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We'll Be Making This New York Baked Cheesecake This Weekend

It's even better drizzled in butterscotch sauce.

Travel may be off the menu at the moment but at least we can eat like we're somewhere great on holidays. And few places are better than New York City - so that's two reasons to get stuck into this NY-style baked cheesecake. 

We'll be saving the butterscotch sauce recipe too, to use it again sometime. (On pancakes perhaps?)


For the base

  • 100g butter
  • 200g digestive biscuits
  • 2 tbsp Siúcra Light Golden-Brown Sugar

For the cheesecake

  • 800g full fat cream cheese
  • 200g Siúcra Light Golden-Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 free range eggs
  • 200g sour cream

For the butterscotch sauce

  • 100g Siúcra Caster Sugar
  • 50g butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 100ml cream


  1. For the base-crumb the biscuits and add the sugar and melted butter and mix together.
  2. Press into a 9” (22 cm) lined springform baking tin and bake for ten minutes on 220°.
  3. Whisk the cream cheese in a mixing bowl, add the sugar and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, lemon juice and vanilla and gradually add the eggs and whisk.
  5. Stir in the sour cream and pour the mixture into the baking tin. 
  6. Try to get rid of any air bubbles by gently tapping the tin on the counter a few times. Doing this will bring the bubbles to the surface and level out the top of your cake too.
  7. Bake on 220° for 10 minutes. Reduce to 110° and bake for a further 45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the closed oven and, once cooled, stick into the fridge to set.

For the butterscotch sauce

  1. Add the caster sugar to a pot and heat until melted. Then, add the butter and cream.
  2. Stir until it forms into a sauce, don't worry if there are lumps, they will solve when heated. 
  3.  Remove from the stove and cool a little before drizzling over the baked cheesecake. You can also drizzle some melted chocolate.

Image: Lili Forberg 

Recipe courtesy of Lili Forberg  and Siúcra

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