This recipe written and provided by my sister, Jen. Jen is a wife, mother of 4, youth pastor, and AMAZING cook! Love this cheesecake? Check out her recipe for homemade pizza (dough recipe AND sauce recipe).
In the world of desserts, Cheesecake is queen. Though it takes some time and effort to bake the perfect cheesecake, the reward is nothing short of delicious. Whether you are headed to a summer party, having friends over for dinner, or just want to surprise the family for a wonderful after dinner treat, you will “wow” the crowd with this take on New York cheesecake topped with a chocolate ganache drizzle.
Whenever I make cheesecakes people always ask, “How did you keep is so moist?” “How do you keep it from cracking?” “What makes your cheesecakes so creamy?” Over my years of making cheesecakes I’ve tried a lot of different suggestions from home cooks and famous cooks and I’ve added several “cheesecake tips” to make your cheesecake a mouthwatering success.
New York Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Drizzle
- 30 Graham crackers crushed
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 4 (8oz packages cream cheese) softened to room temperature
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- ¾ cups milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
Chocolate Ganache Drizzle:
- 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
- -teaspoon vanilla extract
Jen made this delicious New York Cheesecake for my surprise baby “sprinkle” a few weeks ago, and I told her she MUST let me share the recipe! Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, and I’ve never had one that was so moist and tasty before. Trust me, you will LOVE this recipe! Taking a picnic or attending a get-together this Memorial Day weekend? Take this decadent cheesecake with you, and your dessert will be the star of the party!