Lion House Restaurant-Style Cheesecake Recipe

This Lion House Restaurant-Style Cheesecake is so easy to make and tastes amazing. If you need a rich and filling dessert, this is one I highly recommend trying.

My husband LOVES cheesecake. One of our favorite restaurants is the Lion House Pantry in Salt Lake City.  Every time we eat there, we make sure to order their delicious cheesecake.

It is probably my favorite date night, of all date nights. I don’t need a vacation to Hawaii, just give me a slice of cheesecake, and I go to my own special place.

My friend gave me a copycat recipe for the Lion House Cheesecake and I just had to try it. It was amazing.

It was also super easy to make. If you have never tried making a cheesecake, don’t let it intimidate you, because this recipe really is so simple and tastes amazing.

Related recipe: Brownie Caramel Cheesecake (it’s delicious!)


what toppings would be good on this no bake cheesecake?

I am a total toppings person. This cheesecake doesn’t necessarily need any toppings, but it is delicious with them. Here are a few toppings we recommend adding to your cheesecake:

  • coconut shreds
  • crushed peanuts
  • crushed almonds
  • crushed pecans
  • crushed walnuts
  • mini M & M’s
  • Oreos
  • Candybar (Kit Kat, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfingers, Heath Bar, Snickers etc).
  • Peanut Butter Drizzle
  • White Chocolate Drizzle
  • Peanut Butter chips
  • crushed graham crackers
  • fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, raspberries, etc.)
  • fruit glaze (I love strawberry glaze on this. If you can’t find it at the store, you could also drizzle on a sweet fruit jam as well).
  • hot fudge
  • melted chocolate or chocolate sauce

could i make these into mini cheesecakes:

I have only made this recipe as one big cheesecake, but you could easily make this recipe into mini cheesecakes. You will definitely need to change the time to bake for 30-40 minutes.

If you make mini ones, we recommend using a muffin tin. You can either spray the sides, or use a cupcake liner.


looking for more cheesecake recipes? here are a few of our favorite:

Serves: 8

Lion House Restaurant-Style Cheesecake Recipe

Restaurant worthy cheesecake you can make at home!

20 minPrep Time

1 hr, 25 Cook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • Filling:
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Topping:
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter until crumbly.
  3. Press crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan; set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar.
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  6. Add vanilla and lemon juice and combine thoroughly.
  7. Pour mixture into springform pan, filling to within half an inch of the top of the pan.
  8. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the middle is set, checking after 1 hour.
  9. When cheesecake is almost done baking, beat together topping ingredients.
  10. Pour over baked cheesecake and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let cook completely.
  11. Store cheesecake in the fridge until ready to serve.



273 cal


27 g


3 g


5 g
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    • We haven't made them this recipe into mini cheesecakes. But we have a lot of mini cheesecakes on our blog that are similar and you could get an idea on how long they bake.

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