Lemon Mascarpone Cheesecake

This is a light, airy cheesecake with a hint of lemon. The mascarpone cheese has a creamy, buttery flavor and a texture that blends well with the lemon. Serve with chocolate sauce or fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
8 servings



  • cooking spray

  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup margarine, melted


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages mascarpone cheese, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray the sides and bottom of a springform pan with cooking spray.

  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted margarine for crust together in a small bowl until well combined. Spread into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan, making sure there aren't any cracks.

  3. Beat mascarpone cheese and sugar for filling in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla, stirring after each addition. Add lemon juice and zest. Pour into the crust.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly golden and semi-soft in the middle, testing with a toothpick, 55 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 1 1/2 hours to cool. Cut into slices to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

550 Calories
40g Fat
43g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 550
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 19g 93%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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