Best Lemon Cheesecake Ever (Sour Cream Cheesecake)

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 35 mins

I really love cheesecake and this one is very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using your hands or the back of a spoon, mix all crust ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  3. Press into bottom of an 11 to 12-inch spring form pan.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Let cool; refrigerate until needed.
  6. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese at high speed until completely smooth.
  7. Add eggs one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition.
  8. Beat at medium speed as you gradually add the sugar, then flour, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla, mixing until well blended.
  9. Stir in lemon zest.
  10. Pour into crust; bake at 350°F for 35 minutes.
  11. Blend sour cream with remaining teaspoon vanilla and 3 tablespoons sugar; set mixture in warm place.
  12. Remove cake from oven, and gently spread sour cream mixture on top.
  13. Return to oven and bake for another 12 minutes.
  14. Cool on rack for 30 minutes.
  15. Refrigerate until topping is cool, but not completely chilled.
  16. Combine all glaze ingredients and blend until smooth.
  17. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened (3 minutes).
  18. Chill until cool, but not set.
  19. Spread on top of cheesecake.
  20. Chill overnight.


Most Helpful

Best cheesecake ever! I didn't have a spring form pan, so I used a 9x12 pan. I also didn't think it cooked thru after the time recommended, so I cooked it an additional 15 minutes, then I worried I had over cooked it, but it turned out perfect. Thank you so much!

MarlaM April 21, 2014

This was my first cheesecake ever, and it turned out beautifully! I entered it in a cheesecake bake-off at work (at which over 20 cakes were entered), and it won three different ribbons, including creamiest. Wonderful!

colleencanact March 30, 2009

I made this for a friend at work and it was a big hit with everyone. Will make again and again.

Renaec February 28, 2009

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