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Baked Cheesecake with Crème Fraîche

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Indulge your taste buds with our delicious Baked Cheesecake with Crème Fraîche! This creamy, melt-in-your-mouth dessert is the perfect end to any meal. Don’t miss out on this heavenly treat.

Crème fraîche / sour cream is a dairy product, a soured cream containing 10–45% butterfat, with a pH of approximately 4.5. It is soured with a bacterial culture. European labeling regulations specify the two ingredients must be cream and bacterial culture.

Taste the Luxury of Baked Cheesecake with Sour Cream

Baked Cheesecake with Crème Fraîche

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Indulge in the creamy delight of our Baked Cheesecake with Crème Fraîche! A delightful blend of rich flavors, a smooth texture, and a sweet tangy finish. Perfect for any occasion or simply to treat yourself. 

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Moderate




  • 200 g shortbread cookies (I use ginger biscuits)
  • 55 g (50ml) butter, melted


  • 3 x 250g low-fat cream cheese
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese
  • 25 g (45ml) cake flour
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 eggs

Sour Cream Topping:

  • 250 g crème fraîche / sour cream
  • 35 g (45ml) sugar
  • 1 ml vanilla essence



  1. Place biscuits in processor and blend till fine, add melted butter and mix well.
  2. Spray 24cm loose bottom cake pan with food spray.
  3. Place biscuit mixture in pan and press down firmly.


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  • Place all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix well with an electric mixer until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Spoon into cake pan and place in oven.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. It might look raw, but it is perfectly fine.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Turn up the oven heat to 220°C/428°F.

Sour Cream Topping:

  • Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat well till the sugar has dissolved.
  • Spread over cheesecake and place in a warmer oven (220°C/428°F) for 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Place in fridge till completely cold.
  • Decorate with preferably fresh cherries/berries (only had bottled to use) and sprinkle a tiny bit of icing sugar over the cake.


Prepared, tried, and tested Suzan from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 407
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Sodium: 254 mg
  • Fat: 32.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 134.1 mg

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