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Product Review: Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes

Taste Test: Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes

I must admit: I'm not the world's biggest fan of cheesecake, it's always seemed a bit too rich. But I'm obsessed with red velvet cake, and was intrigued when I first heard about red velvet cheesecake. I put it on my list of things to make and before I could get to it, The Cheesecake Factory came out with a version and sent one our way — along with a couple others. Was it the perfect hybrid of Southern red velvet and smooth cheesecake decadence? How was the cheesecake on a whole? Find out when you read more.

The Cheesecake Factory, unsurprisingly, offers a dizzying array of cheesecakes. There are over 30 to choose from, including Pumpkin Pecan and Dutch Apple Caramel Streusel. The red velvet cheesecake is the winner of a recent nationwide search for the next cheesecake flavor, and $0.25 from the sale of each slice gets donated to Feeding America.

Stefanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake: We were expecting a red velvet-flavored cheesecake filling, but instead, this cake is composed of layers of traditional red velvet cake, sandwiched between plain cheesecake, topped with cream cheese frosting and garnished with white chocolate curls. We did appreciate the genuine red velvet texture, though.

30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake: Rich doesn't begin to describe this dessert, which has layers of cheesecake, layers of chocolate fudge cake, a chocolate cream topping, and chocolate shavings. Chocolate lovers, it doesn't get more intense than this.

White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle: The chocolate cookie crumb crust is delectable, but the raspberry-swirled, white chocolate center is simply too sweet. Since each slice of this cheesecake was topped with a monstrous dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings, our tasters could only eat a few bites before giving up.

Overall, I wasn't dazzled. I appreciate the convenient, pre-sliced packaging, and the balanced flavor of the cheesecake, which has a slight tang from the cheese married with just the right amount of sweetness. What's your experience with Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes?


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Cody2525435 Cody2525435 3 years
you can find recipe's at the online menu at cheesecakefactory.com
smileyface smileyface 6 years
My aunt makes a delicious red velvet cake and I finally made the recipe not too long ago and it was so good. I also tried the Cheesecake Factory's version and while I thought that it was good, I would rather make my aunt's red velvet cake and make cheesecake filling and put my own together.
wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 6 years
I wish I liked cheesecake. :(
rockd_out_vxn rockd_out_vxn 6 years
glad I could be of service, Frenchys, glad I could be of service.
redstar204 redstar204 6 years
I loved the red velvet cheesecake, I also was expecting to just be a red velvet flavored cheesecake (which I do have a recipe for) but this was really good, it took me 3 days to finish it but well worth it.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
I like my own cheesecake too. Not as overly sweet as resturants.... but I do like the Costco ones. I could eat an entire one by myself -.-
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
Hmmm, I really like cream cheese icing, so if that entire top layer is cream cheese icing, I might have to try this. I haven't had a Cheesecake Factory cheesecake in many, many years. I used to love their Carrot Cake and Apple versions though.
nancita nancita 6 years
I am tempted by many sweets, but cheesecake is not one of them. Just too rich for me. I was also disappointed that the red velvet one wasn't more cakey, so I didn't try it.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
sunshinepoint I have to agree with you. I also think mine are far superior to Cheesecake factory (or any other store bought/restaurant cheesecake I've tried to date). And I don't even like cheesecake. But like youts, it's much creamier and not too rich.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 6 years
I love their vanilla bean! We sold the coffee shop I worked at freshman year. Those cheesecakes are responsible for the 5 pounds I gained and every pound was worth it. YUM!
sunshinepointe sunshinepointe 6 years
I make my own cheesecakes and not to sound snobby but I think mine are vastly superior. Maybe it's because I make them to my own taste but I find my homemade ones to be creamier but not at the expense of being too rich. I made a Pumpkin with Bourbon Sour Cream and Graham Cracker Crumble cheesecake this past weekend and before I turned around it was gone.
smitten-kitten smitten-kitten 6 years
This red velvet cheesecake is absolutley delicious!!! My boyfriend and I split a piece and I am sure both of us could have gone without sharing..ha...it was to die for!
MsTwirlySkirts MsTwirlySkirts 6 years
hahahahaha rockd_out_vxn! you made me almost spit out my coffee laughing... i feel the same way:)
mek123 mek123 6 years
The white chocolate raspberry truffle used to be my favorite but they changed it a few years ago and made it too sweet. My go-to the the plain cheesecake.
rockd_out_vxn rockd_out_vxn 6 years
i wish to take cheesecake as my lover.
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