National Cheesecake Day!

Here is a great reason to celebrate!  Today is National Cheesecake Day!  Seriously.  Can we top that? How about with 10 amazing cheesecake recipes?

10 amazing cheesecake recipes

Could we have a better holiday celebration?  Don’t know about you, but cheesecake is my favorite dessert.  I don’t even have a favorite flavor.  So it was a bit difficult to put this list together, but I was able to narrow it down to the top ten in my book.

Are you ready?

red velvet cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake by SA Organics

Did you know? The largest cheesecake ever made weighed 4,703 pounds?  Made by Philadelphia Kraft Foods in Mexico, this cake set a Guinness World Record on January 25, 2009.  I wonder who got to eat it?

oreo cheesecake

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes by From Cass with Love

strawberry cheesecake dessert chimichangas

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Chimichangas by Just a Taste

Did you know?  Cheesecake comes in many forms and has even been known to have such toppings as salsa, seafood, wasabi, green tea or sun dried tomato.  Don’t know about you, but I will stick to the sweet stuff.

pina colada cheesecake

Pina Colada Cheesecake by Daily Dream Decor

Did you know? Cream cheese was not invented until 1872. A gentleman named William Lawrence, from Chester, N.Y., was trying to reproduce a French cheese called Neufchatel. He instead invented cream cheese. He thought it tasted pretty darn good, so he distributed it under the brand “Philadelphia” in 1880.  What a lucky break!

Citrus Cheesecake by Taste of Home

reeces cheesecakes

Reece’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes by Gimme Some Oven

Did you know?  The cast of “The Golden Girls” ate more than 100 cheesecakes over the coarse of the show’s seven-year run?  (The storyline included cheesecake as their favorite dessert).  An awesome job perk!

frozen peppermint cheesecake

Frozen Peppermint Cheesecake by Smucker’

Did you know? Cheesecake comes in several varieties.  The two most popular in the US are New York Cheesecake and Philadelphia Style Cheesecake.  The New York style is very rich and very heavy, while the Philadelphia style is creamy and much lighter.  Me?  I love them both just the same!

cherry fudge cheesecake

Cherry Fudge Cheesecake by Betty Crocker Recipes

toasted coconut raspberry cheesecake

Toasted Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake by Doughmesstic

Ummm…. I know you are probably already on your way to the store to buy some cream cheese.  Just wanted to wish you a happy Cheesecake Day!

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1 comment… add one
  • norene July 30, 2013, 3:48 am

    Cheesecake is one of my favorites too. I like the lighter version best.


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