Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping Recipe

Jessica Published March 15, 2020

Indulge in gourmet-level cheesecake without waiting for a seat with this Cheesecake Factory recipe copycat!


How To Make Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping

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240 mins
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  • 1 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 5 tbsp. butter melted
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar omit if using sweetened, frozen berries
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 1 cup fresh or individually frozen berries cleaned and hulled (use whole or if preferred, cut into smaller pieces)


  • Preheat Oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Fill a large pan filled with ½ water in oven
  • To make topping:
  • In a glass bowl, cut the strawberries in quarters and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Mix well and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Make crust:
  • Mix graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon and margarine until
  • Press crumbs into the bottom of the pan and line with parchment paper.
  • Freeze crust until solid
  • Mix cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, salt and vanilla with an electric mixer and blend until creamy, scraping the sides. Whisk eggs and add to cream cheese mixture.
  • ix until well blended.
  • Pour the cheesecake mix into the crust and carefully place into the water bath.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, then turn down oven to 350 degrees F and bake until the top of the cake turns golden. Then, let cheesecake cool on a rack.
  • Pour topping on cheesecake and serve!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 3680kcal | Carbohydrates: 426g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 199g | Saturated Fat: 106g | Cholesterol: 1420mg | Sodium: 3011mg | Potassium: 1686mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 304g | Vitamin A: 7240IU | Vitamin C: 264mg | Calcium: 632mg | Iron: 14mg


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