Cake, Dessert

Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 1/4 cup softened butter

  • 1 12 lbs. softened Philidelphia cream cheese

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pint sour cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Combine graham crackers and butter. Mix well.
  • Line bottom of springform pan. Pour mixture and press with back of a spoon until firmly packed.
  • Bake for 8 minutes. Cool. Lower heat to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix cream cheese with a fork.
  • Add eggs to the mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add 1 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat for 15 minutes (this is the most important part!)
  • Pour mixture into springform pan and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Turn off oven, and open door about 4 inches. Leave in oven for 1 hour.
  • Mix sour cream with remaining sugar and vanilla
  • Remove cake from oven, then preheat to 425 degrees.
  • Pour cream mixture on top of cake. Bake 5 minutes.
  • Chill 5 hours.