cheese·​cake | \ ˈchēz-ˌkāk How to pronounce cheesecake (audio) \

Definition of cheesecake

1 : a dessert consisting of a creamy filling usually containing cheese baked in a pastry or pressed-crumb shell
2 : a photographic display of shapely and scantily clothed female figures often used attributively — compare beefcake

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Enjoy a delectable French brunch at Maurice, complete with champagne, quiche, and cheesecake. Sarah Rubin, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Eat & Drink Your Way Through Portland," 3 July 2019 Go luxe with the lobster Benedict, but be sure to leave room for their cult dessert, Nutella cheesecake. Sandra Ramani, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Dublin," 11 July 2018 The menu also includes a classic Paris Brest pastry, fondants, mochi ice cream and cheesecake. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Beard Papa’s cream puffs bakery to open in Houston Chinatown June 22," 17 June 2019 The entire gang will be left satisfied and won’t say no to a slice of cheesecake at the end. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "20+ Restaurants Open on Memorial Day That Your Family Will Love," 13 May 2019 Authentic Italian food will be on tap including: Antipasto salad Bread sticks Fettuccine alfredo Fried ravioli Homemade cannoli Homemade cheesecakeHomemade pizza Italian sausage Meatball subs​ Spaghetti Tortellini What drinks will be available? Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "How to get a taste of Italy during Indianapolis' Italian Street Festival," 10 June 2019 Betty's signature cheesecake was a delicious treat on the holidays., "Elizabeth C. Satalino," 5 June 2019 Bernier-Green also makes striking red velvet cheesecake brownies ($3.50) for a dozen or so Starbucks in the Chicago area. Louisa Chu,, "One Eleven Food Hall guide: What to eat at the new dining collective in Pullman," 4 June 2019 At the restaurant Gwen in Los Angeles, a deliciously sweet roasted artichoke, celery sorbet and green olives with crème fraîche cheesecake have appeared on the dessert menu. Tara Parker-pope, New York Times, "A Surprising Way to Eat Vegetables: For Dessert," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cheesecake

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of cheesecake

: a cake with a sweet filling usually made of cheese, eggs, and sugar
informal : pictures of attractive young women who are wearing little clothing

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