Cheesecake Factory without Sheldon
700 Pike Street, Seattle, WA
The Cheesecake Factory makes me think of Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory. I’ve had the restaurant’s dense and creamy strawberry cheesecake before but I’ve never actually dined in the restaurant.
The inside of Seattle’s Cheesecake Factory really did look like the one on The Big Bang Theory set. But as soon as we walked in, I was too distracted by the big display case of cheesecakes to look at anything else. Cheesecake is one of my all-time favourite desserts.
Normally, at a cake shop, I always pick something with peanut butter and chocolate in it but this time, I spied the Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake in the display case: cheesecake with layers of buttery, red velvet chocolate cake in between. Did I mention that my other all-time favourite dessert is red velvet cake? This cake was my dream dessert on a plate. I’ve had a long love affair with red velvet cake, having been attracted to its history and its flavour.
Not only was the red velvet cheesecake incredibly rich and delicious, it was gorgeous to look at: the deep, devilish red cake against the angel white cheesecake and whipped cream. The cheesecake layers were so thick and creamy that they stuck to my fork. The sweet red velvet cake layers were moist and crumbly. Since red velvet cake is traditionally served with cream cheese icing, that’s what was on this cake too. Imagine that: cream cheese icing on top of a cheese cake, it was cheese overload and I loved it! It really was like eating two cakes in one, cheesecake plus red velvet cake covered in cream cheese icing. And the best part was, the bottom layer ended with red velvet cake, not that dreaded graham cracker crumb crust. I loathe graham cracker crumb crust.
This one slice of cake was so decadent and filling (and scrumptious! I think I inhaled it too fast), it was like eating a meal. I actually didn’t eat for nearly three hours afterwards. It was well worth it!