How to slice a cheesecake

I met Claire and Elin for lunch yesterday and I had this scrumptious cheesecake from Elin.

yummy-looking cheesecake

She purposely baked it for my kids and I.

Elin shared with me a very useful tip to slice the cheesecake.

A design for the cake!

A piece for all of you!

1. The best tip for cutting a cake cleanly is to use a hot knife for each cut. To do this, fill a tall container--a pitcher or vase works well--with hot tap water deep enough to cover the entire blade of your knife. Dip the knife into the hot water, and wipe it dry on a clean towel before making a cut. The constant dipping and cleaning will keep pieces of cake or smears of frosting from the previous slice from marring the next slice.

2. Depending on the size of your cake, you may choose to cut it into 12 or 16 slices. If cutting the cake into 12 even slices, begin by cutting the cake into quarters, then cut each quarter into thirds. Pull the knife out from the side of the cake, rather than lifting it through the top, for a smooth cut.

3. To yield 16 slices, cut the cake into quarters, cut each quarter in half, and cut each half in half again. For twelve slices, use the numbers on a clock as your guide. For odd-numbered servings or to cut the cake in 10 slices, lightly score the surface of the cake before slicing to gauge the size of the pieces. If your knife isn't long enough to reach across the cake, start from the center and work outwards.


  1. wow...slice cheese cake also have method. Thanks for sharing. I didnt know .It's Useful.

  2. useful tips, thanks for sharing..

  3. Just cut only. Don't need tips. LOL :D

  4. Thanks for the tips. The cheese cake looks soooo yummy.

  5. Oh nooooo!!!! She always gave Claire, makes me soooo jealous! Now, I'm jealous of you too. Tsk! Tsk!

  6. thankyou!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral




  7. Oh hot knife goes well with cheeze cake. tQ great tips. Wowie cake looks yummy.

  8. i love cheese cake and that looks yummy.


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