Easy Sour Cream Cheesecake

What’s your favorite dessert? My favorite dessert is cheesecake. It is the best and so versatile. Cheesecake comes in so many flavors. Due to this, there is a flavor for just about everyone. I’ll be the first to admit I love the fancy flavors. 

Cheesecake covered in cherries, caramel, or chocolate is the best! However, sometimes a plain ol’ cheesecake is the way to go! In fact, my husband prefers it that way. This easy sour cream cheesecake may be considered plain, but the flavor is anything but that. It is similar to that of a traditional Philadelphia cheesecake. The texture is spot on. 

This easy sour cream cheesecake recipe does not require a water bath. Which saves you time in the long run. Let’s be real: when you’re making cheesecake, no one wants a complicated recipe. This recipe is so simple, and you’ll be glad you tried it. 

Here are the ingredients you will need: 

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup Daisy Sour Cream

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl.
  3. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch spring-form pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Refrigerate the crust while making the filling.
  4. Combine the cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, salt, beaten eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a medium bowl. Beat at medium speed for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour the filling into the spring-form pan over the graham cracker crumb crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  6.  Cool 30 minutes before adding the sour cream topping.
  7. Mix the sour cream, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla together in a small bowl. Pour and spread on top of the slightly cooled cheesecake.
  8.  Bake for 5-10 more minutes at 350 degrees.
  9.  Cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator to chill before serving.

NOTES: 

Will my cheesecake crack if I don’t use a water bath?The short answer is no. I have made this recipe several times with no cracks. Unlike a more in-depth cheesecake recipe, this one does not require it. If your easy sour cream cheesecake does crack, it’s still cheesecake. It will still be delicious at the end of the day. 

Should I use room temperature ingredients? Yes, ingredients that are at room temperature mix better. This allows for a creamier texture. 

Tips: 

Don’t over mix your cheesecake.An overmixed cheesecake is a cracked cheesecake. Don’t worry if your cheesecake does crack. You can always cover it with berries, but not over mixing your ingredients will help with that.


Other Delicious Cheesecake Recipes: 

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake: Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for any strawberry lover. It is made with a basic white cake mix, strawberries, and a delicious cheesecake layer. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cheesecake:  Pineapple Upside Down Cake and cheesecake in one makes the perfect dessert. It’s decadent, delicious, and great for a Summer barbecue. 
Apple Pie Cheesecake: Apple pie is the all time best summer dessert. Add cheesecake and you have a little bit of heaven on Earth.

Easy Sour Cream Cheesecake

With a handful of ingredients this cheesecake is the best you will eat! It has a smooth and creamy texture, and is delicious.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup Daisy Sour Cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Press into the bottom of a 9-inch spring-form pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Refrigerate the crust while making the filling.
  • Combine the cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, salt, beaten eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a medium bowl. Beat at medium speed for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the filling into the spring-form pan over the graham cracker crumb crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Cool 30 minutes before adding the sour cream topping.
  • Mix the sour cream, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla together in a small bowl. Pour and spread on top of the slightly cooled cheesecake.
  • Bake for 5-10 more minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator to chill before serving.
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