Lemon Swirled Cheesecake
Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake is full of bright tangy and delicious lemon flavor with a creamy dense cheesecake texture. This low fat cheesecake recipe is a delicious springtime dessert that is perfect for your Easter table!
Lemon Swirled Cheesecake


This is our favorite cheesecake recipe ever. I’ve been making this recipe for over 18 years now and never ever has one piece gone to waste! That is saying a lot as Grumpy is not a huge fan of lemon, but he will actually request that I make this lemon curd swirl cheesecake recipe!



Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake


For this recipe, I make my own lemon curd. I love this stuff! The sweet tang is so delicious that I can just eat it by the spoonful! Lemon Curd is very simple with only 4 ingredients – Lemon Juice (and zest), butter, sugar, and eggs!


Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake


I love the bright citrus scent of the lemon. It literally makes you feel the sunshine! I believe this is the biggest reason citrus (lemons especially) is big in the spring. It invokes the feeling of sunshine, brightness, and life!


Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake


When the lemon curd is done I always top it with some plastic wrap to prevent a “skin” forming over top of the curd. Once it has cooled enough, I put it in the refrigerator to get cold. The curd thickens up more as it chills. It is perfect for swirling into this cheesecake!


Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake


The crust for this cake is a shortbread type crust and is very thin. I love this because I’m looking for cheesecake when I eat cheesecake, not the crust!


Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake


This recipe evokes the feeling of happiness, brightness, and hope. Not to mention the love. Making this a perfect recipe for your Easter table dessert. It is gorgeous too and everyone will be so impressed!


Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake

Be sure to use the size 9 inch springform pan suggested. If you use anything smaller, your cheesecake will rise up taller than it should and you take the chance of a spillover. A springform pan is best to use because the sides will remove easily once the cheesecake is chilled.

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Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake printable recipe below this photo!

Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake

 If you love lemon, be sure to also check out my recipe for Low Carb Lemon Thumbprint Cookies!
 This recipe first appeared on Grumpy’s Honeybunch on May of

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Claudia Lamascolo March 25, 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply

    this looks fabulous cant wait to make it for my family

  2. Megan @ MegUnprocessed March 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I love a lemon recipe! This sounds so delicious!

  3. Anonymous October 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm - Reply


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