James Martin's baked New York raspberry cheesecake recipe

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This classic baked New York raspberry cheesecake made by celeb chef James Martin is the perfect dessert recipe served with lashings of cream

James Martin's baked New York raspberry cheesecake
Serves6–8
SkillMedium
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time1 hours 30 mins
Total Time1 hours 40 mins

James Martin's baked New York raspberry cheesecake is delicious when drizzled with maple syrup or some melted chocolate...

James Martin's baked New York raspberry cheesecake is truly delicious. The classic thick and creamy filling is offset by the super-sweet raspberry and maple syrup topping. But if you want to be naughty it works just as well with a drizzle of melted chocolate. James Martin's cheesecake may take a bit of effort to perfect but it will be well worth it if you're trying to impress with your homemade dessert. This recipe serves 6-8 people and will take around 1hr and 40 mins to prepare and bake. Leftovers of this cheesecake can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days. This has to be one of our favourite cheesecake recipes!

Ingredients

  • 1 x 23cm sponge base
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 50g corn flour
  • 850g full-fat soft cream cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 375ml double cream
  • 400g raspberries
  • 150ml maple syrup

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4. Cut the sponge base to a diameter of 23cm if necessary, then slice in half horizontally to form a 5mm thick disc, and place it in the bottom of a springform 23cm cake tin.
  2. Split the vanilla pod in half lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Put the vanilla seeds, lemon zest and juice, sugar, corn flour and cream cheese into a bowl and whisk together. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each one. Add the double cream, whisking until the mixture is smooth, then add 250g of the raspberries and stir carefully through the mixture.
  3. Pour into the cake tin and tap it lightly to settle the mix. Put the cake tin into a roasting tray, then pour hot water into the tray to a depth of 2cm to create a bain marie. Bake for 1¼ - 1½hours, until the top is golden and the cheesecake just set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin. Remove and place on a serving plate, then top with the remaining raspberries and drizzle over the maple syrup. Serve with a drizzle of double cream.
Top Tip for making James Martin's baked New York raspberry cheesecake

You could use strawberries instead of rapsberries if preferred.

James Martin
Celebrity chef and TV presenter

James Martin is best known as the presenter of BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, which he hosted between 2006 and 2016. He's now the host of Saturday Morning with James Martin on ITV.  James started his formal training to become a chef at Scarborough Technical College in 1988 and went on to further his skills at Hostellerie De Plaisance, Saint-Émilion, and Maison Troisgros in France before joining Anthony Worrall Thompson's 'One Ninety Queen's Gate restaurant in London. 

He became head chef at just 22 when he joined Hotel Du Vin and went on to work in some of the best restaurants in London including Harvey’s in Wandsworth, The Square in Mayfair and Alastair Little in Soho. James Martin has been on our TV screen for over 20 years,  hosting Saturday Kitchen, as well as making appearances on Ready Steady Cook, and The Great British Menu and is a regular on This Morning.  He enjoys cooking for his family and making dishes that are delicious and simple recipes that anyone can follow.