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slice of creamy New York Cheesecake on a plate

Tall and Creamy New York Cheesecake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: New York Cheesecake, Tall and Creamy New York Cheesecake, cheesecake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 538kcal
Author: Laureen King
My favourite dessert is cheesecake and this recipe makes an amazing tall and creamy New York cheesecake with no crust.
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  • 32 oz cream cheese (4 packages) room temperature
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups sour cream room temperature
  • 8 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 vanilla beans can substitute 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice


  • Tightly wrap 2 layers of aluminum foil around the outside of a 10 inch springform pan covering bottom and sides.
  • Generously coat inside of pan with butter.
  • Preheat oven to 300ยบ F.
  • Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add eggs one at a time until blended.
  • Add sour cream and mix until smooth.
  • Add sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and lemon juice, beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour into springform pan and place in a roasting pan large enough to prevent sides from touching.
  • Place into oven and carefully pour boiling water into roasting pan to reach halfway up sides of springform pan. (be careful not to splash any water onto cake)
  • Bake for 2 hours, or until cake is lightly browned on top. My oven is a convection oven, so bake time in regular oven may be longer.
  • Remove from water bath (bain-marie), remove foil and cool completely at room temperature before unlatching and removing rim.
  • Cover and refrigerate until well chilled (best to leave chill overnight). Cake must be well chilled to set properly.
  • Serve plain or with berries and whipped cream or even caramel sauce.


* because this cheesecake is crustless, I don't remove it from the lower part of the cake pan.
* be sure to use 10 inch springform pan. Cake will raise while baking and will spill over in smaller cake pan.
Click here for a good video to demonstrate doneness of Cheesecake.
Recipe was adapted from Jim Fobel's Old-Fashioned Baking Book


Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 190mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1620IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 0.8mg