The Ultimate Guide to Making Lemon & Raspberry Cheesecake

Lemon & raspberry cheesecake is a delectable dessert that combines tangy lemon flavor with the sweetness of raspberry. This classic dessert originated in ancient Greece, served during the first Olympic games.


Graham crackers



Cream cheese


Lemon juice

Lemon zest

Vanilla extract

Raspberry jam

Graham crackers are crushed and mixed with sugar and melted butter to make the crust. Cream cheese, eggs, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract are combined to fill. Raspberry jam is used to add flavor to the cheesecake.

Tools and Equipment

Springform pan

Mixing bowl

Electric mixer

Measuring cups and spoons

Rubber spatula



A springform pan is used for easy removal of the cheesecake. A mixing bowl and electric mixer are required to combine the ingredients. Measuring cups and spoons ensure accurate measurements. A rubber spatula is used for mixing. A zester is needed to obtain lemon zest. An oven is required for baking.

Making the Crust

1-Crush the graham crackers.

2-Mix the graham crackers with sugar and melted butter.

3-Press the mixture into the bottom of the springform pan.

4-Bake the crust in the oven for 10 minutes.

The crust provides a solid base for the filling to sit on. Baking the crust ensures it is firm.

Making the Filling

1-Beat the cream cheese until smooth.

2-Add the sugar and mix until combined.

3-Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

4-Mix in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.

5-Pour the filling into the crust.

6-Dollop raspberry jam on top of the filling.

7-Use a knife to swirl the jam into the filling.

Mixing the cream cheese until smooth ensures a creamy consistency. Adding the eggs one at a time ensures even mixing. The lemon juice and zest add tanginess to the filling. The raspberry jam gives the cheesecake its distinct flavor. Swirling the jam creates a ripple effect.

Adding the Lemon & Raspberry Flavor

1-Use lemon zest and juice for a tangy flavor.

2-Use raspberry jam to add sweetness.

3-Swirl the raspberry jam into the filling to create a ripple effect.

Lemon zest and juice provide the perfect balance of tanginess. Raspberry jam brings sweetness to the cheesecake. Swirling the jam creates an aesthetically pleasing ripple effect.

Baking the Cheesecake

1-Bake the cheesecake in the oven for 45 minutes.

2-The cheesecake is done when the center is set.

Baking the cheesecake ensures the filling sets.

Decorating the Cheesecake

1-Use fresh raspberries to decorate.

2-Drizzle lemon glaze on top of the cheesecake.

3-Serve with whipped cream.

Using fresh raspberries as a garnish adds freshness to the dessert. Lemon glaze enhances the tanginess. Whipped cream adds richness.

Variations of Lemon & Raspberry Cheesecake

1-Try substituting strawberry jam for raspberry jam.

2-Swap graham crackers for digestive biscuits for a different texture.

3-Add a layer of lemon curd to the filling for extra tang.

Substituting jam brings a unique flavor. Using different crackers affects the texture. Adding lemon curd enhances the tanginess.

Storage and Freezing

1-Store cheesecake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

2-Wrap the cheesecake in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

3-Defrost the cheesecake in the refrigerator overnight.

Properly storing and freezing cheesecake ensures it lasts longer.


1-Cracks in the cheesecake: Overbaking or overmixing the filling.

2-Soggy crust: Underbaking the crust.

3-Dense cheesecake: Overmixing the filling.

4-Runny filling: Underbaking the cheesecake or adding too much liquid.

Identifying the issue helps solve the problem.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use frozen raspberries? A: Yes, but fresh raspberries are recommended. Q: How can I tell if the cheesecake is done? A: The center should be set but slightly jiggly. Q: Can I use low-fat cream cheese? A: Yes, but it may affect the texture.

Answering commonly asked questions provides clarity.

Lemon & raspberry cheesecake is a delicious dessert that combines tangy and sweet flavors. By following the steps outlined in this article, anyone can make the perfect cheesecake.



1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup melted butter


24 oz cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup sugar

3 eggs, room temperature

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tbsp lemon zest

1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Lemon glaze
  • Whipped cream

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Mix crust ingredients and press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake crust for 10 minutes.
  4. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
  5. Mix in sugar, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
  6. Pour filling into crust.
  7. Dollop raspberry jam on top of filling.
  8. Swirl jam into filling with a knife.
  9. Bake cheesecake for 45 minutes.
  10. Let cheesecake cool.
  11. Top with fresh raspberries, lemon glaze, and whipped cream.

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Nutritional Information

One serving of lemon & raspberry cheesecake contains:

  • Calories: 450
  • Fat: 31g
  • Carbs: 37g
  • Protein: 7g

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