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Easy Springtime Cheesecake

Easy Springtime Cheesecake
Makes:
12 servings
Prep Time:
30
minutes
Total Time:
260
minutes
Low SodiumVegetarian
based on
50 reviews
This Easy Springtime Cheesecake makes a delicious and elegant dessert.

Ingredients:

  • CRUST
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • CHEESECAKE
  • 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER or Milk Chocolate NestEggs
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • TOPPING
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
GREASE
bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan.

COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Place in freezer for 5 minutes.

FOR CHEESECAKE
SET
aside 12 Nestlé NestEggs to use for garnish. Unwrap and cut remaining Nestlé NestEggs in quarters.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sprinkle cut Nestlé NestEggs over bottom of crust to 1/2-inch from edge. Pour filling into crust.

BAKE for 50 minutes or until center is set and edges begin to crack. Cool for 2 minutes before adding sour cream topping.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE
sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl; mix well. Spread over surface of warm cheesecake. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

REFRIGERATE for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan. Garnish each slice with one unwrapped Nestlé NestEgg.


NOTE: Try substituting 1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels in place of 36 NESTLÉ NestEggs.

Sprinkle 1 cup morsels over bottom of crust before pouring filling into crust. After cheesecake is baked and cooled, sprinkle 1/2 cup morsels around top edge of cheesecake as garnish.


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  •  Star(s)

    Easy Springtime Cheesecake

    Mary Dempster from Huntington Beach, CA

    This is the easiest cheesecake I have ever baked and the one with the most potential for variety. I used Butterfinger nesteggs as suggested and my family raved about it, but I am thinking of all the ways I can cook it with different chocolate chips and different toppings. I can use this recipe for different celebrations and they will think they are getting something different each time. You are a genius - thank you so much.

  •  Star(s)

    So Good

    Maryann DuBree from Watertown, WI

    What a hit I made with this cheesecake at a gathering of friends. This recipe is easy, delicious, and well-received by all who tasted it. Even my husband who doesn't eat cheesecake ate a piece!

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    Wonderful!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    This is absolutely wonderful! I loved it and I do plan to make again for Easter. The Candy on top adds a lot to the presentation. Jan

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    Easy Springtime Cheesecake

    SANDY BARTA from BILLINGS, MT

    I made this for Easter. It was WONDERFUL! Very easy and tasted great. I am sure I will make it often. Will have to use chopped Butterfinger candy bars as the eggs won't be around-but that's ok!

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    Spring Cheesecake

    J. E. Cash from ARLINGTON, MA

    This was absolutely delicious. It went over well at our faculty meeting the other week. No leftovers for home!

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    Easy Springtime Cheesecake

    Rita Smith from COOKEVILLE, TN

    It was a wonderful recipe. Easy to make and the texture was very tasty.

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    Easy Springtime Cheesecake

    SHEILA NEELAN from WINNETKA, CA

    Oh so easy to make and disappeared even faster. We all loved it here even my picky husband who doesn't like cheesecake had seconds.

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    Easy springtime cheesecake

    Karol Glenn from ALBANY, OR

    Not only is this easy but it is a real crowd pleaser!

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    EASY SPRINGTIME CHEESCAKE

    NOREEN PRYSLOPSKI from CORNING, NY

    DELICIOUS..THE FAMILY AND COMPANY LOVED IT...ACTUALLY I MADE TWO...THANKS FOR SHARING

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Spring cheesecake

    Fatima Tavares from HOWELL, NJ

    I made it for mother's day and everyone loved it specially my mom. It was everything gone. They wanted it more. Taste delicious.

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    Easy Sprintime Cheesecake

    Graciela Fernandez from San Antonio, TX

    I have never found a cheesecake recipe that was easier to follow plus it was delicous

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    SPRINGTIME CHEESECAKE

    Judith Urich from IRONDALE, OH

    THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I EVER MADE A CHEESECAKE. I NEVER USED A SPRINGFORM PAN EITHER. IT TURNED OUT OK AND WAS GREAT TASTING.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Springtime cheesecake

    Louetta Nicolle from TORRANCE, CA

    Our family loves cheeeecake so when I saw this one, I decided to try it. I could not find the Butterfinger nest eggs, so I substituted malted milk balls,(which I had on hand) and it worked out fine.

  •  Star(s)

    CHEESCAKE

    June Umlah from MEDFORD, MA

    This recipe is so easy and delicious., I MADE THIS FOR MY FAMILY AND EVERYONE OF MY DAUGHTER WANTED THE RECIPE (I HAVE 6 DAUGHTER)AND COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW EASY IT WAS TO MAKE. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GREAT RECIPES., I JUST LOVE THIS SITE

  •  Star(s)

    This is so tasty

    MONTY BOS from LAWTON, OK

    My wife loves cheesecake and I recently tried this one for her. The candy at the top was just an added bonus because she is also a chocoholic

  •  Star(s)

    Yumm!

    Lorraine Hover from Sierra Vista, AZ

    I tried this last night and WOW, this is great! The butterfingers adds a little something extra that really "makes" this a great dessert. Fairly easy to make and tastes like you spent the day baking!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Good

    Marcia Hacker from MANAHAWKIN, NJ

    Not all cheesecakes are as easy and as tasty as this one - I recommend it!

  •  Star(s)

    Springtime Cheesecake

    Kami Kiecker from Tomah, WI

    I thought this cheesecake was good a little difficult to make but all in all very tasty

  •  Star(s)

    best cheesecake i've made

    Lynda Cole from HOPE, AR

    I love this cheesecake, it is easy to make and very flavorful. You can decorate it for Easter or any other holiday you want by simply changing the candy toppings.

  •  Star(s)

    Unique Cheesecake

    Suzette HERLEY from INDIANHEAD PARK, IL

    The little candy eggs really make this a special cheesecake. Baked this for my Mother-in-law's birthday and all were surprised. I did have the issue of a hard crust, but perhaps I think it's the baker (me) and not the recipe. Wish these little candies were available all year.

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    springtime cheesecake

    Lillie Boxley from MEMPHIS, TN

    great recipe a little time consuming but the taste is worth the time

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    Easy and Great tasting !!

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    We love cheesecakes but I never could get them to come out right. Tried this recipe and it came out fine. The family loved it and I had a hard time making them believe I made it. This is a simple recipe and will come out just fine. Mine did. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Springtime Cheese Cake

    Deborah Williams from BELLEVILLE, IL

    Very creamy and easy cheesecake, my family loved it. Very tasty, will make again.

  •  Star(s)

    awesome!!!

    Kaitlyn McKim from

    This cheesecake is so rich and smooth, I made it for a dinner party and it vanished in twenty minutes. Definitely a keeper!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious cheesecake!!!

    FABIOLA MONTES from SAN LORENZO, PR

    This rich cheesecake is a grate oportunity to share with family an friends. I asure you'll spend a delicious morning/afternoon with the ones you love.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy to make

    Demetra Carmack from RIPLEY, TN

    I have never made a cheesecake, but will make more like this. This was the easiest and best cheesecake I have ever tasted.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    Vickie Bevens from NEWPORT, OR

    My husband LOVES butterfingers so this was a hit at our house and with friends - people are curious

  •  Star(s)

    Cheesecake PLUS

    JOHN HALLMEN from WRIGHTSVILLE, GA

    Tried as written. For my taste I needed to increase the sugar to 1/2 cup plus a dash. Otherwise an excellent recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Springyime Cheesecake

    JoAnn Keyes from BROOKLYN, NY

    This one is going in my favorites file. Great taste easy to make, also stays together for travel.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent Cheese Cake

    Patricia Wilken from PORT CHARLOTTE, FL

    This cheese cake was very good. My family counts on my regular cheesecake for dessert on the holidays. They were disappointed when they found out I made a different cheesecake, but loved it once they actually tasted it. I'll make it again.

  •  Star(s)

    cheesecake keeper!

    joyce murray from Salem, MA

    This recipe is easy and delicious. My daughter came to visit from out of town and we decided to try this together. It took us back to the days when she was a little girl and would watch and "help" me bake. We created another kitchen memory and although she says she's not a good baker or dessert maker, she plans to make this for her husband when she goes back home. Thank you for the opportunity for us to make a memory and some magic. By the way- it is delicious!! Anyone who likes cheesecake should definitely try this. KUDOS!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Rich & Wonderful

    Sandye Velasquez from CLEARWATER, FL

    I tried the Springtime Cheesecake, it was so rich and wonderful. I plan on making it several times over.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Springtime Cheesecake

    CARRIE BRUNDIGE from JOHNSONVILLE, NY

    Very easy to make, Everyone loved it! Will make again and again!!

  •  Star(s)

    cheese cake

    debbie beach from ERIE, MI

    This cheese cake is delicious!!!! Made two for Easter dessert, one for us and one for my son, well he took them BOTH home. Said mom this is the best cheesecake you have ever made!

  •  Star(s)

    easy cheesecake

    Beverly Mclain from Union, MS

    I have made this cheesecake for my family and it was so easy and good. My family likes cheesecake and this was so good and easy.

  •  Star(s)

    Springtime Cheescake

    anna mosher from WICHITA, KS

    It is very easy. Very creamy, and smooth. The recipe is easy to follow, and was a hit with company.

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    CREAMY

    Wanda Barrett from OAKHURST, CA

    Oh so good and creamy I will make this again very easy and this good. WINNER

  •  Star(s)

    Easter Cheesecake

    S Pfirman from MILROY, PA

    This was a fairly easy recipe to make. And the butterfinger eggs made it perfect for Easter

  •  Star(s)

    EASY SPRINGTIME CHEESECAKE

    LYNNE KRIEGER from YACOLT, WA

    DELICIOUS CHEESECAKE. SO CREAMY AND RICH. EASY TO PREPARE. WILL TRY BUTTERFINGER CANDY BARS NEXT TIME.

  •  Star(s)

    Simple and Absolutely Delicious!

    Allison Christodoulou from Holiday, Florida

    I am known around the office for making baked goods (primarily cheesecakes), and when I brought this one in, it blew all the other cheesecakes I have ever made out of the water!!! I found it to be easier than the others I have made in the past, and everyone around the office is just raving about this one. I have even had two requests to make it again for my co-workers social events instead of them going to the store and buying a cake. I will definitely make this one again and again!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Springtime Cheesecake

    JIM APLIN from ORLANDO, FL

    This is a great way to welcome spring. I like this recipe for the wonderful full taste. I like to make this cheesecake for a weekend brunch for family.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Springtime Cheesecake

    Patricia Bradley from GREENSBORO, NC

    Very good recipe full of flavor and richness, we all loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful Taste!!

    LeAnne Klotz from Lincoln, NE

    I had never made a cheesecake before so this was a little tricky for me. I will make this again though cause even as a new cheesecake baker it turned out pretty good. I would have to say though that the crust is very hard. I made this for Easter dinner at my mothers and my grandparents had a hard time chewing the crust. Im not so sure though that I didnt do something wrong there. The taste of the cake and the crust were delightful though!!

  •  Star(s)

    Company Cheesecake

    Lucinda Carstensen from Boise, ID

    My guests couldn't tell this cheesecake was so simple to make! I made this for Easter dinner for my in-laws and my husband's family. Everyone loved it! Restaurant quality, but so easy to make!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Springtime Cheesecake

    Kimberly from Duncan, OK

    I think it was great, except the only problem I had was it didnt specify what size container of sour cream to use, but I made it work. If it did somewhere, I didn't see it. Other than that, I think it is a great recipe, and it was delicious!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Good

    Eileen Wenckus from AMBLER, PA

    I made this for Easter Dinner and it was really easy and delicious. The only problem that I had was that the bottom crust, where the candy chunks were, was hard and not easy to cut into.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy springtime cheese cake

    june mitchell from las vegas nevada

    Very good.

  •  Star(s)

    Springtime Cheesecake

    Heidi from

    I made this cheesecake for our Easter Dinner, and it was the first dessert to get gone. Everyone loved it, and it was so easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Butterfinger Suprise!

    Eric Harper from Decatur, GA

    My guest have raved about this delightful desert. You think you are going to get just another run of the mill cheesecake, then you taste the crumbled butterfinger bars. What a fabulous suprise. Very easy, fast and simple to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Springtime Cheesecake

    sharleen zulueta from national city, CA

    I love to make cheesecakes for my Daughter she goes to College now when she comes home she wants a cheesecake so this springtime cheesecake is very easy to make. Very yummy I like to put fruit on it. She takes some back to College for the others too enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 590
  • Calories from Fat: 370
  • Total Fat: 41g (62% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 24g (120% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 145mg (48% of DV)
  • Sodium: 290mg (12% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 49g (16% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 39g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Vitamin A: 25% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Easy Springtime Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • CHEESECAKE
  • 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER or Milk Chocolate NestEggs
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • TOPPING
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
GREASE
bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan.

COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Place in freezer for 5 minutes.

FOR CHEESECAKE
SET
aside 12 Nestlé NestEggs to use for garnish. Unwrap and cut remaining Nestlé NestEggs in quarters.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sprinkle cut Nestlé NestEggs over bottom of crust to 1/2-inch from edge. Pour filling into crust.

BAKE for 50 minutes or until center is set and edges begin to crack. Cool for 2 minutes before adding sour cream topping.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE
sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl; mix well. Spread over surface of warm cheesecake. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

REFRIGERATE for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan. Garnish each slice with one unwrapped Nestlé NestEgg.


NOTE: Try substituting 1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels in place of 36 NESTLÉ NestEggs.

Sprinkle 1 cup morsels over bottom of crust before pouring filling into crust. After cheesecake is baked and cooled, sprinkle 1/2 cup morsels around top edge of cheesecake as garnish.

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