Easy Recipe: The BEST Cheesecake (Sabroso Saturday)

I love cheesecake! But not just any cheesecake — New York Style Cheesecake (plain).  It’s just so creamy and yummy.

I was given this recipe years ago but was told to keep it a secret. I finally thought why should I keep a delicious cheesecake recipe to myself? Why not share it for the Sabroso Saturday blog hop for all to enjoy?

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I make this cheesecake every year during the holidays and my whole family LOVES it.  It’s rich, creamy & tastes like pure heaven.  It does not disappoint.

So here you go:


1-1/4 cups of Sugar
48 oz. Cream Cheese (6 packs) (room temperature)
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
4-1/2 tablespoons Corn Starch
2 large Eggs
3/4 cup of Heavy Cream
4 cups of Graham Crackers
1 stick of Unsalted Butter
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon (Omit this if you like)


Preheat the oven to 450°

1. Mix Sugar with cornstarch, add cream cheese and stir.
2. Beat in eggs. Blend well.
3. Add heavy cream a little at a time; stir in vanilla
4. Thoroughly grease and butter a 10-inch spring pan
5. Crush crackers and add cinnamon and melted butter to crumbs.
6. Pour crumbs, cinnamon and butter in the pan and coat the pan up to the sides.  Edited to add: Make sure you TIGHTLY  wrap the bottom of the pan with foil. *Very Important Step!*
7. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes
8. Reduce oven to 200 degrees for about 50 minutes to an hour.

*You may want to increase the temperature back to 450° for the last 5 minutes or until golden brown.

**Edited to add a couple of photos of this exact recipe**

Cheesecake is done! Photo looks kinda odd (trust me, it looks better in person) but at least it didn’t crack! #Thanksgiving #dessert

A photo posted by Lisa • New York Chica (@newyorkchica) on

That’s it! I hope you enjoy this week’s easy recipe.

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  1. Sounds really easy and yummy.. I’ll definitely try giving it a whirl 🙂 Thanks!
    LadyJava recently posted..Hooked on Chinta

  2. Believe it or not, I have never made a cheesecake and hubster LOVES it. I might try this because it will be something new for me to do! It looks yummy.
    Carolyn G recently posted..Random Willynillyness Cooking Presents- Sabroso Saturday Chocolate Tapioca

  3. OMGOSH Boy does this sound good girl!! Thanks for sharing! I will try it for Thanksgiving. My family loves cheesecake. I’ll def le tyou know when I make it!


  4. OMG! I love cheesecake! thanks for the recipe! looks really easy!

  5. AHA! I see the secret … cornstarch! It makes such a difference.

    I’m saving the recipe for my next occasion. Thanks for sharing 😉
    Ofelia recently posted..Yuca Bread – Sabroso Saturday

  6. Cheescake is one of my favourite dessert, and I think there is no better tha the New Yor stile, just like you said it, it’s so creamy ……thanks a lot for this recipe, love it!
    Romina Mamá XXI recently posted..Sabroso Saturday- Budín de Pan Asiago- Asiago Strata

  7. Homemade cheesecake is my favorite dessert and I love to bake the NY style plain too. When my daughter made one for her future husband he was hooked too. It was actually his first cheesecake. At their wedding, besides their traditional wedding cake, he wanted cheesecake to be served (I guess you’d call it the “groom’s cake”. The lady who made their beautiful wedding cake also made several cheesecakes and hers had lemon extract & lemon zest. It was a nice change from the plain flavor so now I alternate between plain and lemon flavors. My recipe is almost the same as yours except that I haven’t used cornstarch but I will try it in my next cheesecake. Thanks Lisa!

  8. This sounds so good!
    Mariana @ The Domestic Buzz recently posted..Celestial Chocolate – recipe

  9. Thank you for this. I’m not much of a baker, but will try this recipe. @coxlucia

    • It’s really easy, trust me. I don’t follow recipes often, I often cook what I know, but you will never buy cheesecake again after you taste this.


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