Copycat Cheesecake Factory recipe is just like the original

The Cheesecake Factory has never released an official recipe for its signature cheesecake. But a copycat recipe circulating online comes pretty close to replicating the deliciousness of the original.

That’s according to The Kitchn contributor Jesse Szewczyk, who tried this imitator of Cheesecake Factory recipe. (The hearty recipe was originally published in “Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2” before being posted on MyRecipes and become popular online.)

This Cheesecake Factory recipe creates a flavorful dessert with a unique sour cream filling that is spread over the baked cheesecake. This topping covers any cracks that may have formed and adds a nice tart contrast to the softness of the cheesecake and its graham cracker crust.


There are a few crucial points to making this cheesecake recipe a winner, according to Szewczyk. He suggests making an extra graham cracker crust beyond what The Cheesecake Factory recipe suggests. If you double the recipe, you can ensure that the crust goes all the way up the sides of your pan.

The recipe also uses a preheated double boiler ready to hold the unbaked cheesecake in a springform pan. Make sure your eggs are at room temperature. And definitely use butter, not margarine, in the dough. Also add a pinch of salt.

“This is a recipe I will definitely make again,” Szewczyk said. “Maybe that’s really the recipe The Cheesecake Factory uses.”

There are also other well-reviewed imitations of The Cheesecake Factory cheesecake recipes online. The Delight has one with a strawberry filling. Classy kitchen got one for a stacked vanilla bean cheesecake. And Top secret recipes has its own version as well as a bit of history on The Cheesecake Factory. You will, however, have to pay to unlock the full recipe.

The Cheesecake Factory website also offers receipts from its official menu you can try, but none for their original cheesecake.

Are you a fan of The Cheesecake Factory enough to try recreating its famous cheesecake at home?