In preparation for Mom's Saturday birthday I am making a cheesecake. Everyone in the family loves cheesecake. I make it several days ahead so the flavours gel. Tomorrow I'll top it with raspberry glaze.
The graham cracker crust.
The cake waiting to be cooked.
The Recipe Bake 60-70 minutes 275 degrees
CRUST 2 cups crushed graham crackers, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 TBS sugar, 1 stick melted butter or margarine. Mix together and press in bottom of an ungreased spring form pan.
CAKE 1 1/4 cups sugar creamed with 2, 80z packages of cream cheese. Add 4 eggs one at a time. Add 3 cups sour cream one at a time. 2tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond extract. Blend well and pour over crust.
OPTIONAL TOPPING Mix together a 10 0z bag of frozen raspberries, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water and 1 1/2 TBS cornstarch. Cook till thick and glazed. Pour over chilled cake. (strain seeds before pouring if desired).
Chill cake 8 hrs.