Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lemon Swirl Cheesecake

Lemon Swirl Cheesecake

Preheat oven to 325F degrees (160C)
9-inch spring foam pan

1 1/2 cups lemon cookie crumbs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

5 egg yolks
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup unsalted better, softened
3 packages of cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 tbsp lemon zest
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla

Whipped Cream Topping

CRUST: In medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter.  Press into bottom of cheesecake pan and freeze.  Note: I found these Lemon Cookie Straws at a Target Super Store

FILLING:  Bring water to a simmer in the bottom of a double boiler (Note: If you don't have a double broiler you can use a small and large pot to create a double boiler effect).  In the top of the double boiler, away from heat, whisk yolks.  Sprinkle sugar in while whisking.  Pour in lemon juice in a steady stream while whisking.  Place top part of double boiler over the simmer water.  Cook, stirring constantly, until thick, about 7 minutes.  Whisk in butter.  Set aside to cool in a bowl.  In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium-high for 3 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Mix in zest, juice and vanilla.  Swirl lemon mixture into batter.  Pour over crust.  Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until the top is light brown.  Cool for 2 hours.  Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours before decorating.

DECORATING:  Spread whipped cream over the entire cake (always good choice if you have cracks).

I had no helpers for this cheesecake, but they sure were romping around the house!  Okay, maybe only Contessa was, Norman (next image) just slept.


  1. That looks so delicious - and your kitties are adorable!

  2. hahahaha you made me so smile!:D it was the so far 1995-6 and I was in the middle school!:D btw, yum this is a kind of cake I would like to eat now!:D thanks for the recipe, I will try! and your kitty is always so sweet! kisses dear and have a nice day!

  3. There is something terribly funny about Norman's sleeping position!

  4. This looks delicious! Norman is like my dog Claymore! Always sitting in funny positions!

  5. Oh my goodness...that looks WAY too delish! And your cat is so adorbs!


  6. yummy!! looks delicious =) and what pretty helpers u had!

  7. Yum Yum Yum!!

  8. My stomach is grumbling just looking at these photos! I've always been nervous to attempt cheesecake but you laid it out in such an easy to follow way that I think I might give it a go!

  9. Can I have a piece of this cake???
    It should be fantastic!!!!
    So thank you so much for your lovely comment!!!!!
    Thank yooou!!!
    Finger crossed!!!

  10. This looks amazing! The pictures say it all :)


  11. That. Looks. DEELICIOUS!! And I love your cats and their names, mines called Gordon :-)
    New follower :-)

    Vanessa x

    Pop over and follow me too sometime :-)

  12. yum! Ive been in the mood for baking..maybe we need to try this one!

  13. Wow - that looks soooo tasty! Lemon desserts are the best:)

  14. This looks absolutely delicious. May have to get my baking hat on at the weekend (the bf will be very pleased about this!) Your cats are hilariously cute. The cat in the first pic looks so shocked in a human sort of way if that makes sense :) xx

  15. OH delicious! :3 let me tell you that ima cat lover soo i <3 ur cat sooo cute! i would be honored if you follow me back!

    your new reader!

  16. Oh man that looks delish! Though your "helpers" look like they need to step it up a notch. Ha.

  17. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks so delicious ! I will give it a try .
    Have a nice day !

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I will definitely be making this ASAP! Hope you have a fabulous weekend. xo


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