Crowds get Taste of one-ton cheesecake

June 26, 2010 8:26:17 PM PDT
One line at the Taste of Chicago was extra long Saturday with people waiting for a free slice of Eli's cheesecake.

A 2,000-pound cheesecake was enough to draw a major crowd.

The super-sized treat was trucked in to celebrate both Eli's cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago's 30th birthday.

The cake featured layers of original plain, chocolate chip, pineapple and cinnamon raisin.

Among the ingredients needed to make the cheesecake were 1,200 pounds of cream cheese, 300 pounds of sugar and 1,500 eggs.


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