Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Indulge in the creamy delight of this classic cheesecake recipe. With its smooth texture and rich flavor, it’s bound to become a favorite dessert for any occasion.


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  3. Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, using the back of a spoon or your fingers. Make sure it forms an even layer.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is well incorporated.
  6. Mix in the vanilla extract, sour cream, and flour until the batter is smooth and uniform in texture.
  7. Pour the cheesecake batter over the prepared crust in the springform pan, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
  8. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet to catch any potential drips, then transfer it to the preheated oven.
  9. Bake the cheesecake for about 60-70 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center still jiggles slightly.
  10. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door closed for an additional hour to cool gradually. This helps prevent cracking.
  11. After an hour, remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to cool completely at room temperature. Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
  12. Before serving, carefully run a knife around the edge of the cheesecake to loosen it from the pan. Release the springform and transfer the cheesecake to a serving plate.
  13. Slice and serve your classic cheesecake plain or with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, whipped cream, or chocolate sauce. Enjoy!

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