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Double Crust Cheesecake

Indulge in the heavenly delight of a Double Crust Cheesecake, where rich and creamy cheesecake filling meets a buttery graham cracker crust both on the bottom and top! This decadent dessert is a showstopper, perfect for any occasion or simply to satisfy your sweet cravings. With a combination of luscious cream cheese, whipped cream, and the perfect balance of sweetness, each bite is a symphony of flavors and textures. Follow along as we guide you through the steps to create this sensational cheesecake that will leave everyone craving for more!



  • 1 box of graham crackers (about 27 graham crackers), crushed into fine crumbs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter, melted


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch (or more powdered sugar)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Prepare Crust Mixture: Combine crushed graham crackers, light brown sugar, and melted butter until evenly saturated. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9″ springform pan, packing it tightly. Place the pan in the freezer to set.
  2. Whip Heavy Cream: Using a hand or stand mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar or cornstarch to stabilize and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
  3. Prepare Cheesecake Filling: In a separate bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add sour cream, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and remaining powdered sugar. Beat until fluffy and well combined.
  4. Fold in Whipped Cream: Gently fold half of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until incorporated. Repeat with the remaining whipped cream.
  5. Assemble Cheesecake: Remove the chilled crust from the freezer and pour the filling over it, smoothing it out evenly. Sprinkle half of the remaining crust mixture over the filling, press gently, and repeat with the remaining crust mixture.
  6. Chill: Cover the cheesecake with parchment paper and press down firmly. Wrap the springform pan in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  7. Slice and Serve: Once chilled, slice the cheesecake and serve. For added freshness, serve with fresh strawberries on the side.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

  1. Can I use a different type of cookie for the crust?
    • Yes, you can use other cookies like vanilla wafers or digestive biscuits for a different crust flavor.
  2. Can I make this cheesecake in advance?
    • Yes, this cheesecake can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for several days before serving.
  3. How can I prevent cracks on the surface of the cheesecake?
    • Ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing, avoid overmixing, and bake the cheesecake in a water bath to prevent cracks.
  4. Can I freeze leftover cheesecake?
    • Yes, leftover cheesecake slices can be wrapped individually and frozen for up to one month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  5. Can I use low-fat ingredients for a lighter version of this cheesecake?
    • While you can use low-fat cream cheese and whipped topping, keep in mind that it may affect the texture and flavor of the cheesecake.
  6. How do I know when the cheesecake is set?
    • The cheesecake is set when the edges are firm, and the center is slightly jiggly. It will continue to set as it chills in the refrigerator.
  7. Can I add other toppings to the cheesecake?
    • Yes, you can customize the cheesecake with toppings like chocolate ganache, fruit compote, or caramel sauce for added flavor.
  8. Can I use a different pan if I don’t have a springform pan?
    • While a springform pan is ideal for easy removal, you can use a regular cake pan lined with parchment paper for similar results.


  1. Press the crust mixture firmly into the pan to ensure a solid base for the cheesecake.
  2. Use room temperature cream cheese to prevent lumps and achieve a smooth filling.
  3. Allow the cheesecake to chill for the recommended time to set properly and develop flavors.
  4. For neat slices, use a sharp knife dipped in hot water and wiped clean between cuts.

With these detailed instructions, FAQs, and tips, you’re ready to create a magnificent Double Crust Cheesecake that will impress any dessert enthusiast. Enjoy the creamy richness and delightful crunch of this irresistible dessert masterpiece! 🍰

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