Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cheese Cake

"Yahoo! I am turning ONE today! Don't I look more mature - and am I not cute with my new looks, thanks to my mom and dad!"
"Hey, Bloggie, you are too small to do all these stuff. You go and enjoy the cheese cake I made for you."
Whew! That was a takeover attempt by my Bloggie as it turned ONE!.
I can't believe it is an year since I started this. Thanks to all you readers who keeps me motivated to keep this going on a regular manner, through your comments and suggestions. I look forward to your support in future too!
I thought of putting this New York style cheese cake as this is one simple recipe that I had tried out during the initial days of my baking. The good thing about cheese cakes are that you can make them ahead of time, if you have a party or something and they actually tastes better the more you keep them in the refrigerator.
Wishing all my readers a wonderful Valentine's day with your loved ones!

Serves 8
12 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
For making a 9" crust:
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs (I used glucose biscuits instead - Brittania "Tiger" biscuits I got from the Indian grocery store)
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp melted butter
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Mix the Graham cracker(or glucose biscuit) crumbs, sugar and butter well in a bowl. Press this mix into the bottom of a 9" baking pan(I used a springform pan) to form a thick layer.Pour the well beaten mix into this crust and bake 350 degrees F. Remove from the oven after 45 minutes and let cool.
(It would be better if you can bake this in a water bath as this would ensure that the cheese cake remains moist and won't crack. But you have to be cautious not to have any water seep into the crust if you are using a springform pan. The best way is to cover the bottom pan in a few layers of aluminium foil before putting it into another pan filled with water.)
This tastes best if you keep it in the refrigerator for a few hours or even couple of days before serving. Top with the fruit topping liking, whipped cream or you can eat it plain.

Thanks for coming for my Birthday! I saved this slice for YOU!


  1. Birthday wishes for your one year blog baby ..Congrats on your milestone.
    May u grow everyday & reach heights.!!

    Cheese cake looks decadent n very very well made..perfect for V day :)

    US Masala

  2. Congrats on ur milestone Vidhya!!! Best wishes to u for many more such wonderful posts!!
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Congratulations! What a beautiful and yummy cake perfect for the occasion...

  4. Vidhya, thanks for stopping by and you lovely comments. Congrats on your milestone too- I year eh - have a lot more months to get there - but am loving the ride... Wish you Many more years of happy blogging and sharing :)

  5. Vidhya,if looks could kill,then this New York style cheese cake is it :)!!! I am dying to have this slice you saved for me,I am here to celebrate your blog turning one.Many many more glorious years to your blog. I am sure you will continue to roll out more amazing recipes :) Have a wonderful day !!!

  6. Bloggie, Thanks for your cake.. And Wish you a very Happy Birthday!!

  7. Congrats on your blog's bday, Vidhya..Delicious cheesecake..Beautiful presentation n click..


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