I found this recipe several months ago and made it for a friends birthday. It was delicious..mine did crack, but didn't stop the flavor. Next time I will try adding water in a pan under the cheesecake to add moisture to the oven and keep it from cracking. Making this for Easter Sunday..yum, can't wait. So easy to make! I made my own crust..simple, as well. Butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs..recipe on the back of all graham cracker crumbs box.