Can you substitute cool whip for a block of cream cheese in a cheesecake?
dont think that will work. Cool whip is not dense enough.
Whipped cream cheese is just that - whipped, which results in a softer cream cheese, usually used for things such as spreading on bagels, etc. Regular cream cheese comes in blocks, and is also a soft cheese, but not as soft and spreadable as whipped cream cheese. Also, block cream cheese is better for recipes and baking, such as making homemade cheesecake.