Rhinoceros Lemon Cheesecake

I have had the urge to bake and finally decided to satisfy that urge with a lemon cheesecake. YUM!


Of course, I couldn’t leave the top plain, so I searched in my disturbingly large cookie cutter stash for something “appropriate” to use as a stencil of sorts for the application of poppyseeds. After quite a bit of digging and comtemplation, I realized that rhinos are never inappropriate!


The recipe is from The Cook’s Illustrated Baking Book. The crust is made with animal crackers vs. graham and the topping his homemade lemon curd.


mmmm looks yummy and nice touch with the poppyseeds!

Lately, I have been craving lemons instead of chocolate so this might be a good one to try!

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Lemon is one of my favorite dessert flavors and since TheMisterT isn’t much of a chocolate fan, I will often go with lemon so I can’t/won’t eat the whole thing myself!

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Great idea to find a fun cookie cutter as a template!

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This sounds so good… :drooling_face:

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Huge lemon lover here, and it looks divine! An animal cracker crust is probably very good.

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Yay for lemon! Looks yummy!

Thanks, everyone! It is pretty dang good - I’ll probably make it again.

@JoyfulClover Their explanation of using the animal crackers was that it was a more subtle taste and that the graham cracker flavor overwhelmed the lemon in the cheesecake and I think in this case they were right.

Oh yes, animal crackers are sneaky sweet. So subtle. My mouth is watering! Thank you for all the info!!

I just realized you wrote HOMEMADE LEMON CURD. Dang!!! That is some tasty vittles for sure!!

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Oh my dear, you are so weird in such a delightful way. I adore this lemon rhino cake and would happily serve it to friends or family. How fun. I bet it was delicious too.

Oh it sounds so delicious! I love the decoration.

Thanks, friends!

It looks delicious and you are right that you can never go wrong with a rhino!

I love lemons! I love the addition of the design on the top.

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Thanks, lindy!