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Vanilla Cheesecake

Transform the traditional cheesecake with vanilla.

Real Simple NOVEMBER 2004

  • Yield:


  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 127mg
  • Calories: 787
  • Calories from fat: 63%
  • Carbohydrate: 64g
  • Cholesterol: 250mg
  • Fat: 55g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Protein: 13mg
  • Saturated fat: 33g
  • Sodium: 463mg

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Vanilla Cheesecake Recipe