Magazine Mondays: New York Cheesecake

Magazine Mondays is an event held by Ivonne at Cream Puffs in Venice. Once a week, bloggers are invited to post a recipe made from a magazine and submit the post to Ivonne. I think it’s a great way to motivate you to actually use your magazines!


This week, I decided to make New York-Style Cheesecake (in celebration of National Dessert Day) from an issue of Martha Stewart Living. Of course, I didn’t make the recipe as it was written. I used demerar sugar in place of granulated white sugar. And I must admit that I undercooked the cake slightly. But it still tasted wonderful!

New York-Style Cheesecake

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Adapted from Martha Stewart Living, May 2004


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting work surface
  • Cheesecake-Crust Dough (recipe follows)
  • 7 eight-ounce packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups demerara sugar or granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Butter, for greasing the pan
  • Boiling water, for water bath
  • Large, shallow roasting pan, for water bath


For Rolling and Baking the Crust

1.) Make Cheesecake-Crust Dough and chill for the required amount of time. Preheat of to 350°F. Wash out bowl and paddle for stand mixer.

2.)  On a lightly floured sheet of wax paper, roll the Cheesecake-Crust Dough slightly thicker than 1/8 inch. Place the base of a 10-inch springform pan on top of the dough as a guide, then cut the dough. Flip the dough onto the base and remove the wax paper.

3.) Attach sides of pan to base. Wrap the exterior of the pan (including the base) with a double layer of foil. Freeze dough in pan for 15 minutes.

4.) Transfer pan to baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until golden, about 18 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack and allow to cool. Keep oven going.

For Mixing the Cake Batter:

5.) Place the cream cheese the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until fluffy & smooth, about 3 minutes.

6.) In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and flour. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the sugar mixture. Mix until smooth. Add the sour cream and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing each just until combines. Do not overmix.

7.) Butter the sides of the pan. Pour batter into pan over crust. Set the pan in a large, shallow roasting pan. Carefully add the boiling water to roasting pan to reach halfway up the sides of the cake pan.

8.) Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325° F and continue to bake until the cake is golden and set but still slightly wobbly in the center, about 30 minutes more. Turn the oven off. Leave the cake in the oven with the dore slightly ajar for 1 hour.

9.) Transfer cake to cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 6 hours or overnight. Run knife around the edge of the cake before removing the sides of the pan. Serve plain or with your favorite toppings.

Yields approximately 12 servings (we got 16 servings)

Cheesecake-Crust Dough


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup demerara or granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt


1.) Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix. Add the flour and salt and mix just until a dough forms.

2.) Shape the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour or up to 1 day.

Yields enough dough for one 10-inch cheesecake


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7 Responses to “Magazine Mondays: New York Cheesecake”

  1. Melanie says:

    Oh mr goodness! That looks scrumptious!

  2. Samantha says:

    Oh my! I LOVE cheesecake! Esp, New York Style!!! A true weakness for me! :P

  3. Ivonne says:


    First of all, congratulations on a most beautiful cheesecake! I have bookmarked that very recipe and have yet to try it so thank you for inspiring me. Secondly, congratulations on a most charming and beautiful blog! So glad that you introduced yourself through Magazine Mondays!

  4. […] Erica from the charming Cooking for Seven made a New York Cheesecake from Martha Stewart Living. […]

  5. wic says:

    this looks so delicious that I will have to bake one.

  6. Wendy says:

    Wow, that looks so good! I’m a huge fan of cheesecake but have never attempted to make it on my own, so I’m looking forward to this :). I work with Del Monte and if you’re interested in more dessert ideas, look out for Fruit Chillers. They’re a frozen treat loaded with real fruit, and can help create great desserts (like homemade frozen yogurt). Check out our site and browse through recipes, grab some coupons too!

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