Whenever I dine out at The Cheesecake Factory, I make sure to bring a lot of friends. Since a slice of cheesecake may throw you back $7-$8, you need to have a group that is willing to order several different varieties. If you don't want to test out the entire list on your own (not recommended by heart surgeons), consider trying a few of my favorites on your next visit.
1. The Original
The Original is the classic. Without this flavor, no other concoctions could have been born. At The Cheesecake Factory, the original is their famous cheesecake recipe, served on a graham cracker crust with a sour cream topping. It is rich, creamy and oh so indulgent. For those that must have an additional topping, ask for fresh strawberries to be served on top.
2. Dulce de Leche Caramel
This flavor is a must for caramel connoisseurs. Their famous cheesecake recipe is combined with caramel for a mouth-watering base. As if that were not enough, they add a caramel mousse to the top. It all rests on top of a vanilla crust. I could eat this one everyday.
3. Godiva® Chocolate Cheesecake
Calling all chocolate lovers! This cheesecake delivers layer upon layer of chocolaty goodness. There is dense flourless chocolate cake, luscious chocolate cheesecake and rich chocolate mousse all on one plate. They even add a square of Godiva® chocolate for presentation.
There you have it - my favorite treats at The Cheesecake Factory. I have to admit that I still have at least a dozen more flavors to try before I have tasted them all. Which one do you think I should taste next, Vanilla Bean, Fresh Banana Cream or Lemon Raspberry Cream?