What Was Wrong?

Decorating By Rita1969 Updated 23 Aug 2009 , 3:32pm by Rita1969

Rita1969 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 1:15am
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Hi Everybody!
I just baked a cheesecake and the top is cracked!
What did I do wrong and what can I do?
Should I bake it again tomorrow? I need the cake for Sunday.

I would like to cover with ganache, should I freeze the cake before or it is enough to put it in the fridge?

I would be grateful for any help!!!!

5 replies
Deb_ Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 1:24am
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Sometimes when a cheesecake is baked too long it will crack.

What I do to prevent this is to put a pan of water in the rack under the cheesecake when I'm baking it. I also only bake until it's still "jiggling", it will continue cooking when you pull it out of the oven.

If you're covering it with ganache you may be able to salvage this one if the crack isn't right through from top to bottom. Just try to smooth out the crack, refrigerate, (don't freeze) and then pour the ganache on.

Rita1969 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 1:50am
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I want to make the ganache from this website. FIRST time!
The recipe says cream. I but heavy whipped cream. Can I use it?
It is going to be maybe my tenth cake. So I have lots of s.... Questions!

Deb_ Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 2:01am
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Yup, heavy whipping cream is what you want to use for ganache.

Don't worry about the questions that's how we all learned!

Good luck, I'm sure it will be delicious, how can it not....cheesecake/ganache YUMMY!!

adonisthegreek1 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 2:33am
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Here's a very good thread about cracked cheesecakes. The members here gave me a lot of great tips and now I never ever have any cheesecakes crack on me any more. I don't bake in a bain marie, but I did lower my oven temp and also be careful not to overmix.


Rita1969 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 3:32pm
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I just want to thank you for the helps!!!!!
After a very cracked cake I could make a very nice one.
I love the people on this site and how everybody helps!
Thanks again!


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