What is New York Cheesecake anyway? New York Cheesecake is smooth, rich, thick and dense. It’s a cheesecake that you can only handle eating one piece of every few hours. It’s totally decadent by itself, but it often gets garnished with fruit compote, caramel or chocolate. You might say it’s the royalty of cheesecakes.
What are the ingredients that make up a New York Cheesecake? Mainly cream cheese, sour cream, butter, and eggs. Some recipes call for heavy whipping cream instead of sour cream. New York cheesecake is supposed to be dense, rich and heavy, whereas regular cheesecake is more light fluffy and airy.