Classic Cheesecake Recipe

This classic cheesecake recipe is creamy, rich, and utterly delicious. It’s perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply treating yourself to a decadent dessert. Follow these simple instructions to create a cheesecake that will wow your taste buds!


  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium 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 into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, using the back of a spoon to create an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool while you prepare the filling.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  5. Gradually add the 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese, beating until well combined.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  7. Finally, mix in the sour cream and heavy cream until the filling is smooth and creamy.
  8. Pour the filling over the cooled crust in the springform pan, spreading it out evenly.
  9. Place the cheesecake in the preheated oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.
  10. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door closed for 1 hour to cool gradually.
  11. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen it. Allow it to cool completely at room temperature.
  12. Once cooled, cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, before serving.
  13. When ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and slice into wedges. Enjoy your creamy, indulgent classic cheesecake!

Enjoy this delicious classic cheesecake with your favorite toppings, such as fresh berries, chocolate sauce, or whipped cream.

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