This past food week included National Cheesecake Day.  Where or who has the best cheesecake?  In Chicago, the most famous is Eli’s Cheesecake.  For anyone who has ever tried to make cheesecake, you know that it is a very subtle dessert to get just right.  What secrets have you learned to get just the right consistency?

So let’s begin our decadent journey.  Our first presentation is called Dad’s Cheesecake Bars.  The creation of this recipe has nothing to with her father.  This recipe is the creation of Aida Mollenkamp – Pairs well with Food.

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Dads Cheesecake Caramel Bars

Now do you like your cheesecake with fruit?  How about chocolate?  How about both?  I present a Strawberry Cheesecake with Oreo Cookie Crust from Barbara Bakes – Adventures in the Kitchen.

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Strawberry Cheesecake with an Oreo Crumb Crust

How about a fusion cheesecake?  Marrying an Italian dessert with the classic.  So now for a bad joke.  What do you get when you put together tiramisu with cheesecake?  A Tiramisu Cheesecake. I didn’t say it would be good.  This beautiful marraige was the brainchild of Oh Sweet Day.

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Tiramisu Cheesecake

And now demonstrating the versatility of the cheesecake and the creativity of bloggers, check out this Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsickles from My Baking Addiction found over at Good Life Eats.

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Mint Chocolate Popsicles

Again, showing a really neat spin on the traditional cheesecake, how cool is this Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars from Handle the Heat.

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Creme Brule Cheesecake Bars


The next offering is very chocolaty and comes from me in my early blogging days.  This is a Brownie Cheesecake Bar that I created back in 2012.

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Brownie Cheesecake Bars

This final recipe has to be really chocolaty.  I hope you agree?  This is a Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake with Amaretto Cherry Glaze from My Adventures in the Country.

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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake