Best Lemon Cheesecake Ever (Sour Cream Cheesecake)

Recipe by littleturtle
READY IN: 1hr 50mins




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