Key Lime Cheesecake


A Key lime cheesecake recipe that will keep you coming back for more. My favorite dessert to make has to be cheesecake. This version is just one of many that gets a lot of requests. It is sweet and tangy just like its more familiar cousin, Key lime pie. I usually serve it with whipped cream and lime slices.

close up view of Key Lime Cheesecake garnished with slices of lime
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 45 mins
1 9-inch cheesecake


  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 3 large eggs

  • cup key lime juice


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs with butter. Press into the bottom and partially up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.

  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Fill a shallow pan half full of hot water and place on the lower rack to minimize cracking.

  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar, lime zest, and cornstarch in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, blending just until smooth. Add Key lime juice with mixer on low. Finish mixing by hand. Do not overbeat, or the cake will crack during baking. Pour batter into the prepared crust.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, or until set.

  5. Turn the oven off, and let cheesecake stand in the oven for 30 minutes with the door open at least 4 inches. Remove from oven.

  6. Refrigerate cheesecake 8 hours to overnight, and up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

382 Calories
28g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* 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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