Does My Pan Affect the Right Temperature for Baking Cheesecake?

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Q: I recently purchased a Cuisinart springform pan for my first cheesecake. The ring is dark and the bottom is light, so do I have to adjust the temperature lower by 25 degrees so it does not burn or overcook?

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Editor: For most baked goods, lowering the oven temperature is a good idea for dark baking pans, but if you are using a water bath like in our cheesecake recipe, the water will regulate the temperature the cheesecake is cooking at and the darkness of the pan shouldn’t be a factor.

Readers, do you adjust the temperature when baking cheesecake in a dark pan?