Strawberry Cheesecake

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

This recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake is the real deal. You’ll be guided, step-by-step, through making a homemade cheesecake – even if you’ve never made one before.

Cheesecake is everything. It just is. I would try almost anything that has even a hint of cheesecake flavor. A few favorites are these Bailey’s Cheesecake Bars and the incredible Sopapilla Blueberry Cheesecake Bars. If you’re looking for something you can make for a crowd, whether a family reunion or pot luck, those are solid choices.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Baking cheesecakes remain a mystery to some folks. It can seem challenging. After all, it’s not a fast dessert to whip up. You’ve got to be in a cheesecake baking mood.

The prep time is about 40 minutes. The baking time is an hour. And even though it’ll be painful to wait, it needs to cool for at least 2 hours.

Not to mention the dilemma of the springform pan. Of course, there is no great mystery about a springform pan. It’s not like it’s an exotic piece of baking equipment. But, unless you have baked a cheesecake before, you probably don’t have one.

It’s not like they are a kitchen must-have, like a cookie sheet or a 9 x 13 pan. The good news is you can pick one up for less than $10.

This is the best recipe ever for a homemade Strawberry Cheesecake!

Uh-Oh. Your cheesecake cracked!

It happens to the best of us. Cheesecakes don’t like to have lots of air beaten into them, so be sure to dial back the mixer to a low speed. Go slow. Baby your cheesecake mixture. Be gentle.

Once it comes out of the oven, quickly run a knife along the edges of the pan. If the cheesecake is stuck to the edges of the pan, it will crack as it cools.

However, a cracked cheesecake is only aesthetic. It’s still cheesecake! Cover up those cracks with the strawberry sauce and whipped cream. No one will ever know and your dessert will look a million bucks.

This is the best recipe ever for a homemade Strawberry Cheesecake!
This is the best recipe ever for a homemade Strawberry Cheesecake!
5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Cheesecake

This recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake is the real deal. Creamy cheesecake filling is baked on top of a graham cracker crust, and covered with strawberry sauce and whipped cream. You'll be guided, step-by-step, through making a homemade cheesecake – even if you've never made one before.
Servings: 12
Prep: 40 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total: 3 hours 40 minutes



  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted sweet cream butter melted


  • 32 ounces cream cheese softened (4 8-ounce packages)
  • 1 ⅓ cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs

Strawberry Sauce

Whipped cream



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9-inch springform pan with pam baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter until combined.
  • Press crust mixture into the bottom of the springform pan and 2 inches up the sides.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool while you make the filling.


  • Turn oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  • Using a large mixing bowl and hand mixer, beat until creamy the cream cheese.
  • Mix in the sugar, sour cream, vanilla and salt until combined.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time until combined after each egg.
  • Pour the filling into the crust.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Turn oven off and allow cheesecake to sit in the closed oven for another hour.
  • Place cheesecake into fridge overnight.

Strawberry sauce

  • Pour strawberry filling into a medium pot and mix in the cut strawberries, turn on to low heat and gradually mix until lightly thin.
  • Allow to cool slightly.

Whipped cream

  • In a large bowl, beat together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until stiff with peaks.
  • Pipe whipped cream around the edge of the cheesecake.
  • Pile the strawberry sauce into the center of the cheesecake.
  • Place into the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Cut into slices and enjoy.

Last Step:

Please leave a rating and comment letting us know how you liked this recipe! This helps our business to thrive and continue providing free, high-quality recipes for you.


  • 1 large piping bag with star tip


Prep time 40 minutes
Baking time 1 hour
Cooling time 2 hours


Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 1347IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1mg


This is the best recipe ever for a homemade Strawberry Cheesecake!

Leave a Review!

We LOVE hearing from you! Submit your question or comment here.

Your email address will not be published.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating:

I accept the Privacy Policy

1 thought on “Strawberry Cheesecake”