This is the BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe! No water bath required and topped with a homemade cinnamon whipped cream. Recipe includes a video just below the instructions showing you how I make this pumpkin cheesecake at home!
Prepare graham cracker crust in a 9" springform but do not bake. Place in refrigerator to chill while you prepare your cheesecake filling.
In a stand mixer (or in a large bowl with a hand-mixer), beat together softened cream cheese and sugars, scraping down the sides with a spatula occasionally to ensure ingredients are mixed well. (beat on medium-speed about 1-2 minutes, scraping down side occasionally).
Add sour cream and stir well, pausing once to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Add vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice and stir until well-combined.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just mixed after each addition (and scraping down the sides after each addition).
Spread cheesecake batter evenly over prepared crust.
Transfer to oven and bake on 350F for 40 minutes or until center of cheesecake is set and bounces back to the touch.
Allow pumpkin cheesecake to cool to room temperature and then transfer to refrigerator and chill for 6 hours or overnight.
Before serving, prepare your cinnamon whipped cream.
Cinnamon Whipped Cream³
For the cinnamon whipped cream topping, combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon in a clean medium-sized bowl.
Use an electric mixer to stir on low-speed. Gradually increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form.
Pipe or dollop whipped cream over chilled cheesecake. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
¹Be sure to grab pure pumpkin puree (the only ingredient on the can should be "pumpkin") and not "pumpkin pie filling", which contains other ingredients and is usually sold right beside the pumpkin puree.²VIDEO NOTE:Whoops! The video says to preheat the oven to 375F but this cheesecake should actually be baked on 350F (as the written recipe indicates) instead.³I used a Wilton 2D tip to pipe the whipped cream onto my cheesecake.