping
  • 500 grams frozen berries (I used cherries and strawberries)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
Combine the digestive crumbs, butter and sugar and press firmly into the base of a 20 inch springform tin, bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees celsius (350 degrees fahrenheit) to set.

Beat the cream cheese with the sugar for 5 minutes until cream cheese is soft and sugar incorporated. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add  the lemon juice, sour cream, vanilla essence and flour and beat briefly until combined and creamy.

Pour the filling into the well greased springform tin, and bake at 180 degrees celsius (350 degrees fahrenheit) for 20 - 25 minutes. Check it for wobble'ness (I'm sure that's a real word, I think.) What you're looking for is a cheesecake that is set around the edges and still a little wobbly in the center. Turn the oven off, but leave the cheesecake in the oven until the oven cools.

Pop the berries into a pan, add the sugar, bring it to a low simmer and cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Cool completely and add some cointreau or brandy if you fancy.

Take the cheesecake out of the pan and smother with the berries. YUM!!!!


  1. looks easy and yummy,, will definitely give a try :)

  2. Cooking with Gill6 November 2011 at 09:06

    Hi creating memories, I hope you enjoy it! If there's any leftover :) it freezes really well too.