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I have made them many times before but never took pictures of Shai’s Bakery original cheesecake. So today I’m going to not only take pictures of the finished product but show you how I make it as well!
What you will need:
- 16 oz Cream Cheese
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 cup Sugar
- Vanilla (I never measure my vanilla, I just tap the bottle until it looks like I have enough.)
- 1/3 tbsp butter (margarine can be used though butter gives it much more flavor), melted.
- a crust of your choice, I’m using my own mix.
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon (optional)
First make the crust. Melt the butter, let it cool slightly (you don’t want to burn yourself!), add it to the crust mix.
If you have whole graham crackers (or whatever you’re using isn’t already “dusty”) then just pop them into a blender and crush them up until they look like this.
At this point, you want to preheat your oven. Set the temperature to 325 Degrees.
Make sure you fully incorporate the butter and crust together, this will make it stick. You do not have to bake the crust before baking the whole pie. I’ve tried baking it on a low temp for 15 minutes before, and when I did finally add the batter, the crust was burnt…I didn’t like it but it is your preference!
Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until blended well, about 2 minutes on med-low speed.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each add. Do not over beat.
Add the batter to the crust ready spring foam pan, in this case, I don’t have one so I’m using a regular 9 inch cake pan, lightly greased and I also used parchment paper under the crust to help it not stick to the bottom of my pan (my pan is a bit beat up, as you can see!).
Put the cake in the oven and let it bake for 55 minutes or until set in the middle. Then workout! Or you know, whatever you want to do, I’m going to workout though! See you in 50 minutes!
That was a good workout! Now for the finished product! Make sure you let your cake cool before removing the side of the cake from the pan and that you let it finish in the fridge (at least 4 hours).
Straight out of the oven
After cooling in the fridge
Rich, creamy, delicious Shai’s Original Cheesecake! If you tried my recipe and directions, take a pic of your creation to share it! I’d love to see what you all did.