Set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). 1. In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy and smooth. Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. For the crust: In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Instructions Lightly coat a 9- inch springform pan with nonstick spray. Directions Step 1 In a large bowl evenly combine the butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt. Crust: Toss crumbs with icing sugar, cocoa and butter until well combined.Press mixture onto the bottom of a 9-inch (2.5 L) springform pan. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Blend in the eggs … Place in the freezer while you prepare the filling. 2. Press into a 9-inch springform pan,... For the … Step 2 Directions.