So, let's talk about the food pyramid. Does anybody actually like how it's set up? You know, with desserts being the smallest tier at the very top? "But it's not good for you to have that much sugar. The food pyramid has been designed to ensure you get the proper nutrition." Look, we don't want excuses. We want cake. Specifically, cheesecake. And, make it the most decadent cheesecake you can find.
While we work on convincing the FDA to make cheesecake the bottom tier of the food pyramid, you can check out these 10 rich, tempting, irresistibly decadent cheesecake recipes made by some very dessert-savvy food bloggers.
10 Creamy Coconut Cheesecake
If coconut and chocolate were characters in a TV show, we would so ship them. Oh, heck, who are we kidding? We still ship them. They're so great together. Make this creamy coconut cheesecake if you don't believe us.
9 Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake
Apples are so good for you. They've got vitamins and stuff. You should eat more of them. Here's a recipe that will allow you to incorporate more crisp, healthy apples into your diet!
8 Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Crust
If you've never had a slice of lemon cheesecake, stop reading this right now and check out the recipe for this one. Not only is this a lemon cheesecake, but it's got a strawberry crust. Lemon + Strawberry = Perfect harmony. Yum!
7 Monster Cookie Cheesecake
Any time a dessert involves two separate treats, we are so there. This cheesecake, for instance, isn't just a cheesecake. It's a cool cheesecake. It's got a mouth-watering conglomeration of monster cookies and chocolate just waiting for you to gobble it up.
6 Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Drown your taste buds in decadence, and dive into the delicious pool of salted caramel that lies atop this cheesecake. It's okay, you don't actually have to know how to swim.
5 White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Pie
White chocolate is something we could all use a little more of. And, when you eat it with some fruit, it's almost like you're not eating a dessert, because the fruit has enough nutrition to cancel out the extra calories in the white chocolate. Right? Well, that's what we're going to tell ourselves when we have a slice of this white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.
4 Bourbon Banana Pudding Cheesecake
They say that bananas are nature's perfect food. We don't disagree. But we think that this bourbon banana pudding cheesecake is just a little perfecter.
3 Gingerbread Cheesecake
Why is gingerbread a flavor that has been relegated to Christmas time? It's not like it stops being delicious the rest of the year. Show your blatant disregard for convention, and your enthusiasm for tasty desserts, by making this gingerbread cheesecake.
2 Neapolitan Zebra Cheesecake
Is anyone else as intimidated as we are by how pretty this piece of cheesecake is? It's got more style than we do. It makes us a little bit jealous. And, more than a little hungry. Hmm. Neapolitan cheesecake, you say? Don't mind if we do!
1 Turtle Brownie Cheesecake
This recipe is such a problem solver. Now, when you're ready for dessert, you won't have to decide between a brownie and a slice of cheesecake. You can have both! Thanks, turtle brownie cheesecake. You're the greatest.