Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake recipe

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup melted margarine
  • FILLING:
  • 4 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 475°F. Place a large pan filled with 1/2 inch water in oven.
Make crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon; add margarine. Press crust onto bottom and 2/3 of the way up a 9-inch springform pan lined with parchment. Wrap a large piece of foil around bottom of pan. Freeze until filling is prepared.

Make filling: Use an electric mixer to mix cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and vanilla.

Blend until smooth and creamy. Scrape down sides of bowl. Whisk eggs in a bowl; add to cream cheese mixture. Blend just until eggs are incorporated.

Remove crust from freezer and pour in filling. Carefully place cheesecake into preheated water bath. Bake for 12 minutes; turn oven to 350°F and bake until top of cheesecake turns golden, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove cake to a wire rack to cool.

Make topping: Combine sour cream and sugar; spread over cake. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

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