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
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup melted butter
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
- 16 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 tsp vanilla
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
- 1 pint sour cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
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!