We LOVE LOVE LOVE all things cheesecake!! So for the hubby's birthday we went with cheesecake instead of the more traditional birthday cake. I was so excited to make this and then especially to eat it. It lived up to every expectation we had!!!! I
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1 C graham cracker crumbs
1/4 C sugar7 tbsp butter, melted.
Combine butter, sugar and crackers. Mix well. Place in the bottom and up the sides of a 9in springform pan. Bake 8 min. Let cool.
12 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs. Pour mixture into crust. Bake for 45 min. Remove from oven and let it cool to room temperature. Eat as is or top with the following chocolate ganache.
1/4 pound semi-sweet chocolate (I used half a bag of chocolate chips)
1/2 C heavy cream
melt in double broiler on med-high heat. Once creamy, cover cheesecake and let cool.