This recipe for New York Cheesecake yields a rich, creamy, baked cheesecake, delicious to serve with tea. An all-time favorite. Your family will love this!

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New York Cheesecake

A delectable, rich baked cheesecake
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine South African
Servings 10
Calories 608 kcal


  • 140 grams Digestive biscuits
  • 85 grams butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar

For the filling

  • 900 grams fullfat cream cheese
  • 250 grams castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 large eggs, plus one yolk
  • 190 ml sour cream

For the sour cream topping

  • 60 ml sour cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp castor sugar


  • Prepare a 23 cm springfoam cake tin by lining the tin base with a square piece of foil and clipping the side on.
  • Mix the digestive biscuits with the melted butter and the tablespoon sugar.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan.
  • Beat the cream cheese until soft.
  • Gradually add the 250 g castor sugar and a pinch of salt.
  • Add vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice, lastly the flour.
  • Add 3 eggs and yolk.
  • Mix in ¾ of the sour cream. Keep the rest.
  • Pour into the baking pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 160°C (320ºF).
  • Let cool in the oven for 2 hours.
  • Combine the rest of the sour cream with lemon juice and one tbsp castor sugar.
  • Spread over cake.
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate for 8 hours.
  • Unlock the side of the pan and slide the cake out.


Calories: 608kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 9gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 458mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 1658IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 1mg
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