January 26, 2009 in Nation/World

Mexican chefs whip up two-ton cheesecake

Associated Press
 
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Chefs serve the world’s largest cheesecake in Mexico City on Sunday.
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MEXICO CITY – Mexico has long been known for tacos and tequila – but cheesecake?

Chef Miguel Angel Quezada says 55 cooks spent 60 hours making the world’s biggest cheesecake – a 2-ton calorie bomb topped with strawberries.

The monster cake used nearly a ton of cream cheese, the same amount of yogurt, 772 pounds of pastry, 551 pounds of sugar and 331 pounds of butter.

Carlos Martinez of Guinness World Records declared the cheesecake the world’s largest on Sunday at an event sponsored by Kraft Foods, maker of Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

There wasn’t much competition. Guinness had no previous record for cheesecakes.

Organizers gave out 20,000 slices around Mexico City.

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