Are you looking for a delicious and easy to make cheese cake recipe? Look no further! This recipe is for a classic New York style cheese cake that is sure to please. Follow the simple instructions and you’ll have a delicious dessert in no time.
A cheesecake is a type of cake that contains cheese in the batter or filling. Cheesecakes are usually sweet, and often have a crust or crumble topping. New York-style cheesecake is the most common variety in the United States.
What You’ll Need
To make a classic cheese cake, you’ll need the following ingredients:
-3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
-1 cup white sugar
-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 (9 inch) graham cracker pie crust
You can also add fruit toppings, chocolate chips, or nuts to the recipe if you’d like.
Making the Crust
Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°F. Add the graham crackers to a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Add the sugar and salt and pulse to combine. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Pour the melted butter into the graham cracker crumbs and pulse until evenly moistened. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Making the Filling
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture into the crust.
Bake the cheesecake for about 45 minutes, or until it’s just set and the top doesn’t jiggle when you tap the pan. Turn off the oven and leave the cake inside with the door closed for 30 minutes. This prevents it from cracking as it cools.
Carefully remove the cake from the oven and set it on a wire rack to cool completely. Once it’s cooled, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
Baking the Cake
Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8-inch cake pan with butter. Place a sheet of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Mix until evenly combined and press into the bottom of the prepared cake pan.
Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and set aside to cool while you prepare the filling.
Tips and Tricks
There are a few things to keep in mind when making cheesecake, whether you’re using a recipe or making your own. First, make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before you start—this includes the cream cheese, eggs, and sour cream. Room-temperature ingredients mix together more easily and produce a smoother cheesecake.
Second, avoid overmixing the batter. Overmixing can result in a tough cheesecake. mix just until the ingredients are combined— no more!
Third, don’t open the oven door while the cheesecake is baking. Every time you do, heat escapes and can cause cracks in the top of your cheesecake. If you must check on it, try to do so quickly and minimize the amount of time the door is open.
Finally, let the cheesecake cool slowly by turning off the oven and leaving the door ajar for 30 minutes before taking it out to cool completely on a wire rack. This gradual cooling helps prevent cracks.
There are many different flavors of cheesecake, and variations in the cake itself. Some variations use graham crackers, while others use shortbread or other kinds of cookies. Other variations include the addition of various fruits, such as blueberries, raspberry or strawberry. Chocolate chips are also a popular addition.
The final verdict is in: everybody loved the cheese cake! Thanks for reading and trying out this recipe. Be sure to leave a comment below and let us know how your cheese cake turned out.