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Lion House Restaurant-Style Cheesecake Recipe

Restaurant worthy cheesecake you can make at home!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 25 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best cheesecake recipe, cheesecake, Cheesecake dessert, copycat cheesecake
Servings: 8
Calories: 582kcal


  • 10" springform pan
  • Mixing Bowl (2)



  • cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted


  • 24 ounces cream cheese 3 (8 ounce packages), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter until crumbly.
  • Press crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Add vanilla and lemon juice and combine thoroughly.
  • Pour mixture into springform pan, filling to within half an inch of the top of the pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the middle is set, checking after 1 hour.
  • When cheesecake is almost done baking, beat together topping ingredients.
  • Pour over baked cheesecake and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let cook completely.
  • Store cheesecake in the fridge until ready to serve.


Some of our favorite Cheesecake Toppings:
  • coconut shreds
  • crushed peanuts
  • crushed almonds
  • crushed pecans
  • crushed walnuts
  • mini M & M’s
  • Oreos
  • Candybar (Kit Kat, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfingers, Heath Bar, Snickers etc).
  • Peanut Butter Drizzle
  • White Chocolate Drizzle
  • Peanut Butter chips
  • crushed graham crackers
  • fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, raspberries, etc.)
  • fruit glaze (I love strawberry glaze on this. If you can’t find it at the store, you could also drizzle on a sweet fruit jam as well).
  • hot fudge
  • melted chocolate or chocolate sauce


Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1mg