While no one needs an excuse to eat dessert other than it being deliciously good for your soul, July 30 is National Cheesecake Day. So in celebration of one of the most decadent treats around — one that was invented over 4,000 years ago in ancient Greece — The Cheesecake Factory has partnered with two very well-known dessert brands to create two, extra sweet new flavors. Say hello to: Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl and Very Cherry Ghirardelli Chocolate.
The Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl slice features a mall food court favorite, the ever-indulgent Cinnabon, in a dessert marriage made in heaven. It’s made with alternating layers of Cinnabon cinnamon cheesecake and vanilla crunch cake, with a cream cheese frosting in between each dense layer, topped with a caramel drizzle.
Not a Cinnabon kind of person? No problem. The Cheesecake Factory’s second flavor brings the iconic San Francisco chocolatier, Ghirardelli, into the mix. This over-the-top cheesecake concoction combines a cherry cheesecake made with real cherries, a layer of thick fudge cake, and Ghirardelli chocolate chunks throughout. It’s also coated in three different types of chocolate chips — dark chocolate, white chocolate and bright pink crunch balls.
Both come with a side of the always-necessary dollop of whipped cream.
As if we needed an incentive to treat ourselves to cheesecake, for every slice sold through next February, The Cheesecake Factory will be donating a portion of proceeds to a good cause. Twenty-five cents of each slice sold will go to Feeding America, an organization fighting to end hunger in America. Also, all dine-in slices count toward the restaurant’s “Any Slice, Half Price” deal if purchased on July 30.
Wanna try your hand at making restaurant-worthy cheesecake at home? Try out this version of The Cheesecake Factory’s Oreo cheesecake from blogger Six Sisters’ Stuff. With chunks of Oreos, a chocolate drizzle, a thick cheesecake base and an Oreo crust, get ready to satisfy even your most insane sugar cravings with this one!
So which flavor are you most excited for?