Very, Very, Very Good Cheesecake


I first made this cheesecake for dinner guests about two years ago. I haven't stopped getting requests for it since. Though it's made with extremely rich ingredients, the cake turns out wonderfully light. I never liked cheesecake much before I tried this recipe - but boy, have I been reformed! It's quite easy to make too!

Very, Very, Very Good Cheesecake
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
1 to 9 - inch springform pan


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature

  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 5 eggs, room temperature

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch springform pan.

  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until blended. Stir in the heavy cream, cornstarch and vanilla.

  3. Wrap the bottom of the springform pan with aluminum foil. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place cheesecake pan on towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the cheesecake pan. Bake for 60 minutes, or until center of the cheesecake is just firm. Cool at room temperature for 1 hour. Refrigerate until set before removing from pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

665 Calories
58g Fat
29g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 665
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 58g 74%
Saturated Fat 36g 180%
Cholesterol 255mg 85%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 152mg 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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