Easy, authentic New York Cheesecake recipe that provides the secret to avoid it from cracking! Creamy, delicious and everything else that you dream the best cheesecake should taste like!
Keyword new york cheesecake
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour15minutes
1 1/2cupcrushed graham crackers
48 oz packagescream cheeseroom temperature
1 1/2cupwhite sugar
sliced strawberries for topoptional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 inch springform pan on the bottom and sides with nonstick spray. (Don’t skip the sides - this will help prevent cracking!).
In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, cinnamon and ¼ cup white sugar. Press this mixture into the bottom of the pan.
In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with 1 1/2 cup sugar with an electric hand mixer. Slowly add in the milk and eggs while mixing. Add in sour cream, vanilla and flour and mix until smooth, but careful not to over mix. Pour filling into pan on top of crust.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour. After 1 hour, turn the oven off and let the cake cool in the oven with the door closed for 3 hours. This will prevent cracking.
Remove from oven, and add strawberries or other topping on top of the cheesecake if desired. Chill in the refrigerator until it's time to serve it.