Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake

From the Baker Pack by Saltbush Kitchen

A zesty, creamy and luscious Australian cheesecake with a macadamia & wattleseed crust and an option for a fancy, salty chocolate topping, depending on who you're trying to impress.

This beauty needs a few hours to finish including fridge time for cooling.



    • 200g digestive biscuits, crushed
    • 80g macadamias, roasted & crushed
    • 1 ½ TSP wattleseed
    • 100g unsalted butter, melted
    • 500g cream cheese (2 packets)
    • ¾ cups (150g) caster sugar
    • 2 TSP lemon myrtle spice
    • 2 TSP lemon zest
    • ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
    • 2 eggs
    • ½ cup (120g) sour cream, cold
Fancy fruit topping (optional)
    • 1 cup raspberries (or mixed berries)
    • 1 TBSP icing sugar
Fancy chocolate topping (optional)


    • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 20cm springform pan with baking paper
    • Mix digestive biscuits with macadamias, wattleseed & melted butter
    • Press mixture evenly over the base of the springform pan & refrigerate for 30 mins


    • Beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon myrtle & lemon zest until smooth
    • Beat in eggs (one by one), sour cream & lemon juice until smooth & creamy
    • Pour filling onto crust. Bake for 40-45 minutes in preheated oven. When done, the cheesecake should appear set but have a gentle wobble in the centre. Allow to cool completely in oven with door ajar, then refrigerate until set

Fancy Fruit Topping

    • In a small bowl toss raspberries & icing sugar. Set aside for plating

Fancy Chocolate Topping

    • Melt 40g of chocolate and then stir in remaining 20g of chocolate
    • On a 30cm piece of baking paper, using a pallet knife (or the back of a spoon), spread chocolate out to a thin 2mm layer
    • Sprinkle The Fancy Salt evenly over the top. Refrigerate to set
    • Dust cheescake with sifted icing sugar
    • Break chocolate into shards and layer on top of the cake with raspberries


Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake by Saltbush Kitchen with Wattleseed Australian Spice and chocolate with australian salt with bushfoods

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