After the classic cheesecake we already shared with you, we would now like to share our recipe for the perfect New York cheesecake with you.

You may wonder why we call it the perfect New York cheesecake but it’s true: even people that normally don’t like cheesecake very much, are in love with this one. And that’s a huge compliment to the cake.

This is one of our all time favourites and a constant companion for special occasions such as birthday parties or Mother’s day. Be aware that when you start baking this cake, you will most likely need to continue doing so 😉

Same as for the classic cheesecake, we recommend to bake it one day before you plan to eat it. The flavours are so much stronger and the cheesecake mixture is more firm.

Things to know before you start

Time Schedule

Steps Work time Waiting time
Crumble cookies ~10 minutes
Mix – Crust ~10 minutes
Coat springform pan ~15 minutes 15 minutes
Mix – Filling ~15 minutes 15 minutes
Bake 45 minutes
Cool 8-24 hours

In under 10 hours you will be able to already taste this perfect New York cheesecake but like with most other cheesecakes you should let it cool in the fridge overnight, before you start eating it.

Total ingredients

Weight Ingredient
140 g All-purpose flour
240 g White sugar
100 g Powdered sugar
200 g Butter
4x Eggs
3 packages (~24 g) Vanilla sugar
900 g Double cream cheese
300 g Sour cream
200 g Whole wheat cookies
1x Lemon (untreated)

With all of these ingredients you will have a big New York cheesecake of about 2350 g.

Difficulty

Simple to bake but you need to be patient during the cooling phase for a perfect result.

Baking tools

In order to get the best size for this cheesecake you will need a 30 cm springform pan. Besides that a simple hand mixer, two bowls and optionally a rolling pin (best way to crumble the whole wheat cookies).

Steps

1. Crumble Cookies

Weight Ingredient
200 g Whole wheat cookies
  • Take the whole wheat cookies and crumble them
  • The more they are like powder at the end, the better
  • Best way we know to do that is the following:
  1. Take a sturdy bag, for example an airtight bag
  2. Fill it with the cookies
  3. Place the bag on the counter
  4. Use a rolling pin and move it back and forth until all cookies are crumbled

2. Mix – Crust

Weight Ingredient
200 g Crumbled whole wheat cookies
140 g All-purpose flour
100 g Powdered sugar
200 g Butter (softened)
  • Mix all of the mentioned ingredients together with a hand mixer using dough hooks until you get nice lumps
  • Tip: If you take your butter directly out of the fridge, you can cut the butter in smaller chunks into a bowl and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften it

3. Coat Springform Pan

  • Grease a 30 cm springform pan with butter on bottom and all sides
  • Press the previously created dough into the bottom and up the sides of the springform pan very tightly
  • The dough should be about 3 cm high on the sides
  • After you are finished, place the springform pan into the fridge while you go on with mixing the filling (should take about 15 minutes)
  • Tip: A measuring cup can come in handy for pressing the dough down

4. Mix – Filling

Weight Ingredient
240 g White sugar
3 packages (~24 g) Vanilla sugar
1x Lemon (untreated)
4x Eggs
900 g Double cream cheese
300 g Sour cream
  • Mix all of the mentioned ingredients together with a hand mixer
  • Rinse the lemon under hot water and dry it off, then grate the zest, squeeze out the juice (about 40 ml) and mix it with the white and vanilla sugar
  • Next add the eggs and mix until creamy
  • Add the double cream cheese and sour cream and go on with the mixing but on lower speed
  • You want to have a homogenous mass so don’t mix too long
  • Take the springform pan out of the fridge and let the dough come to room temperature for about 15 minutes
  • As the last step, pour the whole mixture into the coated springform pan

5. Bake

  • Put a bowl with about 500 g water on the bottom of the oven and a baking grill in the middle

  • Preheat it to 150°C (302°F), but this time using the circulating heat function
  • Add the cheesecake and bake for 45 minutes
  • After 45 minutes of baking turn the oven off and slightlty open the oven door

6. Cool

  • For a good result you want to cool down the cheesecake very slowly
  • As mentioned before start the cooling down process by slightly opening the oven door for 60 minutes
  • Afterwards place the cake on the counter for further cooling of 3 hours
  • As the last step, put it in the fridge and let it chill for at least 4 hours
  • I know it is hard but to achieve the perfect result for this New York cheesecake you should let it chill overnight

Conclusion

Taste

The base of this cake is made of crumbled whole wheat cookies combined with melted butter so they caramelize nicely when being baked.

On the contrary, the cheesecake filling is soft, creamy and firm at the same time. It just melts in your mouth but you still have something to chew due to the crunchy base.

Also, this is a great cake for the summer time because you keep it in the fridge so it is very refreshing.

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