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Sour Cream Cheesecake
Heavenly creamy

Sour Cream Cheesecake

Sour Cream Cheesecake is a simple homemade cheesecake recipe. It has three layers and they are all baked. Perfect for a sweet weekend treat.

Sour Cream Cheesecake
This simple Sour Cream Cheesecake is one of those dessert recipes that always work. If we pick the right and high-quality ingredients, this recipe will work. If we make sure to follow the baking time to a tee, it will work. If we leave it overnight in the fridge to set, it will be smooth and creamy. It’s one of those super simple homemade cake recipes that are perfect for all kinds of events, like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s day, Birthday parties or even Christmas. And of course, you can always make it over the weekend as well.

Sour Cream Cheesecake - Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

Oh, I just love this cheesecake recipe with sour cream. It's made of three layers and it's baked three times, but don't worry, it's a simple and quick process. So why do we like it so much?

  • it's milky
  • incredibly creamy, smooth and soft like a cloud
  • not overly sweet
  • you get a slight crunch from the graham cracker cheesecake crust
  • perfect for celebrations or to make on a weekend
  • easy recipe
  • must be served chilled
  • optionally decorate with fruit and nuts


Making this cake at home is so so so easy. I would even say that this is one of the easiest cakes to make at home in general. There's no water bath needed, you don't need to slice the cake in the process. It's so easy. This year we've partnered with an amazing Slovenian company called Mlekarna Celeia. Their dairy products are local and most importantly, they are delicious, high-quality and consistently amazing. That's especially important if you want to recreate the same flavor and texture every time you make a recipe. This recipe is made with their dairy products as well.

Let's see how the process looks:

  1. Make the graham cracker cheesecake crust
  2. Bake
  3. Mix the cream cheese and ricotta cheese into a smooth cream, pour over the crust
  4. Bake
  5. Make sour cream topping for cheesecake, pour over the cream cheese cream
  6. Bake
  7. Cool
  8. Place in the fridge to set
  9. Slice and devour

Sour Cream Cheesecake


cheesecake recipe with sour cream topping


How do you know that cheesecake is baked?

Your cheesecake is baked when the edges are solid and are beginning to turn golden brown. The center should still be a bit jiggly and soft. Don't over-bake your cheesecake, or it won't be as tasty, creamy and smooth.

How long does it take for the sour cream cheesecake to set?

First, you need to bring the baked sour cream cheesecake to room temperature. Then, place in the fridge for at least 4 - 6 hours, or even better, overnight. Your cheesecake will set and become extra creamy, rich, and delicious.

sour cream topping for cheesecake


cheesecake recipe with sour cream


How to store Sour Cream Cheesecake

Store any leftover cheesecake slices in an airtight container. Keep chilled in a fridge for up to 3 days.

Thy these cream cheese treats as well

Thanks to Mlekarna Celeia for their delicious dairy products, we absolutely love them. All the opinions are ours and we only share our honest opinions and recommendations for great products that we actually use.

Lets get cooking!

  • makes
    non-stick removable loose bottom cake pan 20 cm or 8-inches (10 slices)
  • preparation:
  • bake:
  • total time:


  • First layer: graham cracker cheesecake crust

    In a bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Transfer the mixture to a non-stick removable loose bottom cake pan 20 cm or 8-inches. Press it firmly in the bottom of the pan. Place in the preheated oven. Bake for 10 minutes at 180 °C / 350°F. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

  • Second layer: Cream cheese

    In a food processor mix together cream cheese, ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla sugar. Mix until the mixture becomes creamy and smooth. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the baked and cooled graham cracker cheesecake crust. Place the cheesecake with the two layers back in the oven. Place the pan on the middle rack and bake for 45 - 55 minutes at 150 °C / 300 °F or until the edges are solid and the center is still a bit jiggly and soft.

    If you don't have a food processor, you can use a blender or hand-held electric mixer as well.
  • Third layer: Sour cream

    Make the sour cream topping for cheesecake. In a bowl beat together sour cream, sugar and vanilla sugar. Beat until the mixture becomes creamy.

  • Bake and Serve

    Take the baked cheesecake from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Then spread the sour cream topping evenly over the baked cake. Place back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes at 150 °C / 300 °F. Remove the baked Cheesecake with sour cream topping from the oven. Bring the cheesecake to room temperature, then place in the fridge. Leave the cheesecake to set in the fridge for at least 4 - 6 hours, or even better, overnight. Place the cake onto a serving plate, slice and serve.


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