The Crucial Step To Prevent Your Cheesecake From Slumping

Who doesn't love cheesecake? It's creamy, rich, and can be enjoyed on its own, with a drizzle of chocolate or raspberry, with a dollop of cherries, or whatever topping you desire. Still, why is it one of the more stressful desserts to make? Unfortunately, cheesecake does insist you follow a couple of rules if you want it to come out creamy and with a center that doesn't collapse.

When making cheesecake, be prepared to set aside some time. Cheesecake prefers to not be rushed, and it's oh so worth it when done right. After choosing your favorite cheesecake recipe and putting it all together, it's very important to sous vide the cheesecake, or cook it in a water bath. According to Cheesecake World, the warm water will keep a cheesecake from cracking and drying out because it heats the cake slowly as it bakes. Remember, cheesecake doesn't like to be rushed. After all your efforts, you want a smooth and creamy result. But there is one more essential step that many people may not realize is helpful. Skipping it can result in a slumped cheesecake that doesn't look happy.

Loosen the edges

It's so disappointing when you go to slice your cheesecake work of art and find the middle is sinking. It doesn't look as pretty as it could and that's frustrating. One of the best tips to use when making cheesecake is to run a knife or spatula around the edges of it as soon as you take it out after baking. Often, people let the cheesecake cool completely before doing this step. However, King Arthur Baking explains that if you loosen the baked edges and then put it back in the oven until completely cool, you'll have cheesecake edges that are easy to remove and a beautifully symmetric cheesecake with no slumped center.

Some things in life take a little more effort and time than others, but are so worth it. Cheesecake is one of those things. The next time the mood strikes you, don't let the extra small steps scare you away. With a little patience and perseverance, you'll have an impressive dessert and a fulfilled tummy.