Cheesecake Attempt 1 (November 2012)

Recipe Attempt 1 (November 2012)–Success!

Recipe for cheesecake adapted from:

And recipe for graham crackers:


For crust:

  • Used 1.5 cups crushed graham crackers, 1.5 tablespoons sugar, 3.5 tablespoons melted butter. Baked for 5 minutes (didn’t need full 10). Next time, can add a dash of coconut flakes or a little more cinnamon to graham cracker crust.

For cheesecake:

  • Substituted sour cream with 1 cup heavy cream + 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Was nice and tangy.
  • All ingredients sat outside until at room temperature, so only needed to use a fork to mix them all together. No need for hand-mixer. Batter is delicious before adding eggs.
  • Just put a pan of water in the lowest rack of oven. Didn’t need to prepare complicated aluminum foil apparatus.
  • Stopped cooking when edges became brown and started to see a few cracks. Slow cooling sealed up the cracks.
  • Did not crack open oven door for slow-cooling, left it shut.
  • Did not make sour cream or raspberry toppings, and liked it just fine. 🙂


This is a gigantic cheesecake, which will take some time to finish, and can be devoured over various meals. It is creamy and rich and melts in your mouth. I have used this recipe twice afterward, and it has worked well every time, and needs to be watched if using a different oven.


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