The whole point of going to the Cheesecake Factory is to try as many cheesecakes as possible, right? That's not to say that the entire menu isn't delicious but when a person walks into a place called 'Cheesecake Factory,' there's really just one thing in mind: That creamy, soft, sweet, of the smoothest filling combined with the slightly salty and utterly sinful graham crust. Whether it's the fruit swirl that gets a foodie or the decadent layers of chocolate in Cheesecake Factory's most divine dessert options, there's a slice that's perfect for everyone.
Since there are a total of 34 different cheesecake flavors to choose from, we figured we'd take a look at the ones that dessert lovers keep coming back to.
There's just no beating an original. While its reign of sweet deliciousness may have been replaced by one of many more complex flavors, it's still at the top in terms of every criterion for an exceptional cheesecake bite. This creamy filling is delicate and balanced on its own with a topping that has a sour cream base, so it's not overly sweet. The slight tang plays beautifully with the sweetness from the actual cheesecake center, and the graham crust has been perfect in a way that makes every other crust recipe seem inferior. There's no argument that for the cheesecake purists, this is a little slice of uninterrupted heaven.
Lemon Raspberry Cream Cheesecake
Combing the best of both worlds with a creamy, dreamy center, both lemon and raspberry have been a mouthwatering match for quite some time. All it took was an idea to combine them both with a neutral dessert base, such as cheesecake, to bring out everything there is to love about both tang and sweetness. According to Insider, this is a favorite of many Cheesecake Factory employees as well, and it's easy to see why. The cheesecake itself is flavored with lemon mousse topping, and the crust isn't actually graham crackers, but rather, ladyfingers that have been soaked in raspberry sauce. The bold streak of raspberry through the center ties everything together with all of these flavors playing incredibly well together.
White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle
Another favorite by nearly everyone who visits Cheesecake Factory is the White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake. Anything with the word 'truffle' in it is bound to be good and this cheesecake does not disappoint. With the perfect chocolate base and a topping of additional white chocolate, this cheesecake delivers on every level. A blend of creamy cheesecake filling and fresh raspberries make this one pretty unforgettable, and it's a great compromise for those who can't choose between fruit and chocolate.
Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake
Interestingly enough, the most popular cheesecake for decades now is actually the Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake. Considered the original fruit cheesecake, this one is a classic with dessert lovers - not just cheesecake lovers - and its flavor is exceptional. It's like the original but with a flavor boost from fresh strawberries in a sweet sauce, and it's the great finish to a meal or perfect just on its own if that's what a foodie prefers. There's no denying that this slice of cheesecake alone is worth going to the Cheesecake Factory.
Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake
This might be the ultimate compromise in terms of combining two amazing desserts. This original cheesecake surrounds a slice of decadent, moist red velvet cake, complete with a chocolate crust and a cream cheese topping. The way this cheesecake has been blended is nothing short of the perfect balance between the two flavor profiles, without being insanely sweet or overwhelming. The cheesecake is delicate in texture and flavor while the red velvet cake is the heavy-hitter, adding a delicious flavor and texture to cut through two layers of creamy cheesecake.
Chocolate Tuxedo Cream Cheesecake
Chocolate lovers will immediately be drawn to this Chocolate Tuxedo Cream Cheesecake and for good reason. Similar to the Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake, this option lends itself well to a solid balance between both chocolate and cheesecake. With a bottom layer of chocolate cheesecake and a chocolate fudge cake crust, it's a perfect match for the upper layers of chocolate cheesecake and vanilla mascarpone mousse, and a little more chocolate. These interlocking layers might seem overly decadent but they're perfectly matched for one another without being too filling or sweet. It's truly a chocolate lover's dream and one slice of cheesecake that can't be beaten by any other. Plus, it's arguably one of the prettiest cheesecakes on the menu with its plate design and overall appearance.