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Classic New York Cheesecake

This is a delicious cheesecake recipe!  Creamy and delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword cheesecake, classic cheesecake, classic New York cheesecake
Prep Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 434kcal



  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 13, processed)
  • ½ stick butter melted


  • 4 packages cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup flour I used spelt


  • An hour before starting the recipe, take out the eggs and cream cheese
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Grease 8 - 9 inch springform pan, line the outside of pan with foil
  • Place graham cracker crumbs in the processor and pulse until they are crumbs
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium/low heat
  • Add the graham crackers to a mixing bowl and add the melted butter. Mix with a spatula until incorporated
  • Press graham cracker crumbs into springform pan
  • Place cream cheese and sugar in a stand mixer and mix until creamy (1 - 2 minutes)
  • Crack 2 eggs in mixer and mix until just incorporated.  Repeat with the other 2 eggs.
  • Stir in the sour cream, milk, vanilla and flour until just incorporated
  • Pour into springform pan and bake for 1 hour
  • Turn off oven and leave the door of the oven closed and let the New York cheese cake rest inside for 3 - 5 hours
  • Get your favorite sauce or you can eat it plain
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


I let the cream cheese and eggs sit on the counter for 1 hour before I start making the cheese cake. I'm not going to add that time to the recipe, but I will add 3 hours for the resting time.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 142mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1210IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1.1mg