A basic cheese cake recipe made with the addition of mascarpone cheese for that dense super rich texture. If you prefer more traditional, you can certainly use a different cream. The secret to any good cheese cake is not to over whip it. Also by cooking it a long time at a low temperature you get a better result and reduce any likely hood of cracks. Garnish with fruit, cream or a berry coulis, either way you will enjoy this amazing cheese cake. See my berry coulis recipe below.