50 Cheesecake Recipes For Every Occasion
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Is there anything more beautiful than a rich, decadent slice of cheesecake? We'll wait. See? Cheesecake, especially homemade cheesecake, is a real thing of beauty. Trust us: Making cheesecake is easier than you think! Whip up one of these easy, homemade recipes, like Nutter Butter cheesecake, chocolate peppermint cheesecake, and apple crisp cheesecake, and everyone will be 100% convinced you're a baking pro.
We're here to set the record straight: No, you don't have to shlep to the Cheesecake Factory to get a truly legendary slice of cheesecake (although we do love each and every flavor). Whether you're a cheesecake purist (try our copycat original Cheesecake Factory cheesecake in that case) or like to live on the wild side (you'll love both our copycat Cheesecake Factory Oreo cheesecake and copycat Cheesecake Factory peppermint bark cheesecake recipes), we've got a cheesecake for everyone.
A bit intimidated by the cheesecake making process (i.e., those pesky water baths)? We've got tons of no-bake cheesecake recipes that are no sweat to make. Our classic no-bake cheesecake is a great place to start and is super-easy to customize. Try our other no-bake favorites, like banana pudding cheesecake, creamsicle cheesecake, and no-bake pumpkin cheesecake, and you'll be shocked at how easy they are to not-bake!
We'll take any opportunity to add a bit of a sweet, tart cheesecake flavor to some of our other favorite desserts too. Add cheesecake filling into your next batch of cheesecake-swirled Ghirardelli brownies, cheesecake-stuffed cupcakes, and pumpkin cheesecake roll, and you'll be so glad you thought outside the springform pan.
Take your pecan pie to the next level by turning it into a rich and nutty cheesecake! Extra-creamy base + sweet and sticky pecan topping = best Thanksgiving dessert ever.
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Cheesecake is one of those desserts that's amazingly classic—making one kinda feels like a rite of passage. Use your favorite jam, fresh berries, or a lemon curd for a bright citrusy topping. A chocolate ganache or caramel are always a good idea or get really fancy with a brûléed top, like in our creme brûlée cheesecake!
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Figuring out how to make all of the pumpkin desserts during Thanksgiving while the turkey is in the oven can be a nightmare. That's why you need this no-bake cheesecake. It's a major time saver, and while we love our classic pumpkin cheesecake, we go crazy for the no-bake option.
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Sweet potato adds a nuttiness and earthy sweetness that takes a normal cheesecake to another, more festive level. Add that to a gingersnap cookie crust, and you've got a spice-filled autumnal twist on a classic we bet you'll make again and again this fall.
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Originally created by La Viña Bar in San Sebastian, Spain, the recipe for Basque cheesecake is basically foolproof. Unlike an American-style cheesecake, it's baked without a crust and at a high temperature. This caramelizes the outer layer while the center stays light and creamy.
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If you’re looking for a showstopping, mouthwatering dessert to impress dinner guests, look no further than this lemon meringue cheesecake recipe. The layers of graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake, bright yellow lemon curd, and a big swoop of toasted meringue will get everyone in a frenzy even before their first bite. This dessert is just as beautiful as it is insanely delicious.
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Ready to kick off pumpkin season with the most impressive (but not intimidating!) fall dessert there is?! Luckily, there's no fret with this pumpkin cake roll. With a few simple tips, you'll have perfect swirls of cake and cream cheese filling that will have everyone oohing and aahing when you slice into it.
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Love cinnamon rolls? Us too! While we’ve got a couple different hacks and recipes to get our fix (cinnamon roll cookies, anyone?), this is by far the most impressive. We took the decadent breakfast treat and turned it into a cinnamon sugar-filled cheesecake that’s sure to elicit wows.
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Sure, classic cheesecake is delicious. But PUMPKIN cheesecake? We know some say that it's possible to have too much of a good thing. But not in this case! We think adding gingersnap to the graham cracker crust gives it that extra-warm, fall flavor we all look for once October comes around.
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Tart, tangy, and sweet, these cheesecake bars are sandwiched between a pastry crust that just happens to be super-easy to make (thank you, store-bought crescent roll dough!). Something about the combo tastes like the Entenmann's danishes of our youth, but even better thanks to the sweet and creamy filling.
Our favorite recipe for the most classic of all cheesecakes. This jammy topping looks impressive but comes together easily with strawberry preserves and lemon juice.
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Chocolate peanut butter lovers, this cheesecake is for you. This is a rich and creamy peanut butter cheesecake with an Oreo crust and topped with lots of chocolate ganache for a decadent dessert and it's always what we're craving. Go ahead and top with Reese's to drive the theme home. Of all of our cheesecakes, this one is at the top of our list, and we can never put our fork down.
One of the best things about this cheesecake? (Besides that caramel drizzle, of course!) Since it's covered in toppings, you can skip the water bath. It might still crack, but no one will care when they're biting into that crunchy oat topping. 😍
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It isn't a true visit to Cheesecake Factory if you don't top off your meal with some of their iconic cheesecake. We know they have dozens of flavors (all of them delicious), but there is something to be said for their classic, plain cheesecake topped with glazed strawberries and whipped cream.
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Half carrot cake, half plain cheesecake, this hybrid dessert is for all you cream-cheese frosting freaks out there.
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Traditionally a pillow-shaped deep-fried dough, sopapillas are beignet-esque and often topped with cinnamon sugar. Naturally, it follows that sopapilla and cheesecake are a match made in heaven: Crispy, sweet dough sandwiching creamy, smooth cheesecake filling is a combination that can't be beat.
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There’s a whole world of delicious keto sweets out there. Since we tend to turn to cream cheese for our fat bombs, creating a classic keto cheesecake recipe just made sense. Our version is creamy, rich, and tangy, just like the cheesecakes you know and love. With just a few easy swaps—almond and coconut flour in the crust, keto-friendly sweetener instead of sugar in the cheesecake mixture—you'll be transported to keto heaven.
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Attention: The fall dessert of your dreams has arrived. With a rich, buttery Oreo crust and a light, fluffy pumpkin filling, you'll want to eat this cheesecake no matter what time of year it is.
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Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like: part cheesecake, part red velvet cake. (Head here to learn all about what red velvet cake really is.) The layers get sandwiched together and then frosted all over in a cream cheese frosting into an epic cake that will stun all of your guests.
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Don’t get us wrong, we love our homemade brownie recipe. When our lives get extra busy though, we appreciate how cutting some corners with a boxed mix can still yield delicious results. Thanks to a Ghirardelli boxed mix, these fabulous semi-homemade cheesecake-swirled brownies come together fast, and you can turn to these whenever a cheesecake or brownie craving hits!
Eggnog is one of the best ways we know how to celebrate the holidays so, naturally, we had to turn some into mini cheesecakes. Using gingersnaps for the crust makes these extra easy and makes them taste even more seasonal! If you want to make your own eggnog, give ours a try!
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Going on the keto diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on your favorite holiday dessert. With a few modifications and a gluten-free crust, our easy pumpkin cheesecake becomes keto-friendly! Pumpkin spice season can resume as normal.
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This cake is downright magic. A vegan cheesecake that tastes shockingly smooth, creamy, and rich. The secret? Soaked cashews! Cashews are an amazing ingredient that can be used across a variety of recipes, in anything ranging from a sweet & sour stir-fry to super-creamy vegan mac & cheese, and it's no exception here.
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With an Oreo crust and ganache topping, this is our favorite cheesecake to make for Christmas. It's peppermint bark in cheesecake form, and we can't get enough!
With an Oreo crust, these pumpkin crème brûlée cheesecake bars are EVERYTHING. The sugar topping will make these stand out above all the rest. Looking to skip the pumpkin? Try our crème brûlée cheesecake instead!
This outrageous cheesecake has a creamy milk chocolate center and is topped with plenty of caramel and roasted salted peanuts. Oh, and Snickers, obviously. Hungry? Grab a slice.
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When it comes to a Cheesecake Factory cheesecake, we don't expect anything less than extreme decadence. With five indulgent layers of chocolate and Oreo, this Oreo dream cheesecake certainly delivers that and more.
Who doesn't love an ultra-creamy slice of cheesecake? This mini version is super-easy to make (no water bath!), but just as delicious as its full-size counterpart, and much easier to share with BBQ guests.
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Blueberry topping just isn't enough for us in a cheesecake recipe. Swirling blueberry puree into this creamy, tangy filling will help you get your fix.
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This decadent cheesecake is loaded with Nutter Butters, chopped Heath Bars, and copious amounts of peanut butter. Make it for the PB lover in your life, and they'll love you forever. Looking for more Nutter Butter recipes? This Nutter Butter cake, well, takes the cake.
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