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Philly Cheesecake of the Year Contest with #giveaway

Fruits, chocolate, jam, cookie and/or syrup. Cheesecake recipes are aplenty, and it’s one dessert that sure is a crowd pleaser.Do you have a cheesecake masterpiece scribbled on paper and sitting lonely in your recipe box? I bet it’s screaming for some nationwide applause

Perhaps your tried and true cheesecake recipe, a favourite with your family, could be Canada’s favourite as well.

It’s time to PhillyUp Canada!


Philadelphia wants you to get baking and enter your crowd-pleasingest cheesecake recipe in their latest mouth-watering contest. You never know, your creation could win the coveted title of Philly’s Cheesecake of the Year.


Now in its third year, the Philly Cheesecake of the Year contest gives home cooks and aspiring chefs the opportunity to compete in a bake-off at the Kraft Kitchens in Toronto for a chance to win $5,000 cash, have his or her recipe in a national ad campaign and of course – unparalleled bragging rights.

TO ENTER YOUR RECIPE:  Visit  for full details and to submit your original recipe. They must be submitted by June 20 at 6:00 pm ET!

cheesecake of the year prize details

As I’ve mentioned many times before, cheesecake is my husbands all-time favourite desserts. In his opinion, there isn’t a day that doesn’t call for cheesecake. It only goes without saying, I absolutely love all the Cheesecake of the Year Submissions on the website, each day I see some new ones to try.

With Father’s Day coming up, I’ll be trying one or two to share with him and the family. Ok, who am I kidding? I’m sure he’ll devour it all!

See? Nationwide attention just with a submission. Now just imagine if you won! Submitting your recipe is so easy! Go for it, take that chance and PhillyUp fellow Canadians!

Also, don’t forget to join the conversation by tweeting @PhillyCanada using the hashtag #CheesecakeoftheYear



WIN IT: One Canadian reader is going to get the Ultimate Cheesecake Package, valued at $400 and pictured above.

This package includes a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, a spring form pan, spatula, and Philly Cook Book – everything needed to  create a wonderful cheesecake recipe!

TO ENTER: Fill in the form below with your qualifying entries. Good Luck!!



I am a Real Women of Philadelphia Ambassador and a Kraft Canada Ambassador and I receive special perks
as part of my affiliation with these brands. As always, the opinions on this blog are my own.


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  1. My favourite cheesecake is good old strawberry cheesecake. Mmm just thinking about it makes me hungry.

  2. After going to the Cheesecake Cafe in Edmonton and having the best Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake I really have to say it is now my absolute favorite dessert ever!

  3. I don’t have a favorite cheesecake, because they’re all good! Cheesecake is my favorite!!

  4. I love making cheesecake and I change the topping on how I feel but my favourites are cherry or blueberry

  5. I just make a traditional plain cheesecake that’s pretty good, but my favourite to eat is red velvet cheesecake.

  6. White Chocolate/Raspberry cheesecake….. though I haven’t mastered making it without cracking 😛

  7. Actually I don’t have a fav recipe for cheesecake but I never turn down any chocolate one!!


  8. My absolute favourite cheesecake is a plain cheesecake with just a hint of lemon and topped with fresh raspberries or strawberries!

  9. I LOVE making Oreo Crumble cheescake with mocha drizzle! It is absolutely heavenly!

  10. I have tried making it myself but my grandma makes an amazing cheesecake with lemon Jello but I just cannot get it right even though it is my fave

  11. My husband loves cheesecake, thanks for the reminder — my youngest son and I have made him a cheesecake for the last few Father’s days — I think his fave was a caramel cheesecake…combining his two faves in one delish dessert!

  12. I love a nice Cherry Cheesecake, but my boyfriend prefers my Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake.

  13. I have only made cherry cheescake as it is one my relatives always made in the summer. I would love to make a yummy chocolate and caramel cheescake

  14. My husband makes the best cheesecake! I think my favourite flavour was the mandarin orange with toasted almonds!

  15. We make a no bake cheese cake every year for thanksgiving and for Christmas every year. It’s super simple and everyone absolutely loves it. We always bring some fruit topping, but it’s best severed plain and chilled.

  16. Strawberry is my favourite, my Mom usually makes it for me as no one does it like her.

  17. I have to admit – I have never made cheesecake! But I buy cheesecake often. I should really try to do one myself. I love a plain New York style cheesecake with cherries or chocolate sauce. Yummy!

  18. I LOVE cheesecake, but I’ve never attempted to make it before! Maybe if I had a brand-new stand mixer… 😉 What an AMAZING giveaway, thanks you so much for the chance to win!

  19. I always make my pineapple cheesecake. Where ever I go if I need to take something that is what I take (or get asked to take).

  20. It would just be plain wrong to single out one cheesecake when there are so many amazing choices to eat!

  21. My favorite cheesecake is strawberry but I have not met a cheesecake I did not like. It is my#1 choice for dessert always.

  22. I count on my daughter to make cheesecake for me – she makes all kinds, lemon is my fave.

  23. I have a favourite one I love to eat Cherry Cheesecake I have never make cheesecake before but if I won I sure would try!

  24. Haven’t met a cheesecake yet that I didn’t like – would be awesome to win the package.

  25. i love a baked cheesecake, but a chocolate cheese cake with fresh strawberries, is something I can whip up

  26. I am known for my cheesecake so some extra help would be awesome! Would L oVE to win this set! Like its awesome!

  27. I need to learn to bake cheesecake so I can do my favorite one wich is chocolat cheesecake.

  28. i’m not so great at making it – but my mom makes a really great blueberry cheesecake

  29. My gram use to make a homemade cherry cheese cake. It is my favorite because it reminds me of her.

  30. No Ive never made one, but with this prize pack, I might just give it a shot lol 😉

  31. I haven’t yet tried to make my own cheesecake, although I do keep meaning to get my uncle’s strawberry cheesecake recipe. It is AMAZING! Thanks for the reminder.

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  33. I really like a lot of cheese cakes. I prefer my home-made no bake cheese cake the most though.

  34. I like a classic cheesecake with strawberries – but hey, they are all so good.

  35. I make the cheesecake recipe that is on the box of Philly Cream Cheese. It turns out good for me 🙂

  36. I have a really nice no-bake recipe that is so easy and delicious! I haven’t made it in a long time but all this talk about cheesecake……………

  37. I’ve actually never made a cheescake, gasp! Although I loooove eating it. Cherry is my favourite.

  38. I’ve never tried making cheesecake but maybe I should try. My friend made a really good raspberry chocolate cheesecake for my cousin’s going away party and I want to try that recipe.

  39. My favourite type of cheesecake to make is my famous frozen DRUMSTICK cheesecake. It is easy to make and I always receive fabulous reviews on it.

  40. No, really I don’t because everytime I’ve tried, the cheesecake didn’t come out all in one piece. I need to work on that.

  41. I haven’t ever made a cheesecake…I am sure that if I did…nobody would ever get any…it is my very favourite dessert.

  42. I have attempted a strawberry cheesecake before but I don’t have the special touch like my sister does! I do really enjoy triple chocolate cheesecake as well ! Yum!

  43. I have a pumpkin cheesecake that is easy and delicious. It’s a favourite to make! 🙂

  44. I love making my Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. Hubby is a fan of my Classic Blueberry Cheesecake and my Strawberry-Peach-Kiwi Cheesecake!

  45. My mother’s cherry cheesecake is the best cheesecake I have ever had to date. I also love pumpkin cheesecake, but not 1 recipe I have saved to date.

  46. I don’t make cheesecake cause it never turns out right but my mom makes the best turtle cheesecake.

  47. Oh how I would LOVE a real mixer in my kitchen. I love to bake and have been getting by with a hand mixer. My favourite cheesecake is definitely blueberry!

  48. No bake chocolate fudge cheesecake is a staple for entertaining at our house!

  49. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win the Ultimate Cheesecake Package.
    In response to your question of Do you have a favourite cheesecake that you love to make?
    Yes my favourite is chocolate swirl.
    Thank you for having this great giveaway!!!!!!!

  50. I usually like to make just plain and put blueberries on top, but I LOVE (when I am ambitious enough) to make key lime cheesecake.

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