How to make cheesecake

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asked Jun 16, 2015 in Food & Drink by LourdesWaldo (250 points)
I am a big fan of cheese! I love the feeling when cheese melting in my mouth, emmmmmm. I wonder how to make cheesecake? So I can enjoy cheese and cake together! XD

1 Answer

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answered Sep 2, 2015 by RoseanneWest (380 points)
edited Oct 27, 2015 by Morgenstern

Hello, I found a standard cheesecake recipe online that instruct you on how to make cheesecake.

  • Time

Overall time: 9:25 min

Preparation: 15 min

Stationary: 8 hrs

Cooking: 1:10 min


  • Crust

6 tablespoon butter with no salt

11/2 cups cracker crumbs (graham)

2 tablespoon sugar (granulated)

Pinch goo salt

  • Filling

2 pounds cheese (cream) @ room temperature

11/4 cups of sugar (granulated)

11/4 cups cream (sour)

6 lightly beaten large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla paste (see extract or cook's note)

1 tablespoon lemon vest (finely grated)

1 tablespoon orange zest (finely grated)

  • Topping

3/4 cup cream (sour)

1/2 sugar (confectioner's)

1/4 tablespoon of vanilla extract or paste

Berries (optional)

  • Directions

Place a stand at the center of your oven, then preheat to about 325 F.

1. Build the crust

Dissolve the butter, enclosed in your microwave, placed in a medium-sized microwave secure bowl, or a pan.

Clean a 9 inches spring form saucepan with some quantity of the dissolved butter mixed with sugar, salt and the crumbs.

Press the mixture of the crumb over the saucepan bottom, and be careful to distribute the crust into all the edges evenly.

Bake until your cake turns golden brown, which normally takes about 15-18 minutes.

Allow it to cool, and wrap both up and bottom sides of the saucepan with a wrapping foil and place in it in your roasting plan.

2. Make the filling

Pound the creamy cheese with average speed using a manual mixer until the cheese becomes very smooth.

Add the grinded sugar and keep beating until it becomes fluffy and light, scrape the bowl's sides with beaters.

Beat in the soured cream, then the eggs, the vanilla, and the two citrus zests. Make sure you do not over whip.

Pour it into the full crust.

3. Prepare to do the baking

Boil some water using a medium saucepan or kettle.

Place the baking pan gently in your oven. Make sure the stand is not pulled from the oven.

Pour in a reasonable quantity of hot water to rise about halfway the upper half of the spring form saucepan.

Get the cheesecake baked for about 1 to 10minutes. The cakes' outer parts will be well set, but the middle will remain loose.

4. For the toppings

Mix the soured cream, the vanilla and the confectioner's sugar together.

Spread the mixture on top the baked cheesecake and put in back in the oven for about 5 minutes.

Turn off the oven, allow the cheesecake to cook with the left over oven heat for about an hour. This gentle last approach ensures that no crack occurs in the cheesecake.

5. Get your cheesecake served

Bring out the cheesecake from the baking pan and place it on a stand.

Use a knife and run round its two edges and cool it to room temperature.

Get it covered and refrigerated overnight or at least for about 8 hours. Make sure you bring your cheesecake to cool to room temperature 30 minutes prior to serving.

Take away the spring form rings.

Dip your knife in a very warm water, wipe it dry before you slice each piece.

Serve the cake with some berries, if required.

Now sit back and relish your home-baked standard cheesecake!

You can try other methods if you wish! Good luck to you!

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