New York Style Cheesecake

Indulge in the rich and creamy delight of a classic New York Style Cheesecake. This iconic dessert, known for its velvety texture and luscious flavor, is a timeless favorite that brings joy to every bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

The New York Style Cheesecake is a symphony of decadence and simplicity. With its smooth cream cheese base, hints of vanilla and lemon, and a buttery graham cracker crust, this dessert is a celebration of flavor and texture. Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or craving a luxurious treat, this cheesecake promises to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave a lasting impression.

Ingredients :

  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups (one pint) sour cream, room temperature
  • 4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons (one stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  1. Generously butter the inside of a 10-inch springform pan. Wrap a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil tightly around the outside bottom and sides, crimping and pleating the foil to make it conform to the pan. This will help prevent water from seeping into the pan during the baking process.
    1. Position the baking rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 300°F.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs with the sour cream until well blended.
    3. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the cream cheese with the butter until smooth and creamy. Add this to the egg-sour cream mixture and beat until smooth.
    4. Add the sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest, and beat thoroughly for about 2 minutes.
    5. Pour the batter into the prepared springform pan and place it in a roasting pan large enough to prevent the sides from touching. Carefully pour enough very hot tap water into the roasting pan to reach halfway up the sides of the springform pan.
    6. Bake for 2 hours and 15 minutes, or until the cake is very lightly colored and a knife inserted in the center emerges clean.
    7. Remove from the water bath and carefully peel the aluminum foil from around the pan. Let the cheesecake stand at room temperature until completely cool, about 4 hours. Refrigerate, covered, until well chilled. For the best flavor and texture, it’s recommended to chill the cheesecake overnight.
  • Prep Time: | Cooking Time: | Total Time: | Kcal: | Servings:
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours and 45 minutes (including cooling and chilling time)
  • Kcal: (calories per serving, if available)
  • Servings: 12

Recipe Tips:

  • Ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature to achieve a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Use heavy-duty aluminum foil and wrap it tightly around the springform pan to prevent water from seeping in.
  • For the best results, refrigerate the cheesecake overnight before serving to enhance its flavor and texture.
  • Experiment with fruit compotes or chocolate drizzles as delightful toppings for added flair.

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