David Bock's Cheesecake

"Discovered on the web as I was searching for the ultimate dense cheesecake. This was pretty close to tops. Thanks, javaguy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins
1 cheesecake




  • Note: the lemon and orange flavours can be adjusted to suit your liking, but keep in mind that the orange isn't a stand-out flavour, it merely backs and re-enforces the depth of the lemon.
  • If you go with more orange than lemon, the flavour gets very odd indeed.
  • Preheat oven to 475-degrees.
  • Beat cheese slowly until fluffy, being careful not to whip- this will incorporate too much air into the mixture, leading to cracks when it cools.
  • Plus, it will make the texture light, and not dense.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, flour, and salt.
  • Add to cream cheese.
  • Add all flavouring extracts to cheese mixture.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, gently beating after each addition.
  • Stir in cream.
  • Transfer mixture into prepared crust in a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Let sit in a cool area for 5minutes, allowing time for any small bubbles to dissipate.
  • Cook at 475 degrees for 10 minutes; 350 for 30 minutes; then leave in the turned off oven with the door closed for 30 minutes more.
  • A proper cheesecake sould be golden and set around the edges, but still jiggly in the middle.
  • Loosen the edge of the cake from the springform pan with a knife, to help prevent cracking.
  • Let cool at room temp for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • This cake is best served the next day, after it has had a little time for aging.
  • javaguy's White Mocha Cappuccino Variation: Leave out the cream, lemon and orange extracts, add a pound of melted white chocolate (real white chocolate- make sure it is made from cocoa butter), and 4-5 shots of espresso.
  • Make the crust for it out of crushed ginger snaps-- this ends up tasting like a White Mocha cappucino drink from Starbucks, with all of the velvety texture of a cheesecake.

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  1. I just had to try this when I saw "ultimate dense cheesecake" in the description! It truly is. And it's also almost idiot-proof. I didn't have medium eggs, so I used 4 large eggs. I used a store-bought graham cracker crust that wasn't deep enough, so I poured the remainder of the mixture into a greased souffle pan (no crust). I didn't adjust the baking times, so the cheescakes came out cracked and sort of dry, but no less delicious. After a taste test to make sure I hadn't completely ruined the cheesecake, I stirred up some blackberry jam and spooned it on top to hide the cracks. I expect this cheesecake will be to-die-for the next time I make it because I'll actually follow the directions!
  2. Excellent cheesecake!


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