What is Cheesecake?

Learn the history behind this tasty dessert
What’s Cheesecake?


You’ll start craving cheesecake after you read this!

Perhaps you’ve never questioned a cheesecake. We cannot say that we blame you. After all, why ask questions about a good thing? It is creamy, delicious, and decadent. What more do you need to know?

For inquiring minds that do want to know, a cheesecake is a dessert comprised of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, all mixed together and poured over a graham cracker crust. The cake is then baked for around 45 minutes and left to set until completely cooled and then refrigerated. Many people like to enjoy their cheesecake with a sweet fruit topping like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.

This dessert also happens to have a fairly interesting history. And sorry New Yorkers, you may have perfected the cheesecake, but you certainly aren’t responsible for it. In fact, many Greek historians believe that a form of cheesecake was served to athletes during the first Olympics, though actual cream cheese wasn’t invented until 1872.

Speaking of recipes, in case this article got you a little hungry for cheesecake, here is a great Stovetop Cheesecake Recipe you just have to try!

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