Perfect New York Cheesecake at Home



New York cheesecake is a classic dessert that embodies richness, creaminess, and sheer indulgence. With its smooth, dense texture and buttery graham cracker crust, it’s a treat that never fails to captivate the taste buds. In this blog post, we’ll unveil the secrets to creating the perfect New York cheesecake in the comfort of your own kitchen, ensuring each bite is a delightful experience worth savoring.

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For the Crust:
– 200g graham crackers, crushed
– 100g unsalted butter, melted
– 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
– Pinch of salt

For the Filling:
– 900g cream cheese, softened at room temperature
– 200g granulated sugar
– 4 large eggs, at room temperature
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 250ml sour cream, at room temperature
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– Pinch of salt
– Optional: lemon zest for a hint of brightness


1. Preheat your oven to 160°C (325°F) and grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the crushed graham crackers, melted butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated with butter.

3. Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, using the back of a spoon or your fingers to create an even crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then remove and set aside to cool.

4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar together until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition until fully incorporated.

6. Mix in the vanilla extract, sour cream, flour, and pinch of salt until the batter is smooth and velvety. Be careful not to overmix.

7. Optionally, fold in some lemon zest for a refreshing twist to the flavor profile of your cheesecake.

8. Pour the filling over the cooled crust in the springform pan, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.

9. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet to catch any potential leaks, then bake in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center still jiggles slightly.

10. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door closed for an additional hour to cool gradually.

11. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to cool completely at room temperature before refrigerating for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to set.

12. Once chilled and set, carefully remove the cheesecake from the springform pan, slice into wedges, and serve chilled. Optionally, garnish with fresh berries, whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra touch of elegance.


With this foolproof recipe, you can recreate the decadence of a classic New York cheesecake in your own kitchen. Whether enjoyed as a show-stopping dessert for special occasions or as a comforting indulgence on any given day, this creamy delight is sure to leave a lasting impression. Treat yourself and your loved ones to the irresistible allure of homemade New York cheesecake, and savor every blissful bite.

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