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Quick signature cheesecakes that rely on our brand-new Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter

With the introduction of Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter, our chefs have been busy testing cheesecake recipes using this new, first-to-market product. The verdict? "This ready-made batter is as good as homemade," says Patty Mitchell, C.M.B., senior executive chef at Kraft Foodservice. "You get the signature flavor of Philadelphia Cream Cheese with the nice custardy, vanilla flavor that all good cheesecakes have."

Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter

Fast Facts on Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter

  • Tastes like homemade
  • Pour-and-bake convenience requires no experience
  • Easy to customize with signature plus ones
  • 120-day refrigerated shelf life
  • Authentic Philly taste

Why Cheesecake?¹

  • 59% of consumers agree that cheesecake is the best special-occasion dessert
  • Casual-dining restaurants are top of mind for cakes, especially cheesecake

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Patty Mitchell

Patty Mitchell, C.M.B.
Senior Executive Chef
Kraft Culinary Centre

Chef Notes

  • One 3-pound (48-ounce) container makes a standard 9-inch cheesecake, a slightly lower 10-inch cheesecake, or it makes two 6-inch cheesecakes
  • Use water bath for best result
  • Use conventional oven
  • Cost advantage—less expensive than generic store-bought cheesecake; saves on labor cost
  • Let Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter stand at room temp for 1 hour before baking
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5 Quick Garnishing Ideas!

Patty Mitchell, C.M.B., walks you through five easy, peasy cheesecake garnishes that move your cheesecake from average to memorable—from a simple stenciling technique to a beautiful way to add seasonality to the plate.

Stenciled Cheesecake

Try this easy stenciling technique using cocoa powder.
Click here for the video tutorial.

S'more
Cheesecake

Watch how to make this eye-catching, unique cheesecake garnish.
Click here for the video tutorial.

Holiday Cheesecake

Learn a beautiful two-color swipe technique that will enhance your plated-dessert presentation.
Click here for the video tutorial.

Crème Brûlée Cheesecake

Add an elegant garnish to your N.Y. style cheesecake.
Click here for the video tutorial.

Cheesecake with Fall Apple Compote

Make your plain cheesecake a seasonal dessert with a beautiful fruit compote.
Click here for the video tutorial.

Pour, Personalize & Bake—Signature Cheesecake Recipes

Lemon Mousse Cheesecake

Lemon Mousse Cheesecake

menu language: lemon-laced, creamy cheesecake topped with a light-as-a-feather lemon mousse, all on a traditional graham-cracker crust

variations: use individual rings; add seasonal berries

A simple plus two of lemon juice and zest turns Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter into a bright, citrus-splashed cheesecake. To complete the profile, our chefs top it with a fluffy mousse, made with Jell-O Lemon Pudding and Pie Filling and whipped cream.

Vanilla Bean Sour Cream-Topped Cheesecake

Vanilla Bean Sour Cream-Topped Cheesecake

menu language: a classic, dense, rich cheesecake with a vanilla-bean scented sour-cream topping, on a traditional graham-cracker crust

variations: make into minis; add vanilla bean to cheesecake batter

Offer your diners this classic, elegant cheesecake with its signature Philly profile, and then top it with a slightly tangy, slightly sweet sour-cream topping. Here, the traditional topping gets an added layer of flavor with a subtle hint of vanilla bean.

Layered Black and White Cheesecake

Layered Black and White Cheesecake

menu language: a chocolate cookie crust is topped with rich, creamy cheesecake studded with chocolate cookie pieces

variation: make into minis

Our chefs stir chocolate ganache into Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter and mix in chocolate cookie pieces. After flash freezing the first chocolate layer over the cake base, they pour plain Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter over top, flash freeze again, then finish with another chocolate layer.

Key Lime-Style Cheesecake

Key Lime-Style Cheesecake

menu language: cool, creamy cheesecake, with the deliciously tart flavor of key lime, on a traditional graham-cracker crust

variation: make into minis

Make a signature key-lime cheesecake with a simple plus one of key-lime juice concentrate to Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter. "Tart, refreshing, creamy and rich," says Chef Mitchell.

Double-Chocolate Cheesecake

Double-Chocolate Cheesecake

menu language: rich chocolate cheesecake with a chocolate-ganache topping, served on a traditional graham-cracker crust

variation: make into minis

Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter and chocolate ganache come together in a perfect marriage of creamy, chocolaty deliciousness. Once baked and cooled, our chefs add a glaze of chocolate ganache, letting it refrigerate until set. The result? A study in chocolate, with a nice textural play between the soft cheesecake and the firm ganache.

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

menu language: rich, luscious cheesecake swirled with golden caramel and a sprinkling of sea salt, all on a butter-cracker crust

variation: use dulce de leche instead of caramel

Salted caramel is a trend we're seeing all over. Our simple recipe sees Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter embellished with caramel and sprinkled with sea salt. To complete with the salty-sweet picture, our chefs start with a crust made with buttery crackers.

Chocolate-Peanutty Swirl Cheesecake

Chocolate-Peanutty Swirl Cheesecake

menu language: indulgent peanut butter cheesecake swirled with deep, dark chocolate, on a peanut butter-graham crust

variation: garnish with peanut butter cookie pieces

Our chefs swirl together a delicious blend of Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter and Nutter Butter Crème Variegate² with Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter deepened with chocolate ganache for a deliciously decadent cheesecake.

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

menu language: a holiday classic, a rich, creamy pumpkin cheesecake on a traditional graham-cracker crust

variation: add whipped cream with a sprinkling of cinnamon; can be poured into a pie tin and baked into a pie (with a change in baking time)

Pumpkin-pie spices add a lovely holiday warmth to this lush cheesecake. Our chefs combine Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter with canned pumpkin, egg yolks and spices. "The egg yolks counteract the additional liquid introduced by the pumpkin, so the batter will set up the same way," says Chef Mitchell.

Decadent Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Decadent Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

menu language: a chocolate cookie crust is topped with rich, creamy cheesecake studded with chocolate cookie pieces

variation: make into minis

A favorite for sure, this one's a breeze to put together. Simply mix in chocolate cookie pieces into Philadelphia Cheesecake Batter and bake on a crisp chocolate cookie crust.

Use Menu Language to Help Sell Cheesecake

Romance your customers with persuasive language. Cheesecake lends itself to rich, expressive language. Use power words to paint a sweet picture. Your well-crafted description may just lead to an end-of-meal transaction.

"Plain" Cheesecakes

  • classic
  • original
  • luscious
  • rich
  • creamy
  • deliciously tart
  • topped with fresh fruit
  • drizzled with chocolate ganache

Swirled Cheesecakes

  • swirled with a ribbon of caramel
  • swirled with wild blueberries

Marbled Cheesecakes

  • chocolate marbled cheesecake
  • dulce de leche marbled cheesecake

Layered Cheesecakes

  • rich cheesecake atop a moist layer of decadent chocolate cake
  • layers of creamy cheesecake and fluffy chocolate mousse
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