How to Make a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake

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How to Make a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake
Make a homemade cheesecake with Philadelphia cream cheese. (CHEESE CAKE image by brelsbil from Fotolia.com)

Cheesecake is a dessert made from fresh cream cheese with a pastry or graham cracker crust. The topping is usually sweetened with sugar and vanilla. You can top cheesecake with fruit, nuts or melted chocolate. Philadelphia cream cheese is a popular Kraft product that can be transformed into a cream cheese cake with the addition of ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen and pantry.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Plastic storage bag
  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 9-inch cake pan
  • 227gr. Philadelphia cream cheese package
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Electric mixer
  • 4 eggs
  • Spatula
  • Foil or cling film

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Heat the oven to 163 degrees Celsius.

    How to Make a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake
    Heat the oven to 163 degrees Celsius. (oven image by Evgeny Rodionov from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Crush graham crackers inside a sealed plastic bag until you have 1 1/2 cups worth of crumbs.

  3. 3

    Combine the crumbs with 3 tbsp of melted butter to moisten the crumbs. Press the mixture onto the button and sides of a 9-inch cake pan to create the crust.

    How to Make a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake
    Combine the crumbs with melted butter. (Butter image by Cornelia Pithart from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Combine an 227gr. package of softened Philadelphia cream cheese with 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Stir the ingredients with an electric mixer until they are blended well.

    How to Make a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake
    Stir the ingredients with an electric mixer until they are blended well. (series object on black - kitchen utensil electric mixer image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from Fotolia.com)
  5. 5

    Add 1 egg at a time and mix the ingredients with the low speed setting on an electric mixer. Pour the mixture into the graham cracker crust.

    How to Make a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake
    Add 1 egg at a time. (Egg image by Andrei Leczfalvi from Fotolia.com)
  6. 6

    Bake the cheesecake for 55 minutes or until the centre sets. Loosen the cake from the pan with a spatula and allow it to cool in the refrigerator for 4 hours. Keep the cake covered with foil or cling film.

    How to Make a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake
    Bake the cheesecake for 55 minutes. (cheesecake image by Radu Razvan from Fotolia.com)
  7. 7

    Top the cheesecake with fresh fruit such as strawberries or blueberries before you serve it.

    How to Make a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake
    Top the cheesecake with fresh fruit. (cheesecake with berries image by citylights from Fotolia.com)

Tips and warnings

  • If you use a dark non-stick pan, reduce the oven temperature to 149 degrees Celsius so you don't burn the crust.

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