Picture Perfect Cheesecake

To keep a baked cheesecake from cracking as it's cooling, place the cheesecake on a rack and cover with a large bowl or pot immediately after removing it from the oven. This slows down the cooling process so the cake doesn't "shock", cool down too quickly and develop a crack.

Once the cake is completely cooled, cover loosely and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight, before serving.