Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Cheesecake

1 cup graham-cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted (I cooled it to room temp)
1 3/4 cups sugar (divided)
3 8-oz pkgs cream cheese (softened)
6 eggs (room temperature)
2 cups sour cream
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.In medium bowl with a fork, mix together the graham crackers and melted butter with 1/4 cup sugar. Press mixture firmly on bottom and around side of 9" x 3" springform pan to within 1 1/2" of the top.

3.In a large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese until smooth; slowly beat in the additional     1 1/2 cups sugar.

4.With mixer at low speed, beat in eggs (one at a time) and remaining ingredients. At medium speed, beat three minutes.

5.Pour mixture into 3 bowls or however many colors you are doing. Use food coloring or gel coloring to mix colors in the bowls.

6. Spoon spoon fulls of colored filling into crust making the design that you would like.

7. Make a water bath for your cheesecake in a cookie sheet.

8.Bake 1 hour  Turn off oven; leave in oven 2 hours. Do not look at it or it will crack!!.

9.Remove from oven; cool in pan on rack for an additional hour.

10.Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours or overnight.


  1. Oh my! My family would love this cheesecake! Great ideas with the V-Day colors. Great blog, I'm following you too!

  2. Wow that is so pretty!!! I'll have to make this for the next party we go to!

  3. That looks so beautiful and delicious. Nicely done.


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