Monday 9 July 2012

Magic Of BOSCH MCM4100 Food Processor - Part II, Baked Mini Lemon Cheesecake

This is a super "over due" recipe which I found in my "draft" a few days back while sorting out some my posts. I guess it has being almost 6 months since the other related Part I post had being published. So please accept my sincere apologies if you are waiting for this recipe.

I love cheesecake especially those that are baked rather than the non-bake type. And out of all the different types of cheesecake, New York and Boston Cheesecakes are two of my favourite because I love its thick and creamy cheesy flavour.


At a glance you might thought the above mini cheesecakes look similar to one of the dim sum item,  "Portuguese Egg Tarts" due to the caramelised colour on its surface. But indeed these are very yummy Baked Lemon Cheesecake which is served in mini portion which is great for party, gift or tea-time.

(Make: 10 Medium Cupcakes | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 20 minutes)

1 Pack (135g) OREO Cookies, cream removed and finely crushed
50g Unsalted Butter, melted
150g Sour Cream
250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup (115g) Caster Sugar
3 Eggs(55g each)
10 - 12 Fresh Raspberry
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Finely Grated Lemon Rind, about 3 lemons
3 Tablespoons (45ml) Fresh Lemon Juice
Extra Mixed Berries for Toppings, optional

1. Process the biscuits in the bowl of BOSCH MCM4100 food processor until crumbs form. Slowly add the melted butter and process until combined (you might not need all the butter).

2. Divide the crumbs evenly into 10 - 12 medium cupcake causes, press it evenly over the base by placing another cupcake case over it. Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before use.

3. Meanwhile, clean the food processor bowl. Process the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and lemon rind in the bowl of the food processor until smooth.

4. Add the eggs one at a time, processing after each addition before adding in the lemon juice. Process until combined.

5. Remove the cupcake cases from the fridge, place a Raspberry in the cupcake case, divide the cheesecake mixture equally amount the cases and bake in the preheated 160°C for 40 - 50 minutes or until just set and centre wobbles slightly.

6. Turn the oven off and cool the cheesecake with door slightly ajar for an hour or so.

7. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. Serve with extra fruit fresh and whipped cream.

If you would like to try this recipe and yet you don't have any food processor, don't worry you can always replace using normal electric beater/mixer and beat it as per normal like other cheesecake recipes. For this recipe, I love the adding of raspberry and lemon rinds which gives it a freshly berries fragrant and taste. But if raspberry is not your preference you can always replace it with blueberries. Hope you would like this quick and easy mini cheesecakes!


Above is the Lemon Berry Tarts which featured in "Magic Of BOSCH MCM4100 Food Processor - Part I". You can find the related recipe HERE.


  1. what did you do to the oreo's cream?

  2. Love it. How much is the food processor?

    1. Hi Jes, I think is around $300+ you can check it out at those electric shop :)

  3. This is totally beautiful. I love that you make these into individual servings. :)

    1. Thanks Amy,

      Making them mini gives me more excuse to eat more :p

  4. Lovely cheesecake Ellena! I love how you decorated with berries too. :-)

    1. Thanks Nami. I love your recent Ice-cream recipes too!!!! Great for our summer weather here.

  5. WoW! That looks absolutely delicious.=D

  6. Yummy.... Can i skip the baking in oven step? Mrs Ng

    1. Hi Mrs Ng,

      This is a baked cheesecake recipe so you cannot skip the step for baking :)

  7. Dear Ellena

    i am so interested with your lemon baked cheesecake but is that possible to use the same recipe to bake a "baked cheesecake" thats means without lemon? If it's possible, which ingredient i can skip for that?

    thank you very much. Ms Wong

    1. Hi Ms Wong,

      Emmm you mean you want to bake a similar cheesecake without using "LEMON" rind and juice? You can replace lemon juice with plain yoghurt or freshly squeeze lime/orange juice :) HTH

  8. can i use a blender with the cheesecake recipe?

    1. Emmm i am not sure as usually food processor is used to blend the ingredients as the blade is plastic instead of metal. But you can use hand held or electric beater for sure :)

  9. Hi,

    I tried baking and my cheesecake sunk in the centre. Any advice on how to reduce the sinking of the cheesecake? Thanks..


  10. what is the vanilla extract for? is not used in the instructions.

    here's my version:

    1. Wow! New ideas on using Orange instead of lemon...yummy!

  11. Hi Ellena

    Do you need to bake the lemon cheese cake in water bath? Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Yummy Bakes,

      This recipe no need. But if you want you could put a few foils with water in the oven while baking to create steam and moist.

  12. Hi,

    I just tried this recipe, but I didnt managed to get the "caramelised look". Do you know why? Is my oven not hot enough? I only get a pale yellow.



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