AskDefine | Define cheesecake

Dictionary Definition



1 made with sweetened cream cheese and eggs and cream baked in a crumb crust
2 a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In the context of "countable": A pie made of sweetened and flavoured cottage cheese or cream cheese, eggs and milk on a crunchy base.
    Cheesecake is an especially fattening desert.
  2. In the context of "not countable": One or more images of one or more scantily clad, sexually attractive persons, especially young women; pinups.
    Company policy forbids displaying cheesecake in the locker rooms.


Extensive Definition

Cheesecake is a large family of sweet, cheese-based cakes.
Cheesecakes are generally made with soft, fresh cheeses. Other ingredients such as sugar, eggs, and cream are often mixed in as well. Flavourings such as rum or chocolate may be added, and a fruit topping, like strawberries, are frequently added. Typically, the filling or topping covers a crust, which may be pastry, cookie, or digestive biscuit.


cheesecake in Catalan: Pastís de formatge
cheesecake in German: Käsekuchen
cheesecake in Spanish: Pastel de queso
cheesecake in French: Cheesecake
cheesecake in Hebrew: עוגת גבינה
cheesecake in Japanese: チーズケーキ
cheesecake in Polish: Sernik
cheesecake in Portuguese: Cheesecake
cheesecake in Russian: Чизкейк
cheesecake in Simple English: Cheesecake
cheesecake in Finnish: Juustokakku
cheesecake in Swedish: Cheesecake
cheesecake in Contenese: 芝士蛋糕
cheesecake in Chinese: 起士蛋糕
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