Source: Larocca's Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona
9-inch springform pan
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
16 ounces sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Press in the bottom of the pan, your choice of crust; graham cracker, chocolate cookie crumb, or your favorite cookie recipe. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place softened cream cheese in a 5-quart bowl. Add sugar and blend well. Add 1 egg at a time, folding into mixture. Add sour cream. Blend well. Add vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into the springform pan, place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
When finished, turn oven off and let cake sit for another 30 minutes.
Remove immediately and let sit until cake cools. Refrigerate 24 hours.
Let your imagination take over and add any topping or decorations you desire.