Banana Cream Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Banana Cheesecake Filling:

  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

For the Banana Cream Topping:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, thinly sliced
  • Lemon juice (to prevent browning)

Instructions:

1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).

2. Prepare the Crust: a. In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and melted butter. Mix until crumbs are evenly coated. b. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, ensuring it’s evenly distributed and pressed firmly. Press crumbs slightly up the sides of the pan.

3. Prepare the Banana Cheesecake Filling: a. In a separate mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. b. Add mashed bananas, 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. c. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. d. Stir in 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour until the batter is smooth.

4. Bake the Cheesecake: a. Pour banana cheesecake filling over the prepared crust. b. Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly. c. Turn off the oven and crack the oven door. Let the cheesecake cool in the oven for about an hour.

5. Prepare the Banana Cream Topping: a. In a separate mixing bowl, beat heavy cream, powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. b. Slice 2 ripe bananas and toss them in lemon juice to prevent browning.

6. Assemble the Cheesecake: a. Once the cheesecake has cooled, spread banana slices over the top. b. Carefully spread whipped cream on top of the bananas.

7. Chill and Serve: a. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to allow it to set. b. Slice and serve your delicious banana cream cheesecake. Enjoy!

This banana cream cheesecake is a creamy and fruity dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. The combination of banana and cheesecake is a delightful treat that’s sure to please your taste buds. 😍