Best Philadelphia Cream Cheese New York Cheesecake Recipe

Last Updated on March 15, 2022 by Griselda M.

If you are looking for the ultimate Philadelphia cream cheese New York cheesecake recipe, then you have found it! It’s easy and incredibly delicious!

This cheesecake recipe combines two world-renowned cheesecakes to create a super creamy, smooth, and purely decadent sweet and tangy cheesecake. Trust us, you won’t regret spending some time making this recipe!

What Is A Philadelphia Cream Cheese New York Cheesecake?

Philadelphia cream cheese New York Cheesecake recipe uses a combination of ingredients and techniques for both New York cheesecakes and Philadelphia cheesecakes. To make it even more simple, it is a New York-style cheesecake that uses Philadelphia cream cheese as its main ingredient.

So then the real question is, what is a classic New York cheesecake? These cheesecakes are made using a combination of heavy cream or sour cream. This creates an uber creamy and smooth cheesecake.

So, by using arguably the best quality cream cheese to date, this Philadelphia cream cheese New York-style cheesecake recipe can only be an exceptional dessert!

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What Will You Need To Make A Philadelphia Cream Cheese New York Cheesecake Recipe?

Ingredients for the crust

  • 1 1/2 cups Graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar

Ingredients for the filling

  • 5 packets (8 oz) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup caster sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature

Equipment

  • 9-inch springform pan
  • Non-stick baking paper and cooking spray
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Silicone or rubber spatula
  • Cooling wire rack
  • Plastic or saran wrap

Step-by-step Instructions To Make A Philadelphia Cream Cheese New York Cheesecake Recipe

Step 1: Make the crust for the Philadelphia New York cheesecake recipe

First, preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Line a springform cake pan with nonstick baking paper and spray it with some baking or cooking spray too. Alternatively, you can brush the sides with melted butter, which will add some flavor.

Then, start making the crust for your Philly New York cheesecake. Place the Graham crackers in the food processor and blitz gently until a fine crumb forms. Then, add the melted butter and caster sugar to the crumbs. Continue mixing until you have a uniform wet crumb mixture.

Gently press the crumbs into your lined cake pan. Use the back of a measuring cup to make the crust flat. Then, partially bake the Graham cracker crust for 10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely.

Step 2: Make the filling for the Philadelphia Classic New York Cheesecake Recipe

Place the softened cream cheese, caster sugar, AP flour, and vanilla extract into a mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients together using an electric beater at medium speed. Then, add the sour cream to the mixture and beat it until it is just incorporated.

Finally, at a very low speed, add the large eggs one at a time. Make sure to mix them well before adding another egg to the batter.

Step 3: Bake the cheesecake

Gently pour the cheesecake batter into the crust. Then, bake your cheesecake for roughly 50 minutes. Check the progress of the cake before leaving it in for longer. Your cheesecake is ready to be removed when only the center inch still jiggles. It will continue baking while it is cooling.

Step 4: Cool and set your cheesecake

Turn the oven off and slightly crack the door open. Allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven for 1 hour. Then, you can set it on a wire rack at room temperature and cool it for another hour or so.

Refrigerate the cheesecake for 3-4 hours. Make sure to completely wrap it to prevent it from drying out in the fridge. We prefer setting the cheesecake in the fridge overnight before serving.

Tips And Tricks To Make A Philadelphia Cream Cheese New York Cheesecake Recipe

  • For an even crumb, use a flat measuring cup to press the crumb into the springform pan. You can also simply use an offset spatula if you have one on hand.
  • When making a cheesecake, always use room-temperature ingredients. This will help prevent a lumpy batter and over-mixing the ingredients to properly combine them.
  • If you don’t like a Graham cracker crust, there are a ton of other crust options you can choose from. They include using vanilla wafers, coconut biscuits, and even ginger biscuits instead. But remember, a classic New York-style cheesecake uses Graham cracker crusts.
  • Use a sharp paring knife or pallet knife to loosen the cheesecake before trying to get it out of the springform cake pan. Simply run the knife around the rim of the cheesecake. Then, slowly loosen the sides – don’t just pull it! You can leave the bottom on or try and remove it too.
  • To more evenly bake your cheesecake (and also help prevent cracks from forming or it sinking in) try using a water bath. Make sure to use a proper water bath, specifically for baking cheesecakes.

Servings And Preparation Times For This Philadelphia Cream Cheese New York Cheesecake Recipe

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Finishing Off This Philadelphia Cream Cheese New York Style Cheesecake

Usually, New York-style cheesecakes are topped off with a delicious juicy strawberry or cherry sauce! These sauces help give a final touch of sweetness to this tangy cheesecake. It really just helps balance the tartness that the sour cream adds. You can also really play around with the textures of these sauces.

That being said, we also absolutely love adding a salted caramel sauce or even just a chocolate glaze. Any sweet topping will do wonders for the overall flavor of the cheesecake.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese New York Cheesecake Recipe

This Philadelphia cream cheese New York cheesecake recipe is a refreshing tangy change to often overly sweet cheesecakes! It is deliciously creamy and smooth and has the perfect dense yet soft texture.

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think about it in the comments below! And, you can even share it with your baking community!

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese New York Cheesecake

Equipment

  • 9-inch springform pan
  • Non-stick baking paper and cooking spray
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Silicone or rubber spatula
  • Cooling wire rack
  • Plastic or saran wrap

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the crust

  • 1 1/2 cups Graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar

Ingredients for the filling

  • 5 packets (8 oz) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup caster sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Line a springform cake pan with nonstick baking paper and spray it with some baking or cooking spray too. Alternatively, you can brush the sides with melted butter, which will add some flavor.
    Then, start making the crust for your Philly New York cheesecake. Place the Graham crackers in the food processor and blitz gently until a fine crumb forms. Then, add the melted butter and caster sugar to the crumbs. Continue mixing until you have a uniform wet crumb mixture.
    Gently press the crumbs into your lined cake pan. Use the back of a measuring cup to make the crust flat. Then, partially bake the Graham cracker crust for 10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely. 
  • Place the softened cream cheese, caster sugar, AP flour, and vanilla extract into a mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients together using an electric beater at medium speed. Then, add the sour cream to the mixture and beat it until it is just incorporated.
    Finally, at a very low speed, add the large eggs one at a time. Make sure to mix them well before adding another egg to the batter.
  • Gently pour the cheesecake batter into the crust. Then, bake your cheesecake for roughly 50 minutes. Check the progress of the cake before leaving it in for longer. Your cheesecake is ready to be removed when only the center inch still jiggles. It will continue baking while it is cooling.
  • Turn the oven off and slightly crack the door open. Allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven for 1 hour. Then, you can set it on a wire rack at room temperature and cool it for another hour or so.
    Refrigerate the cheesecake for 3-4 hours. Make sure to completely wrap it to prevent it from drying out in the fridge. We prefer setting the cheesecake in the fridge overnight before serving.