Lemon Cheesecake

We were recently given the opportunity to taste test some biscuits from the independent range, this is the brand owned by costcutter. While we often shop at costcutter I have never tried any of their biscuits, I always find myself reaching for the well-known brands. The range includes chocolate chip cookies, jaffa cakes, caramel wafers as well as some of the more staple biscuits such as rich teas and digestives. We decided to test out some digestives by making a cheese cake. We are big fans of cheese cake in our household so it was a great use of the biscuits, in our opinion.

1 packet of independent brand digestives
6ox butter
Grated zest and juice of 11/2 of lemon
6oz caster sugar
600g Philadelphia
200 ml double cream

How to make it?
Crush the digestives into crumbs. I put the biscuits into a zip lock bag and gave them a whack.
Melt the butter and then mix it together with the biscuit crumbs, once you have mixed it together, press the biscuit crumbs firmly into the tin. 
Place the cream cheese in a bowl and give it a mix, add the sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and mix it together thoroughly. 
In a separate bowl whisk the double cream until soft peaks form.
Fold the cream into the cheese mixture.
Pop the mixture into the tin, on top of the biscuit base.
Chill the cheesecake – I would recommend overnight.

The cheesecake turned out really well and tasted amazing, I would definitely recommend it and next time I think I will add in some limes. Emily even enjoyed the cheesecake. She also enjoyed dipping the digestives into our tea when we were not looking! The biscuits get our seal of approval and next time we will be reaching for these instead of a bigger brand. 

- I was sent the products for the purpose of the review, however all opinions are my own.


  1. Oh wow, that looks lush! I need cheesecake in my life x

  2. I love cheesecake and this one looks delicious! X


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