Cheesecake is an art form and there are specialty bakers that specialize in creating unique, tasty works of art. Even within fine dining establishments known for their entrées, it is their cheesecake that leaves diners talking about the wonderful dinner they had. Whether you decide to dine at a restaurant or visit a specialty bakery, there are plenty of options in the DFW area for those looking for a great cheesecake.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
5251 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 490-9000
www.delfriscos.comA dinner at Del Frisco’s isn’t complete without dessert. Del Frisco’s is known for making a delectable cheesecake. It is not your traditional New York style cheesecake. Del Frisco’s makes an in-house no bake cheesecake. The baked pecan crust serves as a platform for a very creamy, strong texture but not dense cheesecake. Even though it is a no bake cheesecake, it still takes 24 hours to make. It is served with a fresh strawberry sauce or a house made butterscotch sauce. For Valentine’s Day they are making a Godiva chocolate cheesecake with whipped Godiva chocolate ganache inside the cheesecake, served with a chocolate caramel sauce topped with white and dark chocolate shavings.
Cheesecake Royale
9020 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 328-9102
www.cheesecakeroyale.comCheesecake Royale is a family-owned and operated full-service bakery that has been serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex for 30 years. They pride themselves in using wholesome ingredients, fresh eggs, pure cane sugar and real butter. They don’t use margarine, corn syrup or hydrogenated oils. They create desserts for the food service industry. If you have had a cheesecake at a well-known restaurant, chances are Cheesecake Royale made it. They have taken their vast selection of desserts and opened a retail location to tempt customers with cheesecake flavors of Nutella, turtle praline, caramel fudge and a New York style colossal cheesecake. Key lime margarita, dulce de leche, salted caramel and triple chocolate cheesecake are among the favorites Cheesecake Royale has in stock ready to be picked up and enjoyed.
Val’s Cheesecakes
3906 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
(972) 885-8390
valscheesecakes.comVal’s has some very unique cheesecakes. They sell cheesecakes in four-ounce clamp jars as well as nine-inch round cheesecakes and individual slices. The flavors are offered: classic vanilla cheese topped with in-house made strawberry preserves; the Royal Lane is a orange white chocolate cheesecake topped with blueberry preservers; Lemmon Avenue is a crust of lemon poppy seed cake with lemon cheesecake topped with lemon curd; the Lovers Lane is a red velvet cake crust with classic vanilla cheesecake topped with more red velvet cake; the Cookies n Cream is Oreo cookie crust with a cookies and cream cheesecake topped with chocolate ganache and Oreo cookies; Sea Salt Mocha is a classic graham cracker crust with a sea salt mocha cheesecake topped with caramel sauce and sea salt; Nutella Cheesecake is a graham cracker crust with a hazelnut cheesecake with a Nutella and sour cream topping and Greenville Avenue is a Oreo cookie crust with a green mint cheesecake topped with chocolate ganache and Oreo cookie crumbles. They also create a twist in cheesecakes by offering four different kinds of savory cheesecakes: Brisket, Smoked Salmon, Bacon Cheddar Cheese and a Taco cheesecake with a tortilla chip crust with a cilantro, taco seasoning and ground beef or chicken in the cheesecake topped with cheddar cheese and fresh cilantro. Val’s is into fun and is always experimenting with different flavors, including a strawberry basil cheesecake and a chai latte cheesecake. Val’s Cheesecakes creates custom orders and has successfully made a vegan cheesecake.
Cheesecake Love
www.cheesecakelove.comAfter being laid off from her technology job, JoAnn Sitton decided to make cheesecakes. When she asked a local deli if they would like some they requested 60, and soon Cheesecake Love was born. Sitton opened a retail location from which she sold her cheesecakes. After four years, Sitton decided to close the retail location and focus on the wholesale business of selling cheesecakes. Cheesecake Love offers four-ounce (cupcake size) and ten-inch cheesecakes in creamy original, triple-chocolate, caramel pecan, white chocolate raspberry swirl, lemon lime, cookie crunch, pumpkin walnut and a white chocolate chocolate swirl. All of their crusts are made from cookie crumbs instead of graham crackers. For example, the caramel pecan cheesecake features a vanilla cookie crust. Cheesecake Love’s products are sold throughout Texas in Central Market stores.
Robin D. Everson’s appreciation for art, food, wine, people, and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. As a multi-faceted entrepreneur, Robin brings a unique look at the world of business through her many interviews and articles. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at Examiner.com 
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