The Original New York Cheesecake Recipe

It is widely known that not only we Americans, but almost everyone around the globe loves to have a slice of New York cheesecake from time to time. But before we are going to prepare an authentic New York cheesecake recipe though, let`s have a quick look at the origins of this delicious dessert, because the recipe for the cake as we know it today has in fact traveled through time and different cultures before it became a part of the American culture.

Based on historical facts, the original New York cheesecake recipe was developed in the ancient Greek culture, meaning that the recipe can be traced as far back as 230 AD This is quite an interesting and surprising thing to know.

Later on, during the rise of the Roman empire, it became part of the roman culture, after they had finally conquered Greece.

The roman empire was incredibly vast, so back then, whole western Europe, today`s Scandinavian countries and England were all part of the huge roman empire, this is the reason why the recipe became known all over Europe. And I think it goes without saying that over time almost every culture has added in their unique twist to the original recipe.

Sooner or later it found its way via Great Britain to the states. Finally, it was introduced as New York style cheesecake by the family of Arnold Reuben, who owned the “Turf Restaurant” in New York – his family is said to have refined the recipe ,ave it its final twist, and promoted it and introduced the recipe to the modern world as New York cheesecake. So the treat you are going to prepare has a lot of history attached to it.

So now it is time to do some baking, simply follow the easy instructions and try the authentic New York cheesecake recipe for yourself.

New York Style Cheesecake Recipe – an all time classic

The Ingredients you will need :

Two pounds cream cheese
1 cup sour cream 2 eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
two tablespoons of cornstarch
1 1/2 cups of graham crumbs
6 tablespoons of melted butter
1/4 cup white sugar

Step by Step Instructions on how to prepare it :

Start with the Crust:

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 205 degrees Celsius. Mix and combine graham crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter together. Squeeze the mixture in to the base of one spring form pan about 9 or 10 inches.Place the crisis into the freezer for ten minutes.

Now the Filling:

Mix 3/4 cup of sugar and cream cheese till smooth. After that, add eggs, the cornstarch and the vanilla.

Mix them altogether thoroughly.

Then add sour cream until smooth and blended.

Pour the mixture into the ready crust.

Bake the cheesecake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 205 degrees Celsius. Allow it to cool down for at least 3 hours. That’s it! Serve and enjoy!

You may select to add your favorite topping or use a sweet frosting or simply choose to put fresh fruits like strawberries on top of your cake. Although the classic New York cheesecake recipe comes with no toppings at all, I would recommend that you experiment with different variations a little.


Now you know how to prepare the classic New York cheesecake recipe. I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones will enjoy this great dessert.

Source by Dana Chiumer

Post Author: MNS Master