Baked Cheesecake

Baked Cheesecake topped with whipped cream and strawberries. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.
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Baked Cheesecake topped with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Baked Cheesecake may seem like a difficult dessert to make, but I assure you it is not!

To be perfectly honest, full disclosure here – I must say, I LOVE Cheesecake. It is one of my favourite desserts to make (and eat!) – and I hope it will become yours, also! Baked Cheesecake is definitely my favourite of the Cheesecake varieties πŸ™‚

I love a make-ahead dessert – especially when entertaining.

At the end of the night, no one wants to be standing in the kitchen whipping up a last-minute dessert! This dessert can be made the day before even – it definitely will not let you down!

It is divinely creamy, without being too heavy – with the freshness of lemon and berries – this is one dessert that is simple to make and looks gorgeous. It is a real show stopper dessert – yet so easy to pull off. A simple fruit topping is a perfect way to make this look extra special!

This is one of my favourite desserts to make for a dinner party – it is always a hit with friends and family. I usually like to make it the morning of a dinner party, or if I am extra organised, the night before. Then, shortly before serving I will decorate it with whipped cream and berries. The best part about the topping? If your cake does crack, as can happen when baking this dessert, the cream and fruit cover it up nicely – no one will ever know!

Enjoy this simple and delicious recipe for Baked Cheesecake, and thank you for following along with the blog.

We look forward to sharing an endless supply of delicious recipes and ideas with you.

xx Alex

P.S. You might like to serve this with my Easy Strawberry Sauce!

Baked Cheesecake topped with whipped cream and strawberries. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.
5 from 44 votes

Baked Cheesecake

Such a simple dessert to make – and one that is bound to impress. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, creamy, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 524 kcal
Author Alexandra



  • 155 g plain sweet biscuits eg: granita, rice cookies, digestives
  • 70 g butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 500 g cream cheese softened
  • 220 g caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs


  1. Lightly grease a 20 cm spring form tin with butter.

  2. Crush biscuits and combine with melted butter and cinnamon.

  3. Press firmly into the base of the buttered tin – use your fingers/back of a spoon to aid you.

  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm the base.

  5. Preheat your oven to 150 Degrees Celsius (300 Fahrenheit).

  6. In a food processor or using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth – this is essential to avoid lumps in your cheesecake! 

  7. Add in the sugar, and mix until well combined. Add the remaining ingredients, and mix until smooth.

  8. Pour onto your biscuit base, and bake in your preheated oven for 40-50 minutes.

  9. Your cheesecake should be just set, and still have a slight wobble. Turn off the oven, and leave the door ajar slightly. Allow cheesecake to cool in the oven (to avoid it cracking).

  10. Remove from oven and chill completely in the fridge. Once chilled, remove from the tin, and place on a plate or cake stand. Decorate with cream and berries. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note: This recipe is easily adapted to gluten free – just use gluten free biscuits in the base πŸ™‚

Dust with icing sugar a few minutes before serving – it will give it a lovely shine!

Nutrition Facts
Baked Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 524 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 225mg75%
Sodium 515mg22%
Potassium 200mg6%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1570IU31%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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255 Comments on “Baked Cheesecake”

  1. Ooh. I can’t wait to make this! Cheesecake is one of my all-time favorite desserts, and I make every recipe I find. This one looks tasty!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe- I adore cheesecake but have never tried to make it myself. I will now, seems more simple than I thought and how stunning is yours! Yum! x

  3. i love cheesecake too!!! But I just find it too tedious to make, although I haven’t really attempted at making one, haha. This is why I ask my friend or my sister to bake it for me lol

  4. This looks and sounds DIVINE!!! My husband loves cheesecake! I might have to make this for him soon!

  5. 5 stars
    I haven’t had a cheesecake for ages. I feel like it was amiss from my part. Want one now. Nice recipe, I’ll recreate it

  6. Oh, I love cheesecake! However, I have never made one from scratch before. I will have to check this recipe out. Do you think it would be easily convertible to a vanilla bean version? cool post!

    1. Hi Dominique! Easily converted to a vanilla version – it already has some vanilla essence, but you could definitely use a vanilla bean, and skip the lemon to really heighten the vanilla flavour. Let me know how you go πŸ™‚

  7. 5 stars
    I dont usually eat cakes, except cheesecakes. I love love chesecake, especially eaten together with the sweet biscuits at the buttom.

  8. 5 stars
    Wow, this cheesecake looks so delicious and I do love the designs. I will try to make this at home for my kids.

  9. I love cheesecake. I will have to try this and let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. That is a cheesecake masterpiece!! I am actually in the process of making a vegan no-bake cheesecake this morning. I love cheesecake in any form!

  11. I don’t think I’ve ever had baked cheesecake before, but I’m intrigued! The holidays would be a good time to try it.

  12. 5 stars
    I absolutely love cheesecake so much! I have never actually tried to make it but you make it sound so easy. Will def try this recipe out.

  13. 5 stars
    I love the sound of your cake and it’s so pretty too! Cheesecake is one of my favorites…lovely!

  14. I love cheese cake and not made one before. This recipe looks nice and easy and prep time is not too bad either. I think I am going to give this a try! ?

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  15. 5 stars
    I love cheese cake and not made one before.

    This recipe looks nice and easy and prep time is not too bad either. I think I am going to give this a try! ?

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  16. This is so pretty for something that does seem simple to make. Happy I pinned this so I can make it for guests someday!

    1. Thank you, Jen! I think strawberries help make everything look pretty πŸ™‚ I hope you and your guests will enjoy this when you get to give it a try.

  17. Oooooo! I L O V E cheesecake, especially baked cheesecake. I have never tried to make one as all recipes I have found call for a water bath bake and I do not feel confident enough to try them out. From what I have read though your recipe doesn’t call for one so I am saving this recipe for later! Thank you.

    D, xo || from

  18. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious! I have not made a baked cheesecake in so very long! I will have to give it a try!

  19. I love cheesecake too. I never made it before because I also thought it was too hard. Now I have to try to make it myself.

  20. This looks sooo good. I can’t wait to try it! I think I’ll put it on my list of holiday desserts this year.

  21. strawberry cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts this one looks delicious.

  22. Wow this looks amazing! I have never tried making a baked cheesecake but I’m saving this for sure. Yumm

  23. I am a cheesecake fiend and I’m so pleased to add a new recipe to my repertoire! Thanks for the great idea!

  24. 5 stars
    There’s something utterly addicting about cheesecake, right? This one looks amazing! I will try out the recipe this weekend!

  25. This looks sooo good! Cheesecake is by far my favorite dessert. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  26. Cheesecake is my absolute favorite dessert, and this sounds a bit unconventional, but I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and give it a go. I love taking desserts that I already love, and putting a spin on it, and this is definitely doing that.

    1. Hi Rikki! This is a traditional baked cheesecake – you may be familiar with a no-bake cheesecake style πŸ™‚ (It is thought to have originated in Greece, but the New York style cheesecake is also very famous)

      Hope you’ll love it if you try it πŸ™‚

    2. It would be nice if it was written in cups tablespoons and ect would make it so much easier to be able to make it

      1. Hello June, with baking I prefer to weigh ingredients as it is the most accurate method. However, we are working on providing both kinds of measurements and over time will adapt all of our recipes. I hope that will be helpful. πŸ™‚

  27. Ummm hello! Who doesn’t love a great cheesecake recipe!? I just love cheesecakes especially when it has strawberries or raspberries. You achieved I’m hungry now ?

  28. 5 stars
    I was just watching the FRIENDS episode ‘The one with cheesecake’. However, I was thinking in this recipe can I add a little bit of chocolate syrup? What do u think about it?

    1. Hi Monidipa! You certainly could add some chocolate syrup! The strawberries are just a serving suggestion – you could have this cheesecake with anything you like πŸ™‚

  29. I’ve never tried to make a cheesecake before. Perhaps this recipe will motioned to give it a go.

  30. I luv luv cheesecake, does anyone know how to convert the grams? and what is caster sugar please?

    1. Hi Maggie! Caster sugar is just a finer version of regular white sugar. This is fine to use also – just make sure it is very well combined into the cream cheese before adding anything else.
      What would you like the weight converted to? I can certainly do this for you πŸ™‚

  31. I loved baked cheesecake! I have a go to recipe but would love to try this one and compare notes. The holidays are coming up and this recipe is so timely.

  32. 5 stars
    Nice recipe! I hope to make it one day, but I am curious about caster sugar. What is caster sugar? Is that just granulated sugar?

    1. Hi Ryan, caster sugar is a superfine form of granulated sugar πŸ™‚ If you cannot find it, you are fine to use regular sugar, you just need to make sure it is well combined into the cream cheese mixture before adding any of the other ingredients πŸ™‚

  33. What a great recipe, It is so versatile, and simple and looks delicious. Great timing for this recipe as we are approaching the festive season!

  34. Oh this recipes looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it out, cheesecake must be my favorite cake of all time.

  35. 5 stars
    I’m not a big fan of cheese but your cheesecake looks so delicious that I may have to try it sometime.

  36. same here, I love cheesecake…….and I agree…’s easy to make…..thanks you made it even simpler to prepare…..

  37. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this! I have no talent in baking. lol. But I love eating baked goods. Your cheesecake looks so yummy! The presentation is so artistic as well. I really admire you.

  38. I love cheese cake and this recipe not many ingredients, it is angood news for me. Going to try to bake next weekend

  39. 5 stars
    I have no idea how to cook. My list of recipes-to-try has just received a new participant, I’m secretly a huge fan of cheesecake! I’ve got to try all of this one day…

  40. Oh wow, I am a huge fan of dessert, especially cheesecakes, but I have never tried to make it myself. It actually looks really simple to make. I will definitely have to try your recipe!

  41. 5 stars
    How yummy the cheesecake looks like. Good enough, you don’t need much to prepare it. And I really love how you set them up to look so beautifully on the bowl.

  42. 5 stars
    This is really delicious! I want to make this for my coworkers for Xmas! I might make it with a fruit topping or a chocolate one. But thanks for the recommendation!

  43. This reminds me. My daughter has been bugging me to make strawberry cheesecake. But since we don’t have fresh ones, we will just rely on canned ones.

  44. Cheesecake is my all timme favourite too. I really love the decor on the top of your cheesecake.

  45. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. I have never made it but assumed it would be difficult, but your recipe looks like I might be able to be successful. I will save this and try it for the holidays.

  46. 5 stars
    OH YUM!! I am A BIG CHEESECAKE FAN! I think the most important thing for an amazing cheesecake is its base and toppings. I have tried cheese cakes with various fruit jams, ( blueberry, strawberry, etc), however this recipe looks amazing.

    1. Thank you so much!! This is a delicious base, and the topping is super flexible. Fresh fruit that is in season is fantastic, honey and cinnamon is also beautiful. It has a lovely flavour, so whatever you like πŸ™‚

  47. Baked cheesecake surely sounds tempting. As always, thank you so much for sharing the recipe, would want to give this a go. Love how the strawberries are arranged on top!

  48. Made it tonight and it was so easy and soooooooo good!! (and I’m definitely not a pro in the kitchen).
    One of my friends even had a second piece ?????. Served it with the β€˜easy strawnberry sauce’.
    Thanks Alex!!

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  50. 5 stars
    This recipe was easier than I expected, It is simple and dare I say fun to make? By far the most amazing and delicious baked cheese cake!

  51. To be honest, I don’t like the cheese in cakes, But I think that I will ignore the cheese and add chocolate. The recipe sounds tasty! πŸ™‚

  52. 5 stars
    Looks yummy πŸ™‚ I will ask my wife to follow your recipe. Thanks Alexandra for sharing with us !!

  53. I love strawberry cheesecake. This is absolutely beautiful. I am pinning to try later. My family will be so impressed when I serve this!

  54. 5 stars
    Cheesecakes are one of our favourite desserts to make (and eat!) too ?

    Thanks for this simple-to-follow baked cheesecake recipe, we’ll be sure to take it with to our next dinner party.

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  56. I’ve never had cheesecake before in my life and sadly, I don’t think I ever will because I can’t eat dairy and grains and sugar! πŸ™ But this cake looks gorgeous!!

  57. 5 stars
    The baked cheesecake is actually so much better than the one that you just put in the fridge to cool down. I feel it’s so much more flavour in it.

  58. Except that cheese is hard to come by in Nigeria and really expensive when you find one, this is one recipe I would love to add to my menu for my clients. I love how easy and time saving it is.

    What’s the easiest alternative to cheese you can recommend for this recipe?

    I’m pinning this for later.

    1. Hello Grace!
      Unfortunately, this is a cheese based recipe – so it is hard to come up with an alternative to cheese without changing it too much.
      I haven’t tried this, but some people have used silken tofu before, but they’ve been looking for a vegan option.
      Aside from cream cheese, other options tend to be cottage cheese or mascarpone, but that doesn’t help to you either πŸ™
      I am curious now to explore this further for you – and will have to play around with some recipes for you. It won’t quite be the same as this one, but I will be working on something equally as delicious πŸ™‚

  59. 5 stars
    Wow, this recipe is so easy to follow.. It will really give me a perfect baked cheesecake of all time. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  60. Wow, I have never tried this recipe looks really delicious and easy. I will try to make this for my kids, thanks for sharing!

  61. Wow, I love this is so delicious and look so easy to prepare. I will def try to make this for the whole family.

  62. Wow, so delicious and easy recipe to make for the kids. I am sure my kids will love it like and will make their favorite.

  63. 5 stars
    My son really loves Cheesecake and he is always requesting to his grandma to bake for him. Thank you so much for sharing that recipe!

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  65. 5 stars
    You cannot go wrong with cheesecake, I make it very similar to your recipe, and the results are fantastic. Now I need a slice.

  66. 5 stars
    I absolutely love baked cheesecakes! They’re much better than the chilled ones, and your version looks SO good.

  67. 5 stars
    I love cheesecakes! I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like it. Perfect to paired with my brewed coffee.

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