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Cheesecake Recipe That Will Serve 20

Who doesn’t love Cheesecake?

I’ve been making this cheesecake for quite a few years now and I must say it’s one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had. Perfect size if you have a large family or if you are designated to bring dessert to a family reunion, bridal shower, or a potluck dinner. It will serve 20 – 30 people depending on how you slice it. Usually a thin slice of this decadent cheesecake is enough to satisfy a cheesecake lover.

Cook Time (Does not include cooling time of 30 minutes or the cooling time in the refrigerator)

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

40 min

55 min

1 hour 35 min

20 servings

Starting With The Pastry

Ingredients Needed For the Crust

  • 1 ¼ Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Cup of Margarine softened
  • ¼ Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg yolk
  • Grated Peel of 1 small lemon

Making The Pastry

  1. In a small bowl with a mixer set on low speed, beat flour together with margarine, sugar, egg yolk, and grated lemon peel.
  2. Shape the dough into a small ball and wrap it well in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Pre-heat your oven to 400° F.
  4. Press one third of the dough onto the bottom of a 10” x 2 ½” spring form pan. Keep the remaining dough refrigerated.
  5. Bake the crust eight minutes, or until golden.
  6. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  7. Turn up the oven to 475° F.

Cheesecake Filling

Ingredients Needed

  • 5 – 8oz. Packages of Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 ¾ Cups of Sugar
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • ¼ Cup of Milk
  • 3 TBS. of All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • Grated Peel of 1 small lemon
  • Fresh Fruit for the topping or you can also use a can of cherry pie filling. It is lovely just plain too.

Making The Filling

  1. In a large bowl with your mixer set at medium speed beat cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Slowly beat in the sugar and scrape the bowl often to make sure that the cream cheese and sugar are well mixed.
  3. Add eggs, milk, flour, egg yolks and grated lemon peel. Beat for five minutes.
  4. Press the remaining dough around the sides of your spring pan, to within 1” of the top of the pan.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture into the pan.

Baking, Cooling, Removing From Spring Form Pan

  1. Bake for 12 minutes, and then turn your oven down to 350° F. Bake for 35 minutes and turn the oven off. Let the cheesecake sit in the oven for 30 more minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool completely on a rack. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until it is well chilled.
  3. Once the cheesecake is firm, take a spatula and loosen pan side from the cake and remove. Loosen the cake from the bottom of the pan and slide onto a large serving plate.
  4. If adding fresh fruit or canned fruit I would do this just before serving.

Refrigerate any leftovers, should you have any.

This cheesecake does take a bit of time to prepare but it is well worth all the effort.

Do you like cheesecake? Please Rate this recipe.

What Kind Of Cheesecake Do You Like?

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 24, 2020:

Tam, sorry but I can't really say as I've never tried to do this with this recipe before.

Tam on September 22, 2020:

Do you think this will turn out if I can add 2 c. melted white chocolate chips to this? I need a cheesecake that serves 20 with white choc and raspberry topping... please help!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 06, 2020:

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Theblogchick, Thanks so much!

Theblogchick from United States on January 05, 2020:

This is an awesome cheese cake recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 26, 2017:

Glad I could help Nancy, please let me know how you like them. I may have to make them myself :)

Nancy Hinchliff from Essex Junction, Vermont on November 26, 2017:

Susan, The Pumpkin bars look scrumptious. I copied the recipe and will make them for Christmas to take to my daughter's house.


Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 26, 2017:

Here is a recipe I found for you that you might like Rachel.

Rachel on November 16, 2017:

How would I make a pumpkin cheesecake for 20 people

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 03, 2016:

Thanks Sylvestermouse! I'm going to make this for Christmas dinner dessert this year. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on December 03, 2016:

Yes, everybody loves cheesecake! It is my family's favorite dessert and you recipe sounds delicious. You made it sound so very easy too.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 22, 2016:

Paula, How are you? Always so nice to see you. Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and especially your twin grandchildren. Have a wonderful holiday season too!

Suzie from Carson City on November 18, 2016:

Hey Susan! At least every year at Thanksgiving time, I can count on seeing your beautiful, smiling face and saying "Hello!"...I hope you are well & that you & your family have a great celebration on Thanksgiving. Speaking of your family...our twins are so damned cute, son sends me pictures and I could just reach out and squeeze them. Hello to your twins! Peace, Paula

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 19, 2012:

alekhouse, Thanks and I hope that you enjoy the recipe too :) Merry Christmas!

Nancy Hinchliff from Essex Junction, Vermont on December 18, 2012:

Love cheesecake...any kind. And loved the cheesecake song almost as much. Have saved it to share with friends and family

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 05, 2012:

Christy, You're a great baker and I know it will come out great for you.

Christy Zutautas on October 05, 2012:

I'm definitely going to try to make one of these one day. Looks a bit challenging but it would be well worth the effort if it turns out well.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 27, 2012:

Pinkchic, I've been tempted to more than a couple of pieces but I think I would end up with a bad case of heartburn as it's so rich.

Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on January 27, 2012:

Yum - this instantly made my mouth water. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts - but so dangerous at the same time! I could see myself eating all 20 servings here ;)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 08, 2012:

itsmonkeyboy, Hi nice to meet you. Please let me know if you enjoy this recipe and thank you.

itsmonkeyboy from London, UK on January 08, 2012:

I love cheesecake and yours sounds fantastic! I've made cheesecake before but not for years. I think I'm going to have to borrow your recipe when we next have a dinner party. Thank you!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 28, 2011:

Sharyn and Tammy, Thanks.

Tammy from North Carolina on December 28, 2011:

That is almost enough for the hoppers.. MMMM... cheesecake is wonderful!

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on December 27, 2011:

I admit, I am a cheesecakeaholic. This one sounds yummy. Thanks for the recipe Susan.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 22, 2011:

MzTaylorstake, It does take awhile to make but once you taste it you'll be glad you made it :) Please do let me know when you make it. Thanks.

MzTaylorstake from Bay of Plenty, New Zealand on December 21, 2011:

This looks good and not too complicated to make (eeek!) - I have printed it and will definitely have to try it sometime! When I do, I'll let you know how I go :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 21, 2011:

Nell, Hope that you enjoy this one :) Thanks

Nell Rose from England on December 20, 2011:

Hi, I could eat cheesecake for ever! lol! its my favorite thing in the world to eat, so I am definitely going to try this, and if it turns out okay, I won't have to buy another made one again, thanks!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 20, 2011:

RH, Hope you and your mom enjoy this cheesecake.

Martie, Happy Baking :)

Martie Coetser from South Africa on December 20, 2011:

Delicious! It is already melting on my tongue. Thanks for the recipe, Susan. You are putting me in a mood for baking :))

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on December 20, 2011:

I want some right now! It would go great with my coffee. That is my favorite - I am going to try this before Christmas and if it works I'll take it to my moms! She will LOVE this - it's her all time favorite:)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 20, 2011:

celebritie, Thanks for stopping by to read my recipe and for your comment.

Steph, Have not yet had the red velvet, but I'll try any cheesecake :) Thanks

Hyphenbird, Hope that you enjoy this one.

MM, Once you make your first one you'll keep making them :)

Olita, :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 20, 2011:

KKG, Hope that you enjoy it.

Olita on December 20, 2011:

mnom mnooooOOMmmm

Movie Master from United Kingdom on December 20, 2011:

I have never made cheesecake and it's time I did! the recipe sounds nice and straighforward - thank you for the inspirataion! voted up

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on December 19, 2011:

We love us some cheesecake. Neither of us have a sweet tooth but we love good cheesecake. Thanks for the recipe. I will make one as soon as I can.

Stephanie Marshall from Bend, Oregon on December 19, 2011:

Love NY cheesecake - the classic that melts in your mouth, as you promise... yum! Cheesecake is so rich, I usually don't enjoy the flavored varieties, but if there was a red velvet cheesecake, I'm sure I'd have to try that! Rated up!

celebritie on December 19, 2011:

Cheese cake is such a yummy treat.

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on December 19, 2011:

I love any kind of cheesecake. Your recipe sounds wonderfully rich and delicious. I will be trying it.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 19, 2011:

Seeker, You're welcome and I hope you make this one and enjoy it as much as I do.

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on December 19, 2011:

I love cheesecake so couldn't resist having a look. One problem is I have never actually tried to make one. However, your instructions are excellent and the finished cheesecake looks so delicious I've been inspired to have a go! Many thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 19, 2011:

Dave, Hope you enjoy the recipe. I've made cheese cakes with a graham cracker pie shell and also with a chocolate cookie base. Vanilla wafers work well too. This one is my all time favorite.

Dave Mathews from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA on December 19, 2011:

Susan: Thank you I will have to give your recipe a try. It sounds yummie.

I love cheescake, and I also love its versatility, that it can come in any particular flavor one chooses to add in the filling such as cocoa, coffee, etc.

One can also use a graham cracker pie shell or even a chocolate cookie base but through a blender.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 19, 2011:

adrienne, My favorite is plain as well.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 19, 2011:

Cardisa, I don't think I've ever had Christmas pudding, unless I did as a child and do not remember it.

drbj, Wish I could get my neighbors to bake for me :)

cardelean, Hope that you enjoy it.

Eddy, Thanks and have a great day.

b.Malin, I thought it was funny when I went to YouTube to see if there was a cheesecake song. I think you can find just about anything on that site.

b. Malin on December 19, 2011:

And who doesn't LOVE Cheesecake. Wonderful Recipe Susan, as always, and Wonderful Treat for the Holidays...I also Enjoyed the "Cheesecake" song. So a Big Thank YOU!

Eiddwen from Wales on December 19, 2011:

Another one for me to bookmark into my 'Recipes'slot.

Thank you so mcuh for sharing and here's comes to so many more to share on here.

Take care and enjoy your day.


cardelean from Michigan on December 19, 2011:

Looks and sounds delicious. I love all kinds of cheesecake. One of the great things about it is that a little bit goes a long way. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Bookmarking it for future use!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on December 18, 2011:

This looks like an enchanting cheesecaske recipe, Susan. I shall give it to one of my neighbors who loves to bake stuff. Myself, when it comes to baking, I have a black thumb.

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on December 18, 2011:

I love cheese cake, my favorite cake next to Christmas pudding.

Fierce Manson from Atlanta on December 18, 2011:

Hi Susan, I loooovvveee cheesecake. A lady in my class made cheesecake for the class from time to time. She was an awesome baker. My favorite cheesecake is just plain newyork style cheesecake.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 18, 2011:

Lord, Glad to hear it :)

Joseph De Cross from New York on December 18, 2011:

Sorry Tammy! Left three slices, since I ate five as I commented on some "hubber's rants"...Now I'm full!. Hey Susan, will keep this one bookmarked for good..I mean for better days! I'm stuffed know?


Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 18, 2011:

Melvoy, Cheesecake is one of the food I cannot resist :)

lord, LOL hope you enjoy your store bought cake :)

Tammy, He is cheating :) Thanks Tammy. If I'm in a hurry I'll do the no bake ones but this one is to die for.

Ruby, Your piece is on its way via email. Hope it doesn't get too squished.:)

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 18, 2011:

I'll take a big piece. I love cheesecake..Thank you Susan..

Tammy from North Carolina on December 18, 2011:

Lord.. you are supposed to bake one. That is cheating...

Well done Susan. My family adores cheese cake. Some recipes just don't cut it. This one looks good.. no no bake cheese cake at my house. Thanks.. MMMM...

Joseph De Cross from New York on December 18, 2011:

Cheezee! Nice picture..actually I'm going out to get me one..enough of staring!

Yvonne Spence from UK on December 18, 2011:

I love cheesecake, and this one looks tasty.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 18, 2011:

Frank, It really is easy to make if you follow the recipe :) Thanks for both comments, I actually only got this one.

missolive, Thank you and hope you enjoy it.

Linda, It doesn't like me either but sometimes I just have to have it :)

Tina, Thanks and I hope you like it.

Cags, Thank you for coming by to have a look see. I appreciate it and thank for the help earlier.

Sunshine, Thanks.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on December 18, 2011:

Y-U-M-M-Y!!! If I wasn't banning sweets in my house on any day that doesn't end in a letter Y I would attempt to make this but oh well.... Voted Up and delish!!

Raymond D Choiniere from USA on December 18, 2011:

Nicely written hub, however, I don't eat cheesecake and no one in my family does either. But, I'm sure plenty of people do eat it, so it will be very helpful to others. :)

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on December 18, 2011:

I love cheesecake so I will definitely try this one! A decadent cheesecake are irresistible:) Thanks for sharing Susan, I bookmark this one!


LindaSmith1 from USA on December 18, 2011:

Yummy! Only one little problem. Cheesecake does not like me. I love cheescake though.

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on December 18, 2011:

Bookmarked! This sounds great Susan. I will certainly give this one a try. Thank you for sharing.

Voted up and sharing :)

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 18, 2011:

Simple, it looks good I think I could even make it. yeah:) sent a comment before and it vanished so Susan this is my second comment to this hub.. if the other shows up ignore one of them thanks :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 18, 2011:

It's like a NewYork Cheesecake if you've had those. Not really cake like at all. Very rich and it melts in your mouth.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on December 18, 2011:

Ok Susan - admittedly I'm not a good baker but I'll never stop trying! I love cheese cake and I was wondering if you could tell me if this recipe comes out more soft in the middle or is it more "cake" like? You know what I mean? I love the cheese cake that is more of a soft sort of filling - I've had some that is more tough or cakey like in the middle, I like the actual cream cheese like consistency.

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