Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping


User Avatar
Member since 2007
No Video

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

Several years ago (15 or more?) a dear friend and co-worker shared this recipe with me. It has been my go-to recipe ever since. All I do is change the [second] topping to fit the mood/theme.

Cheesecake tips:

Use a water bath when baking to create a moist atmosphere in the oven.

Do not over beat when adding the eggs. You don't want your cheesecake filled with air (unlike a regular batter cake).


Ingredients You'll Need

Crust:
1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
4 - 5 tablespoons melted butter
4 tablespoons sugar
Filling:
3 - 8oz packs of cream cheese at room temperature
4 eggs
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Sour Cream Topping:
16 oz sour cream
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla


Directions

For the crust:


Combine ingredients. Pat on the bottom of a spring form pan and up the sides a little. Place in the refrigerator while mixing the filling together.


For the filling:


Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Blend in remaining ingredients. Pour into your graham cracker crust. Place in the middle rack in your oven. Pour 1 cup of hot water into a dish (such as a roasting pan) on a rack below your cheesecake. Bake for 1 hour, turning the cake 180' halfway through. If needed, add another cup of hot water to the baking dish. This helps prevent big cracks by providing a humid atmosphere within your oven.


For the Sour Cream Topping:


Combing the ingredients and pour on top of the cheesecake. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Cool and refrigerate for several hours or over night.


Questions, Comments & Reviews



More Great Recipes: Cheesecake | Dessert
The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

51107 Downloads
FREE
'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11369 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

459 Downloads
FREE
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies