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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Easy Sweetened Condensed Milk Cheesecake

This cheesecake only takes a handful of ingredients, but results in a smooth and creamy dessert every time. It's so good my sister requested it for her wedding cake!


bite of cheesecake on fork with slice covered in blackberry sauce nearby


     This cheesecake is super simple to make and is basically no fail! I've never had it crack on me. Plus it has the rich goodness of sweetened condensed milk baked, so you know it has to be good! Follow my simple tips and you'll be enjoying your own perfect cheesecake as well.


  I love cheesecake! My aunt Donna spoils me (and she makes a good cheesecake!)

    She makes original cheesecakes, chocolate cheesecakes, round cheesecakes, square cheesecakes and they are all yummy!

    So of course I had to make her cheesecake recipe very early in this blog's life.  It was delicious, of course!

   The best part is the recipe is easy and I never have any problems with it cracking. That's saying something for cheesecake!

heart shaped cheesecake with chocolate hearts on top


   So, when my sister requested I make cheesecake (along with a host of other desserts) for her wedding, I immediately knew which recipe I was going to turn to.

    She wanted plain cheesecake with a few toppings.  So I made two cheesecakes, cherry topping, lemon curd, crushed chocolate cookies, chocolate hearts, fresh whipped cream and so on.

    They were all delicious!  But that was all the way back in 2016 and I know this recipe is worth a revisit.

cheesecake slice served with lemon curd and one served with cherries and whipped cream
 

     Luckily it is super simple to whip up, so I made another one for you all.  I shot a quick video while I was at it to show you how easy it really is.

     This time we enjoyed it with some fresh picked giant blackberries from our backyard patch.  I also whipped up a quick and easy blackberry sauce.

     The combination of the creamy cheesecake and the sweet-tart berries is amazing. It was a perfect summer treat!

    So if you need a fail-safe cheesecake recipe, this one is for you.  It makes a great textured cheesecake that is the perfect mix of creamy and just the right density.

  But don't take my word for it, get to baking!

lifting slice of cheesecake out of whole dessert, ready to serve


Why this cheesecake recipe is the best


There's basically no measuring! In fact, this is one of those simple recipes you could commit to memory after making it a couple of times.

The texture is delicious! It's not too dense, it's just creamy and delicious.

It's not too sweet either. It is perfectly balanced to be enjoyed on its own or with a variety of toppings.

It never cracks on me!


two slices of cheesecake with blackberry sauce

Tips for getting that perfect creamy texture


Beat the cream cheese really well before adding anything else. This is your only real chance to get all of the lumps out.

Once you start adding more liquid, it gets harder to beat out chunks of cream cheese.  So make sure it's softened, beat it well and scrape the sides of the bowl a few 5imes before you move on.

Add the remaining ingredients a bit at a time to make sure they incorporate well. It's worth taking a couple of minutes to do it right.

Once you start adding the eggs,  keep the mixer on low. You don't want to incorporate air at this point.

Give the cheesecake a couple of good taps on the counter before you put it in the oven. That helps get any air bubbles out.

slice of cheesecake on plate with remaining cake in background

Tips for avoiding a cracked cheesecake


How do you avoid a crack without a water bath? Bake the cheesecake low and slow and let it cool slowly too.

This allows the cheesecake to bake through evenly. It helps give it that amazing texture as well.

whole cheesecake on cake stand


Cooling it too quickly can also cause a crack. Once it is set, I like to turn off the oven and crack the door open but leave the cheesecake inside.

    After about ten or fifteen minutes, I move the cheesecake to the counter to cool to room temperature. Then it goes in the fridge to chill.

The gradual cooling makes such a difference!

Watch me make it on YouTube

easy cheesecake Youtube video thumbnail



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Easy Sweetened Condensed Milk Cheesecakehttps://youtu.be/HdqKH7I1A2gThis cheesecake is super simple to make and is basically no fail! I've never had it crack on me. Plus it has the rich goodness of sweetened condensed milk baked, so you know it has to be good! Follow my simple tips and you'll be enjoying your own perfect cheesecake as well.https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dXKTOhf3QvI/Xz8x0jQ2A-I/AAAAAAABAqo/_DJEJ-7fiL0xw3DaxRlQxenNiQf5Yy12gCNcBGAsYHQ/s400/cheesecake%2Bthumb.jpg2020-08-23
Yield: 12 Servings (1 9" cheesecake)
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Easy Sweetened Condensed Milk Cheesecake

Easy Sweetened Condensed Milk Cheesecake

This cheesecake is super simple to make and is basically no fail! I've never had it crack on me. Plus it has the rich goodness of sweetened condensed milk baked, so you know it has to be good! Follow my simple tips and you'll be enjoying your own perfect cheesecake as well.
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 1 H & 10 MTotal time: 1 H & 25 M

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract (or almond or flavor of your choice)
  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F
  2. Place the graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of a 9" springform pan, add the butter. Mix together and press into the bottom of the pan. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  3. Make sure the cream cheese is really softened to it is smooth.Whip the cream cheese until completely smooth, being sure the scrape the sides of your bowl a couple of times. Beat in the condensed milk and extracts until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time beating until just combined. You don't want to whip to much air into the mixture at this point.
  5. Pour onto the crust. Thump it on the counter a couple of times to get out any big air bubbles.
  6. Bake until the middle doesn't jiggle, about an hour
  7. Let cool and then chill at least a couple of hours, preferably over night.
Calories
446.73
Fat (grams)
29.94
Sat. Fat (grams)
17.03
Carbs (grams)
35.75
Fiber (grams)
0.36
Net carbs
35.40
Sugar (grams)
29.15
Protein (grams)
9.85
Sodium (milligrams)
336.99
Cholesterol (grams)
144.59
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This cheesecake is super simple to make and is basically no fail! I've never had it crack on me. Plus it has the rich goodness of sweetened condensed milk baked, so you know it has to be good! Follow my simple tips and you'll be enjoying your own perfect cheesecake as well.



20 comments:

  1. Love cheesecake and this one looks so good...and easy too!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! It is definitely a favorite in our family!

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  2. YUM!!! I love cheesecake too and the sweetened condensed milk in this....scrumptious!!

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    1. It makes it so easy and so good! Thanks, Andrea!

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  3. Looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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  4. This looks like a really easy and delicious recipe! I love the picture of the heart shaped cake and the love sign, gorgeous! I'd have to try it with all the toppings 😀

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    1. It was good with them all (not that I tried them all... I mean, of course I did!) It was a fun set up for a small wedding in my parents' farmstead.

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  5. Cheesecake is a favorite in my house and this one looks delicious!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you a fantastic 2017!
    Miz Helen

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  7. My husband Looooves cheesecake, so I'll have to give this one a try!

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    1. This is an easy version and we always love the results! I hope he does too!

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  8. Love the video and love that you don't have to use a water bath!!!

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  9. Yum, this looks delicious! I left a comment on your video and a thumbs up!
    Have a sweet weekend,
    Kippi

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