Classic Cheesecake

Be the first to review
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Cookie Taster

This is a dense, delicious cheesecake. My husband is a lover of cheesecakes and this one is his favorite. If you can’t eat it all at once, it freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine crumbs and butter, press into buttered spring form pan, bottom and sides.
  2. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually blend in sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. Pour filling into crumb crust.
  5. Bake at 325 until set (for about an hour).
  6. While cheesecake is baking, combine sour cream, sugar, and vanilla, spoon over top of cooked cheesecake.
  7. Bake 10 mins longer.
  8. Cool in oven.
  9. Chill for several hours before serving.
  10. Top with cherries, strawberries, or leave it plain.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a