Berry Cheesecake

Berry Cheesecake

Tags: Cakes | Cookies Desserts

Ingredients

For the base:
200 g
100 g
melted butter
For the filling:
600 g
fresh cream cheese
150 g
eggs, beaten
100 g
sugar
100 ml
cream
25 g
lemon juice
1
vanilla pod
For the garnish:
250 g
fresh berries
10
mint leaves
15 g
icing sugar

Preparation

Crumble the Petit biscuits inside a dough cutter. Put the crumbs in a bowl, add the melted butter and mix until it forms a loose, sandy mixture.

 

Grease a springform cake tin and line the base with a disc of greaseproof paper. Press the biscuit mixture firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the cake tin, pressing and smoothing with the back of a spoon. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. While the base is chilling, pour the cream cheese and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk. Switch the mixer on at medium speed and beat the mixture for a couple of minutes. With the mixer running, drizzle in the beaten eggs until completely incorporated. Finally mix in the vanilla and fresh cream. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the lemon juice using a spatula to prevent the mixture from collapsing.

 

When the base has chilled, pour the filling mixture into the centre, smooth the top with a spoon and bake in a ventilated, preheated oven at 165°C for 50 minutes.

 

The cheesecake will rise as it bakes, then shrink as it cools, forming a concave top, which can be filled with fresh berries and mint leaves, and dusted with icing sugar.