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Best Cheesecake on Earth Recipe
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Best Cheesecake on Earth

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"A great cheesecake made with ricotta cheese AND cream cheese!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch round cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 30 mins

    3 hrs 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C.) Wrap the outside bottom of a 10 inch springform pan with foil to prevent water seeping in while baking.
  2. Cream together ricotta cheese, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Add flour one tablespoon at a time, mixing well. Stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Pour mixture into a 10 inch springform pan.
  3. Place cheesecake in a large rectangular pan filled with 2 inches of hot water. Carefully put into preheated oven without spilling water. Bake for 90 minutes.
  4. After 90 minutes turn oven off, but leave the cake in the oven for another 60 minutes (do not open door).
  5. Cool on counter for 60 minutes and then refrigerate. Serve when thoroughly chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 09, 2005

This recipe is an excellent base recipe for cheesecake. It is a little "gritty/grainy" because of the ricotta cheese; however, it is not as "gritty" as a traditional ricotta cheesecake due to the cream cheese and sour cream. I added a 1/2 cup of sugar, 1T of vanilla and some crystallized ginger. Therefore, it was not even slightly bland. This cake is great to experiment with, and since I like to play with my food I will continue to experiment. Overall, the cake was great. Light, sweet, and flavorful...a definite keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2003

This was another one of the 3 cheesecakes I made for taste-testing. It rated 3rd due to the grainy texture and lack of taste. It did, however, bake up beautifully, no cracks, didn't sink, had a lovely appearance.


72 Ratings

Dec 24, 2002

Although this is a very easy cheesecake to make and comes out very creamy, it doesn't have much flavor. A 1/2 tsp of vanilla does little. Try adding more vanilla, or adding additional extracts like almond or orange. Maybe even a little liquer. If not, the taste will be flat.

Mar 10, 2006

Wonderful… such an easy and tasty crustless cheesecake! I loved the ricotta flavor. I opted for almond extract versus vanilla, and then served it with fresh strawberries. I did change the baking a bit by using my favorite method for thick creamy cheesecakes: bake at 400 degrees for 20 mins, then 200 degrees for 2 1/2 – 3 hours, next turn the oven off and let the cheesecake cool inside for another couple hours, finally chill overnight. Thanks for the great recipe!

Sep 17, 2004

This is a very tasty cheesecake and I agree that tastes even better next day. Even people who don't usually care for cheesecake liked this one. I made topping using 1 cup whipping cream, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 4 Tbsp. instant pudding (vanilla flavor, next time will try strawberry flavor), just put everything in a bowl and mix till thickens. Then I spread it on the cooled cake and served with halved strawberries around each portion. This goes to my favorite recipes.

Nov 28, 2002

This is the GREATEST cheesecake recipe ever! The recipe must be followed to a tee, and it shouldn't be whipped too long with the electric mixer, but if you cook it long enough and bake it in a pan of water, it is restaurant quality!!! Very easy recipe, too!

Dec 30, 2006

I changed this a little. First I made a base from 10 digestives and 6 ginger nuts with 85g/3oz butter in the blender and baked at 150c/300f for 10-15 mins. When mixing, I used the food processor for all the mixing of ingredients and the texture came out rather creamy and delicious. Also, I used an 8inch tray instead of a 10 inch one. This made the cheesecake really deep (SO much batter!) so I left the oven at 150 and cooked an extra 20-30 mins. I served it with chocolate powder sprinkled on top and some single cream. Everyone raved about this cheesecake. The extreme depth went down quite well all round. Even the smallest sliver was still a nice sized piece! I'll make this again.

Apr 10, 2004

This cheescake is like the canvass to an inspired artist.. The taste of the basic recipe is very even, very smooth and could be considered a little bland, but very inspiring. But that's no reason to not try it. It's an amazing recipie that will inspire you you be creative...


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  • Calories
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 228 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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