Double Crust Cheesecake

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If you’re a cheesecake lover, this Double Crust Cheesecake is going to be your new favorite dessert. The luscious, creamy cheesecake filling is nestled between two layers of buttery graham cracker crust. It’s a perfect dessert for any occasion, sure to impress your friends and family with its rich flavor and beautiful presentation. Follow this detailed recipe to create a cheesecake that’s as delicious as it is stunning.



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

Cheesecake Filling:

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


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, light brown sugar, and melted butter until well combined.
    • Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to form the bottom crust. Make sure to press it down firmly and evenly.
    • Reserve the remaining half of the crumb mixture for the top crust.
  2. Bake the Bottom Crust:
    • Bake the bottom crust in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until it is lightly browned.
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool while you prepare the cheesecake filling.
  3. Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
    • In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
    • Add the granulated sugar and mix until well combined.
    • Add the sour cream, powdered sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix until everything is well incorporated and smooth.
    • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully combined and smooth.
  4. Assemble the Cheesecake:
    • Pour half of the cheesecake filling over the cooled bottom crust and spread it evenly.
    • Sprinkle the reserved graham cracker mixture over the cheesecake filling, creating the middle crust layer.
    • Pour the remaining cheesecake filling over the middle crust layer and spread it evenly to the edges of the pan.
  5. Chill the Cheesecake:
    • Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight, until it is fully set.
  6. Serve:
    • Before serving, remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and transfer it to a serving platter.
    • Slice and enjoy this rich, double-crusted cheesecake!

Cook’s Notes:

  • Ensure that the cream cheese is at room temperature before starting to avoid lumps in the cheesecake filling.
  • For an extra touch, you can top the cheesecake with fresh fruit, fruit compote, or a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce.


  1. Chocolate Double Crust Cheesecake:
    • Add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to the graham cracker mixture for a chocolatey twist.
    • Fold 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips into the cheesecake filling.
  2. Berry Double Crust Cheesecake:
    • Add a layer of berry compote or fresh berries between the cheesecake filling layers for a fruity surprise.
  3. Nutty Double Crust Cheesecake:
    • Mix 1/2 cup of finely chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds) into the graham cracker crust for added texture and flavor.
  4. Low-Carb Version:
    • Use almond flour in place of graham crackers and sweeten with a sugar substitute like erythritol.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. Can I make this cheesecake ahead of time?
    • Yes, this cheesecake can be made a day ahead. In fact, it tastes even better the next day as the flavors have more time to meld.
  2. How do I store leftovers?
    • Store leftover cheesecake covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  3. Can I freeze this cheesecake?
    • Yes, you can freeze this cheesecake. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
  4. What can I use instead of graham crackers for the crust?
    • You can use digestive biscuits, vanilla wafers, or even crushed pretzels for a different flavor.
  5. Can I use light cream cheese?
    • Yes, you can use light cream cheese, but keep in mind that the texture may be slightly less rich and creamy.

This Double Crust Cheesecake is a show-stopping dessert that combines the best of both worlds – a rich, creamy filling and a crunchy, buttery crust. It’s perfect for any special occasion or just as a treat for yourself. Enjoy the delightful flavors and share this indulgent dessert with your loved ones. Happy baking!

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