Little Mama’s Cheesecake Recipe

Little Mama’s Italian in SouthPark offers some Italian classics. But what’s a good dinner…without dessert? They let QC Morning in the kitchen to learn how to make a cheesecake that is sure to impress your friends! And we’ve added the recipe below 👇

Cheesecake Yield= 1 -10” cheesecake


  • Cream cheese (room temperature) 3 pounds
  • Sour cream 3 cups
  • Sugar 3cups
  • Lemon juice 1/4 cups
  • Vanilla paste 1 TBSP
  • Eggs 15 each
  • Graham cracker 2 cups
  • Melted Butter 6oz


  1. Mix the cream cheese in a stand mixer with a paddle till smooth. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl periodically
  2.  Add the sour cream and vanilla paste mix till smooth, then add in the sugar. Mix till combined
  3. Gradually add your eggs and mix till smooth
  4. Add lemon juice
  5. Combine the melted butter and graham cracker together and pressed into the springform pan, pour the cheesecake batter on top, and bake at 250F for 2-2 1/2 hours. The cheesecake should be slightly jiggly when it’s done


Cherry Compote


  • Black cherries 1 pound
  • Sugar 1 cups
  • Orange zest/juiced 1 each
  • Lemon juice 1/8th cup
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • Cornstarch 1/8 cups
  • Water 1 cup


  1. Make a slurry with 1 cup of water and the cornstarch and set it aside
  2. Add everything else to a pot and bring to a boil
  3. Slowly stream in the slurry while constantly stirring the cherries
  4. Cook for 5-10mins, let cool before serving


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