I've had this cheesecake recipe for New York style cheesecake for 15-20 years. I don't make it often as there are only two of us and the recipe makes a lot of cheesecake.
Also, I have struggled in the past with overcooking the cheesecake because stopping the cooking while the center is still liquid is counter-intuitive for me and I tend to overcook it.
A new level of precision has been introduced to my baking processes! The appropriate internal temperatures of properly cooked baked goods.
Now I know the proper internal temperature for a cheesecake is 175║F measured an inch in from the edge and 155║F at the center. I applied that information to the cheesecake I made for Mother's Day and it came out perfect. Smooth creamy texture and no cracks.
I'm still learning. . .
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan