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


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
  3. 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.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.

  1. Add in the sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined.
  2. Beat in the eggs one at a time, making sure each one is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  3. Stir in the heavy cream until just combined.
  4. Pour the cheesecake batter into the prepared crust and smooth out the top.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set and the edges are lightly golden.

  1. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Once cooled, cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, before serving.
  3. To serve, remove the cheesecake from the pan and slice it into pieces.

Enjoy your delicious Woolworth Cheesecake!

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