lemon curd cheesecake with lavender and white chocolate

This lemon curd cheesecake with lavender and white chocolate is possibly my best dessert creation yet. It’s definitely up there in my top 5. The smooth, sweet creaminess of the no-bake topping with the tanginess of the lemon curd swirls. Then you have the snap of the white chocolate on the crumbly buttery biscuit base and an elegant hint of lavender. If you are unsure of lavender, just miss it out. It’s an easy cheese-cake recipe for when you are eating alfresco, having family barbecues or other gathering.

It’s a really pretty dessert too. Nice for Mother’s Day perhaps.

This recipe will guide you step by step, for a perfect result every time.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender.
Swirls of tangy lemon curd.
No-bake Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender.
No-bake cheesecake filling.
lemon curd cheesecake with white chocolate and lavender
Decorated with lavender flowers.

Just don’t expect it to cut in super neat triangles. The crumbly base and the disc of chocolate will keep this looking handmade and artisan. I think it’s all the better for it!

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender. Crumbly Base.
Crumbly base.
Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender And White Chocolate.
White chocolate layer on top of the base.

I had to wait for dark when most of the bees were asleep before I could get near my lavender. My neighbour keeps bee hives and they have loved it this year.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender Recipe.
Bees enjoying my lavender.

Lavender Plant For My Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender Recipe.

How to make lemon curd cheesecake with lavender and white chocolate

Ingredients

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 110g digestive biscuits
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large head of lavender (blossoms picked for decoration, unopened buds for the base)
  • 100g white chocolate – or less if you want a neater slice
  • 225g mascarpone cheese
  • 125g double cream
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 large spoonfuls of lemon curd

Method

You’ll need a 10cm loose bottomed tin. Put the oven on at 180ºC (just for the base).

Ingredients For Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender Recipe.
Ingredients.

Gently melt the butter in a saucepan. Meanwhile crush up your digestive biscuits.

Melting Butter For A Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender Recipe.
Melt the butter.

Add the crumbs into the pan along with a small pinch of salt and your lavender buds (you should crush them a little in a pestle and mortar to release the flavour).

Keep tasting and adding a little more lavender at a time – it needs to be a good flavour without tasting of soap or body lotion!

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender. The Base.
Add the biscuits, salt and crushed lavender buds.

Once you are happy press it down into a 10cm loose bottomed tin and place in the oven. Leave for 8 minutes until golden brown. Then leave to cool.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender. Baking The Base.
Place in oven.

Once the base is cool, break up your white chocolate and melt gently in a bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender. Melting The White Chocolate.
Gently melt the white chocolate.

Then simply spoon in over the base being very careful not to loosen the crumbs. Place in the fridge to set.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender. The White Chocolate Layer.
Spread the melted chocolate over the base.

Get started on the creamy top. Beat the mascarpone until soft and smooth.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender. Making The Filling.
Lightly beat the mascarpone.

Add the cream, the zest and juice of the lemon and the sugar. Mix well.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender. Making The Creamy Filling.
Add the cream, lemon (juice/zest) and sugar. Mix until smooth.

Spoon this deliciousness onto the base and smooth over. Then for the really fun bit. Get a nice big spoonful of good quality lemon curd and spoon it in with and lavish swirl.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender. Swirling In The Lemon Curd.
Swirling in the lemon curd.

Get another big spoonful and repeat.

Gently circle your spoon through the topping until it has neat swirls of lemon curd throughout. Don’t over mix, it won’t look so pretty!

A Dessert Recipe: Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender.

Let it set in the fridge for about 4 hours to set. Then decorate with the lavender blossoms.

Pretty Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender. A Pretty Dessert.

A Slice Of Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender.

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This lemon curd cheesecake with lavender and white chocolate is possibly my best dessert creation yet. It's definitely up there in my top 5. The smooth, sweet creaminess of the no-bake topping with the tanginess of the lemon curd swirls. Then you have the snap of the white chocolate on the crumbly buttery biscuit base and an elegant hint of lavender. If you are unsure of lavender, just miss it out. It's an easy cheese-cake recipe for when you are eating alfresco, having family barbecues or other gathering...

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