Creamy, comforting with just a hint of crunch, cheesecakes are the ultimate desert treat. A sweet dessert consisting of one or more layers. The main, and thickest layer is soft, cheesy, creamy and the bottom layer will typically consist of a crust or base made from crushed cookies, crackers, pastry, or sponge cake. A cheese cake is either cold set or baked. toppings can be fruit or cream or nutty chocolate.