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Help my cheesecake (or how to soften cream cheese in record time)

spinturtle | Mar 19, 200808:24 AM

I *just now* remembered that I have to make a cheesecake when I get home tonight. Normally I'll pull the cream cheese out in the morning before work so it's nice and soft when I get home, but not today.

So tell me, what's the best way to soften my creamcheese once I get home from work tonight? Can I gently microwave it for a few seconds, the way I would butter, or will that mess up the texture? Should I throw it right from the fridge into the mixer and let the paddle soften it up? Any help is appreciated!

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