Kittencal's Cheesecake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 25m
Ready In

"You won't find a better cheesecake out there and there is no need to bake this cheesecake in a water bath, it does however need a 1 hour sitting time in the oven after baking,feel free to use a graham cracker crust in place of the chocolate, I prefer the chocolate, plan ahead there is an overnight chilling time, a good cheesecake needs time to ripen. Photo courtesty of CherylWood/ #recipe12"

Original recipe yields 15 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (129.1 g)
  • Calories 325
  • Total Fat - 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 113.9 mg
  • Sodium - 408 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 22 g
  • Protein - 18.3 g
  • Calcium - 498.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2

Set oven rack to middle position.

Step 3

Grease bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

Step 4

Prepare the Oreo crumb crust according to recipe directions.

Step 5

Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan; chill while preparing the filling mixture.

Step 6

For the filling; in a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed beat the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy (about 4 minutes).

Step 7

Add in eggs, lemon juice and vanilla; continue beat until well combined (about 4 minutes) .

Step 8

Add in the flour and mix on low speed until blended, then mix in the sour cream until thoroughly blended

Step 9

Pour into the pan over the crust.

Step 10

Bake for 1 hour.

Step 11

After 1 hour of baking turn the heat off completely and open the oven door slightly; allow the cheesecake to remain in the oven for 1 hour (with heat turned off and oven door slightly open).

Step 12

Cool the cheesecake to room temperature then refrigerate overnight in the pan.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious!' I made this for a friend using a ready-made chocolate crust. It was a big hit! Creamy and so delicious with strawberry sauce over the top at serving time. Everyone raved!

review by:
(27 Feb 2021)


My husband insisted on cheesecake for Thanksgiving, so what the man wants, the man gets. I remembered this one with the chocolate crust and decided to make it and top it with strawberry sauce at serving time. What a yummy cheesecake this is. Creamy texture and great flavor, and the crust is to die for, especially with the strawberries! Another WOW recipe from Zazz to add to my already huge file!

review by:
(25 Nov 2018)


I love all kinds of cheesecake, but this is the lightest, fluffiest, most delicous cheesecake ever. It is so good, I have even baked it without the crust! I plan to bake one for a party this weekend, it is always a hit!

review by:
(23 May 2012)


With a family member who wanted a cheesecake at his wedding and asks for cheesecake on his birthday, we've tried many recipes, and this one "takes the cake." It is as simple as they come, creamy and full flavored without being overly sweet. Add a topping if you dare.

review by:
(16 Oct 2011)