This baked cheesecake recipe UK is also known as Manhattan cheesecake and it is one of my favourite recipes. It needs to be made at least a day in advance for best results.
Ingredients for baked cheesecake recipe
100 grams butter
200 grams crushed digestives biscuits
400 grams cream cheese
140 grams caster sugar
450 ml soured cream
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Jam, I used some of my homemade strawberry jam
Method to make baked cheesecake
Pre-heat oven to 190 Celsius
Brush a 20cm round springform cake tin with some vegetable oil and put to the side
Melt the butter in a pot big enough pot to hold the biscuits
Add the crushed biscuits to the melted butter, put them in the cake tin and spread them on the bottom
Put the cream cheese, eggs and 100 grams of the caster sugar and one teaspoon of the vanilla extract
Use a ballon whisk to whisk together until smooth
Pour the mixture over the biscuits and smooth it over with a knife or spoon
Put the baking tin on an oven dish and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until set
Remove from the oven and leave it to slightly cool for about 20 minutes, you can switch the oven off and then switch it back on 5 minutes before you put it back in the oven.
Put the sour cream, sugar and one teaspoon vanilla extract and mix
Pour the mixture over the cream cream mixture and level with a knife.
The cake tin needs to go back in the oven for about 10 more minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely
Place it in the fridge for a minimum of 8 hours, can leave it overnight.
Remove from the fridge. If you have a blowtorch you can use it to loosen the edges or use a spatula to loosen the edges.
Loosen the springform tin and put the tin on a serving plate. If you want to remove it from the base of the cake tin you can use a cake lifter so as no to break the cake tin.
Cut slices, warm the jam up in a microwave and spoon it on top of the cheesecake and serve.
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