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Baking a Classic Cheese Cake

Updated on May 17, 2014
A scrumptious blueberry cheese cake
A scrumptious blueberry cheese cake

Cheese Cake the easy way..

The famous Austrian-born American actress Hedy Lamarr once said, "Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake."

That is quite true since everyone who is anyone, loves a creamy textured cheese cake. The crumbly base holding a scrumptious looking & tasting cheesy top really make one's mouth water. I've always loved baking cakes & cookies, although the beginning was a bit tough; eventually my cakes became conveniently edible ;)

Baking a cheese cake has always been a challenge for me. I've tried 2-3 times before but the result aren't worth mentioning....hehehe. The first time i tried the cheese cake turned into a leathery lump tasting even worse!!

The second time yielded a slightly better version of the leathery lump that got burnt from the sides but still tasted nice.

Anyway few days back I tried this amazingly simple recipe that turned out to be simply delicious and easy to make. I prefer the non-bake cake since basically its the baking of the cheese cake that I cannot fathom.

So here it is for every cheese cake lover, & the best thing is it can be baked or refrigerated so it's completely up to you how you wanna eat it. Can anything be simpler than that?


No bake Cheese Cake

Baking a Cheese Cake

Cherry Cheese Cake

Try this recipe & enjoy! Don't forget to post your comments..:)

Things Required:

For the Crust:

  1. Digestive Biscuits - 200 gms
  2. Butter -70 gms
  3. Castor Sugar - 2 tbsps
  4. Spring form pan


Crush the digestive biscuits finely, add the butter and Castor sugar. Mix well till combined. Tightly press on the base of a spring form pan evenly. Leave to set in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

For the Filling:

  1. Sugar - 150 gms
  2. Cornflour - 1 tbsp
  3. Cream Cheese - 380 gms
  4. Fresh Cream - 3 tbsps
  5. Sour Cream - 75 ml
  6. Eggs (large) - 3
  7. Lemon zest - 1/4 tsp
  8. Vanilla essence - few drops

Combine the Sugar, Cornflour, Cream Cheese, Fresh Cream and the sour cream, use a beater to mix well then set aside.

Meanwhile separate the egg yolks and egg whites, making sure that the whites are completely separated. Add the egg yolks in the cream mixture, add a few drops of vanilla essence & mix to combine.

Beat the egg whites for 7 - 10 mins or until stiff peaks form. Pour in cream mixture, add the lemon zest and fold lightly with a whisk.

Pour the mixture in the prepared baking tray and refrigerate till set which would be approximately 8 - 12 hours.

If your prefer a baked cake, then prepare a water bath in a large dish with high edges. Fill it halfway with water. Wrap foil around the baking pan and place in the water bath. Make sure the water level reaches not more than 1/2 height of the baking pan. Bake in the oven at 140 degree C for 1 hour or till just soft in the centre. Leave to cool in the over for an hour or more.

Decorate with chocolate shavings and fruit slices on top. You can also use chilled strawberries dipped in dark and white chocolate to decorate. Serve and enjoy the yummiest delicacy :)

The Classic Cheese Cake
The Classic Cheese Cake
Cherry Cheese Cake
Cherry Cheese Cake
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The Yummy Chocolate Cheese Cake!!
Fruity Strawberry Cheese Cake
Fruity Strawberry Cheese Cake

Seen all the mouth watering cake varieties??

Do you prefer cheese cake over any other type of cake?

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      moonlake 8 years ago from America

      Your cheese cake sounds great though I don't what some of the ingredients are. Good hub.

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      Asma 8 years ago

      it simply Yummy..easy to bake..really cool yummy pics that are persuading...Try it

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      gr8archer45 8 years ago from Pakistan

      thanx asma & moonlake for your comments, although the ingrediants are fairly easy to find in the market & the cake is really very easy to make :)

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      kashifmahmood 8 years ago from Web

      This sure makes my mouth fill with water or I shall say CheeseCake :D .

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      Vondre 8 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Hello [Name],

      Thank you so much for the cake recipe. It looked amazing and tasted great! It was so beautiful that we didn't wanna cut the masterpiece. Thank you so much once again for sharing.

      Well, I too have a cake related hub page as well. Just click on my picture to check it out when you have time or go to http://freecakebook.com to get my free cake book

      Happy Baking!

      Vondre

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      gr8archer45 8 years ago from Pakistan

      Thankyou soo much for the delicious comment Vondre. I'm glad you tried the recipe & loved the result :) I'd love to hav your free cake book. Thanx a lot!

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      very yummy thanks for sharing recipe

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      gr8archer45 8 years ago from Pakistan

      Lgali i advice you to try it out, I'm sure the real cake would be yummier than this recipe :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Omg I have an overwhelming passion for cheesecakes oh these look divine

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      gr8archer45 8 years ago from Pakistan

      I agree BP, cheese cake is such a divine dessert! Its absolutely delicious & if you try my recipe its soo easy to make :)

      plus you can always combine different flavors together to make a total family fav!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      omigod, I want some cheesecake NOW!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Me too Cindy I would love to gobble some up before I go to sleep

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      okay, am going to forage for food now

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      gr8archer45 8 years ago from Pakistan

      Thank you BP & cindy for the comments,lolzz.. they r making me crave for cheese cake too!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      am going to have to settle for vegemite toast instead

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Gmorning gr8archer45 oooooooo you are so naughty, I dreamed all last night of cheesecake, I died in my dream with my mouth totally full with caramel cake in this massive pool that had no water, just cake in it hahahhahaha. You have certainly tantalised my tastebuds. I have to go harness Cindy now, I can't take her anywhere.......

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      oh did I just hear someone say they don't know what some of the ingredients are, oh even I know them all, and I am not the best in the kitchen LMAO

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      Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      The lemon zest is so important. I've also used a wonderful lemon extract that I get from Penzy's spices. Either was is great. What fascinatingly fluffy photos! I am soooooo starving for fluffy yummy cheesecake. Great job with your recipes. Hope to see more!

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      gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan

      I can see you love cheese cake as much as I do Frieda. i'll definitely be creating more recipe centered hubs in the future so keep in touch. Thanx

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      Mr Nice 7 years ago from North America

      Hi gr8archer45! Cheese cake looks yummy, can you make one for me too........hahaha just kidding.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for great recipes. It sound delicious. I'd love to try it.

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      Love Cheese 7 years ago

      Last time I tried to make cheesecake it turned out horribly - yours has lots of good comments below so hopefully I'll be able to manage this one. I'll be in touch if I mess it all up!

      Thank you!

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      gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan

      Hi love cheese, m sure this will be a cinch for u to make. Its really easy and as yummy as it looks :)

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      kelly 7 years ago

      thisw good

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      Tezne Jensel 7 years ago

      well i simply cannot fall asleep and thought of baking classic cheesecake.at 3:36am

      which seems boring enough to make me wana sleep now

      so ill decide later when i wake up whether or not i should try your recipe.

      p.s it surely looks gooood!

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      MISSY 5 years ago

      YUMMY

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