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Traditional New york style cheesecake recipe.

Updated on April 24, 2013
Traditional New York Cheesecake
Traditional New York Cheesecake | Source


Nothing beats a traditional New York style cheesecake. This cheesecake is just the right sweet-ness, creamy- ness, deliciousness. This is my one and only cheesecake recipe in my house, and once you make it it will be yours also. Make sure you serve this with the Homemade whipped cream recipe that is attached.

Traditional New York Cheesecake recipe with Homemade whipped cream.

Serve with canned cherries, or chopped fresh strawberries and of course homemade whipped cream.


3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

6 Big chocolate chip cookies crushed

3 T unsalted butter melted

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese at room temperature.( No fat free cream cheese).

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese at room temperature. (No fat free cream cheese).

2 T granulated sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

1 T all purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup sour cream

1 large egg.

7 inch Spring form pan

Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe.

1 pt heavy whipping cream.

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

New york style cheesecake.
New york style cheesecake. | Source

Directions for making the crust.

Making the crust.

1). Lightly grease the springform pan with butter. (Only use a springform pan)

2). Preheat oven to 350.

3). Stir together the gram cracker crumbs, Crushed chocolate chip cookies, 3 T butter melted, and 2 T of sugar. Once it is all mixed press the crumb mixture onto bottom and 1 inches up the sides of a lightly greased 7 inch spring foam pan.

4). Bake crust at 350 for approx 5 min until lightly browned. Transfer to cooling rack and let cool.

Making the cream cheese filling.

Traditional New York Style cheesecake:

1). Beat all cream cheese with a mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Slowly add the remainder ½ cup sugar, flour, and vanilla. Beat well until further blended.

2). Next add the egg, and sour cream beating until well blended. Pour mixture into prepared crust, making sure you spoon all the filling into the prepared pan. Place the prepared cheesecake in the middle rack in the oven.

3). On the bottom rack of the oven place another baking or pie pan filled with water. This pan with water will create steam in the oven, and prevent your cheesecake from cracking. (This is very important).

4). Bake your cheesecake for approx 45 min or until center is almost set. (You can determine this by sticking a toothpick in the center). (If the toothpick comes out clean when you stick the cheesecake- than your cheesecake is done.)

5). When done remove your cheesecake from oven, cool on wire rack, and discard the pan with water. Cover and chill your cheesecake for approx 6 hours. Gently run a knife around edge of cheesecake to release sides of pan.

6). Serve your cheesecake with Homemade whipped cream, and canned cherries.

Homemade whipped cream recipe.

This is absolutely delicious. Once you make this- you will never buy whipped cream from a container.


1). In a large bowl pour your heavy whipping cream in. Beat with a hand mixer until stiff peaks start to form (approx 5 minutes). Slowly add your sugar, and vanilla, and continue to beat with the mixer. The whipped cream will be ready when you remove the beaters and the cream stays still. (This is stiff peaks).

This is so delicious. Just make sure you don't eat all the whipped cream and have none for your cheesecake.

If you like this recipe- than you will love my Chocolate truffle cake. It is a chocolate heaven- and will go wonderful with this homemade whipped cream.

Directions on how to whip cream.


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      Kristen Howe 

      3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      I love cheesecake. I haven't had it in a longest time. I'm going to use this hub as a reference someday to make my own. Voted up!

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      Amy Goldstein 

      6 years ago from Chesterfield

      How did your mini cheesecakes turn out? Im sure they were delicious and your mom loved them.

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      Amy Goldstein 

      6 years ago from Chesterfield

      How did your cheesecake turn out?

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      Amy Goldstein 

      6 years ago from Chesterfield

      You would love this recipe for cheesecake- its not to sweet- yet just right. Creamy and delicious..

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      Presentation Folders 

      6 years ago

      I have been checking out a few of your stories and I must say pretty clever stuff. I will definitely bookmark your blog.




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      7 years ago from Virginia

      I can't wait to try this recipe thank you! And congratulations!

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      7 years ago

      omg, i almost ate my screen! it's beautiful.

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      7 years ago from Bangkok

      This hub making me hungry :P lol

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      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yummy...i'm getting hungry by the minute...

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      7 years ago from New Zealand, aka: Aotearoa, aka: The Land Of The Long White Cloud

      Looks like a great recipe, but I found the `Homemade Whipped Cream' part intriguing. In New Zealand where I live,everyone I know wouldn't dream of using anything else, so it is not uncommon. Not the same out of a can & I guess you can buy it from a pkt but I have never seen it. Guess that is because I haven't been looking for it. Also what are Graham Cracker crumbs. Are they plain or do they have a taste. Depending on what taste they are I will have to substitute them with something else

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      Catherine Simmons 

      7 years ago from Mission BC Canada

      Bookmarking this- it looks sooooo yummy!!!!

    • GoingFastWithMike profile image


      7 years ago from Fishkill, NY

      best Cheesecake EVER. Great HUB!

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      7 years ago from George, South Africa

      Thanks for the recipe. I was in Honolulu a few months ago and dined at the Cheese Cake Factory, oh my, what cheese cakes!!! I will try out your recipe.

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      7 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Sounds so good. Thanks for sharing!

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      7 years ago from USA

      This looks so yummy! I thought I had the best cheesecake recipe, but this crust tops it -- I'm going to have to try yours next time! Congrats on being Hub of the Day!

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      7 years ago

      I can readily see why so many people had comments for this hub. This is where I pull out all stop. If I have a cheesecake. I continue until there is nothing left. Love it, keep the recipes coming.

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      7 years ago

      I can readily see why so many people had comments for this hub. This is where I pull out all stop. If I have a cheesecake. I continue until there is nothing left. Love it, keep the recipes coming.

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      Comfort Babatola 

      7 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      ooo la la! I'm in the New York State of Mind....

      Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago from Guildford

      This looks and sounds totally wonderful, so I shall definitely give it a try. Thank you.

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      september girl 

      7 years ago

      Oh yummy! : ) Had to vote this one up, awesome and interesting! Also bookmarked your recipe. Thanks for the share!

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      7 years ago from DeKalb, IL

      This looks great. However, why do you need separate packages of cream cheese?

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      7 years ago from PA


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      7 years ago from Cambridge, UK

      Mmm this looks so delicious... I might just make it!

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      Marilyn Alexander 

      7 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      Congratulations on being Hub of Day! What a marvellous hub. This is so easy to follow and your visuals are excellent! Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe and your writing talent.

    • snoringguide profile image


      7 years ago

      Wow, that looks good. Now I want cheesecake.

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      7 years ago from California, USA

      That is pretty delicious! My parent anniversary is coming up and I'm thinking of cooking cheesecake. I'm going to check other hubbers to see if they have other different cheese cake, but if not, then I'll try this and add my own ideas to it to make it different like chocolate cookies crumbs in creams... lol...well thank you very much! I would have to bookmark this! Happy hubbing! :0)

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe I am going to try it

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      7 years ago from New Mexico

      That picture makes me want to take a bite out of my computer screen!! ;)

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      Catherine Dean 

      7 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      Yum! Great step by step recipe. I cannot wait to try it myself. Thanks!

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      Evie Lopez 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Oh wow! I'm salivating here... my favorite of all desserts. Thanks for the recipe and congratulations!

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      Carrie Smith 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Yum this looks delicious! I love cheesecake so I'll have to try this soon. Congratulations on being the Hub of the Day. Thank you for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      Congrats on hub of the day! yummy recipe, cannot wait to try it!!!

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      Jason Marovich 

      7 years ago from United States

      Congratulations! My favorite dessert dish.

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      custom stickers 

      7 years ago

      great stuff like it thanks for it

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      Elissa Joyce 

      7 years ago from US

      Congratulations! on Hub of the Day.

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      7 years ago

      That recipe looks fantastic! Love the blend of cookies in the crust. How creative. Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago from PHILADELPHIA

      Good hub! I love cheesecake. I am making mini cheesecakes for my mom birthday at the end of this month. The recipe will come in handy!

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      floating mind 

      7 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Great hub. Cheesecake is one of my favorite things to eat. Time for a party everyone ... a cheesecake party!

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      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      I love cheesecake! This looks so delicious and I always make my whip cream at home so that is an added bonus. Thanks for sharing and congrats on making hub of the day!

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      Dawn Conklin 

      7 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      This looks and sounds so good! Detailed instructions so even I (the one who has never made cheesecake) can make it. I will definitely have to try this! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Mmmmm, those photos are just so amazing, thank you for the recipe I am certainly going to make this treat at the weekend!

      Congratulations on Hub of the Day!

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      7 years ago from Bangkok

      hmm your hub making me hungry and my mouth is watering now lol , great one thanks for sharing :)

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      7 years ago from France

      Have my mouth watering. A good cheesecake is something I haven't yet found in France. I have tried many recipes (when I get a cheesecake craving) but I haven't been very successful with it. I'll sure try this one!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      That is an amazing looking cake. I'm not big on sweets, but I'm really tempted to make this!

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      Arlene V. Poma 

      7 years ago

      Oh, my, my, my. This recipe has history, step-by-step moves, a vid, yummy photographs and a whipped cream recipe! What more can this home baker ask for??? Well done! Will I break in my new oven with this? Of course! Looking forward to it. I can see myself eating this creation while watching "The Young and the Restless". What a pleasure! I may eat the whole thing if no one's watching or wanting to share. Sigh! Bookmarked and ready to roll.

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      7 years ago from Georgia

      Oh wow, Mmm YUM!


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