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Best Key Lime Cheesecake

Best Key Lime Cheesecake

Key Lime Cheesecake recipe













Trans-fat Free


355ml graham cracker crumbs
or chocolate cookie crumbs
30ml sugar
59ml butter
melted and cooled
2.5packages cream cheese
softened, (packages 8 ounces each)
177ml sugar
237ml sour cream
45ml all-purpose flour
3large eggs
177ml lime juice
5ml vanilla extract
1drop food coloring
1x whipped cream
for garnish
1x limes
slices for garnish
1x mint sprigs
for garnish


For the crust: In a bowl, stir together the crumbs and sugar and stir the butter in well.

Pat the mixture evenly onto the bottom and ½ inch up the sides of a buttered 25 cm springform pan.

Bake the crust in the centre of a preheated 190 degrees C degree F oven for 8 minutes.

Transfer the pan to a rack and set aside to cool.

For the cake: In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together the cream cheese and the sugar until the mixture is smooth; beat in the sour cream and flour, then add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the lime juice, vanilla, and food colouring and beat until mixture is smooth.

Pour the filling over the crust.

Bake the cheesecake at 190 degrees C℉ (190℃) F for 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 250F and bake for 50 to 55 minutes more, or until the centre is barely set.

(It will continue to set as it cools)

Let the cake cool on a rack, and chill it, covered, overnight.

Remove the cheesecake from the pan and transfer it to a cake stand.

With a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip, pipe the whipped cream into rosettes on the cake or whatever you feel like.

Garnish with the mint sprigs and lime slices if desired,


* not incl. in nutrient facts



about 13 years

WAY too tart, to the point of bitterness. And it's not technically a key lime cheesecake, since the recipe only calls for lime juice, not KEY lime juice. I'll try it again with a third less juice and more sugar.


over 14 years

It was a GREAT recipe, however the next time I make it I am going to put a little less key lime juice in it--it's supposed to be tart, but I thought it was just a little too tart!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 65g (2.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 71359% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 72%
Saturated Fat 28g 139%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 273mg 91%
Sodium 393mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 15% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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