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How to Make Cheesecake

Learn how to make cheesecake -- the secret is knowing when it’s done baking. We’ll show you how to spy the perfect moment to take your cheesecake out of the oven.

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-Because cheesecake is so rich and creamy, testing it in the center with a toothpick to see if it's done like you would with the cake doesn't work. Actually, the center of the cheesecake should jiggle just lightly when you gently shake the pan and it should still be a bit shiny. As you shake, look at the edges. There should be about a 2 1/2 inch ring that is set and drier looking in the center. The heat from the cheesecake will help firm up the jiggly center as it cools. Remember the real key to a creamy cheesecake is the jiggle in the center.