In honor of the 237th Marine Corps Birthday, my brother-in-law, who is a former Marine, wanted a cheesecake for the event. Here is the simple, homemade recipe.
5 Packages of 8 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
1 1/5 Cups of Sugar
1 ¼ Cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs (10 whole graham crackers crushed)
¼ Cups of Sugar
6 Tbsp of Melted Unsalted Butter
One Cup of Sour Cream
¼ Cup of All Purpose Flour
Pure Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
How to Prepare:
Pre-heat the oven to 350.
Wrap a 3 by 10 cake sheet in foil at the bottom.
Crush the graham crackers.
In a bowl, add the graham crackers, the butter and ¼ cup of sugar and mix together then grease the cake sheet and add the mixture to the bottom and spread evenly.
Put in the oven for 8 minutes.
For the filling, mix in the previous bowl the cream cheese, the sugar, eggs, sour cream and flour and one teaspoon of vanilla extract and a little lemon zest and ½ tsp of salt.
Put the filling over the crushed graham crackers and put in the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes then cool it outside of the oven for an hour and a half and put in the fridge overnight.
After cooling the cheesecake in the fridge overnight, I decorated the top of the cake with a layer of jam (Warm it on the stove for a minute) and berries.