Easiest Cheesecake

    6 hours 30 min

    You'll love the refreshing flavour of this simple no-base cheesecake with a light soured cream topping.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 675g cream cheese
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 5 eggs
    • 250ml soured cream
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:5hr cooling  ›  Ready in:6hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 200g sugar, almond extract, eggs and salt. Beat until smooth. Pour into a greased deep pie dish.
    2. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes.
    3. To Make Topping: combine soured cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Spread evenly on top of the baked cheesecake, then bake 10 minutes at 170 C / Gas 3 to set the top.
    4. Let cool, refrigerate several hours before serving.

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    So simple- and it tasted great! If other reviewers didn't like the egginess they may want to try adding another 8 oz package of cream cheese like I did. I had no problems and it tasted delicious. Thanks for this recipe!  -  15 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    too much egg and not enough cream cheese! This cheesecake actually made me kind of sick to my stomach.  -  20 Mar 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Best Cheesecake Ever!!!!  -  16 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)