Woolworth Cheesecake is a classic dessert recipe that originated from the Woolworths department store in the United States in the 1960s. Here’s an authentic recipe that will give you a creamy, delicious cheesecake just like the one you would find at the Woolworths lunch counter.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
- In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
- Press the mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan. Use the back of a spoon or a flat-bottomed measuring cup to press the crumbs down firmly.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
- Add in the sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, making sure each one is fully incorporated before adding the next.
- Stir in the heavy cream until just combined.
- Pour the cheesecake batter into the prepared crust and smooth out the top.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set and the edges are lightly golden.
- Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
- Once cooled, cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, before serving.
- To serve, remove the cheesecake from the pan and slice it into pieces.
Enjoy your delicious Woolworth Cheesecake!