Homemade Cheesecake Recipe Sep 29, 2013 yumme Desserts, Recipes 0 Cheesecake is an extremely popular dessert, and it can be found anywhere from small diners to the finest restaurants. While there is a lot of work involved with making it, it is something worth whipping up at home. By taking the time to put this together you will have a dessert you can enjoy eating any time you would like! The best part is that once you get the hang of it, you will be able to easily make it time again. There are a lot of great recipes for it, but this is one of the easiest to get started with. IngredientsDirections 16 graham crackers 2 tbsp melted butter 32 oz cream cheese 1.5 cups sugar 3/4 cup milk 4 eggs 1/4 cup flour 1 cup sour cream 1 tbsp vanilla extract Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then grease a 9″ springform pan with cooking spray. To crush the graham crackers, break them in pieces and place them into a food processor. Process these until small crumbs are left behind. Then, take a mixing bowl and combine these together with the 2 tbsp of melted butter (make sure the butter does not boil or burn, it only needs to be melted). Use your hands to press the mixture into the bottom of the greased springform pan until it’s spread evenly. Take a large bowl and in it combine the sugar and cream cheese. Mix these until they are combined together and then add in the milk. Continue to mix while breaking in each of the eggs individually. Mix until everything is smooth, but do not over-mix. Add in the ingredients you have left after this, and continue to stir until everything is well incorporated. Once this is finished, put this into the crust you made earlier. Bake the cheesecake in your preheated oven for 1 hour. Leave the cake in and let it cool in the oven for 5 to six hours (the door should be closed and the heat should be off after the hour baking time has passed). After this, take the cheesecake out and put it in the fridge to cool. Cut into individual slices with a sharp knife that’s been dipped into warm water, and then serve with fresh berries and whipped cream or chocolate/caramel sauce. There are a lot of different things that taste great with this cheesecake! Tips: Make sure to leave the cheesecake in the oven once it’s done baking, as cooling it in the heat allows for it to avoid cracks. Leaving the door closed will ensure no air gets in so the dessert stays moist and delicious! After you master this recipe you can try making cheesecakes with additional ingredients, like chocolate or cookie dough. There are a lot of different flavor combinations that you can use in this dessert that taste great. It tastes best when it’s been able to sit in the fridge overnight and fully develop the proper texture. Can be made ahead of time, but avoid putting on toppings until the last minute so that they stay fresh. Do not freeze, as the texture of the cheesecake will be icy and then mushy when it’s taken out.