When me and Dan visited New York two Christmases ago Dan well and truly fell in love with the original, one and only baked New York Cheesecake. So much so that every morning a hearty American breakfast was closely followed by a slab slice of said cheesecake. I promised that when we returned I would try and recreate this delicious dessert for him...two years later I followed through on that promise!

I'm not too sure what took me so long, maybe all of the horror stories surrounding baking, baked cheesecake. That's why there are so many no bake, fridge only, cheesecake recipes out there right? Turns out the answer is no! I found a super simple recipe on the Jamie Oliver website (surprising as normally his recipes, whilst totally delicious, are a little complicated). This does produce quite a lemony tasting cheesecake so I have amended the recipe slightly for next time so that the vanilla flavour comes through more strongly.


250g crushed digestive biscuits
150g melted unsalted butter
115g caster sugar
3 tbsp. cornflour
900g full-fat cream cheese (room temperature)
2 large eggs
115 ml double cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 lemon zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, grease and line a 24cm (9 inch) spring form cake tin.
  2. To prepare the base, mix the biscuits and melted butter in a bowl. Press evenly into the base the tin. Place in the oven for 10 minutes then remove and place on a wire rack to cool (still in the cake tin).
  3. Increase the oven temperature to 200C. Combine the sugar and cornflour in a mixing bowl. 
  4. Add the cream cheese and beat with an electric whisk until creamy.
  5. Add the eggs and beat well until combine. Gradually add the cream, beating until smooth then beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
  6. Tip the mixture into the tin, on top of the pre-prepared base, and level the surface. Place the tin on top of a baking tray and place in the centre of the oven. 
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is browned and the filling set around the edges, whilst still with a slight wobble. Place a piece of foil over the top to stop it browning too much.
  8. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely and then place in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
I like to eat mine with some fresh berries and cream however it tastes just as delicious on its own!

Did you ever eat anything abroad that you wish you could have brought home/made yourself? If I could create any of the dishes eaten on Italian holidays I would be over the moon!


  1. This cheesecake looks divine. I really want some now.

  2. This looks incredible - I am definitely going to attempt this on cheat day. As a child strawberry cheesecake was my weakness, and similarly whilst I interned in New York I ate so much cheesecake it was brilliant/awful haha!


  3. Ah my gosh, this looks & sounds delicious! I love cheesecake too, you've got me really craving it! ^_^

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  4. wow that looks amazing! Definitely gotta try this out, thanks for sharing :)

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  5. oh i love a good new york cheesecake but i can never finish a piece. gonna try this recipe for sure.

  6. This looks so good. I don't know why but I've been craving desserts so much lately. Actually, there are quite a few Peruvian desserts I'd love to get my hands on, but I haven't been in forever!

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  7. My husband is a huge cheesecake fan, I will have to give this a try! These pictures are making me crave cake like crazy now!!
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  8. I've never actually tried a baked cheesecake but I do love dessert so I'll have to give this a try x


  9. The first ever cheesecake I baked was was this NYC style one and everyone absolutely loved it. I definitely need to bake it again soon! Beautiful photos x

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  11. Oh my god, this looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe girl x


  12. Cheesecake is my favourite, this looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing xxx

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  13. This looks so delicious, thank you for sharing!
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  14. oh my god this looks amazing!! I'll definitely come back to this after my next ingredients shop, saved to favourites straight away! x

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  15. Oh. My. Days. Can you bake me one please?! I'd totally have it with berries too x

  16. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

  17. Wow.. Dan must have truly enjoyed this... Thanks for sharing with us the recipe! xo




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