cheesecake in a 13 x 9 inch pan

Cheesecake in a 13 x 9-inch Pan

You can make a beautiful cheesecake using a regular 13 x 9-inch cake pan. A recipe that calls for 3 to 4 packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese works best. Prepare batter according to recipe directions. To prevent overbaking, check for doneness 5 to 10 minutes before baking time is finished.

  1. Place foil over inverted 13 x 9-inch pan, leaving about 3 inches of foil extending on short sides of pan. Crease at corners to ensure a wrinkle-free foil liner.
  2. Remove foil liner; turn pan over and slip liner into pan. Pour cake mixture into foil-lined pan. Create "handles" by crunching extended foil. Bake as directed, checking 5 to 10 minutes earlier for doneness.
  3. Lift up cooked and cooled cheesecake out of baking dish using handles. Place on plate, carefully removing foil from underneath. Decorate as desired.