Cheesecakes are the perfect desserts that anyone wouldn’t miss on the table. Its delicious, soft, creamy, melt-in-the-mouth feeling is excellent to make your mood better after an exhausting day. After all, there are a lot of choices—the famous New York cheesecake, Ricotta (non-cream cheese) cheesecakes, Japanese “Cotton” cheesecake, Vegan, regular cheesecakes, and no-bake cheesecakes.

Knowing how to bake a cheesecake can take you on a great advantage because you have all the control over the ingredients you’re going to use. It also depends on your preference how much amount you’re going to bake, the method you’re going to use, and how many toppings you’ll put on your dessert. 

How to tell if cheesecake is baked?

However, due to the dairy content of cheesecakes, even professional bakers get it tricky. Of course, we would want to avoid a too soft and runny undercooked cheesecake or a dry and cracked overcooked one. Knowing the methods of determining a right-baked cheesecake is undoubtedly one skill that can bring you to be a master chef among your group of friends.

Determining a Well-Done Cheesecake

Before tackling various methods on determining a well-done cheesecake, there are several factors that you must first consider before baking—your definition of the word “done.” You see, all of us have parameters in our heads, and it can vary depending on what kind of cheesecake you want to make and the texture you’re aiming for.

Aside from these factors, some cheesecake recipes instruct for a water bath (which you can overcook too) and will require more ingredients that’ll make it harder for the “I’m done!” appearance to be seen from your eyes. Here are some methods that can help you check whether your cheesecake is undercooked or overcooked:

Make the Undercooked Palatable

If you happen to bake an undercooked cheesecake accidentally, here are some tips to fix it before serving it in front of your loved ones or customers (it can also ease the anxiety):

Well-Cooked Points

As making a cheesecake can be therapeutic, it can also be the one that leads you to therapy. Knowing its ins and outs before practicing it would save you much time and ingredients (even expenses) beforehand. Keep your research on the background and remember some of these critical points to avoid ruining your scrumptious homemade cheesecake:

Nobody gets it on the first try, or even on the second one, or the third, but the practice still makes perfect. Mistakes in baking your cheesecake can teach you a lot about the future desserts you’re going to bake. It’s also never too risky to experiment on flavors, dips, and toppings. To accomplish the task of knowing the trickiest part of cheesecake baking, you need to develop patience and perseverance. For a start, you can try watching this video:

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