How to Bake a Cheesecake!

by Mark Kardjian

A cheesecake recipe from The Treats Truck! Not my own, I just made it!


  • 1 ½ Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • ¼ Cups Butter
  • 5 8-oz Packages of Cream Cheese (Room Temperature)
  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • ⅛ Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cups Sour Cream
  • 9 Inches Springform Pan
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Allow everything to get to room temperature.

    Step 2

    Half fill a pan with water.

    Step 3

    Place water pan on bottom rack and preheat oven to 325F.

    Step 4

    Grind the graham crackers in a food processor to make crumbs (you can also add Gingersnap cookies for some extra yum).

    Step 5

    Combine Graham Cracker Crumbs with 2-Tbsp Sugar and Butter.

    Step 6

    Grease a 9-inch springform pan and press the crumb/sugar/butter mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then set aside to cool.

    Step 7

    Beat cream cheese until creamy.

    Step 8

    Add all the other ingredients to the creamy cream cheese, in this order: 1.5-cups sugar, eggs, flour, salt, vanilla extract, lemon juice, sour cream. Do not overmix!!

    Step 9

    Pour the batter into the prepared crust pan.

    Step 10

    Bake for 1 hour + 15-30 more minutes. When done, the center may look soft, but it will firm.

    Step 11

    Pull from the oven and then immediately cut around the edge of the cheesecake. Allow to cool completely. Refrigerate overnight.

    Step 12

    Allow to sit out for 30 minutes, then serve!