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.

Semper Fi!


5 Packages of 8 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature

1 1/5 Cups of Sugar

4 Eggs

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

Raspberry Jam


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.

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7 Responses to Cheesecake

  1. Mmmm… my biggest weakness in life!

  2. Mitzie Mee says:

    What a beautiful cake. If it just tastes half as delicious as it looks, I must definitely try that recipe:)

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