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Lemon Cheesecake with Amaretti Biscuits

This recipe is designed to form part of a tower of desserts, a great cake recipe for your wedding.


  • 150g amaretti biscuits

  • 75g butter

  • 225g cream cheese

  • 125ml double cream, whipped to soft peaks

  • 1 lemon, grated rind and juice only

  • 50g golden caster sugar

  • 2 tsp lemon curd

  • 200g white chocolate, melted

  • cocoa butter-printed acetate band, (see cook’s note below)

  • raspberries and blueberries to decorate

  • home made or shop bought white chocolate cake decorations


  • 1.

    Stand 4 individual ring moulds or mousse rings on a baking tray and line with acetate bands (see cook’s note).

  • 2.

    Crush the biscuits and put into a mixing bowl. Melt the butter over a low heat and stir into the biscuit crumbs until well combined. Press the biscuit mixture into the base of the lined rings and put in the fridge to set.

  • 3.

    Put the cream cheese into a bowl and beat it until soft and smooth using an electric hand mixer at full speed. Add the cream, lemon juice, rind and sugar and mix well.

  • 4.

    Spread this mixture over the biscuit crumb bases, about halfway up the sides of the rings. Spoon a little lemon curd on top of each one and level off. Put the rings in the fridge to chill for few hours or freeze them.

  • 5.

    Remove the cheesecakes from the rings and put onto plates.

  • 6.

    With a small palette knife, spread a printed acetate band with a fine layer of melted white chocolate. Wrap this printed band around the edge of the dessert. Leave to set for a few minutes, and then gently remove the acetate. The cocoa butter print should come off the acetate onto the chocolate. Remove for the remaining desserts.

  • 7.

    To serve, decorate the top of each cheesecake with white chocolate shavings and a few berries.


Cook’s note: Acetate cake bands are used to line dessert moulds and rings, to prevent food from sticking.
Cocoa butter-printed acetate bands, also known as chocolate transfers, are flexible acetate sheets coated with a mixture of cocoa butter and food colouring, etched with repetitive designs. They come in a wide variety of designs and colours. When melted chocolate is spread over the sheets and allowed to chill until firm, the plastic sheets are peeled away, leaving an edible design on the chocolate's surface. Transfer sheets may be used with any type of chocolate. You can buy both acetate cake bands and cocoa butter-printed bands from cake decorating shops or online.

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