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The World of Cheesecakes

The World of Cheesecakes

Are you ready to indulge in the creamy, dreamy world of cheesecakes? Whether you're a season baker or just starting your culinary journey, we are here to help you have your taste buds dancing with joy. From classic recipes to unique twists, we'll explore the best cheesecake creations that will leave you craving more. So, grab a fork, take a seat, and get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth!


It All Starts with The Base

When it comes to creating a delicious cheesecake, the base you choose can make all the difference. You can stick to the ordinary or explore a more adventurous world of flavours and textures! Begin with a classic graham cracker crust, prepared with crushed graham crackers, butter, and sugar. Or, if you want to take a walk on the wild side, try a Bourbon or ginger biscuit crust made of crushed biscuits mixed with melted butter. If chocolate is your weakness, indulge in a chocolate cookie such as Oreo crust that pairs perfectly with creamy cheesecake filling. For a delicate and crumbly base, a shortbread crust will elevate your cheesecake to new heights. If you love a little crunch, experiment with a nut crust made from crushed almonds or pecans. And for those craving something a bit different, crushed pretzels give a delightful salty-sweet crunch that will leave you wanting more. The base possibilities are endless so let your taste buds be your guide!



To Bake or Not to Bake?

Did you know that there are two different types of cheesecakes to choose from? Let us introduce you to the delightful world of no-bake and baked cheesecakes, each with its own unique qualities.

Starting with the no-bake variety, these cheesecakes are all about convenience. Usually, you just need to mix sugar, whipped cream and cream cheese together, let it chill in the fridge, and voila! You'll be rewarded with a light and creamy texture that melts in your mouth. It's the ideal treat for those who prefer a softer and lighter cheesecake experience. We have the perfect recipe for a Funfetti No-bake Cheesecake.

 Whitworths Funfetti Cheesecake

On the other hand, if you're craving a rich and velvety indulgence, baked cheesecakes are the way to go. The filling usually consists of a mixture of sugar, cream cheese, and eggs. Then once baked to perfection in the oven, it emerges with a dense and smooth texture that will leave you wanting more. If you decide to try making the baked type of this yummy dessert, we got you covered. Here’s our Passionfruit Cheesecake recipe tit hat is sure to be a summer hit!


Topping Galore

When it comes to adding the perfect finishing touch to your cheesecake, the topping possibilities are never ending. Adding fruit and berries will make your creation look vibrant and it will give the ultimate taste of summer. Another fantastic topping is of course the mighty chocolate. Drizzle the cocoa goodness over your cheesecake for the greatest treat. Alternatively, the sweet texture of caramel sauce on your creation will make anyone fall head over heels. The combination of creamy cake and sticky caramel is just divine! You can also shake things up with a crunchy twist by sprinkling crushed nuts such as almonds or pecans on top of your creation. This nutty infusion adds a lovely contrast of textures and flavours. Even better, why not combine the three: chocolate, caramel and nuts for an absolute feast for the eyes and your taste buds! We found you a Turtle Cheesecake recipe that has it all.


Cheesecake with a Twist

If you're looking for an even more mouth-watering cheesecake ideas or ways to impress your guests, why not add a twist to your classic dessert? For starters, it doesn’t have to be the usual cake shape. You can make mini ones such as these Mini Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecakes.

Or you can even make a log that will definitely surprise your guests!

Another great way to add uniqueness to your creation is combining cheesecake with a traditional cake recipe. This Lemon Meringue Cheesecake is a great example and it tastes fantastic.

Take your taste buds on an adventure and make a boozy version of this timeless dessert. We highly recommend this Baileys Cheesecake recipe if you want to make something that will leave you and your guests wanting more.


Happy Cheesecake Day

Did you know that on the 30th of July is the National Cheesecake Day? To celebrate we have a super delicious new recipe for you in collaboration with Cottage Delight - a Fudge and Chocolate Cheesecake using Cottage Delight all butter fudge. 

If you are a fudge lover, you should try our Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

Whitworths x Cottage Delight Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

As well, we have a new offer which will run only on the 30th of July – 1 FREE bag of Cottage Delight All Butter Fudge added to all orders above £30 for one day only! Hooray, time to celebrate!

bag of all butter fudge by Cottage Delight

So here you go, a little glimpse into the world of cheesecakes. Whether you're a fan of classic recipes, unique twists, or no-bake options, there's something out there for everyone. The sky's the limit when it comes to these sweet delights! Let your imagination run wild and enjoy the mouth-watering journey of creating and savouring the most delicious cakes. After all, life is too short not to enjoy a little slice of cheesecake heaven!



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