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Donna's Famous Cheesecake

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"Vanilla cheesecake with a graham cracker crust. Best served after overnight refrigeration."
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servings 220
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 10 inch cheesecake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs and the butter or margarine with your hands. Flatten out crust on the bottom of the springform pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sweetened condensed milk and mix until combined well. Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla, and continue to beat. Mix until very smooth, and pour mixture into the springform pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs over the top of the batter.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand and cool. Refrigerate to chill.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 220 calories; 15.4 15.5 5.2 73 168 Full nutrition

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Loved this recipe-took it to my parent's for my Dad's birthday-everyone loved it! To the crust I added more butter and also 1/4C of sugar. Thanks a bunch!

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I was pretty disappointed with this cake as it was very bland. I was very surprised considering all the rave reviews. This is my first negative review. I even added 1/4 c of sugar but it didn...

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Loved this recipe-took it to my parent's for my Dad's birthday-everyone loved it! To the crust I added more butter and also 1/4C of sugar. Thanks a bunch!

Delicious cheesecake. Not too hard to make either! Though I did find that I needed more than 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter for the crust. I baked mine with a panful of water in the oven and it did...

Making cheesecakes are something I do well and enjoy making them... I came across this recipe and I had a lot of compliments. This will be something I will make again and tell others... Than...

I made this for my son's birthday & it was fabulous! I did not use a water bath but instead put a pan of hot water on the lower cracks! I micrwaved strawberry jam for a few seconds to...

This recipe is the perfect combination of simplicity, richness, and creaminess! The cheesecake was smooth as silk and was utterly divine. The only change I made was to add some grated lemon and ...

This cheesecake is very creamy and fairly easy to make. I would definitely give this recipe to my friends. It's a keeper!

I love this cheesecake recipe. I used one package 1/3 fewer calories and two regular to cut down on the calories (I know why bother) but it didn't effect the test at all. I served it with froze...

For quite sometime I stopped baking cheesecake and the itch to want to bake again make me want to try this recipe and it was quite good although I forgot to sprinkle the crackers crumb on top of...

I served this to about 20 of my fellow college students, and 3 told me it was the best cheesecake they'd ever eaten. I baked it for about 50 minutes in a pan of water (the cheesecake tips at the...