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Monday, October 4, 2010

Plain Cheesecake




I have a very strong sweet tooth.  If I had the choice, I would pick dessert over having a regular meal.  But there is one dish, I’m just not a fan of.  Probably because all the cheesecakes I had was a little too thick for me.  I like a light, fluffy cake.  I figured I would try it again but I found a technique of separating the eggs instead of putting whole eggs into the batter.  It made the cake softer and lighter.  This is now my go-to recipe. 

Plain Cheesecake


2 Cups of Crushed Graham Crackers

1/4 – 1/2 Cup of Melted Butter

4 Tsp of Sugar

* If desired – add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg


24 oz of Cream Cheese

1 Cup of Sugar

6 Eggs Separated

2 Cups of Sour Cream

1 Tbs of Vanilla

3-4 Tb of Flour


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  2. First make the crust by placing the graham crackers, sugar, and if you would any additives into a food process.  Pulsate the mix until it is well incorporated. 
  3. Slowly add the butter until it becomes moist and you are able to pinch the crumbs together and it sticks.  Don’t make it too sticky.
  4. Take this mixture and press it into a prepared spring form pan.  I actually made bars instead so I used a deep baking pan. 
  5. Bake the crust for about 15-20 minutes until it becomes stiff.
  6. While it is baking, start mixing the filling. 
  7. Mix together the sugar and egg yolks until becomes fluffy using a medium speed.  slowly add the cream cheese.
  8. Once that is fully incorporated, add the sour cream and vanilla.  Set aside.
  9. Place the egg whites into another bowl, start whipping until it has reached soft peaks.
  10. Slowly fold in the egg whites and flour into the egg-cream cheese mixture.
  11. Once it is fully incorporated, pour into the cooked graham cracker crust and bake for 40-50 minutes until it is set.
  12. Let it cool than Serve. 

*Fruit would go really well with this. 


  1. Where was this cheesecake yesterday? That's what I want to know. Looks yummy.

  2. Plain cheesecake is nothing short of perfection on a plate!

    Bon appetit!

  3. I am totally in the same boat as you, I am a fan of the fluffy cheesecake... although I'll be honest, every once in a while i do also enjoy a dense cheesecake. Thanks for this recipe! Have you tried japanese cheesecake before? I think you would really like it.

  4. I agree with what someone said, a squared perfection of a dessert on a plate...well done you have inspired me.

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  5. I'm not a fan of the dense cheesecakes either. I love what you've done here. I'll definitely be trying this one!

  6. Yum! Looks good. Although I have yet to try it (it's on my to do list - I swear!), I've eaten Japanese Cheesecake, and it's amazing. So if you like the flavor of cheesecake but want something lighter, you may want to give that a try as well.

  7. Oh this looks good! Love the lighter texture.

  8. I have a real bad sweet tooth too Joy! Your cheesecake is so light and fluffy! Looks scrumptious. Glad you found one you liked.

  9. I love cheesecake - looks like the perfect dessert!

  10. I love all the cheesecake creations in the world!

  11. I will take any type of cheesecake! This looks delish!

  12. I'm not a fan of cheesecake either for the same reasons. But this one sounds and looks light and fluffy.

  13. Sometimes plain is best. That looks like a great treat.

  14. Cheesecake has always been in my top 5 favorite desserts! This recipe does sound/look great. With a homemade fruit glaze it'd be heavenly!

  15. Sometimes the plain stuff is the best stuff. Looks great. Thank you for the PFB vote!

  16. I love cheesecake almost anyway. I know I'd love your light version.

  17. A perfect cheesecake! It's plain delicious!

  18. i've been on this weird craving of sweets that i can't seem to satisfy no matter how much sugar i eat. then i see this. aiyaiya! now all i think about is cheesecake. LOL!