How to Make the Original Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

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the Original Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

The Cheesecake Factory's original cheesecake recipe is one of America's favorite desserts and best kept secrets. The original, plain cheesecake serves as the base for many of the restaurant's specialty cheesecakes, like caramel pecan turtle cheesecake, white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake, brownie sundae cheesecake, and many others.

The Cheesecake Factory has not publicized the recipe for their original cheesecake or any other flavors. However, it is possible to create a cheesecake that tastes extremely similar to theirs. One of the secrets is to bake the dessert in a water bath, which preserves moisture and prevents cracking.[1]


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Offered by The Cheesecake Factory
Customer service phone 888-891-2429[2]
Served as Dessert
Main ingredients Cream cheese, graham crackers, butter, eggs, sour cream, sugar
Cooking method Baking
Similar to New York cheesecake
Author Julie Clark

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Original Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Ingredients

Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Crust

  • 1 cups graham cracker crumbs[1]
  • 1/2 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 pounds full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Original Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Recipe

  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees
  2. Set a large shallow pan or skillet filled with 1/2-inch of water into the oven. The cheesecake pan should be able to fit inside easily.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the graham crackers and vanilla wafer crumbs with the cinnamon.
  4. Slowly pour in the butter. Mix with hands to distribute butter evenly.
  5. Wrap aluminum foil around the bottom of a greased, 9-inch springform pan (to prevent leakage from the water bath).
  6. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and sides of the pan.[3]
  7. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer on low speed.
  8. Gradually beat in the sugar, eggs, sour cream, flour, vanilla and lemon juice.
  9. When mixture is blended, pour it into the springform pan.
  10. Place the cheesecake pan into the water bath in the oven.
  11. After 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 50-60 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  12. Cover and place in the refrigerator to cool for four hours or more.

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  • You can alter the ratio of graham cracker crumbs to vanilla wafers as desired.
  • Ground nuts or nut meal can be used to replace part of the graham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs.

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