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Ginger Key Lime Cheesecake

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Quick and easy
Total Time
1h 20m
Prep Time
Bake Time
Serves 14
Serves 14

About our ginger key lime cheesecake recipe

We’ve spiced up this ginger & lime cheesecake by using ginger snap biscuits in the base, it goes really well with the fragrant and tangy lime.

If you love ginger-based recipes, we think you'll love our ginger biscuits and our ginger scones.

10 ingredients10 steps
  • Vegetarian


  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 160°C (gas mark 3) and grease and line the base of a 20cm round springform tin.

  2. Step 2

    To make the base place melt the butter and sugar together in a pan then add the crushed biscuits and stir until evenly coated.

  3. Step 3

    Tip this into the prepared tin and spread evenly across then press down firmly using the back of a large spoon or your hand.

  4. Step 4

    Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to cool and set the base.

  5. Step 5

    For the filling beat together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the mixture is very smooth and thick, taking care not to over beat.

  6. Step 6

    Add the eggs one at a time mixing after each one, you should have a smooth, creamy mixture. Finally mix in the lime juice and ¾ of the zest then fold in the chocolate chips.

  7. Step 7

    Spoon this into the tin on top of the baked base, spread it evenly across the base.

  8. Step 8

    Next wrap the base of the tin with foil and place it in a deep baking tray then fill with water to halfway up the side of the tin. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The top of the cheesecake will still be wobbly in the centre. It’s important not to over cook it.

  9. Step 9

    Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin before carefully removing, then leave to cool completely in the fridge.

  10. Step 10

    Just before serving decorate with grated chocolate and lime zest.


  • For the Base

    • 250gGinger snap biscuits 
    • 100gUnsalted butter (softened) 
    • 35gBillington's Unrefined Molasses Sugar 
  • For the Filling

    • 700gCream cheese 
    • 150gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
    • 3Large free range egg(s) 
    • 6Lime(s) zest 
    • 6Lime(s) juice 
    • 150gDark chocolate chips 
    • 20gDark chocolate (grated) 


  • 20cm round springform tin
  • Small saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Food mixer/electric hand mixer with beater attachment
  • Tin foil
  • Deep baking tray

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