Easy to make, quick bake, cheesecake recipe

Easy to make, quick bake, cheesecake recipe

Listen, the weather today is conducive to sitting in bed and watching telly while munching on a giant slice of home made cheesecake, and thanks to this awesome recipe from Royal Baking Powder – that is exactly what we have planned for this afternoon, Hello Joburgers!

Easy to Make Cheesecake

Makes 1 large cake


310 ml (11/4 cups) cake flour

3 ml (1/2 tsp) Royal Baking Powder

125 g butter or margarine

60 ml (1/4 cup) castor sugar

1 extra-large egg yolk


750 g smooth cream cheese

375ml (11/2 cups) castor sugar

5 ml (1 tsp) caramel or vanilla essence

45 ml (3 Tbsp) cake flour

4 extra-large eggs, beaten

60 ml (1/4 cup) fresh cream

Fresh fruit to decorate


1. Base: Sift flour and Royal Baking Powder together. Rub in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add castor sugar and egg yolk and knead lightly to a soft pastry.

2. Grease and line a 23 cm loose-bottom springform pan. Press out pastry onto paper base and side of pan. Bake blind in a preheated oven at 160C for about 10 minutes. Leave to cool slightly.

3. Filling: Whisk cream cheese, castor sugar, essence and flour until smooth. Gradually add eggs and stir in lightly with cream. Pour filling into pastry base and bake in a preheated oven at 160C for about 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 140C and bake further for about 70 minutes.

4. Switch off oven and leave in oven for another 15 minutes. Leave to cool in pan. Remove from pan and decorate with fresh fruit of choice.

Take a picture of your delicious dish and share it on the Royal Baking Powder Facebook page @RoyalBakingPowderSA and use the #RoyalRookies hashtag. Happy Baking!!

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