Velvet Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to create the crust.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Stir in sour cream, vanilla bean paste, and salt, until well combined.
  6. Pour the cheesecake batter over the crust in the pan.
  7. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.
  8. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door ajar for an hour.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before refrigerating for several hours or overnight.
  10. 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.

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