Cheese Cake November 16, 2012 14:04 2 Comments

 

Beautiful, classic cheesecake, rich and sweet, with a texture so velvety smooth; is there anything better?

 

You have been forewarned this cheesecake is so rich only a sliver may leave you a bit queasy, but EAT it's worth it! What is Needed for the Crust:
  •  1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
Filling:
  • (3) 8-oz packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
Topping:
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

The Crust: Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a bowl and mix well. Press the mixture into a springformed pan with a glass; set aside.

The Filling: Beat the cream cheese until soft and smooth. Add the cup of sugar, add eggs one at a time beating well after each. Add mixture to the crust bake at 350F for 25-35 minutes until the filling is set. Let cool for 30 minutes.

The Topping: Beat the sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Spread over cheesecake and bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Chill thoroughly prior to serving.