This is a recipe I have had for years. When in Germany we yearned for New York cheese cake. This recipe was passed around, it is the best I've had. It will serve 8-10 people.
You will need a large spring form pan. Place a pan of water on bottom rack, and preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Please read through recipe first as there are three steps.
4 Tablespoon Butter
1/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
Mix all ingredients together with electric mixer until doughy. Stretch and pull dough around bottom and 3/4 way up side of a large spring form pan.
3 packages of 8OZ size Philly Cream Cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract.
Start beating one package cream cheese in mixer, continue adding cream cheese one pack at the time until creamy. add Sugar gradually. Add one egg beating well continue adding eggs one at a time til blended. Add vanilla blend well. Pour Filling into crust lined pan.
Place in Middle shelf of an 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30-40 minutes.
1 cup sour cream
3 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Mix together and spread on Cheese cake. Put CheeseCake back in over and turn over up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. bake for 5-7 minutes.
Cool in Refrigerator
When completely cooled cut into pieces and top with favorite fruit or not. Enjoy.