Cheesecakes are usually chilled after they are baked so they can be served cold, which complements the creamy texture of the cake. If you wish to chill your cheesecake but are a bit pressed for time, you can speed up the process by chilling it in the freezer. Before freezing, the cheesecake should be prepped properly to ensure it stays in its best condition until serving time.
Allow the cheesecake to cool to room temperature after baking. Refrain from adding your topping of choice until just before serving time.
Place the cheesecake on a cake stand. Gently place a sheet of plastic wrap over the top of the cake, using your fingers to carefully tuck the wrap down around the sides of the cake as well. Tap the plastic wrap so that it is clinging directly to the cake to avoid freezer burn.
Place the wrapped cheesecake in the freezer and allow it to chill for one hour. Store your topping of choice in some Tupperware in the refrigerator.
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