Tana Ramsay's lemon cheesecake recipe

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  • healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time45 mins (including 30 mins chilling)
Total Time45 mins (plus overnight in the fridge)
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories277 Kcal14%
Fat15.4 g22%

Light and fruity, this lemon cheesecake from Tana Ramsay can be made in minutes and is lower in calories than other cheesecake recipes.


  • 175g cereal hoops
  • 100g low-fat spread, melted
  • 400g extra-light cream cheese
  • Grated zest of 4 lemons
  • 200g 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 184ml carton whipping cream
  • Couple of mint leaves to decorate




  1. Place the cereal hoops in to a food processor and whiz until they are broken into crumbs. Or you can place them into a bag and bash with a rolling pin.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in the melted low-fat spread, stirring through until all the crushed cereal hoops are thoroughly coated.
  3. Turn into a 23cm spring collar cake tin and press the mixture right into the bottom to form a base. Put this in the fridge for at least 30 mins to set.
  4. Mix together the cream cheese, lemon zest, Greek yogurt, sugar and lemon juice and stir well to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the cream until it's a thick consistency and starts to stiffen. Add this to the cream cheese mix, folding through well.
  6. Spoon this mix on to the top of the base. Decorate the top with a couple of mint leaves and place in the fridge to set overnight.
Top Tip for making Tana Ramsay's lemon cheesecake

For a tasty alternative try using mini shredded wheat instead of cereal hoops.

Tana Ramsay is married to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, but he isn’t the only successful cook in the family – Tana also has her own range of best-selling cookery books.   Tana, whose first name is Cayetany, was born in Croydon, and started life as a Montessori trained teacher.   She married Gordon in 1996, when she was just 21 years old, and the pair now have five children; Megan, Matilda, twins Jack and Holly, and Oscar.   Her cookbooks include Tana Ramsay’s Family Kitchen, Tana Ramsay’s Real Family food, Homemade and Tana Ramsay’s Kitchen Secrets.   Alongside being a mum, wife, TV personality and author, Tana also owns her own Battersea based beauty salon offering beauty, hair and alternative therapy treatments.   Tana is involved in a huge amount of charity work mainly with The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation who work in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital to raise vital funds for sick and seriously ill children.   In 2010, Tana starred in season five of ITV’s Dancing on Ice and was partnered with professional skater Stuart Widdall, making it through until the fourth week of the competition.   If you’re looking for lots of quick and easy family recipes, take a look at our Tana Ramsay recipe collection. (opens in new tab)