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Learn how to make a leak proof water-bath for cheesecakes! My #1 tip for using a water-bath!
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How to Create a Leak Proof Water Bath

Learn how to create a leak proof water bath for baking cheesecakes. Using a water-bath when baking a cheesecake ensures that the cheesecake will bake evenly throughout, stay moist and have less cracking.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Amy Duska


  • Large roasting pan
  • 9" spring-form pan
  • 10" cake pan


  • Place a large roasting pan into the preheated oven.
  • Once you've filled the 9" spring-form pan with the cheesecake filling, insert it into the 10" cake pan.
  • Place the cake pan into the roasting pan and fill the roasting pan with very hot water until the water level is half way up the side of the cake pan. (Make sure not to splash water into the cake pan.)
  • Bake the cheesecake according to the recipe directions.