The Best Cheesecake Recipe


For the crust: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted For the filling: 4 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Wrap the outside of a 9-inch springform pan tightly with aluminum foil to prevent any leaks.

Make the crust: In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well combined. 

 Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, using the back of a spoon to pack it down firmly. 

Prepare the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth and creamy. 

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract, sour cream, and flour until the filling is smooth and well combined.

Bake the cheesecake: Pour the filling over the cooled crust in the springform pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. 

Place the pan in a large roasting pan and add enough hot water to the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan.