Super Easy Lemon Cheesecake Recipes

Stephanie Stiavetti
Homemade lemon cheesecake

If you're looking for a super easy lemon cheesecake recipe, you have a lot of options. There are many different kinds of easy cheesecakes you can make, including some that you don't have to bake at all.

A Quick, Super Easy Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

This is recipe is so quick and easy that it almost makes itself! Actual prep time is only about ten minutes and then it takes an hour or so to set up in the refrigerator. This is a great dessert when you discover you're about to have last minute dinner guests and people will think you slaved away all day.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chilling time: One hour


  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 2 cups milk, divided into 1/2 cup and 1-1/2 cups
  • 1 package instant lemon pudding
  • 1 store-bought graham cracker crust
  • Whipped cream


  1. With an electric beater, combine softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup milk until very smooth.
  2. Slowly add in 1-1/2 cups of milk, continually beating to prevent lumps.
  3. Decrease beater speed to low and add in pudding mix. Mix until there are no lumps.
  4. Pour into graham cracker crust and refrigerate for one hour, or longer if you have it.
  5. Top with whipped cream and serve chilled.

The Impossibly Fast Lemon Cheesecake

This lemon cheesecake whips up quick in a blender and then cooks for only 30 minutes. You'll have this cake on the table at lightning speed.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Chilling time: One hour


  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bisquick or similar baking mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grease a 9" pie plate.
  3. Place 3/4 cup of sugar, Bisquick, eggs, cream cheese, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a blender.
  4. Blend on high speed, stopping to stir occasionally, until completely smooth. This should take about 3 minutes.
  5. Pour into pie plate.
  6. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes or until center is dry to the touch.
  7. Remove from heat and allow pie to cool to room temperature.
  8. To make topping: combine sour cream, two tablespoons sugar, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract until completely smooth.
  9. Spread over top of pie and cover with plastic wrap.
  10. Chill in refrigerator for one hour.

Super Easy Lemon Cheesecake Recipe for Bars

These creamy lemon bars are sure crowd pleasers, especially with children. Kids will love their lemony sweetness, while adults will adore their smooth cream cheese texture.

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Chill time: One hour


  • 1 package lemon pudding cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grease the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan.
  3. Remove one cup of cake mix from package and set aside.
  4. Combine remaining mix with one egg and 1/3 cup vegetable oil.
  5. Press firmly into bottom of 9x13-inch pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350ºF.
  6. Combine the remaining one cup of cake mix, two eggs, cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar. Stir until completely smooth.
  7. Stir in lemon zest and juice at the end, gently folding into mixture.
  8. Fill crust with filling and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes, then place in refrigerator and cool for one hour.
  10. Serve chilled with a dollop of whipped cream.
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Super Easy Lemon Cheesecake Recipes