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

Examples of cheesecake in a Sentence

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Recent Examples on the Web The cheesecake is silky and firm around the edges with a middle that melts into a sweet puddle of custard. Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2022 Then a quick roast in the oven results in tender, caramelized peaches with warm, decadent cheesecake on top. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2022 Refrigerated cheesecake is like a sort of semifreddo, very refreshing and pleasant in summer. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 24 May 2022 But is the cheesecake more realistic and more enjoyable? Greg Presto, Men's Health, 6 May 2022 In addition to Dammann Frères tea, savory sandwiches, and scones, themed sweets like a layered blueberry cheesecake inspired by President Roosevelt are presented on a three-tier tray crowned with a White House sculpture. Katie Chang, Forbes, 30 June 2022 Other chop houses might offer a slab of cheesecake and call it a day. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 For dessert, citrus can take center stage in sweets like an orange ribbon cheesecake or delicately play its part with a slice of tangerine olive oil cake. Sunset Magazine, 22 Dec. 2021 To give you a little teaser, some recipes to look forward to include seafood potato salad, smothered chicken, sweet potato cheesecake, and blood orange salmon. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 21 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cheesecake

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cheesecake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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