A decadent lemon flavored cheesecake, topped with fresh raspberries drizzled with a lemon raspberry glaze, perfect for Spring! You will love the flavors of this dessert.
I am obsessed with lemon and raspberry right now. Obsessed I tell you. Almost as much as I am obsessed with raspberry and lime. I have been making way too many desserts lately and I was totally determined not to make any more. Then my sweet mother in law asked me to bring dessert to our family Easter dinner. I mean, I couldn’t possibly say no. Right? And I figured if I was making dessert I might as well go all out. So I made 2 different cheesecakes. This one. And a chocolate raspberry ganache cheesecake. They were both amazing, and I will be sharing the other one soon. But for now…I give you this beauty!
What is it about lemons and raspberries? That tangy sweetness that gives you a real power punch and elevates any dessert from the ordinary to extraordinary. I think this might be as close to dessert perfection as you can come without adding in some chocolate or caramel.
But guess what? This cheesecake has even one more amazing little secret…it is flavored with lemon doTERRA essential oils. Ok, you may remember from this lemon blueberry granola, or this lemon crepe cake that I have been experimenting with essential oils in my cooking, and for my health, and that I have been really enjoying the results. I have even been rubbing them on my son’s fingernails, which are funky, and seeing great results there.
It is such a versatile and delicious oil, I can’t help but go back to it over and over. I add it to my water for its cleansing and purifying properties, I use it in my homemade cleaners to help sanitize surfaces, I put it on cotton balls in my fridge to help it smell good, I even rub it on my feet to elevate my mood and improve my circulation, but mostly I use it in foods! Yum! And when I add an essential oil to a dessert it makes the dessert healthy, right? Haha I wish!
Really though, this is not too bad. There is some sugar, and a lot of cream cheese, but it also has fresh lemons and raspberries. So let’s look at the good today instead of the bad, and think about all the summery flavors found here and why we love them! It is like eating sunshine!
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