Difference between Cream Cake & Cheesecake
- Author: Apeksha Rawat Published: 29th August, 2019
The cake is undoubtedly a soul food that adds life to parties. Be it a life event, family gathering or a festival celebration, the cake is a common factor entwined into all our special events. It enhances the fun of celebrations with its delectable flavour and makes them even more cherishable. Cake allows people to truly celebrate and make all the guests happy.
Wouldn’t it be nice to explore a little bit more about cakes than just their gorgeous look and mouth-watering flavour? Cream cakes and cheesecakes are the two popular varieties of cake relished by people all across the world. Read further to know the difference between these two in an elaborate way.
Cream Cake - According to Wikipedia, “cream cake is a variety of cake that is either filled, layered or topped with any of the several forms of cream or custard.” The cream cake is a rich, sweet dessert made from batter prepared using flour, eggs, sugar, milk and other ingredients, which is baked in the oven and covered in icing.
Basic Characteristics of Cream Cakes:
- A cream cake is lightweight, which can be flavoured using natural extracts.
- It has a very creamy texture due to the icing which brings out the sweet flavour.
- It must be kept in the refrigerator, else it will melt or stale.
- A cream cake is fluffy, spongy, and moist
Important Tips for Baking Cream Cakes:
- Always use fresh ingredients to make sure the cream cake looks and tastes better.
- Use a good quality pan and make sure to place it at the centre of the oven where it can receive proper heating.
- Grease the pan using butter or vegetable oil and make sure all sides of the pan are covered.
- Dusting the pan is another important factor to enhance the flavour.
- The cake batter should not be too stiff. Smooth the batter with a spatula, it will help the cake to bake evenly.
- Always pre-heat the oven for at least 10-15 minutes.
- Do not start icing the cake before it is completely cool.
Cheesecake - Cheesecake is a pie made of sweetened and flavoured cottage cheese or cream cheese, eggs, and milk on a crunchy base. It may be baked or unbaked (usually refrigerated).
Basic Characteristics of Cheesecakes:
- Cheesecakes are usually sweetened with sugar and can be flavoured in different ways.
- Cheesecake is a thick and creamy dessert with a dense texture that has either sweet or tangy flavour.
- It is firm on the outside while thick and creamy on the inside.
Important Tips for Baking Cheesecakes:
- Always use room temperature softened cream cheese.
- For the best cheesecake recipe, add a little flour or corn starch.
- The springform pan is essential for cheesecakes. Remember to grease the bottom and sides of the pan to ensure a smooth release.
- Do not over-mix your batter. Mix thoroughly while combining cream cheese and sugar and blend gently once the eggs are added.
- The water bath will help the heat disperse evenly, resulting in an evenly baked cheesecake.
- Remove the cheesecake from the oven when there is a little jiggle in the middle of the pan. Do not over bake it.
- Let the baked cheesecake cool at room temperature on a wire rack and then put it in the fridge.
- Slice the cheesecake with dental floss, so that it leaves nice edges on your slice.