New York Cheesecake

New York Cheesecake is a classic and rich dessert known for its dense, creamy texture. Here’s a traditional recipe to make a delicious New York Cheesecake:


For the Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 4 packages (32 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  1. Make the Crust:
  • In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, creating an even crust. Use the back of a spoon or a flat-bottomed glass to compact the crust.
  1. Bake the Crust:
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool while preparing the filling.
  1. Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until well combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the sour cream and heavy cream until the batter is smooth.
  • Gradually add the flour, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  1. Pour the Filling into the Crust:
  • Pour the cream cheese filling over the cooled crust in the springform pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  1. Bake the Cheesecake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour or until the edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.
  1. Cool and Refrigerate:
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 1 hour. Then, refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight to set completely.
  1. Serve:
  • Once chilled and set, run a knife around the edges of the springform pan before releasing the sides. Transfer the cheesecake to a serving plate.
  1. Optional Toppings:
  • Serve the New York Cheesecake plain or with your favorite toppings such as fruit compote, chocolate ganache, or whipped cream.

Enjoy this classic New York Cheesecake with its velvety texture and rich flavor!

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