Chocolate Cheesecake Tips
Do I need a water bath for cheesecake?
To bake a crack-free cheesecake, use a water bath. A water bath is a simple technique that helps prevents cracks and bakes the cake more evenly. Make a water bath by placing the cheesecake into a high-sided pan (a roasting pan
works great). Then fill the pan up an inch or so with hot—nearly boiling—water.
Why is my cheesecake falling apart?
Cheesecakes that are baked too long or too little may crack or weep. Make sure to use a water bath and watch for the jiggle test. If your cheesecake moves just a little in the center it’s done. If the whole cake seems to jiggle, leave it in longer. Check out our guide to baking cheesecake
for more tips.
What do I do if my cheesecake cracked?
If your cheesecake cracks get creative with your toppings! Whipped cream, berries, or chocolate drizzle can help hide any flaws.
Can you freeze cheesecake?
Yes, you can freeze cheesecake. Many cheesecake recipes keep well in the freezer for up to a month. Our guide to freezing cheesecake
will walk you through the steps. Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 slice: 411 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.