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5 from 2 votes
Classic Cheesecake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins

A delicious classic cheese cake made with cream cheese, sour cream and sugar with a hint of lemon and vanilla and loved by all.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Cheesecake crust
  • 1 ½ cup graham crackers powdered
  • 5 tbsp butter melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
For the Filling
  • 4 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large organic eggs
To make the crust
  1. Pre heat the oven to 350 deg.

  2. Powder the graham crackers to a fine texture in a food processor.

  3. Add the butter and sugar and mix well.

  4. Fill it in the bottom of the pan and press it down well with a cup .

  5. Bake it for about 8 to 10 minutes.

  6. Cool on rack after done.

To make the filling
  1. Using a stand mixer beat the cream cheese and sugar for about 2 minutes on medium high speed until it is smooth and fine.

  2. Add in the sour cream, lemon juice, vanilla extract and beat for another 1 minute and fold in well.

  3. Add one egg at a time and beat just until incorporated.

  4. Add the batter to the pan and cover it up with an aluminium foil all over the sides except the top.

  5. Make a water bath by placing it in a deep roasting pan and then filling it with hot water.

  6. Bake for about 60 to 70 minutes until the surface appears cooked and a bit jiggly in the center.

  7. Open the oven door and let it cool in it for another 1 hour .

  8. Remove it from the oven , cover it with an aluminium foil and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or over night

  9. Use a knife dipped into hot water and dried before cutting up the cheese cake to get a neat slice .

  10. You can add topping of your choice fruits, whipped cream or caramel or chocolate sauce.