American Cheesecake

Creamy and rich cheesecake, baked in a graham cracker crust.

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Recipe adapted from Top Secret Recipes

Makes 1 x 4″ and 1 x 6″ round cheesecake.


64g graham cracker crumbs

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

38g unsalted butter, melted

450g cream cheese

125g granulated sugar

58g sour cream

1 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 large eggs

58g cup sour cream

1 teaspoons granulated sugar

Optional Garnish
Whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Fill a baking pan with about 1/2-inch of hot water into the oven while it preheats. This will be your water bath.
  2. Combine 64g graham cracker crumbs and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon into a medium bowl. Mix in 38g melted butter. Press the crumb into a pan (i am using a 6″ and 4″ round pan) that has been lined on the bottom and side with parchment paper. Press the crumb mixture flat into the bottom of the pan and about 2/3 the way up the side. Put the crust in your freezer until the filling is done.3. Use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese with the sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Blend the mixture for a couple minutes or until the ingredients are smooth and creamy. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl and then add them to the cream cheese mixture. Blend the mixture just enough to integrate the eggs.4. Remove the crust from the freezer and pour the filling into it.5. Carefully place the cheesecake into the preheated water bath. Bake for 75 minutes at 180°C, then turn the oven down to 160°C and bake for 10 minutes or until the top of the cheesecake turns a light brown or tan color. Remove the cheesecake from the oven to cool.6. When the cheesecake has cooled, combine 58g sour cream and 1 teaspoon sugar. Spread the sweetened sour cream over the entire top surface of the cheesecake. Cover and chill the cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. To serve, slice the cheesecake into equal portions. Apply whipped cream to the top of each slice and serve.

Happy baking! 🙂

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