Lightest Cheesecake Ever

A shortcrust and a light filling flavored with jam: you can bite into more than one slice!
Course Dessert
Keyword Cheesecake
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 59 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 205 kcal
Author Bites Of Baking


For the crust

  • 125 g flour 1 cup
  • 30 g granulated sugar 2 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • 50 g unsalted butter, room temperature 3 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • 1/2 egg

For the filling

  • 300 g yogurt -the thick kind- 10 ounces
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g cherry -or any kind- jam 1.7 ounces


  1. Preheat the oven at 325°F (180°C) and slightly grease a 7" springform pan with butter on cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and granulated sugar.
  3. Add the butter and mix until a dough forms. Use directly your hands for a better results and have extra-flour ready next to you in case you need to prevent sticky fingers.
  4. Optional: Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough in an even circle and place in the pan. See Notes for Help in this step.
  6. Place a parchment paper the size of the bottom of the crust and put the beans / weighs on it. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes.
  7. Let it slightly cool as you make the filling in two minutes top.
  8. Whisk the yogurt to light it and than add the egg. Whisk again.
  9. Add the jam and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  10. Remove the weighs and the parchment paper from the crust.
  11. Pour the batter on the crust and bake for 35 minutes; center still be a little jiggly.
  12. Oven off, door opened, let it cool in it for 10 minutes and then remove it from the oven.
  13. Let it cool completely before slicing.

Recipe Notes

Rolling the dough in a circle can be difficult. Make sure you start from the 'center' of your dough every time you roll. Don't roll twice in the same spot of the crust or you will end with an uneven crust and possibly thinner sides.