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Is cheesecake. There is no cheese in there. Yet it's called cheesecake. When you're young and still learning English, you usually know the word cheese, and the word cake, so you naturally assume that it's a cheese flavoured cake. Which it isn't. I remember when my English teacher told me this. I was all like "wtf?". They ought to rename cheesecake to something that makes more sense.

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Updated 10th September 2010 at 04:51 PM by Mijzelffan

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  1. Stranger's Avatar
    The cheesecake is a lie?
  2. Solaire of Astora's Avatar
    also its more like a pie lol it should be called cheesepie. but its good though
  3. Dragoon Rider's Avatar
    Actually, it is made with just a little cream cheese.
  4. AiedailEclipsed's Avatar
    Yeah.. not a little cream cheese, but alot!
  5. RexRacer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AiedailEclipsed
    Yeah.. not a little cream cheese, but alot!
    this
  6. Preußen's Avatar
    Yeah, what those above people said.

    AND IT'S DELICIOUS!

    This is a delicious cheesecake, you must eat it.
  7. Dewgong Reign's Avatar
    Cream cheese is cheese. Cream cheese is in the cake. Therefore it is cheesecake.
  8. Mijzelffan's Avatar
    no, it's not made out of cream cheese. It's made out of quark (not cheese). In Dutch it's thus also called Quarkpie (literrally translated).
  9. Synthesis's Avatar
    It's not made of cheese! Everything I believed in is a lie, I'll never be able to trust anyone anymore
  10. Mitchman's Avatar
    Quark in the Netherlands Cream Cheese everywhere else. Its a fact really. And my mom had this bangingly groovy recipe that included cottage cheese. So god damn good.
  11. Steven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mijzelffan
    no, it's not made out of cream cheese. It's made out of quark (not cheese). In Dutch it's thus also called Quarkpie (literrally translated).
    Cream cheese

    Cheese Cake
  12. H-con's Avatar
    What's with the cheese cake?
    I don't even really like cheese cake at all...
  13. Mitchman's Avatar
    You sir are a blasphemer and should put to the stake. Everyone loves cheesecake!
  14. H-con's Avatar
    Then bring a mob and catch me. I'll raise a mob against you. Come on, everyo...

    Oh, wait!
  15. Steven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by H-con
    What's with the cheese cake?
    I don't even really like cheese cake at all...
    Yes, it's very bland. I compare it to coconut, which is just too sweet. Although, cream cheese, especially mascarpone, is very good with simple things.
  16. Mijzelffan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Ruler Z
    Quark in the Netherlands Cream Cheese everywhere else. Its a fact really. And my mom had this bangingly groovy recipe that included cottage cheese. So god damn good.
    not really. Cream cheese is called Smeerkaas in Dutch and Quark is called Kwark. Notice the difference?

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