5 from 3 votes
No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Setting Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 25 mins

A Delicious, Sweet and Easy No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake! Part of my Back-To-Basics Series!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecake
Keyword: Lemon, No-Bake
Servings: 14 Slices
Calories: 475 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
Biscuit Base!
  • 300 g Shortbread Biscuits
  • 150 g Unsalted Butter
Cheesecake Mix!
  • 600 g Full-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 100 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 75 ml Lemon Juice (about 3 lemons)
  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • Lemon Slices
  • Lemon Zest
For the Biscuit Base!
  1. Blitz your Shortbread Biscuits to a fine crumb. Melt your Unsalted Butter carefully, and then add into your biscuits.

  2. Blitz the biscuits again to combine, and add to the bottom of your 8"/20cm Deep Springform Tin.

For the Cheesecake Mix!
  1. Add your Cream Cheese to a stand mixer bowl, or a large bowl. Add in your Icing Sugar, and whisk till smooth using the whisk attachment on the Stand Mixer, or using the whisks on your Electric Hand Whisk.

  2. Pour in your Double Cream, and whisk. As the mixture is starting to thicken, add in your Lemon Juice (and yellow food colouring if using), and whisk again.

  3. Continue to whisk until very thick. Be careful to check the mixture frequently to see how thick it is, and fold through with a spatula to make it all even.

  4. Once whisked, spread over the Biscuit Base, and then leave to set in the fridge fully for at least 5-6 hours, or preferably over night for longer.

For the Decoration!
  1. Whisk together your Double Cream and Icing Sugar until pipeable. Pipe onto your Cheesecake with your favourite tip.

  2. Add a bit of Lemon per slice, and sprinkle over some Lemon Zest.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 263mg11%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1335IU27%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.