All ingredients should be at room temperature with the exception of the whipping cream.
2- 8oz. pkg. Cream Cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
½ cup corn startch
½ teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan and wrap the outside of the pan with foil. This will keep water from seeping into it during baking.
Put all ingredients into a bowl and beat 15-20 minutes, do not under beat! Pour batter evenly into prepared pan. Set the pan in a container deep enough to fill with ½ to 1 inch of water. Cook for 1 hour and 15min without peeking. Cut oven off and leave cake in the oven for 1 hour more with the door open as it cools down-it will fall some.
Refrigerate and serve chilled with desired toppings.