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Favorite Cheesecake

 Favorite Cheesecake
No one can resist the smooth, creamy texture of this classic cheesecake. Whether topped with berries or enjoyed as is, it's a favorite way to celebrate any occasion.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 16 squares)
  • 3 tablespoons Domino® or C&H® Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups Domino® or C&H® Pure Cane Powdered Sugar
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 eggs


  • In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter.
  • Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in.
  • springform pan; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add
  • sour cream and vanilla; beat well. Add eggs, beat on low speed just
  • until combined. Pour into crust. Place pan on baking sheet.
  • Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around
  • edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate any leftover cheesecake. Yield: 12
  • servings.