The BEST Easy Cheesecake!

What Makes This Cheesecake Recipe So Good?

This creamy cheesecake is made with just a few ingredients, and it's so easy to customize. The directions are also super straightforward, so let's get to it!

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's round them up and get started!

Make the Crust

Mix the graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt together. 

Bake the Crust

Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan and up the sides as well. Then, bake the crust until it is lightly golden (8-10 minutes).

Make the Filling

Beat your cream cheese and sugar with a mixer on medium, then reduce the speed to low and add the sour cream and vanilla. Next, add the eggs one at a time.

Prepare the Cheesecake

Mix everything until it is just combined, then pour the filling into the crust.

Add the Water Bath

Place your springform pan in another large pan. Fill the second pan 3/4 inch deep with very hot water. 

Bake the Cheesecake

Bake your cheesecake for 60-70 minutes, until the center is just about set. 

Let the Cheesecake Cool

Let your cheesecake cool at room temperature for an hour, then cover and refrigerate it for at least 6 hours.


Feel free to top your cheesecake with fresh berries, shaved chocolate, caramel sauce, or whatever else you like!

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