• Zesty strawberry and lime cheesecake

    Topped with a luscious strawberry syrup and served with whipped cream, this strawberry and lime cheesecake is the perfect dessert to impress your guests or satisfy your sweet cravings. Follow our simple instructions to create this mouthwatering masterpiece!

    Zesty strawberry and lime cheesecake

    By Kate Turner Serves: 8
    Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes


    • For the crust
    • 2 x 200 g packets digestive biscuits, crushed
    • ½ cup butter, melted
    • For the strawberry syrup
    • 2 cups strawberries
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp water
    • For the filling
    • 500 g cream cheese
    • 1 cup double thick cream
    • ¾ cup caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla essence
    • 1 tsp lime juice
    • 1 tsp lime zest
    • ½ cup strawberries, sliced
    • To serve
    • ½ cup cream, whipped
    • ½ cup strawberries, sliced
    • 1 tsp lime zest



    Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a 23 cm springform cake tin with baking paper.

    For the crust


    Mix together the biscuits and the butter.


    Press the mixture firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the cake tin, and place in the fridge for 10 minutes.

    For the strawberry syrup


    Place all the ingredients in a heavy bottomed pan and heat over low heat for 10–15 minutes, stirring occasionally or until it looks like a thick syrup. Set aside half for serving.

    For the filling


    In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, cream and sugar together until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the vanilla essence, lime juice and zest, and beat again.


    Pour half of the filling into the crust, and smooth the surface with the back of a spoon. Place the strawberries in an even layer on top. Spoon over the remaining filling. Drop teaspoons of the strawberry syrup on to the top and swirl with the back of a spoon to create a marbled look.


    Bake for 1 hr 15 minutes or until just set in the middle. It will still have a slight wobble, but this will set upon cooling.


    Remove from the oven and cool completely.

    To serve


    Top with whipped cream, sliced strawberries, lime zest and reserved strawberry syrup.

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    RECIPE & STYLING: Kate Turner

    Photography: Andreas Eiselen