THERE are few desserts that are as comforting and decadent as cheesecake. Believe it or not, even ancient civilisations enjoyed cheesecakes. It is said this popular dessert originated in ancient Greece as far back as the fifth century BC. Since then, cheesecakes have evolved to include several varieties.
Here at home, Kevin Garcia of The Cheesecake Cabin is putting his own local spin on cheesecakes. From his kitchen he churns out different and exciting flavours, including mint, pumpkin spice, soursop, red velvet, passion fruit and the classic New York cheesecake—all using 100 per cent cream cheese. One of his clients’ favourites is his “fruitcake cheesecake”, in which he uses his mother’s fruitcake as the base and caramelised sorrel as the topping. All the toppings for his cakes are homemade courtesy Garcia himself.