National Cherry Cheesecake Day
Every cheesecake deserves its own day, but on April 23rd, we get to celebrate National Cherry Cheesecake Day in the sun. Well, not literally, as you don’t want to ruin it, but many would agree that this is the ultimate food holiday. There are different versions, and the placement of the cherries is usually key to determining how they will be made. Let’s take a closer look.
What Is National Cherry Cheesecake Day?
Cheesecake doesn’t need any introduction, does it? Well, the smooth texture is nothing like the crumbly cake that seems to get everywhere; we’re talking soft and creamy with that thick consistency that glides down. Ok, before we start salivating, more about this particular type of cheesecake. National Cherry Cheesecake Day is all about cherries. They can be added into the mix to be part of the filling or added on top for decoration.
The crust is where you get a bit of crunch. Some use biscuits crumbled and pressed, while others will use cookie crusts and even pastry-style crusts. You also get the option of a baked or unbaked cheesecake. The cherry is quite literally the cherry on top for some, and when using real cherries, not the glacé types that don’t even taste like the real thing, there can be genuine health benefits. The antioxidants, for a start.
No one seems to know how this day came to fruition, but the introduction of Philadelphia cream cheese has certainly made home baking this popular dessert much easier. Since its introduction in 1872, this ingredient has found itself in a variety of dishes, but cheesecake seems to be a match made in heaven. Cream cheese had been around for hundreds of years before this, but Philadelphia has made it accessible and popular.
Now, National Cherry Cheesecake Day benefits from this. And so can everyone else with a little time on their hands…
How To Observe National Cherry Cheesecake Day
It’s going to seem a little obvious, but the best way to observe it is by cooking a recipe of your own. There are different versions of cherry cheesecake, so be sure to look up a recipe that you can make easily and get to work. Why not share the love online using the hashtag #CherryCheesecakeDay? This is a good way to see what everyone else is doing, share your own version, and get involved.
Alternatively, why not get some friends over and have them bring their own cherry cheesecake? Then, do a taste test or just make the coffee and sit enjoy each other’s creations. Technically, cheesecake isn’t actually cake, but we’re not going to start talking about that if you don’t! Since homemade cheesecake is the best, it is always better to make your own. However, if this is not possible, you can always purchase different versions from several bakeries.
Sample the delights in your town, see which is best so the next April 23rd, you can tell everyone who makes the best version on National Cherry Cheesecake Day.