How to make the best New york cheesecake recipe

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When you have a simple cake recipe like this in your repertoire, you can adapt it for any occasion, going big on the decoration or keeping to a gentle dusting of icing sugar.

Ingredients

85g butter
140g digestive biscuits, made into fine crumbs
1 tbsp sugar, granulated or golden caster
900g Philadelphia cheese, or other full-fat soft cheese
250g golden caster sugar
3 tbsp plain flour
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon (about 2 tsp)
1 ½ tsp lemon juice
3 large eggs, plus 1 yolk
284ml carton soured cream
142ml carton soured cream
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
2 tsp lemon juice

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