Decadent Cheese Cake

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Cheese Cake, so creamy, so rich, so decadent.  This cake is wonderful on its own or made extra special drizzled with a sweet, tart fruit topping.  This recipe comes from my mom, it takes a little time but is really, really simple to make.  Everybody loves it, everybody claims its the best!

Ingredients for crust

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

3 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 cup butter melted

1/2 cup pecans crushed

1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions for the crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

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In a bowl mix: graham crackers, sugar, flour, melted butter, pecans, and cinnamon.  Mixture will be crumbly.

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Press mixture into a greased 9″ spring form pan.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes and cool.  While crust is cooling make the filling.

Ingredients for Filling

5 – 8oz packages of cream cheese

1-2/3 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tablespoon almond extract

1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for Filling

Keep oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit.

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Mix: cream cheese, sugar, eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract at medium speed until blended.  Then mix on high speed for 2 minutes.

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Spread onto cool graham cracker crust.

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  Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 40 minutes.  While this is baking prepare the topping.

Ingredients for the Topping

2 cups sour cream

1 teaspoon almond extract

3/4 cup sugar (add it 1/4 cup at a time to taste)

Directions for the Topping

Keep oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit.

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Mix: sour cream, almond, and sugar in the mixer until blended.

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Immediately pour topping over baked cheese cake.  Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

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You have just baked a cheese cake!

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Now refrigerate and let set for at least 6 hours .

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Slice and drizzle with fruit topping if you like.  Click here for raspberry topping.

Serve to your loved ones, you will get extra kisses, I’m positive!

Click here for printable recipe.

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