How to Make a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake

Written by angela lafollette | 13/05/2017
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.

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

Heat the oven to 163 degrees Celsius.

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

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

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
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)

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
Add 1 egg at a time. (Egg image by Andrei Leczfalvi from Fotolia.com)

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
Bake the cheesecake for 55 minutes. (cheesecake image by Radu Razvan from Fotolia.com)

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
Top the cheesecake with fresh fruit. (cheesecake with berries image by citylights from Fotolia.com)

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

Warning

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

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.

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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