Brenda Gantt Cheesecake Recipe

Are you craving a delightful dessert that will leave your taste buds begging for more? Look no further than Brenda Gantt cheesecake recipe!

This article will explore the steps to create a mouthwatering Brenda Gantt Cheesecake Recipe that will impress your family and friends.

Brenda Gantt, a renowned food blogger, and culinary expert, has perfected this recipe over the years, making it a favorite among dessert enthusiasts worldwide.

So let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to indulge in a creamy, velvety, and utterly delicious cheesecake!

Brenda Gantt Cheesecake Recipe

Recipe Details:

  • Recipe Time: Preparation – 30 minutes, Baking – 1 hour and 15 minutes, Cooling and Refrigerating – At least 5 hours
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Yield: One 9-inch cheesecake (approximately 12 servings)
  • Calories: Approximately 450 calories per serving (may vary based on specific ingredients and serving size)


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 32 oz (4 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon


Gathering The Ingredients:

  • Collect all the necessary ingredients to ensure a smooth preparation process.

Preparing The Crust:

  • Crush the graham crackers into fine crumbs using a food processor or a sealed plastic bag with a rolling pin.
  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted unsalted butter, and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  • Press the crumb mixture firmly onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to create the crust.

Making The Cheesecake Filling:

  • In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it becomes fluffy and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Gradually add 1 cup of granulated sugar to the cream cheese and continue beating until well combined.
  • Mix in the sour cream and vanilla extract, beating until the filling becomes creamy and rich.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each egg before adding the next.
  • Stir in the lemon zest to provide a zesty twist to the filling.

Baking The Cheesecake:

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C).
  • Wrap the springform pan with aluminum foil to prevent leaks.
  • Place the wrapped pan in a larger roasting pan and pour hot water into the roasting pan, filling it about halfway up the sides of the springform pan. This creates a water bath for even baking.
  • Carefully place the roasting pan with the springform pan inside the preheated oven and bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the cheesecake’s edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.
Brenda Gantt Cheesecake Recipe
Brenda Gantt Cheesecake Recipe

Cooling And Refrigerating:

  • Once the Baking is complete, turn off the oven and allow the cheesecake to cool inside the oven for one hour. This gradual cooling process helps prevent cracks.
  • After cooling, remove the cheesecake from the oven and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight to ensure it sets perfectly.

Toppings And Serving:

  • Before serving, carefully remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and place it on a serving platter.
  • To enhance the presentation and taste, you can add various toppings such as fresh berries, fruit compote, chocolate shavings, or caramel sauce.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving):

  • Total Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 145mg
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Sugars: 25g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Vitamin D: 31.6IU
  • Calcium: 104mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 140mg


Brenda Gantt cheesecake recipe is a divine treat that will leave you and your guests in awe of your culinary prowess. By following the step-by-step guide and paying attention to each detail, you can create a heavenly cheesecake that will delight everyone’s taste buds.

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I am Naznin, the recipe creator and blogger behind Foods Kitchen (since 2021). I like to try new recipes, especially when they are delicious, so those are my recipes... Hope you like it! Thank you for your time!
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