In a world full of 10 second snapstories, no one has the time for anything anymore. Especially when you’re a college student trying to find that near-impossible sweet spot of balancing sleep, grades, and a decent social life. Need to whip up a last minute birthday gift? Or perhaps you have a spontaneous date coming over in a few hours? Or maybe you’re just hangry, but you can’t be bothered to bake anything too complicated. In any case, this recipe has been my go-to cheesecake ever since I could properly use a whisk – mainly because it’s dead easy and doesn’t require a lot of time.

3 Ingredient Cheesecake

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:40 minutes
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
Photo by Karina Kwok
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 356°F.

  • Step 2

    Whisk cream cheese in a large mixing bowl to soften the cheese.

    #SpoonTip: Cut the cream cheese into cubes to help quicken the process.

    Photo by Karina Kwok
  • Step 3

    Crack one egg and add one tablespoon brown sugar into the bowl and whisk together until incorporated.

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  • Step 4

    Repeat step 3 two times, adding only one egg and one tablespoon brown sugar each time, and whisking until no lumps are seen.

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  • Step 5

    Pour mixture into pie crust.

    #SpoonTip: Gently lift and tap the cheesecake against a hard surface to release air bubbles.

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  • Step 6

    Put cheesecake into the oven and increase the temperature to 392°F.

  • Step 7

    Bake for approximately 30 minutes, checking occasionally.

    #SpoonTip: A good trick to see whether it is fully baked or not is to poke the middle with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cheesecake is done. If the toothpick has bits stuck to it, wait a little longer.

  • Step 8

    Take cheesecake out and let it fully cool down.

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  • Step 9

    Place into fridge for at least 2 hours to properly chill.

  • Step 10

    Add any desired decorations and then serve.

    If you’re stuck on ideas on how to make your cheesecake look extra mouthwatering without too much effort, you can try this gorgeous strawberry sauce, or maybe one of these delectable whipped cream flavors, although this chocolate stencil is my favorite!

    Photo by Karina Kwok