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London Cheesecakes

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These were favourite cakes of my husband in the 1940s, when they were simply called cheesecakes.


Serves: Will make about 12

  • 1 pound puff pastry
  • fairy cake mixture
  • preserves
  • thread coconut
  • confectioners' sugar


London Cheesecakes is a community recipe submitted by patriciababer24 and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Roll out puff pastry and cut into large rounds.
  • Make indentation in middle and put a little red preserves.
  • Put a tsp of cake mixture on top.
  • Put into 180c fan oven until nicely browned, about 15-20mins.
  • When cold put icing on top and also thread coconut so that it intertwines with the icing.
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    My husband said they were delicious

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    What 3 Others have said

    • Just what I was looking for, a proper ‘London Cheesecake’ recipe! And not a cheesecake made of cream cheese! It looks a though my local Greggs Bakers stopped selling these quite a while ago, so wanted to make some myself, this recipe makes it look pretty straightforward (including the cake sponge in the middle!). I’ve told my mum and dad that I’m going to attempt them and they’re looking forward to that, they both grew up on them in the 60s/70s and introduced them to me when I was a kid in the 90s. I’ll definitely be making these within the next week, so will try to remember to report back here with how they came out. Thanks for the recipe!

      Posted by Pippinity on 11th May 2021
    • When I was growing up in East London in the 60's and 70's these were sold in every bakers. Absolutely delicious - can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much for posting.

      Posted by AnitaE1 on 17th June 2016
    • Thank you so much for this recipe. These cakes are my mums favorite too and I've been trying to find a recipe for ages. I kept looking up cheesecakes, with no luck. The last time we ate these was in the 1980s.

      Posted by Sur79 on 13th February 2016
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