Beautiful, classic cheesecake, rich and sweet, with a texture so velvety smooth; is there anything better?

You have been forewarned this cheesecake is so rich only a sliver may leave you a bit queasy, but EAT it's worth it! What is Needed for the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs

  • 2 tbsp of sugar

  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  • (3) 8-oz packages of cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 4 eggs, room temperature

  • 1 tsp pure almond extract


  • 1 pint sour cream

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

The Crust: Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a bowl and mix well. Press the mixture into a springformed pan with a glass; set aside.

The Filling: Beat the cream cheese until soft and smooth. Add the cup of sugar, add eggs one at a time beating well after each. Add mixture to the crust bake at 350F for 25-35 minutes until the filling is set. Let cool for 30 minutes.

The Topping: Beat the sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Spread over cheesecake and bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Chill thoroughly prior to serving.