National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day - October 21
Fri, Oct 21, 2022

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is celebrated on October 21st and celebrates America’s favorite dessert! Are there people who would now refuse a fragrant piece (or maybe several)? Despite the fact that cheesecake is a fairly ancient dessert, its combination with pumpkin is relatively recent.


National Day was founded by dessert lovers in 2011 and has been celebrated ever since. Bakers experimented with fillings, combinations and new ingredients. Sometimes they were amazing and even incomprehensible! It’s great that they got to the pumpkin, creating a delicious treat for Americans (and not only).

There are still disputes about the appearance of the first cheesecake – it is believed that it appeared in the 5th century BC. We owe it to the ancient Greeks who created its early form. A mixture of cheese, flour, and honey was prepared on old frying pans. Then a similar recipe originated in England and quickly spread throughout the region. The usual form of dessert arose thanks to cream cheese – it was distinguished by its density and rich creamy taste.

The new cheesecake became popular in the 1930s. It was introduced by Ruben Arnold, an American restaurateur originally from Germany, calling it “New York Cheesecake”. Ruben is also known as the creator of the sandwich in honor of his name.

Interesting facts

Did you know that cheesecake:

  • served to athletes at the Olympic Games;
  • used on Australian postage stamps;
  • does not count as a pie;
  • can be huge: in 2009, a Mexican company prepared a dessert weighing 2133 kg;
  • has the most popular flavors: vanilla, chocolate, lemon;
  • not necessarily sweet, there are varieties that are served with salads;
  • until the 18th century, they were prepared with the addition of yeast – this was the only available ingredient that contributed to the rise of the dough.

How to celebrate

It’s time to head to the kitchen and prepare your own masterpiece – check out the recipes and experiment! Call your friends and treat them with sweetness, let your loved ones appreciate your work. Go to the nearest cafe and try the chef’s cheesecake.

When is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day celebrated in 2022?

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is observed on October 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 21 2022
Saturday October 21 2023
Monday October 21 2024
Tuesday October 21 2025
Wednesday October 21 2026