There's nothing like creamy homemade cheesecake. You may be questioning the best way to check if it is done. We're sharing our tried and true tips for perfectly baked cheesecake every time. Plus, get our favorite cheesecake recipes.
To check if your cheesecake is done, gently shake the cheesecake. If the cheesecake looks nearly set and only a small circle in the center jiggles slightly, it is done. (The center will firm up during the cooling time.) Do not use a knife to check doneness. Using a knife to test a cheesecake may create a crack in the top; also this method does not give an accurate test for cheesecakes made with a large amount of sour cream. Cheesecakes made with sour cream should jiggle a little more and will have a larger soft spot in the center.
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