May 24, 2014
Who doesn’t love cheesecake? I love a good cheesecake, that’s why I make them all the time! My daughters absolutely love plain cheesecake with a graham cracker crumb crust. I have to admit it is very delicious and it is hard to only eat one piece! If you like cheesecake, you will love this recipe, it is so good!
This is my regular cheesecake recipe that I use a lot, it is very creamy. You can make the perfect cheesecake every time with this recipe. With this recipe you can easily change up the flavors by using a different crust, adding chocolate, add your favorite candy bars or maybe top is with fruit or chocolate, caramel, etc.. My wife likes me to add Butterfinger bars in the filling and on top drizzled with chocolate. I chop the Butterfingers into large pieces and place them in the bottom before pouring in the filling. The Butterfinger cheesecake is delicious!!
For the crust:
1 – 3/4 cups Honey Maid Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
For the filling:
1 cup granulated sugar
3 – 8 ounce packages of Philadelphia cream cheese
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract – use the best vanilla you can buy, it makes a difference!
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
To get started, prepare your spring form pan. Be sure that it is assembled correctly so that it doesn’t leak at the bottom. I spread butter on the bottom and side, then insert a round piece of parchment paper to line the bottom. This will make it much easier to remove the cheesecake.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For the crust:
In a bowl mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Pour the crumbs into the pan. Spread using a spoon to cover the bottom and about one inch high on the sides.
For the Cheesecake filling:
Set out the cream cheese and eggs, let them come to room temperature. In a clean mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese and sugar until combined, scraping down the sides of your bowl as needed. Blend in eggs one at a time until combined, be sure not to over blend the eggs. Blend only until the yolk is mixed.
Now, add the vanilla, using a spatula fold until vanilla is blended. Add the sour cream, again using your spatula fold in the sour cream. Pour filling over the graham cracker crumbs and smooth the top.
Cheesecake filling poured on top of the graham cracker crumbs.
Before placing in the oven, wrap bottom of spring form pan tightly with 2 layers foil and place into a larger, deep baking pan. Pour water into large pan until water reaches about halfway up the sides of the spring form pan to create a water bath.
Carefully place pan in oven and bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until center is set and the top looks slightly dry. Don’t over cook or it will not be very creamy, keeping watching every few minutes until the center is set then remove from oven.
Cool cheesecake on a wire rack.
Place pan into the fridge to chill overnight but do not cover the cheesecake. Remove cheesecake from pan after cheesecake has been chilled overnight. Remove from the spring form pan and place on your favorite cake dish! You are now ready to eat or you can add a topping or not. It’s great just plain! 🙂
It’s time to eat cheesecake! This is very easy and it’d very delicious but not fat free!!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day!
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32 thoughts on “Delicious Cheesecake”
it looks delicious!
thank you! 🙂
Wow, just thinking about this cheesecake with candybars in it makes me swoon. Have a wonderful weekend!
My wife like butterfingers, a lot of butterfingers in the cheesecake. I cut them up and place them in the bottom before pouring in the filling! Have fun today! 🙂
One of these days I will throw caution to the wind and bake one of your delicious cheesecake recipes… I will just have to make sure guests are around to distribute the calories a little more evenly! LOL! I bet it’s hard waiting for it to cool down enough to eat… Looks so good! Have a great holiday Michael. 😀
If you do give it a try be sure to let me know! 🙂 You will love it and you are right about the calories! 🙂
Michael – your cheesecake looks wonderful!! I too enjoy the purity of a cheesecake that does not have any toppings. Or you can add something if you are in the mood for a topping.
thank you Bernice! Not much better than a plain cheesecake 🙂
It looks and sounds delicious but I’d have to do today over five more times if I ate it.
I understand, I did a 6 mile hike round trip on the mountain today to help work off the steak, baked potato, salad and cheesecake from yesterday evening!! 🙂
Looks delicious. Butterfingers sound like a great addition. I sometimes put in chopped brownies, also quite tasty.
Good morning, I do the brownies too, as well as rolo’s, chopped Reeses, Snickers, Milkyway, malt balls, etc.. All are really good!
I love cheesecake, You made my mouth water with this one. Don’t know if you ever watched the show, Friends but there was an especially funny episode involving cheesecake. This reminded me of that episode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-BSCQ_L5RQ
Yes, I never missed watching Friends and I had forgot about the cheesecake episode, so funny! 🙂
Looking mighty good!
thank you! Cheesecake will make you happy! 🙂
thank you Kelli! 🙂
Butterfinger candy bars are one of my all-time favorites. It must taste wonderful in cheesecake!
Me too Susan and they are good in the filling and then on top! Then I add drizzle chocolate on top of the butterfingers 🙂
Looks supremely delicious! Will have to give this recipe a try one of these days…cheesecake is a favourite around here.
Hi Sheryl! Cheesecake is one of my favorites too! 🙂 Be sure to let me know if you try this recipe.
Nom Nom – this cheesecake looks fabulous – love the shiny top – I adore cheesecake but have never ever made my own – think that needs to change!
It’s really good, I mean really good!! 🙂 You should give it a try, it’s easy, just follow my blog, you will be glad you did!:)
I can’t believe how perfectly smooth it is on top! And it looks so creamy. Butterfingers sound like my kind of add in. Will have to make this soon.
Butterfingers are a great addition to cheesecake! 🙂
I LOVE the idea of a Butterfinger cheesecake…though your plain vanilla version is darned tempting, too!
Hi Liz, Butterfingers are our favorite to add but you could add any candy bar! Rolos, Reeses, Snickers, etc.. I will usually buy extra candy bars and chop them for the topping!
This cheesecake looks perfect! I love that thick graham cracker crust. Yum!
Thank you Cate!! Let me also thank you for visiting my site and I hope you will return again soon. 🙂
Great Job! Your cheesecake looks scrumptious!
thank you, I am trying your prime rib roast recipe today that you posted back around Thanksgiving last year! I am going it on the grill instead of in my oven.