New York (Vanilla) Cheesecake

For Ieuan’s birthday this year I decided to make him his favourite dessert as he always says ‘I don’t need a cake’. So here we have my first cheesecake bake!


For the crust

  • 85g butter
  • 140g digestive biscuit
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

For the filling

  • 300g cream cheese – I used Philadelphia
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 1/2 vanilla extract
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 yolk
  • 284ml soured cream

For the top

  • 142ml soured cream
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


For the crust

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius

  • Line a circle cake tin
  • Crush biscuits into crumbs
  • Melt butter
  • Mix together biscuits, melted butter and sugar
  • Spread mixture evenly on the bottom of the tin
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Cool on a wire rack while you make the filling

    For the filling

Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius

  • Whisk cream cheese until smooth
  • Mix in sugar bit by bit
  • Whisk in vanilla, lemon juice and zest
  • Add the eggs one by one
  • Add the yolk
  • Mix in soured cream
  • Fill tin
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Reduce oven to 100 degrees celsius
  • Bake for 25 minutes

Turn the oven off and leave cheesecake in there to cool for 2 hours


For the top

  • Mix ingredients together
  • spread over cheesecake
  • refrigerate over night

There we have a Baked New York Cheesecake, admittedly a lot more work that I was expecting BUT Ieuan and everyone else loved it so I’m happy!!

Beth x


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