Classic New York Cheesecake

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Indulge in the rich and creamy goodness of a Classic New York-Style Cheesecake. This iconic American dessert features a buttery graham cracker crust and a smooth, velvety cream cheese filling, baked to perfection. It’s a true showstopper that will impress your friends and family.

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hr 20 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 400 calories per serving Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Prepare a 4-inch mini springform pan by lightly greasing the bottom and sides.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar until well combined. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan to form the crust.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add the sour cream, remaining sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and a pinch of salt to the cream cheese. Beat until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Crack the egg into the bowl and beat it into the mixture until the batter becomes smooth and creamy.
  6. Pour the cheesecake batter over the graham cracker crust in the springform pan.
  7. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the edges are set, and the center still jiggles slightly.
  8. Turn off the oven, leave the oven door slightly ajar, and let the cheesecake cool in the oven for about an hour.
  9. After cooling, remove the cheesecake from the oven and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow it to set.
  10. Once chilled and firm, carefully remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and transfer it to a serving plate.
  11. Garnish with fresh fruit, chocolate shavings, or a drizzle of caramel sauce if desired.


  • Make sure to let the cream cheese come to room temperature before starting. This ensures a smooth and lump-free filling.
  • For the perfect texture, bake the cheesecake in a water bath to prevent cracks.
  • Chill the cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or preferably overnight) to achieve the best flavor and consistency.
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