Cherry, strawberry or blueberry topping (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Have ready a 9-inch springform pan, do not grease.
All ingredients must be at room temperature. Mix all ingredients in a large mixer bowl at high speed for 5 minutes. Pour the mixture into the springform pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Turn off the oven, and leave the cheesecake in the oven for 1 more additional hour. Do not open the oven door. After the additional hour in the turned off oven, remove the cheese cake and let cool completely on a wire rack. Go around the edge with a knife; remove the side. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with cherry, strawberry or blueberry topping, if desired. 12 servings.
Source: “Steeped in Tradition”, Wimmer Brothers, 1986