Chocolate Cheesecake Day
February 8th is officially Chocolate Cheesecake Day!
This is the day to celebrate this yummy dessert.
Who doesn’t love cheesecake?
Chocolate Cheesecake day was established by Patti Jewel and our Cheesecake committee to celebrate this indulgent cheesecake combination!
Chocolate cheesecake is a delectable dessert that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the irresistible flavor of chocolate. It is a popular choice among dessert lovers and is often found in bakeries, restaurants, and home kitchens.
Chocolate cheesecake offers a luscious and velvety texture with a rich, decadent chocolate flavor. The creamy cheesecake filling is typically infused with chocolate, providing a smooth and indulgent taste.
The crust of a chocolate cheesecake is typically made by combining crushed cookies, such as chocolate wafers, Oreo cookies or graham crackers with melted butter. The mixture is pressed into the bottom of a springform pan to form a firm and crunchy base for the cheesecake.
The filling is the heart of the chocolate cheesecake. Cream cheese is combined with sugar, eggs, and melted chocolate or cocoa powder to create a smooth and creamy mixture. The chocolate can be either semi-sweet or dark, depending on personal preference.
Chocolate cheesecakes are typically baked in a water bath to ensure even heat distribution and prevent cracking. The water bath involves placing the springform pan with the cheesecake into a larger pan filled with hot water. This gentle baking method helps maintain a moist and smooth texture.
Chocolate cheesecakes can be served plain or adorned with various toppings and decorations. Some popular choices include whipped cream, chocolate ganache, chocolate shavings, fresh berries, or a dusting of cocoa powder. These additions enhance both the presentation and taste of the dessert.
Have some fun with chocolate cheesecake and try these variations:
Marble Chocolate Cheesecake: combine a chocolate cheesecake batter with a plain or vanilla-flavored batter.
White Chocolate Cheesecake: Instead of using dark or semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate is used in the filling to create a distinctively creamy and sweet flavor.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake: Incorporate a layer of peanut butter in addition to the chocolate cheesecake filling, resulting in a delightful combination of flavors.
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake: Add mint extract or crushed mint chocolate to the filling and create a refreshing and minty twist to the chocolate cheesecake.
Chocolate Cheesecake Day is the day to enjoy this decadent dessert and indulge your chocolate cravings. This heavenly combination of smooth, creamy cheesecake and rich chocolate flavor is sure to delight. Share your chocolate cheesecake indulgence, recipes and favorite bakeries.
How to celebrate
Celebrate chocolate cheesecake day by having a slice of your favorite chocolate cheesecake.
Make your own, order a slice for dessert, or pick up a cheesecake at your favorite bakery.
About Cheesecake Days
Cheesecake Days are global celebrations for the love of Cheesecake.
Eateries, Bakeries and home bakers around the globe unite to celebrate these yummy days and indulge in delicious cheesecake!
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Did You Know?
- The Original Cheesecake Day was first conceived in 1985 and didn't start to trend until it was published online in 2001. Learn more.
- Since then, it has become one of the most popular foodie days that is spreading globally
- Cheesecake is one of the first sweet desserts dating back to the ancient Greeks who invented it
- Cheesecake comes in lots of varieties and cities and countries around the world have their signature cheesecakes
- There are currently 14 Cheesecake Days celebrating the delicious varieties of Cheesecake
Our Cheesecake Committee
We are cheesecake lovers, bakers, and business owners led by Holiday expert Patti Jewel. Our passion is to share the love of cheesecake with the world and enjoy a variety cheesecakes on these user recommended cheesecake days. Is there a cheesecake you'd like to see celebrated? Contact us and submit it for consideration. Our cheesecake committee will vote on it and notify you if the cheesecake will get it's own day!