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



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.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours. Serve and enjoy a slice!


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