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120Total Time
40Prep Time
40Bake Time

Ginger Key Lime Cheesecake

Quick and easy
  • Vegetarian

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.

120Total Time
40Prep Time
40Bake Time


  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

    • 250g Ginger snap biscuits
    • 100g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 35g Billington's Unrefined Molasses Sugar
  • For the Filling

    • 700g Cream cheese
    • 150g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 3 Large free range egg(s)
    • 6 Lime(s) zest
    • 6 Lime(s) juice
    • 150g Dark chocolate chips
    • 20g Dark 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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