Sam's Cheesecake

Sam's Cheesecake Recipe

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Sharon Taniguchi


I begged this recipe from my German friend Sabine who is a wonderful cook. This is not at all your usual heavy cheesecake. It's light and delicious and there is always room for it.


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16 light eaters or 8 heavy ones
10 Min
45 Min


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  • 24 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 24 oz
    sour cream
  • 5 large
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ·
    graham cracker crumbs

How to Make Sam's Cheesecake


  1. Beat cheesecake ingredients until light and fluffy
  2. Coat springform pan freely with margarine (not butter) and graham cracker crumbs.
  3. Fill with cheesecake mixture.
  4. Bake 45 minutes at 375 and check for doneness. Let cool.
  5. ***If desired, you can add grated lemon peel to batter or a small can of crushed pineapple. I prefer it to be served topped with strawberries.

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About Sam's Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: German
Hashtag: #cheesecake

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