The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

A copy-cat version, but delicious nonetheless!

Adapted from MyRecipes

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • 1.5 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 0.3 tsp cinnamon
  • 2.7 oz butter
  • 5 egg
  • 4 package cream cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 475°F. Place a large pan filled with 1/2 inch water in oven.

    Step 2

    Make crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon; add butter or 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.

    Step 3

    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.

    Step 4

    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.

    Step 5

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

    Step 1

    Spread topping over cake. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

    Step 2

    Make topping: Combine sour cream and sugar.

  • 0.5 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Step 3

    Remove cake to a wire rack to cool.

    Step 4

    Turn oven to 350°F and continue baking.

    Step 5

    Remove crust from freezer and pour in filling. Carefully place cheesecake into preheated water bath.

    Step 6

    Place a large pan filled with 1/2 inch water in oven.

    Step 7

    Set oven to 475°F.

    Step 8

    Wrap a large piece of foil around bottom of pan. Freeze until filling is prepared.

    Step 9

    Press crust onto bottom and 2/3 of the way up a 9-inch springform pan lined with parchment.

    Step 10

    Make crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon; add butter or margarine.

  • 1.5 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 0.25 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.333333333333333 cup butter
  • Step 11

    Whisk eggs in a bowl; add to cream cheese mixture. Blend just until eggs are incorporated.

  • 5 egg
  • Step 12

    Scrape down sides of bowl.

    Step 13

    Make filling: Use an electric mixer to mix ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  • 4 package cream cheese
  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • 0.5 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
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