Lemon Berry Cheesecake

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Fab Foodstuff: Lemon Berry Cheesecake! There’s something about lemon that makes your head spin, especially on a hot summer day. It might be the refreshing burst of citrus that seems to hydrate the senses. Or it could be the charm of living in the South that makes it incredibly desirable. Perhaps you’re just a sweet-tart kinda soul. Whatever the reason, add a little berry to the mix and it feels like a party. Because time may be a factor, I began with a prepared cake mix. The rest is pure magic.



16-ounce box of yellow cake mix

1/2 cup butter, melted

3 eggs

1/2 cup strawberry preserves

1 pound powdered sugar

8 ounce block Neufchâtel cheese, softened

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Sliced strawberries, garnish


Preheat oven to 325°. Combine cake mix, melted butter, and one egg. Press crust into the bottom of a greased and floured 10” deep dish pie plate. Spread a thin layer of strawberry preserves over crust. Mix powdered sugar, 2 eggs, Neufchâtel cheese and lemon extract until smooth. No lumps should remain. Slowly pour cream cheese mixture over the layer of strawberry preserves. Bake 50-60 minutes. Cool and cut into wedges. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

47 thoughts on “Lemon Berry Cheesecake

      • Ooh, I would love that. Now that I’ve moved to a different state, I need to find new friends to share my foods with. I really enjoy that part of cooking. 💕


      • I missed that you moved. Where are you? I’m still in SoCal. I had thoughts of moving to NM but it looks like I missed my chance… my retirement $$ is a stock a stock account and has lost more than 25%.

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      • I moved from Indiana to Florida last September. Because we are building a house, we’ve been living in a hotel since then. Supply chains and labor shortages have caused interesting delays. However, it’s on the horizon, so our patience has paid off, thanks be to God. 🙏🏻🍃


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