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Mini Cherry Swirl Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Swirl Cheesecakes

My favorite cheesecakes are usually mini cheesecakes. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a big, rich slice of a full sized cheesecake every now and then, but I find that I get a better crust-to-filling ratio with mini cheesecakes. Mini cheesecakes are also quick to bake and easy to serve, so they’re a much better choice for spur-of-the-moment baking than full sized cheesecakes are. These ... Read More »

S’mores Mini Cheesecakes

S'mores Mini Cheesecakes

The combination of rich chocolate, gooey marshmallows and crispy graham crackers in s’mores is one of the most delicious food trios out there as far as I’m concerned. I’ll take any excuse to whip up a batch of s’mores and nearly always have the basic components on hand in my pantry. The bonus of having these things on hand is that I’m always ready to ... Read More »

Margarita Cheesecake Bars

Margarita Cheesecake Bars

I’ve been in a margarita mood ever since my pre-Cinco de Mayo Blood Orange Margaritas, and have been keeping my eye out for desserts that could use a margarita twist. Plain cheesecake does have the slightly tangy flavor of cream cheese, but it is relatively plain and is a good canvas for showcasing other flavors. This is one of the reasons why there are so ... Read More »

Two Layer Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Two Layer Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

I am a huge pumpkin pie fan and they make regular appearances in my kitchen from at least October through December. I am always looking for ways to put a spin on my Perfect Pumpkin Pie to keep things interesting – because when you try to serve people the same pie over and over again, sometimes they get a little bit bored no matter how ... Read More »

How to cut a cheesecake

New York Style Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of the trickiest desserts to cut into and pull out a picture-perfect piece. Cakes and pies present their own challenges, of course, but cheesecakes present many challenges. They are dense and creamy, with a very moist/wet interior that loves to stick to knives and come away from the rest of the cheesecake in unattractive chunks. Fortunately, if you take a few seconds ... Read More »

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Chocolate Crumb Crust

Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes from Baking Bites

Cheesecakes are a delicious dessert, but they seem to become even more irresistible when they are scaled down into small, single serving sizes. I attribute this to the fact that cheesecakes are not only decadent, but rather filling, and it is easier to resist a large slice of a full sized cheesecake than a small and snackable version. They also take much less time to ... Read More »

Cheesecake Knife

Cheesecake Knife

Cheesecake is one of the trickiest foods to cut – especially if you want to get those perfectly smooth, restaurant-quality slices when you’re serving it. It is difficult to cut because the cake is so moist and it really sticks to the knife. It helps to use a very sharp knife and wipe the blade with a damp paper towel after making each cut. There ... Read More »

Chocolate Ricotta Icebox Cake

Chocolate Ricotta Icebox Cake

An icebox cake gets its name from the fact that this is not a cake that is baked, but one that sets up in the refrigerator – a.k.a. the icebox, hence the name. The cakes are usually made with a mousse-like mixture that is stacked with layers of crisp cookies, like chocolate wafer cookies or graham crackers, and left to setup and meld together in ... Read More »

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