Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins

Plan ahead the cheesecake needs to be refrigerated overnight, it may also be baked sucessfully in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat a 10-inch springform pan with vegetable spray OR use a 9" x 13" pan instead.
  3. For crust: Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg and 1/2 cup butter; mix well.
  4. Spread evenly on the bottom and to the edges of prepared pan.
  5. Prick all over with a fork; bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees, allow to cool.
  6. Increase oven temperature to 475 degrees.
  7. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 1-3/4 cups sugar, 3 tbsp flour, 5 eggs and yolks; beat until thoroughly mixed.
  8. Add in the whipping cream, ONLY enough to blend.
  9. Pour the filling over crust; bake for 10 minutes at 475 degrees.
  10. Reduce temperature to 200 degrees, and continue baking for 1 hour.
  11. Turn off the oven, but leave cake in the oven for another hour.
  12. Remove, and cool.
  13. Chill in refrigerator overnight.
  14. Top with favorite fruit or just serve plain.


Most Helpful

Made exactly per the instructions in a 13x9 pan, but this family of cheese-cake lovers did not care for this recipe at all. I hate to give low ratings, but have pledged here on Zaar to give honest ones. Dense indeed, almost to dryness, and no flavor to speak of, I am sorry to say that we did not have the same smooth, creamy experience as the other reviewer. Maybe a fruit topping would have livened things up a bit. Sorry!

LorenLou April 12, 2004

This is the best cheesecake I have ever tasted. Very smooth and creamy. Easy to make. Just the recipe I had been searching for. Thank you for sharing it.

Ruth in Corpus Christi March 10, 2004

Pressure Cooker mentioned that the recipe called for over 2 cups of sugar. It only calls for 1 3/4 cups, the other 1/3 goes in the crust. Perhaps this is why hers did not bake properly. I hope she tries again because this is the perfect creamy, delicious cheesecake recipe, and the perfect base for any specialty cheesecake.

ipopngraphics November 24, 2007

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