Did anyone say Cheesecake? Yum yum. Topped with blueberries, strawberries, even plain, its just to-die-for. When I think about making a cheesecake 'cracking' comes to my mind. I hate it if it cracks, and yes it has happened few times, but the times that doesn't crack, I LOVE IT! This recipe I saw it over www.bakerella.com and the pictures made me want to try it! It looks so delicious! So I did, and the outcome? My Goodness. Delicioso!
Adapted from www.bakerella.com
2.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 (8oz.) packages cream cheese
1.5 cups sugar
3 Tbsp flour
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
- Stir in melted butter until moistened.
- Pour the mixture into a cheesecake pan. Press the crumbs into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the pan.
- Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove and cool to room temperature.
- To make the cheesecake filling, cream the sugar, cream cheese and flour with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy.
- On medium low, add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
- On low, add sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla just until combined.
- Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325.
- Make sure to take it out of the oven before the center looks done. It will be kind of wobbly and it will move in one piece. The center will look more shiny than the edges. That’s ok because it will continue to cook a little while it’s in the pan.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely to room temperature.
- Hope that it doesn’t crack.
- Go ahead and separate the cheesecake from the sides of the pan by running a knife around the edges.
- Let it cool and refrigerate minimum 4 hours. It also tastes great stored overnight.
- Top with whatever you desire, in my case I used the cheesecake strawberry topping.