Velvet Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Rich, indulgent, and infused with the exquisite essence of vanilla beans, this Velvet Vanilla Bean Cheesecake is a dessert that takes your taste buds on a sublime journey. Imagine a velvety-smooth, creamy cheesecake with a delicate speckling of vanilla bean goodness that melts in your mouth, leaving behind a symphony of flavors.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and grease a 9-inch springform pan.
- In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to create the crust.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Stir in sour cream, vanilla bean paste, and salt, until well combined.
- Pour the cheesecake batter over the crust in the pan.
- Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.
- Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door ajar for an hour.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before refrigerating for several hours or overnight.
- Once fully chilled, slice and serve the cheesecake, optionally topped with fresh berries or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: One 9-inch cheesecake (about 12 servings)
Indulge in the luxurious delight of Velvet Vanilla Bean Cheesecake. Its velvety texture, heavenly vanilla aroma, and delightful sweetness make it a show-stopping dessert for any occasion.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320 | Total Fat: 22g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g
With every bite of this Velvet Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, you’ll experience the perfect harmony of creamy cheesecake and the aromatic charm of real vanilla bean. It’s a dessert that embodies sophistication and comfort, making it ideal for celebrations or even as a comforting treat to lift your spirits. The crust, a delicate balance of buttery graham cracker goodness, provides a satisfying contrast to the melt-in-your-mouth filling. Serve it at your next gathering, and watch as your guests are captivated by its flavor and elegance.