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Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Strawberry Glaze

Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Strawberry Glaze

Are you looking for a simple yet decadent dessert this fall and winter season? Maybe you want to impress your loved ones with something super delicious! This cheesecake recipe with strawberry topping and homemade graham cracker crust is mouthwatering and not even hard to make! Cheesecake filling made from scratch with sour cream and brown sugar sprinkled on top is heavenly. Once you have a taste you won’t even want to share. 

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This cheesecake recipe with strawberry topping has a homemade graham cracker crust! What ingredients do you need to make a graham cracker crust? It’s so super simple, you only need 4 common ingredients:

cheesecake recipe with strawberry topping and homemade graham cracker crust

What ingredients do you need to make the crust?

  • 1.5 cups ground graham crackers
  • 7 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

This cheesecake filling made from scratch with sour cream and brown sugar is also made with common ingredients. 

What ingredients do you need to make the cheesecake filling?

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

What ingredients do you need for the strawberry glaze topping? 

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

How do you make the homemade graham cracker crust?

Blend the graham cracker into crumble

Start by using a good processor to blend up some graham crackers into crumble. Try 6-8 whole rectangle crackers and measure it out to make sure it’s about 1.5 cups. Then mix in the melted butter, vanilla extract, and brown sugar u til it is thoroughly combined. Manually press the crust into a well greased cake pan and set it aside while you make the cheesecake recipe with strawberry topping. My favorite type of pan to use for this type of dessert recipe is a round springform cake pan.

How do you make the cheesecake filling? 

Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the filling

This cheesecake filling is made from scratch with sour cream and brown sugar! It is important to beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar alone first (something I neglected to do in the video!) It makes a huge difference in the creamy texture of your cake, skipping this step can cause a lumpy cake. Okay then beat in the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract until it’s thoroughly combined and smooth. Pour it on top of the crust and then sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on top of the cake filling. 

How long do you bake the cheesecake? 

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and bake it for 75 minutes. In the meantime make the strawberry glaze topping! 

How do you make the cheesecake strawberry glaze topping?

Make the strawberry glaze topping

Melt the remaining butter in a cooking pot and add the strawberries. Stir in the powdered sugar and cornstarch and simmer for 5-6 minutes then set it aside. When the cake is done allow it to rest for 30 minutes before topping it with the strawberry glaze. Store the cake in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours then serve! 

How long can you store cheesecake recipe with strawberry topping and homemade graham cracker crust? 

Simply wrap the cake in plastic wrap or in a seal tight container and store it for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. You can also wrap individual portions in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 6 months! 

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Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Strawberry Glaze

This cheesecake recipe with strawberry topping and homemade graham cracker crust is mouthwatering and not even hard to make! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, best desserts, cake, cheesecake, cream cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 472kcal
Author Anyreasonlife
Cost $6

Equipment

  • standard cake pan

Ingredients

For The Crust

  • 1.5 Cups graham cracker crumble blend 6-8 graham crackers
  • 7 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar

For The Cheesecake Filling

  • 16 Oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/3 Cup sour cream
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1.5 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar

For The Strawberry Topping

  • 2 Cups strawberries diced
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  • Blend your graham crackers into crumbs then mix in 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract, melted butter, and 3 tbsp brown sugar and whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined 
  • Mold the crust into your well greased cake pan 
  • Combine softened cream cheese and 1.5 cups powdered sugar in a separate mixing bowl and beat until fluffy then beat in the sour cream followed by 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract and 3 eggs 
  • Beat the cheesecake filling until smooth and creamy 
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F 
  • Pour cheesecake filling into pan on top of crust  and sprinkle 3 tbsp of brown sugar on top of cake filling 
  • Bake the cheesecake for 75 minutes 
  • In the meantime combine 4 tbsp butter and strawberries in a cooking pot
  • Once the butter is melted stir in 1 cup powdered sugar followed by cornstarch 
  • Simmer for 5-7 minutes then set aside 
  • Allow cheese cake to cook down for 30 minutes before spreading strawberries on top 
  • Refrigerate for 1-3 hours!

Video

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 472
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.3g 36%
Saturated Fat 16.2g 81%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 50.5g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Total Sugars 35.7g
Protein 6
Vitamin D 11mcg 56%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 15mg 86%
Potassium 150mg 3
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