Rich, creamy, and insanely indulgent, these cheesecake recipes are the peak of decadent desserts.
From burnt Basque to pumpkin and everything in between, this is as good as dessert gets.
I pretty much live and breathe cheesecake, so it was hard to narrow this list down. After all, there’s no wrong way to make something so heavenly!
That said, if you’re ready to take things to the next level, you’ll find more than one recipe to try here.
They’re some of the most innovative and delectable cheesecake recipes around – which means a lot coming from this addict. Enjoy!
1. Caramel Apple Cheesecake
This is a hill I’m willing to make my stand on: apples and cheese are meant to be together.
This caramel apple cheesecake takes the flavor combination to a whole new level!
The caramel adds a burnt sugary flavor to the savouriness of the cheesecake, and the apple adds a nice fall spice to the mix.
2. Philadelphia No-Bake Cheesecake
This recipe shows you how to make the easiest cheesecake out there. It comes together in just ten minutes and includes only six ingredients!
A storebought Graham cracker crust is the real saving grace here, making it easy-peasy to whip up the filling and spoon it in.
3. Pumpkin Cheesecake
Is recipe this the perfect Thanksgiving dessert? I certainly think so.
This classic pumpkin cheesecake recipe is the ideal fall treat for your holiday spread.
Not only does it tasty silky, and delicious, but the orange color from the pumpkin makes it the perfect festive treat.
4. Eagle Brand Cheesecake
This silky smooth cheesecake has a secret weapon to make it extra indulgent: sweetened condensed milk.
This extra ingredient adds a little more sweetness and creaminess to an already rich dish.
Top with a can of cherry pie filling, and you have a classic, All-American dinner party dessert.
5. Oreo Cheesecake Bites
Cupcake lovers rejoice! These Oreo cheesecake bites are little pieces of heaven that will steal the show at any bake sale.
Imagine an Oreo cookie but with even more cream filling. Trust me, it’s not too good to be true.
6. 6-Inch Cheesecake Recipe
This 6-Inch cheesecake recipe proves that bigger isn’t always better.
The classic New York cheesecake is a little smaller than a regular-sized cheesecake, but with all the same creamy goodness.
It’s great for smaller dinner parties or when you get a craving and don’t want to overdo it.
7. No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake
I love lemon desserts! That lip-smacking tang is fantastic on its own, but it also pairs well with anything creamy.
This no-bake lemon cheesecake doubles down on this, with lemon juice and zest to provide a subtle sourness to contrast the sweet cream.
8. Cheesecake Brownies
Okay, you’re in for a real treat with this one. Cheesecake brownies are the mashup you didn’t know you needed, but one I bet you’ll come back to again and again.
This recipe subs the crust for an entire brownie, full of chocolatey goodness. It’s topped with a wonderfully creamy cheesecake mix.
Together, you get the best of both worlds, all in one marvelous square.
9. Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
There’s something so appealing about mini cheesecakes. They’re cute, quick, and a great finger food option for parties.
So, if you’re invited to a holiday party this year and want something light, consider whipping up some of these mini pumpkin cheesecakes.
Along with being adorable, they also pack in a ton of warmth. Rest assured, you’ll probably be bringing home an empty container at the end of the night.
10. No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
If you want to impress your family and friends with a fancy dessert, then this no-bake Oreo cheesecake is for you.
Not only does it use an Oreo crumb to add some crunchy, chocolatey sweetness, but there’s also plenty of crunch mixed into the cheesecake too.
This cake is one heavenly dessert that can easily be made the night before and refrigerated for an easy dessert.
11. Best Cherry Cheesecake
Fancy a side of cheesecake with your cherries?
With this recipe, the ooey-gooey cherry topping is the star of the show, providing a juicy sweetness to the dreamy cheesecake.
The result is a visually appealing, mouthwatering display of vibrant fruit and luscious cheesecake.
12. No-Bake Lime Cheesecake Bars
If you’re a key lime lover, then this is the recipe for you.
And don’t worry, these no-bake cheesecake bars don’t use any artificial ingredients to achieve that authentic zesty lime flavor.
Mixed with the creaminess from the cheesecake, these are tangy and sweet, and you can easily make them in three simple steps.
13. Junior’s Cheesecake Recipe
Junior’s Cheesecake has been a New York City staple since the 1950s. I still remember the first time I tried it, and I go back as often as possible.
It uses a unique light and airy sponge cake crust with a velvety smooth and silky cheesecake filling.
If you’re a traditionalist who prefers cheesecake untainted and straightforward, this recipe will serve you best.
It’s proof that sometimes keeping things simple can be the most delicious.
14. Mini Turtle Cheesecakes
These mini turtle cheesecakes are like little works of art.
Each tart carries a classic combination of caramel, chocolate, and pecans. The bonus comes with the cheesecake filling, which adds an extra level of indulgence to every bite.
15. Blackberry Cheesecake Bars
The swirls of blackberry jam on top of this dish look like something straight out of an art gallery.
These blackberry cheesecake bars bring that big, bold berry flavor to the subtle sweetness of cream cheese, making this one tasty treat.
16. Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
Okay, one layer of pumpkin cheesecake, been there, done that.
But two? Now we’re talking!
This double-layer pumpkin cheesecake might just be your next fall fave. Made with one filling, all you need to do is split it in two and flavor half with pumpkin puree.
Carefully spoon the top layer in place to keep the line neat or use a toothpick to add some gentle swirls.
17. Ultimate Chocolate Cheesecake
This cheesecake isn’t for the faint of heart.
The ultimate chocolate cheesecake comes with a chocolate cookie crust and creamy chocolate cheesecake filling.
But why stop there? It also includes chocolate ganache drizzled overtop with a shaved chocolate garnish.
“Delicious” doesn’t even begin to describe it. “Ultimate” sounds about right.
18. Strawberry Cheesecake Lasagna
This is not your Nonna’s lasagna.
This cheesecake is super refreshing and ultra-smooth, making it the perfect dessert for brunch.
While it requires several hours in the fridge for the layers to set, it’s well worth the wait.
Just pop it in the refrigerator overnight and wake up to a glorious, delicious cheesecake lasagna.
Who said it was so wrong to eat cheesecake in the morning?
19. Easy Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
Salted caramel and pecans are such a great combination, and this cheesecake takes it to the next level.
The added richness of nuts and caramel makes this one dreamy dessert.
Behold, your new favorite snack for game night!
20. Burnt Basque Cheesecake Recipe
You don’t have to travel overseas to get in on this Spanish delicacy; this recipe lists all the steps to creating this impressive dish at home.
The unique top gives the cheesecake a burnt, sugary flavor, almost like a crème brulée.
The dense dessert may look intimidating, but I promise the most challenging part will be waiting for it to cool.
21. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Okay, hold on to your hats. This is one dessert that’s worth a double-take.
The recipe starts with an Oreo crust, which is simple enough. But it’s the luscious peanut butter cheesecake jam-packed with Reese’s peanut butter cups that will have you drooling.
How else can we describe this cheesecake other than pure joy?
22. Blueberry Cheesecake
This cheesecake is a beautiful twist on an old classic.
There are swirls of scrumptious, bright blueberry filling mingled with the white cheesecake, creating a stunning contrast of colors.
Top with a dollop of whipped cream and some fresh blueberries, and this is almost too pretty to eat… almost.
23. Whipped Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake
This whipped lemon ricotta cheesecake is light, flakey, and wonderfully buttery.
It has the perfect level of sweetness stemming from fresh lemon and vanilla, creating a succulent cake.
It’s baked in a unique flakey phyllo dough crust, adding another layer of richness to the dessert. Each bite melts in your mouth.
24. Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake
This unlikely combination is the crossover episode you’ve been waiting for.
Cinnamon roll, meet cheesecake. Together, you’ll create something out of this world.
This cheesecake starts with a fluffy cinnamon cake base, topped with cinnamon-infused cheesecake.
The drizzle of frosting is truly the icing on the cake.
25. Mini Coffee Cheesecakes with Oreo Cookie Crust
Coffee and cheesecake go hand in hand. After all, who doesn’t love a good brew with their dessert?
These mini coffee cheesecakes with Oreo cookie crusts are brimming with espresso, chocolate, and cheesecake flavors.
Together, they make a memorable dessert that will charm any bakesale. Or, serve them at your next book club and be prepared to forget about the reading!
26. Amaretto Mascarpone Cheesecake
This Italian-inspired cheesecake is a fantastic holiday dish that your guests will never forget.
Infused with amaretto liqueur to give it a special kick and bathed in a crunchy amaretti cookie crust, it truly is something sinful.
The extra richness comes from adding mascarpone cheese. It’s one creamy concoction that will surely make its way to your regular dessert rotation.
27. Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake
Who doesn’t love Nutella? I’d be lying if I said I don’t keep a container around to sneak spoonfuls of the chocolatey spread throughout the day.
This chocolate hazelnut cheesecake has all the same great nutty flavors, but it’s even better if you can imagine.
It rests on a chocolate cookie crust with a glossy coating of chocolate ganache oozing overtop. How can it get any better than this?
28. Cheesecake Bars with Wine Gelée
Hold the phone: red wine in a dessert?
This recipe makes it possible, with a delightful red wine jelly, known by its fancier name, wine gelée.
We all know that wine and cheese are a winning combination, so it makes sense that cheesecake and wine gelée would go together like two peas in a pod.
29. Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
While Dulce de Leche sounds fancy, it’s just cooked sweetened condensed milk.
So, why not impress your nearest and dearest by crafting this one-of-a-kind dessert? It’s easier than you think.
The sea salt provides an extra level of flavor, making this one masterpiece of a mouthful.
30. Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
One look at this dessert, and you’ll feel Spring in the air. This light and airy treat would be welcome at any garden party or summer BBQ.
Place the luscious layers into a glass trifle dish to really show off the beauty within.
This recipe uses cheesecake pudding, creating a creamy and light mouthful every time.
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