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Old 11-07-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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I need help with cheesecake

Hello everyone I'm makeing a cheese cake and it calls for 2 1/2 pounds of cream cheese how manny packs would that be? I was thinking two and half packs? thanks for any help.

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:09 PM   #2
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Each pack is 8 ounces, so you would need 5 packs.
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5 is what I use. But with all the other ingredients, it makes a 12" cake. That's a large cake.
Make sure your springpan is large enough, or it will overflow.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:22 PM   #4
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5 is what I use. But with all the other ingredients, it makes a 12" cake. That's a large cake.
Make sure your springpan is large enough, or it will overflow.
I make mine in a 10" removable bottom aluminum pan, have used as much as 3 pounds of cream cheese and have never had it overflow. My usual cheesecake takes 2 1/2 pounds. It makes a nice, tall cheesecake.
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Mine too, but what are your other ingredients? Removable bottom is a springpan.
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Mine too, but what are your other ingredients? Removable bottom is a springpan.
Eggs, sugar, vanilla, sour cream, crust.

No, the removable bottom pans I use are not springpans. They look like this:
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:44 PM   #7
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Read the label on the cream cheese you are buying to see how much it weighs. Most common is an 8-oz (1/2 pound) block - some comes in 16-oz, some in 3-oz. You need a total of 40-oz.

16-oz blocks = 2.5
8-oz blocks = 5
3-oz blocks = 13.3
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5-8oz.
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