Simple Cheese Cake Recipe

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Simple Cheese Cake Recipe

Strawberry Cheese Cake

   Ingredients required
2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons melted butter
11 oz cream cheese
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups dairy sour cream
whole strawberries, fresh
1/4 cup currant jelly
1 tablespoon water

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Strawberry Cheese Cake Recipe

   Combined crumbs and butter and press into a 9-inch pie pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and blend slowly with an electric beater. When cream cheese is fairly smooth add egg, one at a time, beating mixture well after each addition. Continue beating on low speed. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla. Pour mixture into the prepared crust. Bake for 20 minutes. Blain sour cream with one cup 1/4 cup sugar. Spread mixture evenly over top of pie. Turn off oven heat. Return pie to the oven for 4 minutes. Cool pie briefly then chill until set. Before serving garnish top with whole strawberries (pointed end up). Glaze with currant jelly melted with 1 tbsp of water. Serves six. Use fresh strawberries.

Cheese Cake

   Ingredients required
Mix following til crumbly:
Crust: chill first
10 double graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
combine above and press in bottom and sides of greased 10 1/2 inch spring form pan
1 1/2 lb cream cheese
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup flour
5 eggs, separated
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and mace
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 half teaspoon almond flavor
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven 325 degrees

Instructions for Cheese Cake Recipe

   Combine cream cheese, one cup sugar and salt. Add flour and egg yolks. Beat thoroughly. Mix and lemon juice, nutmeg, mace, vanilla, almond and sour cream. In separate bowl, beat egg whites with 1/4 cup sugar, until stiff, but not dry. Fold into cheese mixture. Poor into chilled crust. Bake one hour and 15 minutes. Cool in oven 1 hour with door open. Finish cooling on rack, then refrigerate until well chilled before removing outer Rim. Pan size is 10 1/2 inches. Serves 12 to 16. Be sure to put pan under cake in oven, on lower rack, to take up condensation.

Pineapple Whipped Cheesecake

   Ingredients required
1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
1 - 9 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
2 - 8 Oz white cream cheese
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup melted margarine or butter
1 package lemon jello
1 cup instant dry milk
juice from pineapple and water to make 1 cup

Instructions for Pineapple Whipped Cheesecake Recipe

   Crust:Make crust with crackers and margarine and press in 9 inch square pan. Chill. Make Jell-O with one cup hot water. Add pineapple juice plus water to make a cup. Do not chill. With electric beater at low speed gradually beat gelatin mix into cream cheese. Chill until very thick but not set. With mixer at high speed beat in 1/4 at a time dry milk. Last fold in pineapple. Beat until double in volume. Chill 2 hours. Use a 9 inch square pan. Serves eight or nine. For Variety, omit pineapple and syrup. Serve topped with cherry, peach or strawberry preserve or frozen fruit.

Cheesecake (California Style)

   Ingredients required
18 graham crackers
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 pound cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs, one of the time
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven 375 degrees

Instructions for Cheesecake (California Style) Recipe

   Crust:Roll crackers fine and add other items. Mix well. Line bottom of a 10 inch spring form pan. Press down lightly. Filling: Beat cream cheese in a mixer until smooth. Add and continues to beat slowly. Add sugar, add one egg at a time. Add vanilla last. Pour over cracker mixture. Baked 30 minutes, no longer. If you wish whip lightly 1 pint sour cream and three tablespoons of white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Pour-over cooled part and bake at 500 degrees for 5 minutes. Cool and place in refrigerator. Serves 10 to 12.

Cheese Cake Cupcakes

   Ingredients required
3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 lb of cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

Preheat oven 375 degrees

Instructions for Cheese Cake Cupcakes Recipe

   Mix ingredients for bottom and set aside. Using electric mixer, combine filling ingredients and mix until smooth and not lumpy. Press graham cracker mixture into bottom of paper cupcakes in muffin pan. Fill cups about one half full with filling. Bake 10 minutes. Refrigerator until thoroughly cooled. Top with any can pie filling. (Cherry, blueberry, Peach, apple or pineapple.) Serves 10

Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup