I woke up yesterday on a dull and dingy morning and I thought to myself, “How can I make today a little bit better?” my next thought was “CHEESECAKE!”. I mean, who doesn’t love a good home-made cheesecake? It’s my absolute favourite dessert plus it’s super easy and cheap to make, so I thought I’d share it with you all.
What you’ll need:
- 200g of digestive biscuits
- 100g of melted butter
- 397g of condensed milk (1 tin)
- 300g of soft cheese (I used extra light Philadelphia)
- the juice of 3 lemons
- iced daises for decoration (optional)
How I did it:
The buttery biscuit base.
Firstly, I crushed my 200g of digestives up by placing them in a zip lock sandwich bag then bashing them with a rolling pin. I then melted 100g of butter in a mug in the microwave, then added the crushed biscuits with butter until a sand like texture was formed. I then tipped the mixture into a spring form tin (mine is love heart shaped to add extra cute factor). I firmly pressed the mixture down with the base of a drinking glass until it was smooth, flat and evenly spread. Then popped it into the fridge to chill until the cheese was ready.
The easy peasy lemon squeezy cheese.
See what I did there^? I poured the 397g of condensed milk into my mixer along with the 300g of soft cheese (I opted for extra light Philadelphia but any will work) and whisked the two together until they were completely combined. As the two were mixing I squeezed in the juice of 3 lemons, depending on how lemony you want it you can change this part but I think 3 works perfect. As the lemon juice is added the mixture will thicken quickly which is exactly what you want! I then took the biscuit base out of the fridge and poured on the cheesey, lemony goodness. I leveled the topping off with a spoon just so there were no airy gaps. Then I placed it back into the fridge for about 4 hours to chill. I find it does work better if it’s left over night but that’s completely up to your personal preference!
Decorating the cake.
Once it had chilled for a few hours and I was ready for a slice I took it out the fridge, but it wasn’t ready to eat just yet! With any cake, decoration is key. After all they do say “you eat with your eyes first”. I opted for a simple decoration by just adding some pretty and cute iced daisies to give it that bright, summer feel to match the fresh taste of the lemon. Although you can decorate however your heart desires!
Hope I haven’t made you too hungry! Try this easy recipe out for yourself and see how amazing it is! Thanks for reading.