whole pie and slice of classic cheesecake with cinnamon dusting

Classic Cheesecake

A creamy, classic cheesecake dessert that's enhanced with a vanilla greek yogurt topping and a pinch of cinnamon!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Chilling / Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Course: Dairy, Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: cheesecake with greek yogurt, classic easy cheesecake recipe, simple baked cheesecake recipe, yogurt cheesecake recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 69kcal



Cheesecake Batter

  • 2 8 oz. pkgs. Cream Cheese Blocks softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. Madagascar vanilla bean extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 6 oz. ready-to-use graham cracker crust

Yogurt Topping

  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • pinch of cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a stand or electric mixer, until blended. Add eggs; beat until blended.
  • Pour into crust and bake for 40 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  • After removing from the oven and letting cool for about 15 minutes, apply the yogurt to the top and sprinkle some cinnamon.
    whole classic cheesecake with cinnamon dusting
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours. Serve and enjoy a slice!



Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0.003g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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