Cheesecake Recipe - Sara Lee Type

Tastes Like It... Only Better!

When mom would bring home a Sara Lee Cheese Cake from the grocery store, we knew we were having company. That cake was only purchased for special occasions and our family would fight for the leftovers.

When I had my own family, I decided that I would learn how to make that cake myself and there would always be plenty for everyone. After many tries, I think I finally nailed it. Try the recipe and see if your cheese cake lovers can tell the difference.

STEP ONE The Crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Procedure:

Mix together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Use mixture to line bottom and sides of well greased 9" round baking pan.

STEP TWO The Cake

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla

Procedure:

Combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour mixture in prepared pan. Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Let cake cool for 10 minutes.

STEP THREE The Topping

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla´╗┐

Procedure:

Mix sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Top cake with sour cream mixture. Bake in 475 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool. Place in refrigerator until set and firm.

Serve plain or decorate with berries or sauces. It's always a winner!






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Frannie Dee 4 years ago from Chicago Northwest Suburb Author

Here's a great idea for July 4th. Make a flag in the middle of the cheese cake using blueberries and strawberries.


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Frannie Dee 2 years ago from Chicago Northwest Suburb Author

Sarah...Are you sure your oven was at 475 degrees? Also did you let it set up in fridge until firm as said on instructions. Sorry for your trouble...never had a complaint.

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