Vanilla Cheesecake

Vanilla Cheesecake Recipe
Photo: James Baigrie
Transform the traditional cheesecake with vanilla.


Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 127 mg
Calories 787
Caloriesfromfat 63 %
Carbohydrate 64 g
Cholesterol 250 mg
Fat 55 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 3 mg
Protein 13 mg
Satfat 33 g
Sodium 463 mg


3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream


Preheat oven to 325° F. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add 1 cup of the sugar and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and mix until well combined. Pour the batter into the crust and bake until set, 45 to 50 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and the remaining sugar and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the cheesecake, spreading it to the edge. Bake 5 minutes. Cool and refrigerate overnight before serving.