Classic Strawberry Cheesecake

A creamy cheesecake recipe that’s delicious and easy to pull together!

Classic Strawberry Cheesecake


Serves: 16


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
  • 2 (4-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • zest of half a lemon


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Mix graham crumbs, 3 Tablespoons sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

  3. Beat cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Add lemon zest and mix. Pour over crust.

  4. Bake 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Serve with stawberry glaze (recipe below)

Strawberry Glaze:

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Add strawberries to medium saucepan. Add water and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture is thick and clear. Cool room temperature.  Place atop chilled cheesecake. Pour glaze over. Chill 2 hours.


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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who’s passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel’s Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She’s blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family mealtimes back to the table and stay healthy.

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