Classic Creamy Cheesecake


Indulge in the rich and creamy delight of our Classic Creamy Cheesecake, a dessert that epitomizes elegance and comfort. Known for its velvety smooth texture and a buttery, crisp crust, this cheesecake is a favorite for its simple yet luxurious taste. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just treating yourself, this cheesecake is sure to impress with its perfect balance of sweetness and tang.

Classic Creamy Cheesecake

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Chilling Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 12 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12 g
  • Sugar: 15 g


  • Graham Cracker Crumbs: 200 g (7 oz)
  • Unsalted Butter, melted: 100 g (3.5 oz)
  • Cream Cheese, softened: 900 g (32 oz)
  • Granulated Sugar: 200 g (7 oz)
  • Sour Cream: 120 ml (4 oz)
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: 15 ml (0.5 oz)
  • Vanilla Extract: 5 ml (0.2 oz)
  • Eggs: 4

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F) and line a springform pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and press into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing just until combined.
  5. Pour the filling over the crust and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 1 hour or until set but slightly wobbly in the center.
  7. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake cool inside for 1 hour.
  8. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Avoid overmixing the batter to prevent cracks.
  • For a water bath, wrap the outside of the pan in foil and place in a larger pan filled with water.
  • Garnish with fresh berries, fruit compote, or whipped cream for added flair.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make a gluten-free cheesecake?

Yes, use gluten-free graham crackers for the crust.

How do I store the cheesecake?

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze the cheesecake?

Absolutely, it can be frozen for up to 2 months.