Rum And Ginger Cheesecake Recipe

(72 ratings)

Rum And Ginger Cheesecake
Preparation Time20 mins plus overnight soaking and chilling
Cooking Time1 hours 30 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories550 Kcal28%
Fat40 g57%
Saturated Fat23 g115%


  • 75g sultanas
  • 5tbsp golden rum
  • 300g ginger nut biscuits, crushed
  • 40g butter, melted
  • 800g cream cheese
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • icing sugar, for dusting (optional)

You will need:

  • 23cm springform cake tin, base and sides lined with baking parchment


  1. Place the sultanas and rum in a non-metallic bowl, then cover and leave to soak overnight.

  2. Heat the oven to 150C, 130C fan, gas 2. Mix together the biscuits and butter and press into the base of the tin. Chill in the fridge while you make the filling.

  3. Whip the cream cheese with an electric mixer. When soft and fluffy, add the sugar and whisk again. Add a pinch of salt and the vanilla and beat once more. Add the eggs one at a time. Drain the sultanas and stir them into the mixture. Pour into the lined cake tin and place on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 1 hour 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until set but with a slight wobble in the middle. Run a round-bladed knife around the inside of the tin. Leave to cool completely, cover with cling film and place in the fridge overnight before un-moulding. Dust with icing sugar to serve. It will keep for up to 3 days, covered in the fridge.

Former Digital Food Editor

Anna Sbuttoni was the Digital Food Editor for Woman & Home and for 3 years, during which time she won Best Original Feature Idea (Digital) at the BSME Awards for a blogger challenge called 'How To Feed Your Family For £20 A Week'.


Anna's work for ranges from seasonal recipes perfect for celebrations like Christmas or Easter, to practical suggestions for everyday life, like 17 essential things everyone should have in their freezer.


She went on to become the Digital Director at The Sunday Times Style and is now the Deputy audience editor at The Times and The Sunday Times.