Double D’s Cheesecake began with only one recipe. Our Creamy Classic was an old family recipe Darlene doctored up and sold at a restaurant she owned in Portage La Prairie. It actually won first place for taste in the Strawberry Festival dessert contest. (Topped with strawberries, obviously).
What sets Double D’s Cheesecakes apart from most others is that they are not a baked cheesecake. The cakes are a chilled recipe and result in a very light and creamy texture, not heavy and pasty as baked cheesecakes can be. Customers at Darlene’s restaurant used to tell her that after a big meal, they always had room for her cheesecake. They tend to compliment a meal because they are satisfying, not filling. It is the “Grand Finale to a complete dining experience”. Double D’s Cheesecakes leaves your guests with a great impression, one they won’t soon forget.
Even the crust is homemade. A lot of bakeries use the ready mixed graham crumbs with the vegetable oil already added so they can just scoop and press. At Double D’s, they buy the crumbs dry and add their spices and seasoning, then the vegetable oil. This method adds to the home style goodness that Double D’s Cheesecake is known for. The chocolate crust is also made from scratch.
The cheesecakes are made at the shop on Meadowood in St. Vital. All the cakes are 9″ round, frozen and conveniently pre-cut into 14 slices. Keep the cheesecake frozen until serving. Once plated, the pieces are ready in about 10 minutes. Whatever you don’t use, put back in the freezer for a late night snack. When well wrapped, the cakes will keep for weeks, or even months in a chest freezer.
With over 40 different cheesecakes on the menu, there is always something new to try, including many seasonal favorites such as Creamy Pumpkin at Thanksgiving, Egg Nog and Candy Cane at Christmas, and White Chocolate Cherry Brandy at Valentines. Most of the new flavors they come up with were requests from chefs or customers.
Double D’s Cheesecake & Coffee House, is a quaint little coffee shop that will win you over with delicious, light and creamy cheesecakes and great-personalized service. Customer service and satisfaction is Double D’s Cheesecake’s commitment to their clientele. Pick one up for your next party or function.