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Water Bath Baked New York Cheesecake

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This authentic New York Baked Cheesecake and a super creamy and dreamy dessert will add a taste of New York to your coffee time.

Discover why New York Baked Cheesecake is a dessert classic

Water Bath Baked New York Cheesecake

an image of a New York Baked Cheesecake with a slice cut out and still in the springform pan

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Indulge your taste buds with a creamy slice of New York Baked Cheesecake today! Try it now and experience the heavenly combination of rich, velvety cheesecake and a buttery graham cracker crust. Don’t wait any longer, satisfy your sweet tooth now!

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Resting Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Moderate


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  • 1 packet of digestive biscuits crushed (can also use EET SUM MOR)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter.
  • 500g room temperature Cream Cheese
  • 165g Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 lemon – juice only
  • 1 tbsp of cornflour (also called Corn starch, maize starch)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. To prepare the springform pan, brush the bottom and sides with melted butter, and wrap it with foil, scrunching it up the sides. Get a large roasting pan that can fit the springform pan.
  2. Crush one packet of digestive biscuits (or EET SUM MOR) and mix it with half a cup of melted butter.
  3. Press the crumb mixture into the springform pan and bake for five minutes at 180C/350F.
  4. Allow it to cool while preparing the filling.
  5. For the filling, beat cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla essence until smooth with a whisk.
  6. Blend in sour cream and the lemon juice, then sift in cornflour (also called Corn starch, maize starch) and fold it in.
  7. Beat two eggs with one egg yolk and fold them in.
  8. Place the springform pan in a roasting tray and pour boiling water up the sides.
  9. Bake in a water bath for 50 minutes at 180C / 350F, then turn off the heat.
  10. Let it cool completely and chill overnight.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Corlea from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 351
  • Sugar: 18.4 g
  • Sodium: 531.7 mg
  • Fat: 20.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 270.1 mg

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14 thoughts on “Water Bath Baked New York Cheesecake”

  1. This recipe sounds wonderful. I love cheesecake, and the recipe doesn’t sound complicated at all, very doable. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crazy Little Love Birds link party #11. I’m going to pin this recipe so that I can give it a try later. 😊

    • Dear Stephanie, thanks for dropping in and I truly hope you do get to try this out and above all enjoy preparing and devouring it. As that’s what you will do as its so good.

  2. I love cheese cake! This is one to try; thinking Thanksgiving pie alternative. Have a great day! Coming from House of Silverado Sunday link party and com,ents you made. Happy to make you acquaintance.

    • Dear Linda. Thanks for coming over and happy to virtually meet you and hope you will enjoy it here and also share your links with us at SSPS – the party has started to hop over there if you have a moment.

  3. Cheesecake is a favorite in our family! In fact, our daughter and her husband served a variety of cheesecakes as their wedding “cake” – along with chocolate dipped strawberries! This looks like a fun recipe to try! Thanks for sharing!


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