Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake: Special Occasions Cake

This recipe is c/o Tate & Lyle Sugars.

Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake. Fancy making this Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake?

This spectacular cheesecake is perfect for a special occasion.

Preparation 40 minutes, plus 2 hours setting and decorating

Serves 8-10

Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake

How To Make A Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake:

Ingredients:

  • 75g butter
  • 150g digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 60ml just-boiled water
  • 1 x 11g sachet powdered gelatine
  • 3tbsp elderflower cordial
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 50g Tate & Lyle Caster Sugar
  • 3tbsp lemon and elderflower marmalade
  • 200ml double cream
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

To Decorate:

  • Whipped double cream, lemon slices and a few mint leaves
  • 2-3tbsp lemon and elderflower marmalade, warmed

Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake

How To Make A Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake:

1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the crushed biscuit crumbs. Press in an even layer over the base of a 20cm loose-based cake tin or deep flan dish. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill for at least 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, pour 60ml of just-boiled water into a measuring jug. Sprinkle in the powdered gelatine, stirring to disperse. Leave to dissolve completely for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the liquid is clear, stir in the elderflower cordial.

3. Beat the cream cheese and sugar together until softened, then fold in the marmalade. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until thick, but not stiff. Fold into the cream cheese mixture with the finely grated lemon zest, using a large metal spoon or rubber spatula – do not beat at this stage.

4. Pour the cooled gelatine liquid into the mixture in a thin, steady stream, stirring whilst you do so. Make sure that it is thoroughly incorporated. Pour over the chilled biscuit base. Cover and refrigerate until set – about 2 hours.

5. Carefully remove the cheesecake from the cake tin. Decorate with whipped double cream, lemon slices and a few mint leaves. Just before serving, spoon the warmed marmalade on top.

Cook’s tip: You could make the cheesecake the day before it’s needed so that you’re nicely prepared.

Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake

Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake recipe courtesy of Tate & Lyle Sugar:

This recipe is made using Tate & Lyle Sugars, for more delicious recipes visit Taste And Smile.

What do you think of this Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake?

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18 Comments

  1. Claire Cooper
    21st January 2017 / 9:06 am

    This looks yummy. Might have to make thus one in the summer.

  2. Julia Nyanyo
    22nd January 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I do love a good cheesecake, this looks amazing.

  3. 2nd October 2019 / 4:34 am

    YUM, sounds good!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.

  4. 25th May 2021 / 3:55 am

    Oh my, the gelatin is an interesting topping, it looks absolutely amazing!
    Stop by #omhgww to share your recipes!
    Have a great week.

    • 26th May 2021 / 7:07 am

      Thanks for stopping by Karren, going to join you 🙂

  5. 27th May 2021 / 1:07 pm

    Oh my. O-H M-Y! First, your photograph is nothing short of stunning. AND….I think I could see me luxing over this with an aperitif 🙂
    Earmarking this, and thank you for sharing this gorgeous cheesecake.

  6. 27th May 2021 / 3:48 pm

    Your photography is amazing Claire. It makes you want to jump inside the screen and dip your fingers into this decadent lemon elderflower cheesecake. Yummy!

    • 2nd June 2021 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you can link up to our blog hops 🙂

  7. 3rd June 2021 / 5:10 pm

    Your Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake is so beautiful and will be delicious! We are featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 539 this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. 5th June 2021 / 1:11 pm

    Saw your link at Grammy’s Grid Unlimited Link Party. Claire, your cheesecake looks amazing!

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