The ultimate cheesecake recipe showdown

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The ultimate cheesecake recipe showdown

We’ve been known to ask some tough questions in our hotly contested weekly food fights on Instagram stories. This week, you’ve got some difficult decisions to make about cheesecake. Baked vs fridge cheesecake? Peanut butter vs chocolate? Whatever you pick, we’ve rounded up all of the recipes below so you don’t really have to choose.

Baked vs fridge?

There’s no argument about cheesecake quite like the one about how it’s made. Baked cheesecakes tend to have a denser, more velvety quality, whereas fridge cheesecakes tend to be lighter and airy.

Get the recipe for classic cheesecake here.

Get the recipe for no-bake fridge cheesecake here.

Burnt Basque cheesecake vs classic baked?

Burnt Basque cheesecakes are having a moment and, because they’re delicious, it’s easy to see why. But we want to know, do you prefer this trendy version to a good old baked classic cheesecake?

Burnt-basque-chocolate-cheesecakeGet the recipe for burnt Basque chocolate cheesecake here.

The flavour face-off: Berry cheesecake vs classic

Whether baked or fridge is your pick, we bet you’ve got opinions on the flavour of your cheesecake. Do you like a berry-studded cheesecake or a classic one – perhaps garnished with fruit at most?
Get the recipe for no-bake cheesecake with blueberry coulis here.

Get the recipe for no-bake cheesecake here.

Chocolate cheesecake vs peanut butter?

While we’re on the subject of cheesecake flavours – does indulgent chocolate or peanut butter take your fancy?
Frozen-peanut-butter-cheesecakeGet the recipe for frozen peanut butter cheesecake here.

Get the recipe for triple-chocolate dessert here.

Thoughts on lemon cheesecake?

Is it a reliable classic or just plain old boring?

Get the recipe for lemon cream cheesecake here.

All about the base: Tennis biscuits vs every other biscuit

Call us impartial, but we’re prepared to state that Tennis biscuits make the best cheesecake base. Do you agree?
Get the recipe for baked plum cheesecake here.

The wildcard round: savoury blue cheesecake vs upside-down chicory cheesecake?

If you had to pick, which would have your vote? A celebration of blue cheese or an upside-down version that uses the bitter leaf, chicory?
Get the recipe for Gorgonzola cheesecake here.

Get the recipe for upside-down chicory cheesecake here.

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Jess Spiro Article by: Jess Spiro

Jess Spiro is a freelance food writer, chef and restaurant critic based in Cape Town, who can often be found in search of the next great plate of food. Follow her on Instagram @jess_spiro to see what she's eating.

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