Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake | ButtercreamBlondie.com

So many good things happening today, guys!  I’m teaming up with my friends at Farberware to celebrate Father’s Day with a #BakeforDad dessert and giveaway!  It’s a known fact that my dad gets baked goods as presents for holidays and birthdays, and if I dare go home without his favorite cookies or a cake, well, I might as well not go home!  That’s where this cheesecake comes in and even better, I get to share my favorite bakeware with you.  Great bakeware is essential and this is one sweet giveaway, my friends.

Before we dive into the fabulous giveaway, we need to talk about this cheesecake.  This light and creamy, mile-high classic cheesecake filled with fresh lemon zest and draped in fresh blueberry compote – just try to keep your hands off this one!  This is one of my go-to recipes, one that you should keep on hand for when you need a fabulous dessert and one you should share with your dad.  It’s one of those cheesecakes that as you’re eating it, you can’t get over how it’s both rich and light at the same time.  Can you tell I like it?

This is the perfect dessert for Father’s Day and blueberries are beautiful right now.  This is also a really great one for any graduations you have coming up, but seriously, who even needs a reason to bake this beauty?  Now if you’re not crazy about lemon, don’t be deterred by this.  It’s not super lemon-y, it just has lemon zest in it which adds a lovely brightness and lightness to it.  The lemon also pairs beautifully with the blueberry compote and just a heads up, you’re going to want to put that blueberry compote on everything from french toast to vanilla ice cream.  I speak from experience.

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake | ButtercreamBlondie.com

I hope you try this cheesecake and Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there, especially mine!

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Rating: 51

Yield: Serves 12

Serving Size: 9-inch cheesecake

Creamy, decadent and unbelievably light pretty much sums up this beautiful cheesecake. Filled with bright lemon zest and a fresh blueberry topping, it’ll always have you going back for one more bite!


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, 1 Tablespoon sugar and melted butter together and press into springform pan.
  3. Bake crust for 8 minutes and set aside to cool. Once crust is completely cool, wrap pan in a layer of plastic wrap and then wrap in aluminum foil. Set aside.
  4. In mixer, cream together cream cheese, zest of 1 lemon and 1 cup of sugar on medium speed till fully incorporated.
  5. Mix in sour cream and vanilla extract.
  6. Add eggs one at a time on low speed just till combined.
  7. Pour cheesecake batter into prepared pan and then place in roasting pan. Fill roasting pan about a quarter of the way with hot water and bake cheesecake for 60-70 minutes till top is set.
  8. When cheesecake is done, remove from the water bath and set on cooling rack. Once cheesecake has cooled to room temp, refrigerate.
  9. To make blueberry topping, add blueberries to a medium size sauté pan and place over low to medium heat.
  10. Sprinkle remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar over the blueberries and toss to coat. Cook for about 5-7 minutes just till the blueberries start to pop and release their juices.
  11. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3-4 minutes till the mixture gets nice and syrupy.
  12. Spoon blueberry topping over cheesecake and serve.

Okay, let’s move on to this sweet giveaway.  As I mentioned above, great bakeware is essential and this set hits all the right marks.  The set contains everything you need in your kitchen and is basically my essentials.  It includes 2 cookies sheets, 2 (9″) cake pans, 1 cupcake pan, 1 9×13″ pan, a loaf pan and a springform pan.  Seriously, it includes everything but me!  These are the pans I use all the time and the best part is you can be sure everything will bake evenly.  You can enter to win this set by using Rafflecopter below.  Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

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Disclosure: Giveaway is sponsored by Farberware. All opinions are my own. Giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on Sunday June 22, 2014 11pm EST. Winner will be chosen using random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond and in the event they do not, another winner will be chosen.

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68 Responses to “Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake”

  1. 1
    Jen says:

    I would love to make a hummingbird cake! I’ve been craving one!

  2. 2
    Terri says:

    This cheesecake looks amazing!!

  3. 3
    Susan says:

    The cheesecake looks amazing. I’m going to add it to my list of must bakes.

  4. 4
    Nicole Given says:

    I would bake Beer Bread

  5. 5
    dc says:

    Quadruple chocolate cookies! Yum!

  6. 6

    If I won, I would make a cheesecake. Something grand and delicious like this. :)

  7. 7
    Elisabeth S says:

    I would bake some sort of cookie… You can never have too many cookies!

  8. 8
    Renata says:

    Brownies are always a favorite!

  9. 9

    I would bake cookies first-duh! :P

  10. 10
    Sachi says:

    some sort of cake. or cookies. or or…well no matter what it will involve chocolate!

  11. 11
    Erin says:

    CHEESECAKE of course!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. 12

    I would whip up a batch of quick cookies, while I wait for this cheesecake to bake. It looks sooooo good!

  13. 13
    Liz says:

    Your cheesecake is perfection! I think it would be on the top of my baking list :)

  14. 14
    Ashley B says:

    I would make this delicious looking cheesecake!

  15. 15
    kristen mcclary says:

    my special red velvet cupcakes

  16. 16
    Erin Ellis says:

    I would make my famous chocolate peachy cake! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  17. 17
    LaCinda Brooks says:

    I would make a lemon blueberry cheesecake!

  18. 18
    Casey says:

    I might as well start with this gorgeous cheesecake!

  19. 19
    Cindy B says:

    My favorite cookies, Oatmeal-Craisins Cookies!

  20. 20

    Im going to make some of my protein pumpkin cinnamon rolls!!

  21. 21
    Robin says:

    Oh! Cookies, and then a cheesecake!!

  22. 22
    Mahdi Martin says:

    I’d love to make a chocolate cake, brownies, or chocolate chip cookies. Can you tell I love chocolate?

  23. 23
    Shannon says:

    I would bake muffins for my dad – he loves blueberry muffins

  24. 24
    Debbie says:

    I do not have a springform pan..so I would definatly start by making this blueberry cheesecake !

  25. 25

    Blueberry Muffins. BTW – your cheesecake is gorgeous!

  26. 26
    Nicole Millheim says:

    BROWNIES!!! How cool, I love all the pans, I would be baking up a storm

  27. 27
    Karen says:

    I would bake some gluten free cookies if I win

  28. 28
    Lynda Del says:

    I would make soda bread.

  29. 29
    Sarah says:

    Red Velvet Cheesecake!

  30. 30
    Elena says:

    I would make your cheesecake. Looks delicious!

  31. 31

    I will bake french macarons

  32. 32
    jenny pizana says:

    Cake! We have 3 birthdays coming up this summer!

  33. 33
    Del says:

    I will make a berry cobbler!!

  34. 34
    Sara K. says:

    I would make Buttermilk Brownies, my family’s favorite!

  35. 35
    nicole says:

    I would bake cupcakes!

  36. 36
    Tina says:

    Cake first thing

  37. 37
    Junghee says:

    I like to bake cup cake or cookies!!

  38. 38
    Thelma says:

    I’d make this blueberry cheesecake. I love blueberries and I love cheesecake! Both together = a piece of heaven!!

  39. 39
    Amber Simpson says:

    I would bake chocolate chip cookies!

  40. 40
    kenneth says:

    wow these look great

  41. 41
    Dwight York says:


  42. 42
    alicia haffey says:

    Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  43. 43
    lien says:

    Cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday.

  44. 44
    James Kennedy says:

    German Chocolate Cake!

  45. 45
    Jessica Eluskie says:

    cookies and cupcakes

  46. 46
    Tracy Heyer says:

    Strawberry cheesecake

  47. 47
    Janice Dean says:

    I would make a cheesecake in the springform pan! Thanks

  48. 48

    I’d bake a loaf of bread first.

  49. 49
    Cindy A. says:

    Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes! Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

  50. 50
    Cheryl says:

    I would make a s’more cheescake

  51. 51
    beth says:

    A CAKE

  52. 52
    Min K says:


  53. 53
    dobijo says:

    i would definitely bake the lemon blueberry cheescake

  54. 54
    Barb Stenby says:

    I would love to make a strawberry cheesecake

  55. 55
    Irene says:

    it would have to be a New York style cheesecake.

  56. 56
    Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    You’ve inspired me to make cheesecake–yours looks delicious!

  57. 57
    Anastasia says:

    I would bake a huge cherry pie as a double whammy for my boyfriend’s boyfriend (and yes, I’m the sweetest girlfriend), and Fourth of July. Mmm!

  58. 58
    Tameko P says:

    I may have to try a cheesecake dessert. I’m more of a cake/cupcake maker!

  59. 59
    Georgie C says:

    I will probably make a white cake or Chocolate devil food in the 9 x 13 pan.

  60. 60
    miztrniceguy says:

    Baked Chicken with Parmesan for breading

  61. 61
    Susan Christy says:

    I want to make a white sheetcake with chocolate frosting.

  62. 62
    Marcia says:

    First thing would be a cherry cheesecake! I’ve been eyeing the cherries at the farmers market lately and they look gorgeous!

  63. 63
    Kristen says:

    Plain chocolate chip cookies!

  64. 64
    Lee Mckoen says:

    Carrot cake

  65. 65
    Cally says:

    I have been without a springform pan for far too long, so I would definitely bake a cheesecake first.

  66. 66
    Natalie yeoman says:

    I will make a vanilla cake first

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  68. 68
    Karen O says:

    I always have difficulty baking a cheesecake in a water bath. I double the foil and am very careful, yet I always have some leakage. Do you have any suggestions?

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