Say Cheesecake Tonight
You won't need any special tools to begin your cheesecake adventure, although most bakers agree a cheesecake pan helps you turn out a better product. A cheesecake pan, or springform pan, is a high baking pan with a bottom that releases to make removing the cake easier. Aside from that, you'll need a mixer, your ingredients and your imagination.
Tips for Cheesecake Success
Cheesecake is fun to make, but it tends to be crack-prone and a bit delicate.
Before you fire up the oven, here are some quick tips to help you make a great-tasting and appetizing-looking cheesecake:
- Allow cream cheese to soften before attempting to mix it. The best way is to let it sit on the counter or table for about 30 minutes.
- Use room temperature eggs.
- Don't overbeat your cheesecake batter; this can cause cracks in your cake. Beat on medium speed.
- Try not to open the oven door while your cake is cooking.
- For best flavor and consistency, serve your cheesecake after it's been in the fridge for 12-24 hours.
The marriage of cheesecake and chocolate is a match made in heaven. If you love decadence, then you'll love this recipe.