Old fashioned cheese cake

Old Fashioned Cheese Cake Recipe

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babz bernad


This recepie was a guarded secret in my husbands' family. When ever I ask what to bring to any gathering, it is ALWAYS this...and if I don't get around to it...I am in big trouble...LOL.


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12-18 depends on how much of a cheesecake addict you are :)
30 Min
1 Hr 10 Min



  • 2 pkg
    graham crackers crushed (i put mine in the food processor), (inside a box of graham crackers there are 3 packages. you will need 2 of these.)
  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter, melted
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon

  • 3 pkg
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 5
    eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 2 pkg
    8 oz containers sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Old fashioned cheese cake


  1. crust:
    combine melted butter with graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon with fork and pour into cake pan
    press mixture into bottom of pan until smooth and partially up the sides of pan until firm.

    add cream cheese to mixing bowl and beat until no longer in bar form
    add 1 egg and beat on high until combined and smooth
    add some of the sugar and beat on high till combined
    continue to add eggs and sugar separately., beating in between
    add vanilla and beat mixture on high for 2 minutes
    pour into crust and level out

    bake at 300 for 1 hour. Test for done with toothpick that comes out clean filling will be puffy and look
    cool for 5 minutes as though there will be no room for topping
    while cooling prepare topping Don’t worry, the filling deflates during the 5 minute cooling

    combine together sugar, sour cram and vanilla in a bowl

    when 5 minute cooling is up, spread topping onto cake and return to oven for 5 minutes to set topping and smooth it out.

    to cool cake fully, place in refrigerator overnight. Minimum 5 hours to set topping and cake cover after fully cooled
    serve cold.

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About Old fashioned cheese cake

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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