Raspberry lemon cheesecake

This raspberry and lemon cheesecake makes a great summertime treat. Easy to make, you just chill for a couple of hours before serving. Perfect for summer garden parties.
Serves: 8
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 2 hrs
Total time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Skill level: Bit of effort
Costs: Mid-price



For the base:

    • 250g (8oz) ratafia biscuits


    • 75g (2½oz) butter, melted


For the topping:

    • 4 sheets leaf gelatine


    • 500g (1lb) mascarpone cheese


    • 397g can condensed milk


    • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons


    • 250g (8oz) raspberries


    • Icing sugar, for dusting


    • 20cm (8in) deep, spring-form cake tin, base-lined with baking parchment






    1. Put the ratafia biscuits into a food processor and blend to crush. Pour in the butter and blend again, to combine. Tip into the prepared cake tin and press down to make a smooth base, then chill.


    1. To make the topping: Put the gelatine into a bowl with 5 tablespoons water and leave for 5 mins, to soften.


    1. Put the mascarpone into a clean food processor, add the condensed milk and lemon zest and blend until smooth.


    1. Put the lemon juice into a small jug, sitting in a pan of simmering water. Squeeze out the gelatine and add it to the lemon juice. Stir until it dissolves. Cool for a few mins.


    1. Turn the food processor on at a low speed, pour in the gelatine and lemon juice and continue blending until combined. Pour the filling over the biscuit base and smooth the top. Chill for a couple of hours.


    1. To serve: Arrange raspberries over the cheesecake and dust with icing sugar.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 45.0g saturates 28.0g calories 660(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.