In order to make a cheesecake from scratch, you will need the following ingredients: graham cracker crust, 2 8-oz cream cheese, 2 cups of sour cream, cherry pie filling, 2 T. of vanilla, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 2 eggs. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Add vanilla, eggs, and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer. Mix it until it is smooth and creamy. Place it in the oven. Bake it for 20-25 minutes, until it is set. Remove it from the oven. Mix 2 cups of sour cream, 1 T. of vanilla, and a cup of sugar. Remove the pie from the oven. Add topping. Bake 5 minutes longer. Then, add cherry pie filling. Refrigerate for 8 hours.