Sweet Lemony Goodness!

Yay!  It’s finally spring!  We can expect temperatures to finally rise, flowers to bloom, and longer sunshiny days!

One of my favorite parts of the spring season is that everything is bright, fresh, and sweet.  Bright colors, fresh fruits, and of course, yummy Antique Candle Works candles!  But the season also brings around tons of sweet and refreshing desserts that are perfect for Easter, a spring get-together, or just because.

 

Our friend Stephanie (from Stephanie Spring Blog), has got spring baking mastered!  She is a home and lifestyle blogger with tons beautiful and yummy recipes.  Including her Fluffy Lemon Cheesecake!  This lemon-lovers staple is perfect for Easter and a must-have at spring gatherings.  It just looks too good, and I can’t wait to make this myself!

 

Stephanie’s Fluffy Lemon Cheesecake

 

Check out the original recipe here to make the crust!

Prepare the crust first!  You’ll need an 8 or 9-inch pie pan, or a cheesecake pan if you have one, and will need to preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  After the crust is baked, make sure to let it cool before adding the lemony filling!

Ingredients for the Filling:

3 8oz packages of cream cheese (at room temperature)

4 eggs (also at room temperature)

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 & 1/4 cups white sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp lemon juice (Stephanie used lemon essential oil)

35 additional drops of lemon juice (or essential oil)

 

Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to mix until soft and fluffy. Add all the other ingredients as you continue mixing. Mix until the filling is silky smooth, and then mix a little more.

 

Pour all of the lemony goodness into the prepared crust (remember, get the ingredients and instructions for the crust from Stephanie’s original recipe!) and place in the oven.

Immediately reduce the oven temperature to 250 degrees and bake for 60-90 minutes.

Check it often after 60 minutes. When it’s done, it should be firm to the touch but slightly soft in the middle. There will be a little jiggle in the middle but not towards the outer edges. Once removed from the oven, let it cool. Then, place it in the fridge to firm up some more.

 

Enjoy your sweet, fluffy lemon cheesecake!

 

I can’t wait to try this yummy dessert for myself, and I’ll definitely be pairing it with our new Sweet Lemon candles when I do!  I couldn’t think of a more perfect match than a Sweet Lemon fragrance and a sweet lemon cake. The clean, crisp lemon scent with lightly sweet, floral hints of geranium and rose is a must-have for your home this spring!

 

If you liked this recipe, Stephanie Spring has many more sweet, savory, and even healthy food recipes to try for yourself.  Not to mention plenty other fun topics to browse through on her blog!

 

 

 

Recipe photography by Stephanie Spring