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When I cook a cheesecake using the water bath method, the cheesecake does not rise. It stays flat. How do I make my cheesecake rise?

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    What's the recipe? many cheesecakes don't have anything to make them rise at all – Chris H Nov 15 '19 at 13:59
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The water bath is doing exactly what it should. Most recipes are designed to make your cheesecake rise as little as possible.

Baking a cheesecake is kind of like baking a souffle, except instead of encouraging rise, you combat it.

Cheesecake doesn't have the structure to sustain rising. Cream cheese can't hold the air, so when it rises, it eventually collapses & cracks.

Overmixing can incorporate too much air, which expands when it gets hot and collapses when it cools. Most recipes therefore advise against over mixing. A too-high temperature can have a similar result, converting too much liquid to steam, which expands, then collapses. A water bath insulates against the heat, allowing the cheesecake to cook more gently to combat that "too hot rise"

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