~ Creamy Dreamy Cheesecake ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This is the cheesecake my mom always made. So creamy good! One of my all time favorites. Feeds a lot too. I like the fact that this is baked in a cake pan and can lift it right out to cut. Garnish as desired. I usually make homemade fruit toppings, but tonight I used cherry preserves and whipped cream. It can be served with just the sour cream topping as well. This cheesecake is also great for parties or potlucks.

Enjoy! So yummy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
12 - 16
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c
butter, melted
2 - 3 Tbsp
sugar

FILLING

4 - 8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
sugar
1 c
sour cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4
eggs

SOUR CREAM TOPPING - SOMETIMES I USE AND SOMETIMES NOT

1 c
sour cream
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil, extending over edge of pan. ( will use these to remove cheesecake once cool )

Mix crumbs, sugar and butter and press evenly into the bottom of pan. Set aside.
2Mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Scrape sides of bowl a few times. ( I use my kitchen aid mixer with the paddle attachment.) Can use a regular mixer.
3Add the sour cream and beat well. Scraping sides of bowl. Turn mixer to low and beat in eggs one at a time, just until blended. Over beating will possibly cause cracking in cheesecake.
4Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until the center of cake is almost set. ( 50 minutes if not using topping. )
5While baking, if using the sour cream topping, mix all ingredients until smooth and set aside. If you want a thicker layer of this topping I would make one of the recipe and another 1/2 batch.
6After 40 minutes or until center of cake is almost set, remove from oven and carefully spread on the sour cream mixture. Return to oven for 10 more minutes.
7Remove from oven and cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight is best.

Remove cheesecake with extended foil, cut and garnish as desire..

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American