Perfectly Baked 5 Ingredients Cheesecake Recipe

new york cheesecake recipe with condensed milk

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If you watched & drooled over the luscious and creamy cheesecake as Rachel and Chandler ate it in Friends, then you must get this perfectly baked cheesecake recipe and bake some right now! With that crumbly yet buttery graham cracker base with creamy and luscious, a slight lemony cheesecake filling on top, this is the perfect dessert that can be made easily at home.

In this baked cheesecake recipe, I have used easily available digestive biscuits to make the base. Once the base has been baked and cooled, the filling was made using a small tub of cream cheese, condensed milk and an egg. For flavours, I added freshly grated lemon zest, lemon juice and some premium quality vanilla extract. Then all it takes is baking in a water bath and then chilling for a minimum of 4 hours.

Then sit back and relax with a slice of pure heaven in the form of perfectly baked cheesecake. In case you wish to scroll past the recipe details, click on “Jump to Recipe” to check out the Recipe Card.

baked cheesecake recipe with condensed milk

Why you will love this baked Cheesecake Recipe that needs only 5 ingredients!

  • Just 5 ingredients! This cheesecake recipe with condensed milk and no sour cream is the easiest as it can be. So if you have a tub of cream cheese ready in your pantry then you are pretty much all set to get baking this easy cheesecake recipe
  • This recipe will give you that perfectly baked flat top cheesecake which you have always drooled over
  • A slice of this creamy yet simple cheesecake is the perfect post-dinner dessert for you. In fact, if you are planning for dessert for your guests over a dinner party then there is nothing that can top this New York cheesecake recipe.
  • Unlimited Variations. The best thing about this original cheesecake recipe is that you can play around with flavours. So if you are a big fan of Oreo cookies then you can Crush some and mixed it into the cheesecake filling to make yourself a delicious Oreo cheesecake. Aur you can bake this cheesecake using the season’s fresh fruits such as strawberry Raspberry Blueberry or even tropical fruits like mangoes and bananas.

Top tips for a perfect cheesecake EVERY TIME

  • Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. Take your cream cheese egg butter and lemon from the refrigerator and keep them on your kitchen counter for at least 30 minutes before you are ready to bake. Once your ingredients have softened and reached room temperature, they will mix well and give you a uniform batter
  • Always make sure that you are using your stand mixer or hand beater at low speed. In fact, you can use a balloon whisk to make the batter. Over mixing of batter causes the inclusion of air bubbles which in turn surfaces during baking causing the cracks on the cheesecake
  • Always use a water bath to bake your cheesecake. The moisture helps retain the perfect luscious consistency of the cheesecake
  • Use Springform Cake Pan for easiler release of Cheesecake. If you want to get that perfectly shaped cheesecake for yourself then use a springform pan. Once it is baked you can use a knife to release the edges from the pan and then remove it by pushing the base of the springform pan upwards
  • Low baking temperature yields better texture. It is always advised to bake the cheesecake at a low temperature that is why I have baked my cheesecake in a water bath at 160 degrees celsius for a considerable amount of time. This allows the creamy cheesecake filling to set properly and hence give you a luscious cheesecake to enjoy
easy baked new york cheesecake recipe using condensed milk no sour cream

How to prevent your Cheesecake from cracking on the top

  • As mentioned earlier the cheesecake cracks due to the air bubbles left trapped In The batter. This is often due to over whipping. So in order to avoid that avoid over whisking your cream cheese and the condensed milk. Next When you add the egg simply mix it till it comes together as a smooth batter. Please remember we are not whipping a cake batter that needs the inclusion of air bubbles for the necessary lift!
  • Once you’ve made your cheesecake better and poured it over the base, if you feel there are a couple of air bubbles trapped in it just tap the springform pan on your kitchen counter a couple of times to knock them out. If you can see them on the top of the surface of the batter, use a pointed skewer to burst them

How to save your cracked Cheesecake?

The next question that comes to us is what happens if my cheesecake crack. Don’t worry it is just as delicious. But if you are serving this to your guests on some special occasion, you can give it a facelift by topping it with some whipped cream or by making a fruit confit and drizzling it over the top.


What is the role of Sour cream in a Cheesecake recipe?

The main purpose of adding sour cream is to add moisture and richness into the cheesecake recipe however in this recipe we are adding condensed milk and eggs which would do the job perfectly. In order to compensate for the mild tanginess of the sour cream, we will be using some freshly grated lemon zest and some lemon juice.

If you have a tub of cream cheese in your pantry, then you are perhaps, all set to make some delicious yet outrageously simple cheesecake recipe. All you have to do is bake it and let it chill completely for 4 hours or overnight. Trust me, allowing it to cool down completely is the toughest part of this recipe. Also if you do not have any Cream Cheese in your pantry, don’t fret. I have this delicious (genius, if I may say so!) baked Cheesecake Recipe without Cream Cheese.

How to make a baked Cheesecake Recipe – Ingredients list

  • Cream Cheese
  • Condensed Milk
  • Egg
  • Digestive Biscuits
  • Butter
  • Lemon Juice & Zest
  • Vanilla Extract

Step-by-step instructions on how to make a simple baked Cheesecake using Condensed Milk

  • Make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature. This means your Butter and Cream Cheese should be soft, Condensed Milk should be free flowing and Egg not cold
  • Start by processing the Digestive Biscuits into a coarse powder. Take it out in a mixing bowl and add the butter to it. Rub it in so that you get sand-like texture
  • Dump it in a Springform Pan and using a flat bottom glass press it to get a levelled base
  • Bake it at 170C for 10 mins. Once done, take it out and allow it to cool down completely
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk the Cream Cheese and Condensed Milk till it gets smooth. Now, add the egg, lemon zest and juice and vanilla extract. Give it a quick mix till you get a free flowing batter
  • Prepare the springform pan by wrapping the base with an aluminium foil sheet. (Refer the recipe video below for details)
  • Pour the prepared cheesecake batter over the base. Tap the pan a couple of times on the kitchen counter to knock out any air bubble which may cause the cheesecake to crack. This step is very important, do not miss it
  • Place the pan in another bigger baking pan with high rim. Fill the outside pan till halfway with boiling water
  • Now put this in the oven and bake it at 160C for 25-30 mins. Without opening the door of the oven, see if the top of the cheesecake looks dry-ish and levelled. If so, let it remain in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  • Take it out and gently take the springform pan out of the water bath
  • Wipe the base and sides and let it cool down for another 5 minutes or so
  • Run a knife along the edge of the cheesecake to loosen it. Release the bottom and push it out.
  • Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow it to set before serving

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Perfectly Baked 5 Ingredients Cheesecake Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

If you watched & drooled over the luscious and creamy cheesecake as Rachel and Chandler ate it in Friends, then you must get this perfectly baked cheesecake recipe and bake some right now! With that crumbly yet buttery graham cracker base with creamy and luscious, a slight lemony cheesecake filling on top, this is the perfect dessert that can be made easily at home.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake Recipes, Condensed Milk Recipes, Cream Cheese Recipes, Dessert Recipes
Servings: 8 serves
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • 150 gms Cream Cheese
  • 100 ml Condensed Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 12 nos. Digestive Biscuits
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Lemon Juice & Zest
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature. This means your Butter and Cream Cheese should be soft, Condensed Milk should be free flowing and Egg not cold
  2. Start by processing the Digestive Biscuits into a coarse powder. Take it out in a mixing bowl and add the butter to it. Rub it in so that you get sand-like texture
  3. Dump it in a Springform Pan and using a flat bottom glass press it to get a levelled base
  4. Bake it at 170C for 10 mins. Once done, take it out and allow it to cool down completely
  5. In another mixing bowl, whisk the Cream Cheese and Condensed Milk till it gets smooth. Now, add the egg, lemon zest and juice and vanilla extract. Give it a quick mix till you get a free flowing batter
  6. Prepare the springform pan by wrapping the base with an aluminium foil sheet. (Refer the recipe video below for details)
  7. Pour the prepared cheesecake batter over the base. Tap the pan a couple of times on the kitchen counter to knock out any air bubble which may cause the cheesecake to crack. This step is very important, do not miss it
  8. Place the pan in another bigger baking pan with high rim. Fill the outside pan till halfway with boiling water
  9. Now put this in the oven and bake it at 160C for 25-30 mins. Without opening the door of the oven, see if the top of the cheesecake looks dry-ish and levelled. If so, let it remain in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  10. Take it out and gently take the springform pan out of the water bath
  11. Wipe the base and sides and let it cool down for another 5 minutes or so
  12. Run a knife along the edge of the cheesecake to loosen it. Release the bottom and push it out.
  13. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow it to set before serving

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