Mother-in-law’s Cheese Cake

I was always intimidated about the prospect of making home made cheese cake; but, that was until my mother-in-law shared her recipe with me. It’s actually quite simple – and delicious!

At my husband’s request, I’ll be making this for Thanksgiving so I thought I’d share it with you: (P.S. Make this cheese cake the day before you need it.)

Recipe: My Mother-in-Law’s Cheese Cake


  • 1 lb cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 lb creamed or small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 pt sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Grease the bottom of spring-form pan and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Using a fork, smash the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix together and then blend in a blender about one cup at a time until smooth. (As you finish blending, pour directly into the prepared spring-form pan.)
  5. Put the filled spring-form pan into a larger pan and fill the larger pan with 2 cups of water.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven 1 – 1 1/4 hours.  The cheese cake should giggle a little in the middle when done (don’t let it brown!).
  7. When done, take the spring-form pan out of the larger one and set aside for one (1) hour.
  8. Cover and then refrigerate overnight.

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(Linked to Recipe Roundtable.)

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  1. Yum!! I can see why he requests this. Carol have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!
    Jen @ BigBinder…recently posted…Recipe Roundtable – Freezer Meals!My Profile

  2. That sounds wonderfully amazing and the perfect solution for my evening sweet tooth!
    Victoria…recently posted…Wine guest logMy Profile

  3. This sure sounds good. I’ll have to try it.
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