Thursday, April 04, 2013

Cheesecake is for Cheering Up

Well we recently found out that Anthony's baby sister has decided to pack it all up and move out to Cali! Don't worry she will be living with other family and I completely support her. At least she is being smart but it  is still sad to see her move to the other side of the country. So to try and cheer up my love, i knew there was only one thing, I made cheesecake (his favorite). I am very proud of my cheesecake skills, never made a bad one, and had a recipe that I have used since high school. Sadly it has been lost with all of the moving over the years and I had to concoct a new recipe. I tried looking on recipe sites but couldn't find one I liked. Well anyways here is the result....

The best cheesecake I have ever made! We don't do super sweet and this cheesecake was a great balance between sweetness and the bitter creamy cheese. It's a new york sytle cheesecake and yummy!

You will need a springform pan, I used a 9.5in.


4 (8oz) packages of cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
3 jumbo eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp flour


Preheat oven  to 325; Butter your springform pan, you can use spray or with the old paper towel and butter trick!

In a large bowl mix cream cheese (let them sit for a few minutes; mixing cold hard cream cheese = no fun; Cut into pieces) and sugar until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time and try not to over beat (the key to a great cheesecake; switch to rubber spatula or spoom if you are unsure). Add sour cream, vanilla extract and flour (In that order) 

Bake for 1 hour, I can not stress this enough, and LEAVE IT ALONE! The magic will happen! After time is up, turn off the oven and leave it in there for about 2 hours (this will help not to crack your cheesecake but if it does no worries just flip it over and it's still pretty) Then place in fridge for 4 - 6 hours. If you can wait that long, I love fresh slightly cooled cheesecake. 

Feel free to leave any comments, concerns or questions! Also if you have used this recipe please let me know how it turned out!

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