By DK on Apr 26, 2008

The minute I say cream cheese one would probably think of cheesecake, a few others ( ppl like me!) of that heavenly bite of bagel and cream cheese traveling down the throat! Bliss! I am not a cheesecake lover. Period. But I have met v v few who don't like cheesecake. I have been quite curious about the making of the same for a while and it would be a request to all the calorie conscious to stop reading this very moment and go grab an apple or something! :) yes it sure is heavy..probably you can excuse yourself for that one bite saying that it sure is high in protein ;-)

This is a simplest version - a total American classic!

Basic Information
Prep Time: 2 to 4 hours
Cook Time: 1 to 2 hours
Yield: one 9 inch Cheesecake
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
  • 4 cups (!!) cream cheese, at room temperature ( that would be four 8 ounce packets)
  • generous 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • grated rind of 1 lemon with 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs

Preheat oven to 325F. Grease an 9 inch spring foam pan. Place on a 14 inch foil and press it up to the sides to seal it tightly.2.Mix the crumbs and the butter well.


Press it into the bottom of the pan.


Beat the cream cheese until smooth.


Add the sugar, lemon rind, juice and vanilla and beat until blended.


Beat in the eggs one at a time


Pour into the prepared pan. Set the pan in a larger baking tray and place in the oven. Pour enough hot water in the outer tray to come to 1 inch up the sides of the pan.


Bake until the top is golden brown ( approx 1 - 1 1/2 hrs)9.Cool it in the spring foam pan and then slowly remove the bottom. Refrigerate for close to 1-2 hrs before serving.


You can dust it with powdered sugar (optional),

cut it into slices and serve.
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26 Responses to “Cheesecake”
  1. Gayathri

    If I use two 200gms of cream cheese, what would be the changes I should be doing in the quantity of the rest of the ingredient.. I was wondering just about the number of eggs that i should use. Please do help to let me know.

  2. micheal

    i dont know about chesecake but you can put mayonaise in chocolate cake to keep it moist and lively fresh looking.instead of dry stuck to the pan.

  3. micheal

    :) i saw a cheesecake crust made with crumbled crushed oreos remove the icing first.can a cheesecake have a fluffy more airy texture but still be a there such a thing as a airy fluffy cheesecake.

  4. Soumya Venkat


    Is there any substitute for Graham Crackers?

  5. Diana

    Uhnmm , around how many calories would this be? Lol

  6. Rani

    Hi, I’m new to the site, this looks fab. However, can it be adapted to be eggless at all?

    Hi Rani, I personally havent tried making a cheesecake without eggs – but versions do exist. I think you might find some easily on the net. I will surely keep you posted about any that I may make. Thanks :) — DK

  7. Thanks for the review!

  8. Kalyn

    I love cheesecake, especially with lemon! Lemon is one of my absolute favorite flavors in anything! (I do try to resist desserts though, so I rarely eat it.)

  9. Pearlsofeast

    superb recipe, I am ardent fan of Cheesecakes but sinful calories in it resist me!!!!!!!!!

    Ur look divine!!!!!

  10. Kalai

    Gorgeous, Dhivi!! If you don’t want that piece, I’ll be more than glad to take it from you. Hee hee. :)

  11. Padmaja

    superb, absolutely amazing

  12. Homecooked

    The cheesecake looks perfect!!!

  13. Cynthia
  14. Rajitha

    yep ;) it is a protein dish…and high protein is good for you…awesome job!

  15. Coffee & Vanilla

    Thank you for your delicious entry :)

  16. Uma

    looks delicious, DK! Lovely entry.

  17. Namratha

    The last pic is a perfect slice!! :)

  18. Mona
  19. Lisa

    I don’t eat dessert very often, but I do like cheesecake! Beautiful presentation. YUM!

  20. Red Chillies

    Count me in too Divya. I simply cannot stand cheesecake, the texture and the fact that it is so loaded with fat.
    But I love your step by step presenation from start to finish. Great job!

  21. Johanna

    This looks decadent and delicious but I wanted to know if this persuaded you that cheesecake is a very very good thing?

  22. Siri

    yeh yeh yeh a CHEESE CAKE!! and I love love cream cheese..the regular wala not the fat free version.. hehehe.. I don’t care abt calories and u know that very well. O Boy, during my 2 yrs of study here in US, my breakfast for just one – a toasted everything bagel smeared with lots n lots of regular cream cheese. and I just had one yesterday at our own Dunkin Donuts.. heheh..:D
    Ok now enuf of talk , move away. I wanna relish my cheese cake atleast virtually..:D


  23. Arundathi

    Fabulous photos – and I’m one of those who LOVES cheesecake! And this is a great simple recipe! Thanks!

  24. Divya Vikram

    Looks gorgeous Dhivya!

  25. Bhags

    The cheesecake looks real soft and yummy….

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