Lemon Curd Cheesecake (No Bake)

Lemon Curd Cheesecake

Lemon curd and lemon in general is one of my favourite ingredients to bake with. I just love that sharp citrus flavour in sweet baked goods! Or in this case, a No Bake Lemon Curd Cheesecake! My Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling is one of the most popular recipes on my blog so I really wanted to create another fabulous lemon recipe for you all to enjoy. I’ve added lemon curd, lemon extract and lemon zest to this cheesecake filling so there is no doubt you’ll get that lemon hit in every bite! Plus there’s extract lemon curd on top which makes the whole cheesecake look so bright and summery. I used a good quality shop bought lemon curd, but you could also make your own too if you like.

Jump straight to the recipe!

To make the base I used my food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs. I mixed in the melted butter and pressed the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

For the cheesecake filling I used my electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, lemon zest, lemon extract, lemon curd and icing sugar. Once it was smooth with no lumps I added the double cream and whisked until it was very thick and held it’s shape.

Then I smoothed the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base and put it in the fridge overnight to set. The next day I removed it from the tin and smoothed the sides.

To decorate I piped swirls of whipped cream around the edges, then filled the centre with lemon curd and added lemon zest on top of the cream.

The Lemon Curd Cheesecake was so vibrant, creamy and fresh! I’d happily eat this anytime of year but I think it particuary suits summertime with it’s bright sunshine yellow centre!

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I’m linking this recipe up with Cook Blog Share hosted by Easy Peasy Foodie, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Zoale and Angie.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake
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Lemon Curd Cheesecake (No Bake)

Delicious creamy cheesecake with lots of lemon zing!

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cheesecake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Decorating time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the biscuit base

  • 300 g Digestive biscuits
  • 125 g Butter or baking spread melted

For the cheesecake filling

  • 750 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 125 g Icing sugar
  • 150 g Lemon curd good quality shop bought or homemade
  • 2 Lemons zest only
  • 3 tsp Lemon extract
  • 300 ml Double cream

For the decoration

  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 75 g Lemon curd good quality shop bought or homemade
  • 1 Lemon zest only

Instructions

  1. To make the base use a food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs, or bash them with a rolling pin in a bowl

  2. Mix in the melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set

  3. For the cheesecake filling use a food mixer with a whisk attachment or an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, lemon curd, lemon zest, lemon extract and icing sugar until smooth with no lumps

  4. Add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick and holds it's shape

  5. Smooth the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to set

  6. Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish

  7. To decorate, whip up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla extract, and pipe it all around the edges of the cheesecake

  8. Pour the lemon curd into the centre and add the lemon zest on top of the cream

  9. Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 2 days

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Lemon Curd Cheesecake

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  1. This looks amazing! I’d eat it all! I’ve been meaning to remake some of my own cheesecake recipes to make them….bigger. I think you’ve just forced me to start today! Thanks 🙂

  2. What a beautiful cheesecake! And lemon curd really is perfect for summer.. it always brightens up a dessert.

    Dropping in from Fiesta Friday 🙂

  3. This looks absolutely delicious – I’ve had no-bake lemon cheesecakes lots (we have a favourite family recipe for one) but never one made with lemon curd! It sounds so sweet, tart, citrusy and perfect for summer!

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