Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Indulge in the timeless elegance of a classic cheesecake, a dessert that epitomizes simplicity and sophistication. This cheesecake recipe is designed to guide you through creating a luxuriously creamy and smooth dessert with a perfectly golden crust. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the world of desserts, this recipe ensures a delightful experience in both preparation and tasting.

The secret to its divine texture lies in the quality of ingredients and the careful balance of flavors. From the crumbly, buttery base made with graham crackers to the rich, velvety cream cheese filling, every layer of this cheesecake speaks of indulgence. It’s a dessert that doesn’t just satisfy your sweet cravings but also adds a touch of elegance to any dining table.

Perfect for celebrations, family gatherings, or as a treat to yourself, this cheesecake is more than just a dessert; it’s a slice of culinary bliss. The recipe is detailed with step-by-step instructions and accompanied by photos to guide you through each stage of the preparation, ensuring that your cheesecake turns out as beautiful as it is delicious.

So, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on a journey to create a cheesecake that’s bound to be the highlight of any occasion!

Cheesecake Recipe


  • 2 cups (0.47 l) graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 packages (8 ounces (0.3 kg) each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (0.24 l) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream

Step 1: Preparing the Crust

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  • In a bowl, combine 2 cups (0.47 l) of graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup of melted butter, and 1/4 cup of sugar.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan to form a crust.
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).

Step 2: Mixing the Filling

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  • In a large bowl, beat 4 packages of softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Gradually add 1 cup (0.24 l) of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, mixing well.
  • Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  • Stir in 2/3 cup of sour cream.

Step 3: Baking the Cheesecake

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  • Pour the filling over the crust in the springform pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 55 minutes, or until the center is almost set.
  • Turn off the oven, open the oven door slightly, and let the cheesecake cool in the oven for 1 hour.

Step 4: Chilling

  • Remove the cheesecake from the oven and run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cheesecake.
  • Let it cool completely at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Step 5: Serving

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  • Remove the sides of the springform pan.
  • Slice the cheesecake and serve it chilled.

Let’s create images for each step. Starting with preparing the crust.


What are the three types of cheesecake?

New York style cheesecake, traditional cheesecake, as well as no bake cheesecake, are among the most well-known kinds of cheesecake. However the flavor that is best for cheesecakes is the one your taste buds love — which could vary for different people.

What’s the difference between New York style cheesecake and regular cheesecake?

A typical cheesecake is based on thick cream and sour cream in order to reduce the thickness of the batter to create a smoother more creamy texture. New York cheesecake is heavy on cream cheese and that is the reason it’s so thick and creamy. Cream cheese alone isn’t even the only factor that makes New York cheesecake so special.

Which cream cheese is best for cheesecake?

Are there any alternatives to regular cream cheese to make cheesecake? Or is there a better option? The traditional cream cheeses are an acceptable option for cheesecake. It has a traditional soft texture with an intense flavor.

Is cheesecake made of cream cheese?

What You’ll Need To Make A Classic New York Cheesecake. This recipe creates an iconic New York-style cheesecake made with buttery Graham cracker crust, and a thick, rich filling composed of cream cheese sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add sour cream with a hint of lemon and a couple of tablespoons of flour.

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