Lime and Bitter Chocolate Cheesecake

This is a twist on our classic Key Lime Pie recipe - making it into a luscious cheesecake finished with dark chocolate for an added wow factor!
Serves: 12
  • Base
  • 85g buttery spread, melted
  • 250g shortbread biscuits, crushed
  • Filling
  • 400g full fat soft cheese
  • 405g can Carnation Condensed Milk Light
  • finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes
  • To finish
  • 55g bitter chocolate (70% cocoa solids), melted
  • 8 thin lime slices (optional)
  • 55g icing sugar (optional)

You will also need...

23cm spring-form cake tin
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  • Prep time
    20 mins PT20M

    Cook time
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Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 1572kJ 377kcal 19%
  • Fat 22.4g 32%
  • Saturates 10.3g 52%
  • Sugars 25.8g 29%
  • Salt 0.69g 12%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1459kJ/350kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. 1. Mix the biscuits with the melted buttery spread then press onto the base of the tin. Chill for 10 minutes.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the soft cheese and condensed milk until smooth. Add the lime zest and juice (watch it thicken!). Spoon the mixture over the base and chill for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. 3. Remove the cheesecake from the tin and place on a serving plate. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top and sides, then leave to set.
  4. To finish, gently simmer the lime slices in a little icing sugar and water – there should be barely enough water to cover the slices. The syrup will reduce to a sticky coating on the limes. Transfer the lime slices to baking parchment to set before placing on the cheesecake.

Discussion Board

  • natty
    February 02, 2013
    I have just made it and it was very quick and easy, i used full fat condensed milk bought by mistake and it still worked well and the lime tastes great!! Highly reccomend it!
  • Minxy :0)
    September 09, 2012
    Don't waste your time or money on making this!! I attempted to make this for a family bbq...whipped everything up in food processor...chilled it overnight and it still didn't set!!! I have just transferred it all into glasses to try and rescue it!! :0((

    Carnation says:
    Hi Lisa, sorry to hear this recipe didn't work for you - normally we wouldn't suggest using a food processor to make the filling - it only needs gently whisking so this might have had an effect on the set. Sounds like you made it in to a lovely individual dessert anyway!
  • em
    June 01, 2012
    Super, super quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious!!! Everyone impressed with the end result, so much so I've made this cheesecake 7 times :) thank you Carnation!
  • baz
    May 15, 2012
    can lemons be used instead of limes???


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