Monday, May 25, 2009


Need a fork? Or maybe a shovel. This is one ginormous piece of cheesecake. And oh boy, was it good. The cheesecake, that is. Personally, I can do without a bunch of fru fru when it comes to cheesecake. But, I wanted to dress a slice up and make it all pretty for you. This one is topped with raspberry, whipped cream, and white chocolate. It’s also the first real grown-up cheesecake I think I’ve ever made. Yay me! (Anyone else, hear London Tipton in their head when they read that? If you didn’t, don’t worry, that means the Disney Channel hasn’t infiltrated your brain.)

The only other kind of cheesecake I’ve made are these itsy-bitsy mini ones. Take a look. You’ll love how easy they are.

Anyway, when it comes to cheesecake, this is how I like mine.


Plain. Jane. No whipped cream. No whole fruit. Ever. Just dense and delicious. But, on occasion, I don’t mind a little raspberry sauce to touch it. I actually don’t mind fruit flavors at all. I just won’t eat the actual fruit. For instance, on these itsy bitsy mini ones. The cherries had to go. Cherry sauce… fine. Cherries… trash can. I know. I’m weird like that.

But, not totally weird. I do like other cheesecake flavors, like Oreo, chocolate, of course, and just about every other combination from the Cheesecake Factory – as long as it’s served without whipped cream or whole fruit. But, I usually gravitate towards the classic… and then I hope someone else orders a different flavor so I can try it.

And now that I’ve had success, I may just have to do some more experimenting on my own. This was really so easy, I don’t know why I’ve been hesitant to try making one for so long.

Graham cracker crumbs

Start with the crust. Graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter mixed together.

Graham cracker crust

Then press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a springform pan.

Cheesecake Filling

Cream cheese, eggs, sugar, sour cream, vanilla, flour, and lemon juice. Dump it in.

And in a little over an hour, voila…


… cheesecake!

Now, it wasn’t perfect. It did have a crack going through the middle. From what I understand, this can be a common annoyance. You can see a hint of it to the right in this photo. But, that’s ok. You can cover stuff up like that with a sauce, or chocolate, or caramel and nuts, or (gags) whipped cream. Or just go ahead and slice the cheesecake, avoiding any defect.

Raspberry jelly

For the raspberry sauce, I just used some jelly and heated it up until it was thin enough to spread on in a thin layer. Easy!

Here’s the entire recipe if you want to give it a go.


2.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted

4 (8oz.) packages cream cheese
1.5 cups sugar
3 Tbsp flour
5 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon juice

raspberry jelly
fresh raspberries
1 cup heavy whipping cream + 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
white chocolate

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
  • Stir in melted butter until moistened.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9-inch springform pan (3 inches tall). Press the crumbs into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the pan.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove and cool to room temperature.
  • To make the cheesecake filling, cream the sugar, cream cheese and flour with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy.
  • On medium low, add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
  • On low, add sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla just until combined.
  • Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325.
  • Make sure to take it out of the oven before the center looks done. It will be kind of wobbly and it will move in one piece. The center will look more shiny than the edges. That’s ok because it will continue to cook a little while it’s in the pan.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely to room temperature.
  • Hope that it doesn’t crack.
  • Go ahead and separate the cheesecake from the sides of the pan by running a knife around the edges. I also opened and reclosed the springform pan to help separate.
  • Chill in the refrigerator overnight. That’s right. It’s best to make this the day before because it needs plenty of time to chill and firm up.
  • Before serving: Heat up some raspberry jelly on low heat until the consistency is thin. Spread on top of the cheesecake. Refrigerate while you do the following.
  • Melt some white chocolate and put it in a ziploc bag or squeeze bottle. Draw abstract (see first photo) shapes on wax paper and let dry.
  • Pour some heavy whipping cream in a small chilled metal bowl. Add 2 Tbsp powdered sugar and beat the cream on high until it becomes firm and thick.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the refrigerator and spoon on whipped cream or use a decorating bag with a 1M tip to decorate.
  • Top with fresh raspberries and white chocolate decorations.


Now, before I let you go, I’m curious. How do you roll?
Plain Jane or Fancy Shmancy?

How do you roll?

Or somewhere in between?

Anonymous said...

fancy schmancy. i go nuts for all the fru fru.

May 27, 2009 12:49 AM
Natster said...

fancy schmancy please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake from Cheesecake factory is my ALLTIME fav! It is a MUST try.

Thanks for sharing, I too have been dying to try my hand at making these yummy dessert!
Now I am not afraid! :)

May 27, 2009 01:31 AM
LolliCakes said...

I say if you ever give up the baking business that you go into taking pictures of food for magazines – your pictures are totally amazing!

May 27, 2009 01:32 AM
Sue Sparks said...

I have liked plain cheesecake since I was a kid, but last year I made (from scratch) a pumpkin cheesecake and a gingerbread cheesecake, both with different crusts and I put little gingerbread men on the gingerbread(A Martha Stewart recipe) cheesecake-YUM!

May 27, 2009 01:46 AM
Marja said...

Could I have a bite of both? :)

May 27, 2009 02:12 AM
Morndew said...

I’ll take either. I have a plain side AND a fancy side. heck, if it involves cheesecake, I’ll take it standing on my head-side.

May 27, 2009 02:36 AM
pinkflower1212 said...

I personally like it both ways..some days I want all the frufru on top, and other days I want just plain cheesecake. Today would be a frufru day if I were having cheesecake.

May 27, 2009 02:55 AM
Anonymous said...

I’m all about fruit on my cheesecake, but I always pass on the whipped cream. Wishing I had a big slice right now…


May 27, 2009 02:58 AM
Ruth and Dan said...

I LOVE cheesecake. I could live on it if given the chance. LOL! I love them both, but I have to go with the fancy one. Just looks so scrumpsious!

May 27, 2009 03:04 AM
MikkiBean said...

Plain Jane yes. Fancy Schmancy is okay, but sometimes it's too sweet and the fact that cheesecake's not that sweet by itself is what I like about it. <3 Cheesecake is delicious. Period.

May 27, 2009 03:18 AM
Lynne said...

I love cheesecake with cherries. Nothing else… so I must fall inbetween.

May 27, 2009 03:26 AM
Anonymous said...

Just fruit!!! I LOOOOOVVVE raspberries on cheesecake. I can’t wait to try this. THANK YOU!!!

May 27, 2009 03:32 AM
Pie said...

MMM… plain jane dense NY style cheesecake- but with a chocolate crust instead of graham cracker!

May 27, 2009 03:46 AM
ShannonOfDoom said...

I must admit the fancy shmancy one looks delicious but I would probably make mine look that way & then pick all the fancy toppings off & only eat the cheesecake.

May 27, 2009 03:56 AM
Anonymous said...

Plain Jane all the way. Now granted, you did an awesome job decorating. But if I was ever served the “fancy schmancy”, you’re gonna find most of “that” on the side of the plate. My husband on the other hand, gotta have his strawberry toppings, blech!

May 27, 2009 04:12 AM
Girl Japan said...

I love both, each one being individual but love each one the same, you did a fab job, and the photos are always looking fabulous.

May 27, 2009 04:55 AM
jkdefsako said...

I just found your website and I’m thrilled! I love everything that I have seen.

I’m going to try your cheesecake recipe this weekend for a graduation that I’m attending.

I have a feeling that I’m going to be hooked on this site!

May 27, 2009 05:20 AM

First I need a Fancy Schmancy to get me attracted. Then I shove everything to the side and enjoy my Plain Jane!

May 27, 2009 08:05 AM
Crystal said...

You are not weird for not liking the actual fruit. I like the sauce, but not the fruit. So I like mine in between. I like the fruit sauce, but not the fruit and whipped

May 27, 2009 09:11 AM
Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Heeellllloooo! That cheesecake looks fantastic here at 5:30 am. I’d take the fancy schmancy one, thankyouverymuch!

YUM. You are inspiring me. Can I please tell you that I had a dream about you (well, your creations) last night? Yes, I’m teetering near the edge of insanity. Dreaming about bakerella…

May 27, 2009 09:51 AM
emy said...

We’re both cheesecake addicts but haven’t found a decent one and I have only tried the non-bake versions.

I can’t let hb see this — he’ll be begging me to bake him one this weekend! plain jane style, dense, creamy and good.

Next weekend maybe :P

May 27, 2009 10:28 AM
Shalum said...

somewhere in between. dense. and with cherry sauce!

May 27, 2009 11:13 AM
flurogoddess said...

Flippin heck, people loves them some cheesecake!

I like a bit of both I think, but to be honest I haven’t had cheesecake for a long time. In fact, I think the last time I had it was with ice cream, which was just plain bizzare, but there you go!

Actually, a really great cheesecake I had had a chocolate crumb crust, toffee sauce and Dime bar pieces in it. Plus I like the ones with chocolate brownie pieces in them…


shorting out my keyboard by dribbling on it!

May 27, 2009 12:13 PM
sweetakery said...

i just want both! =) love your photos and your creativeness!

May 27, 2009 02:07 PM
Summer said...

Fancy Schmancy. All the way!

Your cheesecake looks delicious!

May 27, 2009 02:46 PM
ellen from mt said...

No thanks on the cherries!! yuck
I like it with strawberries though.
Ok I would take it anyway I could get it!

May 27, 2009 03:52 PM
Marn said...

Mmm I love cheesecake, but I’ve never gotten up the nerve to bake one myself.
I like mine plain with some fresh fruit.

May 27, 2009 03:55 PM
minukiisu said...

Hello!I did find your blog ,when I surf on the internet.Your “ work“ is amaysing.I apologise my bad englsh,but I hope You undrestand me.(I read english reasnoble well)If You don`t mind I want to but Your blog on mines list.Please leave me a little sign.I am from Estonia.About cheescake ,I love it anyway I can ,Plain Jane or fancy schmancy ,all good.

May 27, 2009 04:39 PM
Janell said...

I love turtle cheesecake – Yum! But I’m with you on the cherries vs. cherry sauce. Who really likes those mushy cherries anyway?

May 27, 2009 05:11 PM
Yota Armai said...

I’m partial to plain jane myself, but I do like to add a handful or so of pecans to the food processor with the graham crackers. It just adds a little something different to the crust.

I’ve also made a pumpkin pie layer cheesecake, mmmm yummy.

I will admit, that if you put cheesecake in front of me, plain or fancy, I will devour it, slowly, enjoying every single creamy bite. Unless it has cherries on it – not a fan :)

May 27, 2009 05:45 PM
Katy said...

Plain Jane all the way! I don’t even eat chocolate cheesecake.

May 27, 2009 07:11 PM
by...K@ Ashcroft said...

Fancy Schmancy. BUT, at the Cheesecake Factory there are 2 desserts that soar above all their cheesecakes. #1- their strawberry shortcake and #2 their lemon torte. DH calls it a lemon bar that went to heaven.
My thanksgiving would not be complete without my chocolate cheesecake with mixed berry topping. I’m just saying. :)

May 27, 2009 07:40 PM
Hayley Hahn said...

I like it in between, not plain but not to fancy schmancy!

May 27, 2009 09:06 PM
april~living the sweet life said...

That fancy schmancy cheese cakes sure looks pretty.

May 27, 2009 09:45 PM
Erin said...

My all time favorite dessert!

Plain Jane all the way. I make a similar one…just not as Ginormous :)

If you put the springform pan in a water bath when it is baking….you’re not suppossed to get cracks.

Gonna have to give yours a try.

May 27, 2009 10:06 PM
She Knits Flying Monkeys said...

I am loving your creativity. How is it that one person can have all of these clever ideas and another can have – nothing? Halp!

We’re foregoing the post graduation party for my daughter and instead giving her a going away party before she leaves for LSU in August. Our guest bathroom is undergoing renovation and our yard needs serious work and the family can’t stay in town long enough, so we thought this would be better.

Any ideas for cute cupcakes or cake pops? Purple and gold, mascot Tiger. I kind of do, but am creatively challenged…


May 27, 2009 10:08 PM
Stacy said...

Plain jane definetely! An occasional carmel or strawberry sauce but plain is the best! Thanks for the recipe!

May 27, 2009 10:17 PM
Farmer Gal said...

Somewhere in between.

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! I have a challenge for you… How’s about you come up with some CHEESECAKE pops!

May 27, 2009 10:24 PM
Liz said...

I go for the Plain Jane! But I do like the whippped cream on it too. Thank you for the gorgeous pictures. You are amazing!

May 27, 2009 10:26 PM
Erin said...

I’m plain jane, too! And definitely no fruit; that defeats the whole purpose. I’ll try some of the others (particularly involving chocolate), but given the choice, I usually go with plain.

May 27, 2009 10:58 PM
"Vanilla and Thyme" said...

Fancy Schmancy is always a hit with me! I made the mini cheesecakes for my daughter’s grad party, and they were such a hit! Kids were asking for the recipe to take home to their moms- :)

May 27, 2009 11:03 PM
Sheila60526 said...

Cheesecake….well this is an area that I for once know a thing or two about!

I like Egg Nog cheese cake, then it has the traditional texture and look, but with a little kick! YUM!

If you really want to avoid the cracks in your cheesecake you have to let those cream cheese logs get to room tempature. I know it is so taboo to have dairy out on the counter but you are going to bake it after all!

Luv Ya Bakerella!


May 27, 2009 11:52 PM
SMORES said...

love plain cheesecake. nothing fancy :P

May 28, 2009 01:08 AM
Mark and Teandra said...

Cracking cheesecakes can be a big annoyance, but there are some things you can do to fix it. Spray the sides of the pan, for starters. Second, let all your ingredients be at room temperature to begin with. THIRD (and MOST importantly) DO NOT OVER BEAT!! mix the cream cheese and sugar first with an electric mixture BUT AFTER THAT PROCEED WITH A WOODEN SPOON. Over beating gives the cake a soufle effect, meaning that it can fall and crack. Fourth, stick it right from the oven into the fridge. This will help it to prevent cracking. If you want to get fancy smancy, you can also cook the cheesecake using a bain maire (water bath). This gives the cake a FABULOUSLY creamy and wonderful texture, helps it to cook more evenly, and yes, prevents cracking. Cook until not quite set in the center of the cake and you are in business. :o) Love your blog!

May 28, 2009 01:18 AM
superk said...

Oh my, i am soo excited about your blog, i am a paper craft kinda gal, but you are gonna make me try and be a baker too. Thanks for sharing your talent!!

May 28, 2009 02:35 AM
Jamie said...

one quick question-

did you use a water bath to cook the cheesecake? you didn’t specify it in the entry.

btw…MY OH MY the cheesecake looks AMAZING. better than most of the bakeries i’ve been to. WOWWWW.

May 28, 2009 02:37 AM
Liv said...

I’m up for any kind of cheesecake – be it plain, ‘fancy schmancy’ or somewhere in between! I love cheesecake…it’s the one kind of cake that I know I’ll get every year for my birthday :)

May 28, 2009 03:50 AM
Susan said...

Amen! I’m with you Miss Angie. My MaMa always said, “Don’t mess with what works”. Plain and simple is just my cup of tea when it comes to cheesecake. However, I have tried the Dulce De Leche at Cheesecake Factory and it was pretty good.

May 28, 2009 04:14 AM
GirLovesCoffee said...

I go for the fancy schmancy. Sadly Cheesecake Factory no longer carries my favorite – the german chocolate cake cheesecake – it had a layer of chocolate cake in it, chocolate cheesecake, the typical cake topping and a big swirl of chocolate fudgy goodness – it sounds overpowering, but it was wonderful, sigh… Keep on Baking!!

May 28, 2009 04:46 AM
Hannah said...

That looks so good, it reminds me of my moms cheesecake but she makes a layer of jello with fruit in for the topping!

May 28, 2009 09:48 AM
Anonymous said...

Any way I can get.

May 28, 2009 10:46 AM
nora@ffr said...

this is my first visit here and m terribly in love with your blog :) the stunning photography is breath taking.. very creative.. and i just cant wait to try this yummy cheese cake.. you are doing a great job.. keep it up!!

May 28, 2009 11:29 AM
Josalyn said...

plain jane. I don’t want anything interfering with the creamy cheesy yumminess

May 28, 2009 12:14 PM

Plain Jane is it! I think someone somewhere decided to decorate a cheesecake for a picture op for a book or recipe. When something is as perfectly tasting as this is, who needs decorations to eat?

May 28, 2009 01:18 PM
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May 28, 2009 01:19 PM
Sarah said...

I am exactly the same way when it comes to fruit on my cheesecake!!! Sauce-great…fruit-trashcan!! So even if we are the only two that are like that, it’s ok. lol I usually like mine plain jane…definitley no whipped cream, but I’m ok with some chocolate or caramel or some fruit sauce.

May 28, 2009 01:35 PM
Talia said...

Fairly fancy schmancy, but I’ll settle for scraping all of the whipped cream off of your Cheesecake factory slice and slathering it on mine. Nothings better for cheesecake than a little heavy whipped!

May 28, 2009 02:06 PM
Jen said...

I’d have to say BOTH!!! Depends on the mood I am in, to simply straight up indulge in Cheesecake, I’d say STRAIGHT UP- plain! To have all the bells and whistles, enjoy with the one I love- FANCY SCHMANCY!

May 28, 2009 03:03 PM
Linda C said...

Caramel Pecan, no fruit!! I do make an awesome double lemon cheesecake! mmmm

May 28, 2009 03:32 PM
Dillan said...

Oh what a nice cheesecake mmm thats looks great!!!

May 28, 2009 04:07 PM
rachel said...

Ah, you’ve totally inspired me to bake a cheesecake. You inspire me to bake. Plain and simple. And believe me, I’m not a baker! I usually mess these things up…My dream cheesecake would be 1/2 graham cracker crust, 1/2 cheesecake. The crust is my favorite part =) with raspberry drizzle sounds excellent, or blueberry. Yum. Yea, soooo inspired. Guess what I’ll be up to this weekend? =)

May 28, 2009 04:24 PM
Suzi said...

Both are delish! I think the fancy shmancy might pull at me a bit more.

May 28, 2009 07:08 PM
Nathalie Brault said...

Hello, I,ve got an award for you on my blog, Thanks

every time I go on your blog I gain weight lol but it’s a pleasure to look at, and I just spend hours there daydreaming, yummy

May 28, 2009 07:22 PM
Whitney and Vaughn said...


May 28, 2009 07:25 PM
Jasie said...

My goodness gracious, that looks delicious.

May 28, 2009 08:57 PM
Shannon said...

i like fancy if its not raspberry or strawberry anything or pumpkin or lemon lol but give me a plain piece of cheescake and you still wont see it again

May 28, 2009 09:37 PM
Becky said...

Plain Jane OR like you a touch of chocolate or raspberry/strawberry sauce. I, too, gag on chunks o’berry. Canned Cherries? EWWWWWW

May 28, 2009 09:49 PM
Veronica said...

I am a nut when it comes to cheesecake. I just love it and can’t get enough. I even drove out to Buffalo a couple of time to go to The Cheesecake Factory. I need my cheesecake to be fancy schmancy.

May 28, 2009 11:59 PM
Valerie Acosta said...

Fancy Schmancy!

May 29, 2009 12:48 AM
Valerie said...

Well, the fancy one looks gorgeous. But I prefer to eat it just like you do, Plain Jane!
I’ve never made cheesecake, I’ll have to give this a try!

May 29, 2009 01:43 AM
Cheryl said...

Plain Jane is my favorite. And there’s really no need to slice it. A fork and the whole cheesecake will do just nicely.

May 29, 2009 02:06 AM
Flores Fam said...

fancy! And this is how you get rid of the crack in cheesecakes. Take a flat knife and dip it in warm water and lightly smooth the cracks over. It really works! My sister used to work at a Gourmet Cheesecake Bakery and she taught me this trick.

May 29, 2009 04:12 AM
Bakerella said...

Holy Cheesecake! So glad I'm not as weird as I thought on the whole fruit and whipped cream thing.

And, If I had known how much all of you loved it, I would have made one a lot sooner. Guess I'll just have to make more of them.

Thanks for taking time to share.

jamie – How about brown melts for the head and peanut butter melts for the face. halved m&ms for the ears. Edible ink pen for facial features

callie – glad you made the 14-layer work for you

Samara Link – that's so cute. thanks for telling me that

Michelle Aguilar – I think you would be less than impressed. No culinary degree.

jennifer b – I am totally falling for Haagen Daz dulce de leche ice cream. I finished some off the other day before chocolate.

Carey – Funny!

Runningamuck – Yay! Yay! Yay! Glad you liked it.

raegan – looking like next year.

Sandee – patience

kristen@nosmallthing – that cracks me up.

minukiisu – go right ahead.

She knits flying monkeys – make the cupcake pops in those colors and then put the tiger mascot and school logo on tags like I did for the Relay for Life pops

Farmer Gal – you and Sandee. Check back in a few.

Vanilla and Thyme – so glad you liked the mini ones

superk – a lot of that stuff will help you believe it or not.

jamie – I didn't but I think I'll try that trick next time.

May 29, 2009 04:34 AM
Anonymous said...

Fancy schmancy is my vote :) I love turtle cheesecake…yummers!!

May 29, 2009 05:25 AM
Rei said...

Fancy Shmancy, I love decorating =)

May 29, 2009 05:31 AM
Ellie said...

I’m not too fussed to be honest… I’ll eat cheesecake however it comes! It’s the best dinner party dessert!

May 29, 2009 12:19 PM
T.Bone Gal said...

OMG, that is so pretty!!!! I love cheesecake and yours is making me very hungry!!

May 29, 2009 02:31 PM
Suzanne said...

I love it with strawberries or raspberries or chocolate. Otherwise I’m happy with it just plain jane.

May 29, 2009 05:50 PM
Kathy2eggs said...

I am just dying for some cheesecake now..and believe me…plain Jane wins hands down….love it.

May 30, 2009 06:42 AM
Introducing...The Millers... said...

I have a great peanut butter cup cheesecake recipe. I don’t remember where I got it, but everyone always loves when I make it!

May 30, 2009 04:33 PM
foobella said...

plain jane all the way. Nothing gets between me and my cheesecake.

May 30, 2009 05:42 PM
HANNAH said...

Plain Jane style for sure.

I made this for a family dinner party last night and I have to say that its one of the best things I’ve ever made, although for them I served it with the raspberry sauce and raspberries. I refused to go the whole way with the whipping cream. It was just too much!

May 30, 2009 07:03 PM
* TONYA * said...

Oh. My. Goodness that looks delicious. Your blog is just no good for me trying to lose weight. I love mine with toppings and yummy flavors.

May 30, 2009 08:39 PM
Karin said...

This cheesecake looks delicious…definately fancy schmancy for me!.
Your blog is really inspiring, I love the recipes, photography and all the enthusiasm and love you put in everything you bake.
I have a sweet tooth but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago when I decided to move from pancakes to other sweet things and I love it!. Just started a new blog dedicated to my “baking adventures”:
Will visit you again
Have a lovely sweet day! :o)

May 30, 2009 09:09 PM
Green said...

The cheesecake looks so delicious.
Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!!!

see you next post.


May 31, 2009 12:33 AM
Jamie said...

I have been thinking about this cheesecake all week and finally made one this morning. It is baking right now and I can’t wait. I added some vanilla bean to mine as well.

Thanks for sharing your great recipes — I hope I have a bit of cheesecake leftover to try the cheesecake pops you recently posted. :)

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May 31, 2009 04:50 PM
Teresa A. Searcy said...

I use Almond Flavoring instead of Vanilla and it is YUMMY!

June 4, 2009 06:41 AM
Grazia said...

fancy schmancy!i love cheesecake….

June 5, 2009 10:59 PM
Brandie said...

Plain jain but it's not like I'd pass up fancy schmancy!

June 11, 2009 05:18 AM
Christina Viering said...

I will try this yummy recipe and hope it turns out, since I have never been able to make a good cheesecake.

June 21, 2009 02:44 PM
Anonymous said...

I made this yesterday for Father's Day today. I've never made cheesecake before and besides a few cracks – it was really good! I had mine with the raspberry topping only – no whipped cream. it was great! Thanks so much for the recipe.

June 22, 2009 03:15 AM
JM said...

What if I don't have a springform pan, and no easy way of getting one in the next couple months? Is there a way I can make a decent cheesecake without it? I am really really really craving one! Let me know please. :)

July 9, 2009 02:17 PM
Bakerella said...

JM – line your pan with parchment paper that's long enough to lay over the edge, after it cooks and cools, you can pull it out easily. Hopefully.

July 15, 2009 03:02 AM
bluecakes said...

I love this one xP~ been baking them again and again xD I prefer fancy schmancy though >.<

just asking, after baking, when cool down, the cake is shrinking. It suppose to do that or have I done something wrong in the process?

July 26, 2009 11:39 AM
Bakerella said...

Mine fell in a little, too.

July 28, 2009 01:20 AM
Rumela said...

My son is a huge fan of cheesecake and I always try to bake one for him whenever we see my family. He has yet to be fully blown away by any of the recipes i've tried. Simplicity is key, and yours looks perfect! Can't wait to try it. thank you for shearing your post.

July 30, 2009 05:53 AM
Silvia said...

I do ! I live in Brazil . I saw this cheesecake and I loved it. Then I do it and my family enjoyed. Thanks!

September 20, 2009 01:37 AM
Kristin O. said...

Cheescakes are one of my favorite desserts to make. Over time I’ve gathered some tips to make the cheesecakes come out even better…the best tip was to use a waterbath when baking the cheesecake. To keep the top from cracking and browning, put foil around the outside of the springform pan and place on a cookie sheet or other baking dish filled with water. This water bath helps cook the cheesecake more evenly.

September 26, 2009 05:57 PM
applemint_jackie said...

whichever the way, they’re still YUM! YUM! me drooling here!

September 30, 2009 11:09 PM
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