Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust

Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust: A fabulous silky cheesecake recipe with a boozy lemon essence and crisp salty-sweet biscoff cookie crust.

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Homemade Cheesecake

There are certainly some recipes I’m more excited to share with you than others. Probably because there are some recipes I’m more excited to eat than others… Like a homemade cheesecake recipe kissed with delicate boozy limoncello.

If you are a cheesecake lover, a lemon lover, a limoncello lover, and/or a Biscoff cookie lover, today’s Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust might make you feel just as giddy as I do.

If you are not, maybe it will change your mind!

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The Perfect Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a guilty pleasure I revel in but am very selective about eating.

If a cheesecake looks dry, grainy, or looks as if the crust will be a let-down, I will sneer at the pathetic attempt at perfection, and willingly pass it up.

However, if a cheesecake looks silky, moist, and smells of tangy richness, I could quickly eat the entire thing before blinking out of my cheesecake-induced fit of fury.

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Limoncello Cake

I am particularly fond of this Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust because it offers a mild lemon liqueur flavor that is perfect for serving with fresh seasonal berries or berry sauces.

Using part limoncello and part fresh squeezed lemon juice (instead of lemon juice alone) offers just the right citrus note, without overpowering the natural tang of the cheesecake.

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Biscoff Cookie Crust

And the texture?

Heavenly forkfuls of dense creamy fluff accompanied by a crumbled crust made of sweet Biscoff cookies.

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Sour Cream Layer

Our Limoncello Cheesecake also offers an endearing layer of sour cream baked over the top blended with a touch of limoncello.

This layer does several things… It increases the intensity of the limoncello flavor. It creates a textural contrast and visual appeal. And best of all, if your cheesecake top happens to crack in the oven, which sometimes they do, it covers all flaws for a perfect homemade cheesecake.

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Limoncello Cheesecake Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • Biscoff Cookies – The main ingredient to the crust. These cookies are magical.
  • Sugar – Sugar makes the crust a little sweeter.
  • Salt – To offset the sweet we have some salt, but not too much.
  • Melted Butter – The butter is what will hold the crust together!

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For the Cheesecake:

  • Cream Cheese – It can’t be cheesecake without cream cheese!
  • Eggs – A traditional cheesecake additive that helps with thickening.
  • Sugar – You can’t go wrong with more sugar, especially with all the lemon to come.
  • Lemon Zest – For that strong citrus flavoring.
  • Lemon Juice – Some sour to offset the sweet from the sugar and Limoncello.
  • Limoncello Liqeuer – This is where it gets boozy, friends.
  • Vanilla Extract – Some vanilla flavoring to add depth.
  • Salt – Salt to bring out and balance flavors.

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For the Sour Cream Topping:

  • Sour cream – To get that creamy, tanginess into the mix.
  • Sugar – I know, more sugar.
  • Limoncello Liqueur – To flavor the sour cream with a little bit of liqueur.

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How to Make Limoncello Cheesecake

  1. Preheat the oven. Place one oven rack in the middle of the oven, and one at the bottom. Place a large rimmed baking sheet on the bottom rack to catch any leakage. Line the bottom of a 9 1/2 inch springform pan with parchment paper. Then clamp the ring around the bottom tightly. (Trim the paper edges if desired.)
  2. For the Crust: Place the Biscoff cookies, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until the cookies are finely ground. Then add the melted butter and pulse again to combine. Pour the crust mixture into the prepared pan. Press the crumbs with your hands over the bottom of the pan, and about 2/3 the way up the sides of the pan. Bake.
  3. For the Limoncello Cheesecake Filling: Meanwhile, place the cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on high to soften and fluff the cream cheese. One at a time add the eggs, not adding another egg until the previous egg is completely blended in. Scrape the bowl with a spatula. Then add the remaining ingredients and beat until completely smooth. Pour the filling into the crust and bake.
  4. For the Sour Cream Topping: In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, sugar, and limoncello until smooth. Once the cheesecake has baked and is mostly set in the middle, spread the sour cream filling over the top of the cheesecake and place back in the oven to bake.
  5. Cool the cheesecake on the counter for 1 hour. Then place in the refrigerator to chill and set for at least 3 hours. Later, take the ring off the springform pan and slide the cheesecake onto a cake plate. Slice and serve cold.

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You can make Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust up to a week before serving. Then top it with fresh seasonal berries and dive into the silk folds of limoncello bliss! Enjoy!

See The Recipe Card & Video Below For How To Make Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust. Enjoy!

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Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust - A fabulous silky cheesecake recipe with a boozy lemon essence and crisp salty-sweet biscoff cookie crust.

Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts
Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Potassium 180mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 26g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

For the Biscoff Crust:
For the Limoncello Cheesecake Filling:
For the Sour Cream Topping:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place one oven rack in the middle of the oven, and one at the bottom. Place a large rimmed baking sheet on the bottom rack to catch any leakage. Line the bottom of a 9 1/2 inch springform pan with parchment paper. Then clamp the ring around the bottom tightly. (Trim the paper edges if desired.)

  2. For the Crust: Place the Biscoff cookies, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until the cookies are finely ground. Then add the melted butter and pulse again to combine. Pour the crust mixture into the prepared pan. Press the crumbs with your hands over the bottom of the pan, and about 2/3 the way up the sides of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

  3. For the Limoncello Cheesecake Filling: Meanwhile, place the cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on high for 2 minutes to soften and fluff the cream cheese. One at a time add the eggs, not adding another egg until the previous egg is completely blended in. Scrape the bowl with a spatula. Then add the remaining ingredients and beat until completely smooth. Pour the filling into the crust and bake for 45 minutes.

  4. For the Sour Cream Topping: In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, sugar, and limoncello until smooth. Once the cheesecake has baked and is mostly set in the middle, spread the sour cream filling over the top of the cheesecake and place back in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

  5. Cool the cheesecake on the counter for 1 hour. Then place in the refrigerator to chill and set for at least 3 hours. Later, take the ring off the springform pan and slide the cheesecake onto a cake plate. Slice and serve cold.

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39 comments on “Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust

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  3. Pamposted December 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Delicious! No cracks, but did make the sour cream topper.  Used half sugar, half stevia in the cheesecake itself. Everyone loved it!

  4. Bob Davisposted November 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm Reply

    I’ve got my cheesecake in the oven right now. :)

  5. Sherreposted September 22, 2018 at 12:08 am Reply

    Fabulous recipe! Super creamy! Important to follow the directions in mixing in eggs and liquids to the cream cheese mixture. Gradual is best to get the best texture. 

  6. mary bethposted June 14, 2018 at 8:19 pm Reply

    Hi Sommer, I was thinking of making mini cheesecakes with his recipe in muffin size cups. I plan on baking them about 20 minutes. Do you think I could pull them out after about 10 minutes and put the topping on–then bake for another 10 minutes to set the topping? Or do you think the topping would just sink in, because they might not be set enough…. maybe I should bake them for the complete 20 minutes then put the topping on and bake for another 10 minutes???? I would appreciate you’re opinion. I will be bringing them to an”Open House” at my stylists new salon. Thank you, Mary Beth

  7. Celineposted June 9, 2018 at 9:30 am Reply

    Hi! I live in a place where it is very difficult to find Limoncello but I love your flavour combination! Is it possible to substitute the 1/4 cup Limoncello with an equal part lemon juice?

    • Sommer Collierposted June 9, 2018 at 3:54 pm Reply

      Hi Celine,

      No, I wouldn’t use straight lemon juice. I think you would be better offer making a lemon simple syrup to use, because Limoncello is pretty sweet. Hope this helps! :)

  8. Ayse Yükselposted February 23, 2018 at 12:17 am Reply

    The most amazing cheesecake i hv ever seen ✨✨✨ . Just one question; do we hv to continue baking 10-12 mina after adding the sour cream ? Cant we just leave the sour cream part unbaked? Thank you 

    • Sommerposted February 26, 2018 at 8:31 pm Reply

      Hi Ayse,

      If you want the top layer to set, you do need to keep baking it. Otherwise, it will not cut neatly when sliced.

  9. Elizaabethposted May 9, 2017 at 3:19 pm Reply

    This is my third time making this cheesecake because it is so good!  Walmart sells the cookies as does Amazon but they are cheaper at the former.  The first time I made it I did not let the cheesecake cook a bit before I put on the sour cream topping to put it back in the oven and all the topping fell to the middle.  It was good but not pretty.  So now I let it cool for about 20 minutes, put the sour cream on and pop it back in.

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  11. Elizabethposted July 11, 2016 at 5:15 pm Reply

    I just made this. It’s not as pretty as yours.  The sour cream topping all sank to the middle but it still looks yummy!  Not sure what I did wrong. 

    • Elizabethposted July 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm Reply

      It was delicious!  Many asked for the recipe!

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  13. LaTinaposted June 20, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply

    Does this cheesecake freeze well?

  14. Rachelposted June 9, 2016 at 12:37 pm Reply

    How long do I have to wait for it to set up before I pour on the sour cream layer?

    • Sommerposted June 10, 2016 at 11:21 am Reply

      Hi Rachel! Once the cheesecake has baked for 45 minutes, go ahead and pour the sour cream layer over the top. :)

      • Emilyposted June 26, 2016 at 4:42 pm

        Mine is almost finished baking for the 45. Do I really just take it straight out, pour on the sour cream mixture, and pop it back in for 10-12?? Please excuse my nervousness in perfection. The fact that i haven’t butchered this recipe up to this point is a miracle in itself. 

      • Sommerposted July 10, 2016 at 5:54 pm

        Hi Emily! Sorry for the late response. How did it turn out?

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  16. Jessica - The Novice Chefposted May 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm Reply

    So gorgeous! I could eat it all by  myself! 

  17. [email protected]posted May 22, 2016 at 11:40 pm Reply

    I am a cheesecake, biscoff and especially limonchello lover, so this has my name all over it!

  18. Serene @ House of Yummposted May 22, 2016 at 9:50 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous cheesecake!!  Love all of the flavors that you added to this!  Especially the limoncello.  Anything lemon is a winner for me! 

  19. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted May 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm Reply

    I love cheesecake for dessert more than anything in the entire world… and I get so excited when I see a PERFECT looking cheesecake!  This one is perfect!  And I’m loving the flavors so much.  Nice!!

  20. Deborahposted May 21, 2016 at 1:09 pm Reply

    This is simply gorgeous!!

  21. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pigposted May 21, 2016 at 12:54 am Reply

    Anything Limoncello has always been a weakness of mine. This needs to be made in my kitchen.

  22. [email protected]posted May 19, 2016 at 11:08 am Reply

    Love everything about this, Sommer. The perfect Italian dessert for a summer dinner party, too!

  23. Heidi @foodiecrushposted May 18, 2016 at 8:57 pm Reply

    OMG, that layer of sour cream gets me every time. There are three things I covet in baking: the perfect cinnamon roll, the perfect scone and the perfect cheesecake. I think you just knocked this one off of my search. 

  24. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted May 18, 2016 at 9:39 am Reply

    This looks amazing and perfect for summer picnics!

  25. Marlinposted May 17, 2016 at 10:41 am Reply

    Currently the images are more delicious than the chocolate itself :p 

  26. Rachel @ Rachel Cooksposted May 17, 2016 at 7:02 am Reply

    This might be the most gorgeous cheesecake I have ever seen. And I’m loving the flavors!

  27. Mariaposted May 16, 2016 at 2:19 pm Reply

    Biscoff and lemon…I’m in!

  28. Julia @ HappyFoodsposted May 16, 2016 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Love it! 

  29. Gaby Dalkinposted May 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm Reply

    This really does look like the perfect cheesecake!! Lemon and berries together is always a win.

  30. Heather Christoposted May 16, 2016 at 1:35 pm Reply

    FAAAANCY! such  beautiful dessert!

  31. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 16, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

    Gorgeous!!

  32. Jenny Flakeposted May 16, 2016 at 8:54 am Reply

    Wow, what a stunner!!

  33. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted May 16, 2016 at 8:04 am Reply

    Oh wow!! This is just genius.  Love how gorgeous and fluffy it looks.  You nailed it again!!!