Recipe | Apple Crumble Cheesecake Recipe by Love Island Cakes

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Cake shops in Paphos are operating again and creating delicious masterpiece cakes for all occasions. Love Island Cakes is one of the leading cake shops in Paphos and is delighted to be inundated at the moment with requests for their special cheesecake – ‘Baked Apple Crumble Cheesecake’. Since launching this ‘Frankendessert’ which combines two desserts into one fantastic new creation, it has been a regular best-seller. The recipe for their ‘Baked Apple Crumble Cheesecake’ has been a closely-guarded secret, but in this article, we reveal Love Island’s cheesecake recipe, shared exclusively with us, by Jo Kuflik.

Love Island Cakes – made with fresh ingredients.

Love Island Cakes was established in 2009 in Cyprus and is well-renowned for both the quality of their sweet and savoury treats. While a big part of their business is wedding cakes for couples wanting the best cake on the island, they also include fresh doughnuts, macarons, cupcakes, carrot cake, lemon cake, and so many more delicious cakes and desserts. If you are after a cake, this is the best cake shop to go to in Paphos. All their cakes are made in-house by Love Island’s team of experts and always made with fresh ingredients. They also have a gift shop on the premises offering a huge exclusive range of presents to make a loved one’s special day just that bit more memorable.

So many different cheesecakes.

There are so many varieties and flavours of cheesecake available today. They range from old-world and new-world recipes to include American cheesecake, Continental cheesecake, tropical and exotic cheesecake. Around the world, each country has its own unique variation of cheesecake. In Austria, they make a cheesecake with cream cheese dumplings, while in Italy, they have the ‘crostata di ricotta’. America, as with many desserts, has adopted the cheesecake as its own with variations including the New York cheesecake to Chicago cheesecake. As a rule, a regular cheesecake is made with a combination of cream and sour cream, whereas a New York cheesecake is usually baked and made with cream cheese.  

Baked Apple Crumble Cheesecake Recipe

Here, Jo exclusively shares with us her ‘Baked Apple Crumble Cheesecake’ recipe to keep for special occasions or to impress your guests at a dinner party.

This cheesecake has a number of elements, combining the old English favourite Apple Crumble with an American style baked cheesecake. It is best to get all ingredients ready and weighed out, as well as cook or combine those needed too, before putting it altogether!

For the base:

  • 175g digestive biscuits
  • 75g unsalted butter

For the cheesecake mix:

  • 500g good quality cold cream cheese (we prefer full-fat Philadelphia)
  • 15g corn flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 100ml sour cream
  • 2 whole medium eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste)

For the apple mixture:

  • 200g peeled, chopped apple (we prefer granny smith apples)
  • 15ml lemon juice (about half a lemon)
  • 50g soft brown sugar

For the crumble:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 70g soft brown sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 160c and line an 8” springform cake tin with baking paper
  • Start with the apple mixture: peel, core and chop your apples into small pieces, combine with lemon juice and brown sugar in a saucepan and heat on a low setting until the sugar has completely dissolved, now put to one side to cool
  • Next make your crumble: combine the flour, butter and sugar and mix to a fine crumb, put to one side for later
  • Crush your digestives to a fine crumb (you can do this by placing the biscuits in a food processor or place them inside a clean plastic bag and go crazy with a rolling pin), gently melt your butter (short bursts in the microwave or in a saucepan on very low heat), combine these together until it resembles wet sand, pour into your baking tin and press down firmly until you have a solid and firm base, place this in the refrigerator whilst you make your cheesecake filling
  • Combine the cream cheese, cornflour and caster sugar and beat together, fold in the sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract whilst continually mixing gently, do not overmix! Pour the cheesecake mixture over the chilled set base, give the tin a little wiggle to help level the top, add the apple and slightly press into the mix, finally add the crumble mixture on top
  • Bake for one hour, turn the oven off and leave the door ajar for 30 minutes, this will help the cheesecake to set without overcooking the middle.
  • Cool to room temperature, set in the fridge overnight and ENJOY!

If you cannot be bothered to make the Love Island Apple Crumble Cheesecake yourself, pop into Love Island Cakes in Paphos to buy a piece or put in your order for a whole takeaway cake.

Did Greeks invent the Cheesecake?

The origins of the cheesecake are not that straightforward. The first mention of cheesecake can be traced back to the 5th century BC in Greece. The Greeks are thought to have invented the primary form of the cheesecake with the name of ‘plakous’ which translates to mean ‘a flat mass’. Indeed, there is strong evidence of the cheesecake being served to athletes at the Olympic games in 776 BC. Throughout history, Greek wedding couples have also been known to use it as their wedding cake. But there is another argument that says the cheesecake is of Roman or English origin and recorded at the time of Julius Caesar. Let’s go with, ‘The Greeks invented the cheesecake!’.

To place a cake order with Love Island Cakes, call +357 99 746 860.

Love Island Cakes arrange delivery all over Cyprus and welcome new cake ideas for wedding cakes, anniversary cakes, birthday cakes, corporate cakes, and more. Visit their website here and join the Love Island Facebook network to stay updated.

Published in July 2020 by Cyprus in Style Media#instylebusinessnetwork