Eric's Best New York Style Cheesecake


This New York Cheesecake rivals the best! It uses amaretto instead of lemon flavor and is VERY rich, and has no crust to compete with its decadent flavor. Serves 16 lucky people. Serve with fresh sliced fruit or berries and fresh whipped cream.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
1 9-inch springform pan


  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups sour cream

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • cup cornstarch

  • 1 fluid ounce amaretto liqueur

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 egg yolks


  1. Bring all ingredients to room temperature. Place oven shelf in the center of oven and preheat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Wrap the outside of a 9 inch springform pan with foil. Generously butter the inside of the pan.

  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in sugar and cornstarch. Blend in sour cream and whipping cream. Add amaretto and vanilla. Stir in eggs and egg yolk one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Pour mixture into prepared springform pan. Place pan in another pan at least one inch wider than cake pan and add warm water to the outer pan to create a water bath for the cake (this prevents cracks in your cheesecake). Bake on the center rack of oven for 70 minutes.

  4. Turn oven off and allow to cool with oven door open for one hour. Then remove cake from water bath and chill at least 3 hours before removing from springform pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

491 Calories
40g Fat
27g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 491
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 25g 124%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 130mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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