April 23 provides all cake fans with the US Day of cherry cheesecake Day – often: National Cherry Cheesecake Day is a good reason to celebrate. Today’s post explains why this further cake day deserves a permanent place in the calendar of curious holidays from all over the world and what it is all about. Hooray for cake. Good Appetite. 🙂
Who Started National Cherry Cheesecake Day?
Despite the fact that cake fans around the world will celebrate today’s National Cherry Cheesecake Day appropriately, its origins seem to be completely obscure. Although most of the popular websites and online calendars list this special day of the cherry cheesecake for April 23rd, this source does not provide information on a possible initiator or the year of foundation with reference to an inconclusive research (see also the other contributions from the cake holiday calendar ).
Actually astonishing. Because on closer inspection, there is a source to be taken seriously. Specifically, it is about the web portal cheesecakedays.com, which launched this cheesecake holiday in 2002 in cooperation with the online calendar holidaysmart.com. Behind this web portal are a number of unnamed cheesecake fans, who go back to a total of twelve different cheesecake holidays (see also the list of related links below).
In this context, it is interesting to note that all of these cheesecake holidays explicitly do not include the addition of national, but rather are understood as international events:
Important Note, all of the Cheesecake Days were declared to be International celebrations. Adding “National” to the front of the holiday is incorrect. Cheesecake Days are global holidays so please share it properly #CheesecakeDay or #InternationalCheeseCakeDay
Why does National Cherry Cheesecake Day fall on April 23rd in the United States?
In contrast, in the course of the research for this article, I was unable to find out why the initiators chose April 23 as the date for Cherry Cheesecake Day. None of the sources outlined above provide a reason in this regard, which is why this decision belongs more to the category of arbitrary calendar setting (see also the list of further links below
Any content related to the day of German beer , also celebrated on April 23 , the International Nose Picking Day, the Talk like Shakespeare Day , the US American Take a Chance Day, the International Day of the English Language (UN English Language Day) or the World Book Day is not recorded. 😉
Cheesecake or cheesecake with cherries as a topping or as a fixed component
First of all, keep in mind that cheesecake is defined and prepared slightly differently in the United States than in our part of the world. Especially the use of Cream Cheese is a key ingredient that makes this stuff so delicious (see for details and the days of cheesecake English (. National Cheesecake Day) on 30 July).
Cheesecake on its own is a pretty great invention. In combination with fruit but again a whole corner delicious (see also, inter alia, the items to the US Day of blueberry cheesecake (Engl. National Blueberry Cheesecake Day) on May 26). And with cherries anyway. See, for example, the entries for the following dates:
- The day of the cherry pie (English National Cherry Pie Day) on February 19 or
- the day of Cherries Bag (Engl. National Cherry Turnovers Day) on 28 August.
And so it is not surprising that there are a large number of recipe variants here. Sometimes with cherries as a topping, sometimes stirred into the batter. So the Americans don’t know THE specific cherry cheesecake either. The main thing is that it tastes good. 🙂
Cherry cheesecake Recipe
- 100 g butter
- 100 g icing sugar
- 2 eggs
- 500 g curd cheese
- 250 g sour cream
- 50 g corn starch
- 1 glass of cherries (drained)
- For the cake base:
- 200 g of flour
- 100 g butter
- 1 egg
- 50 g icing sugar
- For the cake base, put the flour and butter in a bowl and mix with your fingers. Add the egg and icing sugar and knead the mixture ingredients into a smooth dough. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, briefly mix the butter and icing sugar. Add the two eggs and beat the mixture well until frothy. Add the curd cheese, sour cream and the corn maize and mix everything well.
- Roll out the cooled dough, press it into a sprinform and pull up on the sides. Prick several times with a fork. Pour the mixed curd and sour cream mixture on top and distribute the cherries evenly on top.
- Bake the cake at 180 ° C for about 45 minutes. Let cool well before serving.
Tip: Prepare with fresh cherries during the cherry season, so the cake tastes even fruity! The cake can be sprinkled with chopped pistachios or flaked almonds as desired.