cheese·cake | \ -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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The dessert menu includes caramel cheesecake for $6.95 and chocolate chip cookie skillet for $10.95. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Docks Bar and Grill in Wauconda," 6 July 2018 The restaurant, with a long menu of cheesecakes for dessert, was opened by the legendary and flamboyant restaurateur Al Copeland in 2001. Todd A. Price,, "Cheesecake Bistro by Copeland's closes St. Charles Avenue location," 24 May 2018 Before making this cheesecake, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Welcome springtime with these beautiful brunch recipes," 25 Mar. 2018 Bake cheesecake until center barely jiggles, 1 hour. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Our Favorite Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe," 17 Mar. 2015 For the first-time nominees in particular, the chance to be recognized among such a talented group offered more than a proverbial cherry on top of the Tahitian vanilla cheesecakes that were served for dessert. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Broadway Stars Shine Bright at the Pre–Tony Awards Luncheon at the Rainbow Room," 23 May 2018 Federal officials tested the remaining cheesecake stored in a container and confirmed that the treat was laced with the tranquilizer. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "She used poisoned cheesecake to steal an identity, DA says. But her look-alike lived. | Miami Herald," 28 Feb. 2018 Desserts from fried doughnuts and cheesecake and a dirty float made with alcoholic root beer. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Naperville Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Empire Burgers & Brew in Naperville," 8 July 2018 On October 28, 1893, the 20-something divorcée, an aspiring model, made the cover of the country’s most popular men’s magazine, a titillating journal of crime, sport, and cheesecake called the National Police Gazette. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Wheel, the Woman, and the Human Body," 6 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

: pictures of attractive young women who are wearing little clothing

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