Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by XAnnette

I feel sad for anyone who has never been to a Cheesecake Factory restaurant. This cheesecake is out of this world! I think you will find the nut crust quite unusual. Sometimes I double the crust portion of the recipe just so I can have a thicker crust.

Top Review by sapowell

I made this cheesecake a few days ago... I actually used about three different recipes. I added vanilla bean to half and cocoa to half. Ended up with a very pretty cheesecake, topped it with caramel and chocolate to make it a turtle cheesecake. It's gorgeous and so good!
About 15 minutes into baking it, I realized the sour cream was still sitting on the counter :(
But it still turned out amazing! Thanks for a great recipe. I will make a gain.
I also took a few other reviewers advice and doubled the crust.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crust: Mix all nuts and vanilla wafer crumbs with melted butter and press into a 9 inch buttered springform pan, trying to line the sides as much as possible about 1 1/2" up the sides of the pan, set aside.
  2. Cheesecake: All above ingredients should be at room temperature before your begin.
  3. Start by beating the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  4. Keep the mixer on a low setting throughout the beating and mixing process.
  5. Add the sugar a little at a time and continue beating until creamy.
  6. Add one egg at a time and beat after each egg.
  7. When eggs have been mixed into the cream cheese add flour, vanilla and lemon juice, mix well.
  8. Add the sour cream last and beat well.
  9. Pour cream cheese into the spring pan.
  10. Place on the top rack in the middle of a 325 degrees preheated oven for one hour and 15 minutes.
  11. When time is up, turn oven off, prop open oven door and leave in oven for one hour.
  12. After one hour, remove from oven.
  13. Let cool enough before the cheesecake is put into the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  14. A cheesecake should season.
  15. The wait is worth it.
  16. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched.

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