I tried to diet this week, I counted calories in the days leading up to the weekend, but it all kind of fell off the rails when I saw the poster advertising cheesecake donuts in the Dunkin' Donuts window. Okay, it actually fell off the rails when I ordered Domino's the other night, but I don't want to talk about that. I want to talk about how amazing even the idea of a cheesecake donut sounds. There are a few varieties to choose from, but since I afforded a space in the half dozen box to each member of the family, I only took two home today. This one looked pretty great, a "New York style" raspberry cheesecake offering. Not sure what makes it specifically New York styled, but there we go.
This is your regular Dunkin' Donuts dough, nice and soft, and the glazing gives it a nice crunchy edge. Unfortunately the action is all packed into the centre, meaning the outer edge is a little bland, but once you hit the middle it gets a whole lot better. The stuff inside is a great cream cheese flavoured cream, it's sweet and flavoursome, it's just a shame there wasn't more of it spread evenly throughout the dough. The raspberry jam on top is great too, very bold and ever so slightly sharp, and couple with the filling it gives a a pretty authentic raspberry cheesecake experience, with the dough providing some nice finishing touches. This is a great attempt at a cheesecake donut, it's just a shame all the goodness is concentrated in the middle.
My rating: 4/5