A silky cream cheese filling and a crumbly graham cracker crust make this dessert a winner for all kinds of celebrations. The ingredient list for this classic cheesecake recipe is quite short and the steps quite easy. It's baked in a springform pan using a water bath so the rich filling cooks gently. Adding lemon zest and juice to the filling gives a fresh flavor that offsets the richness. We also like to serve the cheesecake with berries or a fruit sauce.