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Recipe: How to make a Philly Cheesecake

By Chef Namal Kalubowila
Last updated on: December 02, 2019 15:04 IST
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Who doesn't love a good cheesecake, especially if it has a tinge of vanilla? Here's a special recipe shared by pastry chef Namal Kalubowila of Movenpick Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka.  

Vanilla Marble Philly Cheesecake

Cook time: 6 hours; Prep time: 40 mins


For the base:

  • 105 gmgraham crackers, crushed
  • 40 gm sugar
  • 40 gm butter

For the filling:

  • 455 gm Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 150 gm icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 360 gm whipping cream


For the crust:

  • In a small bowl, combine the crushed graham crackers, sugar and melted butter. Coat the crushed graham crackers with the butter. In a 7-inch springform pan, spread the mixture in an even layer and press firmly. Set aside.

For the filling:

  • Combine the cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. In a mixer or blender, mix all ingredients at medium speed until soft and smooth.
  • Once the mixture is smooth, add the cream while whisking the mixture at low speed. Gradually increase the speed and whip until the mixture can hold stiff peaks or for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour the filling into the springform pan, over the crust. Refrigerate until the filling is firm. Approximately for 6 hours or overnight.

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