Recipe for the Easiest New York Style Cheesecake

Are you hungry yet? Ha! I know, I am sorry to post this beautiful thing before 9am, but it was so good that I just had to share! A few weeks ago, I chatted about whipping up a cheesecake to avoid doing other house chores, like laundry! Because, honestly… who needs clean clothes when there is cheesecake?!? Anyways, it turned out so good that I just had to share the easy recipe (below the image)!

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Easy New York Style Cheesecake via Ashley Brooke Designs

New York-Style Cheesecake
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
  1. 3 tablespoons melted butter
  2. 18 graham crackers, crushed
  3. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 1 cup sour cream
  5. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  6. 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  7. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  8. 2/3 cup milk
  9. 4 eggs
  10. 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  11. 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl until evenly moistened. Press crumb mixture into the bottom and about 1/2-inch up the sides of the springform pan.
  4. Whisk flour, sour cream, and vanilla extract in bowl. Set aside.
  5. Stir cream cheese and sugar with a wooden spoon in a large bowl until evenly incorporated, 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Pour milk into cream cheese mixture and whisk until just combined.
  7. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  8. Stir in lemon zest, orange zest, and sour cream mixture; whisk until just incorporated.
  9. Pour mixture into prepared springform pan.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges have nicely puffed and the surface of the cheesecake is firm except for a small spot in the center that will jiggle when the pan is gently shaken, about 1 hour.
  11. When the cheesecake is done, turn off the oven and let it cool in the oven for 3 to 4 hours. This prevents any cracks from forming on the top of the cheesecake.
  1. Let us know if you try out the recipe! Share a photo on social media with #cookingwithABD & @ashleybrookedesigns
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You’ll have to try it and let me know what you think!! Happy Weekend, friends!



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