cheese·​cake | \ ˈchēz-ˌkāk \

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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Run a knife between the cheesecake and pan before releasing the spring. Kate Merker And Talyor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Cheesecake With Pecan-Graham Crust," 7 Dec. 2018 The Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake is made with layers of Cinnabon cinnamon cheesecake and vanilla crunch cake topped with cream cheese frosting and caramel, and finished off with cinnamon candy crunchies. Caroline Judelson, Fox News, "Cheesecake Factory offering half-price deal for National Cheesecake Day," 31 July 2018 Spoon the strawberries and syrup liberally over the cheesecake. Tyler Florence, House Beautiful, "Tyler Florence's Strawberry and Basil Goat Cheese Cake Recipe," 1 Mar. 2013 The same goes for apple pie, cheesecake, and so, so much more. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Eat Oatmeal Every Day Without Getting Sick of It," 4 Jan. 2019 Run a knife between the cheesecake and pan (do not release the spring); let cool completely in the pan, 4 hours. Kate Merker And Talyor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Cheesecake With Pecan-Graham Crust," 7 Dec. 2018 Another nontraditional hit at New Yorkers’ Thanksgiving table: Junior’s cheesecake. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Dessert Chefs Reinterpret Pie Traditions, Piece by Piece," 20 Nov. 2018 Staple flavors including Milk Chocolate Stout and Amaya Coffee & Cream mix with rotating specials such as pumpkin cheesecake. Houston Chronicle, "Dip into ice cream shops in Houston and Galveston," 10 May 2018 Passengers may pre-order chocolate mousse, fresh fruit cream, chestnut cream, strawberry mousse, mango mousse, or cheesecake to their seat. Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler, "Yep, In-Flight Cake Deliveries Are a Real Thing," 10 July 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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