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Homemade Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Laura
If you've been on the hunt for a delicious homemade cheesecake recipe, look no further. This velvety-rich dessert is absolutely delicious and delightful for your taste buds. You'll have no regrets when you make this classic cheesecake!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Chilling Time 4 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • small mixing bowl
  • 9 or 10 inch springform pan
  • stand mixer or hand mixer
  • Large mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 32 oz. cream cheese, softened (must be softened!)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs

Instructions
 

Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Mix the graham cracker crumbs, 3 Tbsp. of sugar and 3 Tbsp. of butter.
  • Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a 9 or 10 inch springform pan
  • Bake for 10 minutes on 325 degrees.

Filling:

  • With a stand mixer, beat softened cream cheese and sugar very well until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in flour and vanilla, then sour cream until well combined.
  • Add eggs and stir by hand very gently until just combined. This will help your cheesecake from cracking when you bake it.
  • Pour the mixture into the baked pie crust and bake on 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Remove from oven and run a knife around the edge of the cheesecake. This prevents the cheesecake from sticking to the sides when it falls.
  • Refrigerate and serve chilled. Top with chocolate or strawberry sauce.

Notes

  • Be sure to let the cream cheese sit on the counter for a couple hours before making this dish. If it's not softened, your cheesecake will be lumpy!
  • Let the eggs reach room temperature as well to keep the cheesecake from cracking. 
  • Also, be sure to gently stir in the eggs to keep the cheesecake from cracking as well!
Keyword baked goods, cheese, dessert