I have been making cheesecakes since high school! Lost my recipe and concocted a new one which i think is even better!!! Hope you enjoy!
Preheat oven to 325; Butter your springform pan, you can use spray or use the old paper towel and butter trick!
In a large bowl mix cream cheese (let them sit for a few minutes; mixing cold hard cream cheese = no fun; Cut into pieces)and sugar until smooth.
Blend in eggs one at a time and try not to over beat (the key to a great cheesecake; switch to rubber spatula or spoon if you are unsure).
Add sour cream, vanilla extract and flour (In that order)
Bake for 1 hour, I can not stress this enough, and LEAVE IT ALONE! The magic will happen! After time is up, turn off the oven and leave it in there for about 2 hours (this will help not to crack your cheesecake but if it does no worries just flip it over and it's still pretty) Then place in fridge for 4 - 6 hours. If you can wait that long, I love fresh slightly cooled cheesecake.