The best cheesecake recipes are creamy, decadent and easy to make. These homemade cheesecakes range from fruity cheesecakes to chocolate and liquor infused. There are also a few cheesecake bars.
If you’ve ever dreamed of making Cheesecake Factory level cheesecakes at home, these recipes will help. None of them are copycats of those recipes, but you’ll easily find a cheesecake that’s loaded with the flavors you love.
Cheesecake is not the most easy dessert recipe you’ll ever make. But it’s worth the time and patience because there’s nothing else quite like it. And anyone can learn to make it.
Some of these recipes will show you how to make your own crust from graham cracker crumbs or crushed cookies.
By the way, we have a whole other list of no-bake cheesecake recipes for you, so head on over there if that’s what you like.
Cheesecake Recipes for Every Occasion
Salted Caramel Swirl Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Almond Crust
Salted caramel swirls through this simple but decadent cheesecake that sits on a crust of graham crackers and almonds for a truly special dessert. If you are looking for an ultra-creamy but easy to make cheesecake that will wow your family, this is it.
This Oreo cheesecake or cookies and cream cheesecake is chock-full of Oreo cookies! It’s made with an Oreo crust and generously filled with Oreo pieces! To finish, it's covered in chocolate ganache, whipped cream, and even more Oreo cookies.
Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate cheesecake is a rich, decadent dessert made for chocolate lovers. The Oreo crust and chocolate ganache topping is simply divine.
This recipe uses plenty of cream cheese along with sour cream to get just the right texture. And the addition of strong coffee adds a wonderful touch to the chocolate flavor.
Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake
This recipe is delicious, creamy, velvety-smooth bliss. And it’s more than pretty enough to impress friends with at your next potluck (tell them you’ve got the baked cheesecake dessert handled)!
Decadent pecan pie cheesecake recipe!
A delicious marriage of two classic desserts, this pecan pie cheesecake recipe is the best of both worlds. A luscious, creamy cheesecake filling is nestled on top of a flaky, buttery crust, and topped with a sticky-sweet pecan pie filling.
Oreo Red Velvet Cheesecake
Beautiful Oreo Red Velvet Cheesecake is made with an Oreo crust, with a smooth and creamy filling, and topped with whipped cream. Using a slow cool-down method, your cheesecake will be crack-free and an absolute show-stopper.
This pumpkin cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake made with pureed pumpkins and pumpkin spice mix. Serve with caramel sauce and whipped cream for the best homemade pumpkin cheesecake.
Chocolate Basque Cheesecake
Imagine taking the delicious caramelized flavor of the Burnt Basque cheesecake and making it chocolate. That's what this recipe is - sweet, creamy, and indulgent.
The Best Pistachio Cheesecake Ever
This pistachio cheesecake is rich, creamy, and full of real pistachio flavor. It’s super easy to make and doesn't even require a water bath. The recipe comes with lots of tips for making it just right, all of which will translate to other cheesecake recipes you make.
Goat Cheese and Honey Cheesecake with Honey Whipped Cream
If you like goat cheese and honey apart from each other, wait until you try them together. This cheesecake is very traditional, except it's made with those two ingredients and cream cheese, and baked on a very easy three ingredient graham cracker crust
Decorate it with a simple homemade honey whipped cream and some fresh figs.
Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake With Cream Cheese Glaze
Can't decide between cinnamon rolls or cheesecake? Now you don't have to.
This cinnamon roll cheesecake is made with a cinnamon crust, creamy cinnamon swirled cheesecake, and topped with cream cheese glaze.
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
Learn how to make these triple chocolate cheesecake bars that are rich, creamy, and super easy to make using only some easy-to-find ingredients. With only 4g net carb per serving, this chocolate dessert is great for holidays or festive parties.
Grand Marnier Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze
This baked Grand Marnier Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze is a rich and delicious combination of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, orange and Grand Marnier liqueur on a chocolate Oreo crust.
Brownie Bottom Cheesecake
Brownie Bottom Cheesecake has a homemade creamy cheesecake layer baked above a fudgy brownie base. It's an easy to make two-in-one treat when you can't decide on a single dessert.
Vanilla Ricotta Cheesecake
This is a version of the Italian Vanilla Ricotta Cheesecake which works with the Mediterranean diet. You can also make it gluten free or sugar free.
This vanilla cheesecake is a creamy and easy cheesecake that is made without a water bath and can be topped with fresh berries, caramel sauce, or chocolate ganache.
Burnt Basque Cheesecake
This iconic burnt Basque cheesecake has delicious caramelization on the exterior to go with the smooth, creamy and light filling.
But it's actually easier to make than a traditional cheesecake. There's no crust or a water bath involved in making it. it's an easy and very forgiving dessert, which makees it perfect for any novice or less experienced bakers out there!
Instant Pot Cheesecake
Here’s a very easy to make and incredibly delicious Instant Pot cheesecake with a smooth and creamy texture that melts in your mouth. Top with your favorite fresh fruit, pie filling, or whipped cream. This fail-proof cheesecake recipe will definitely impress everyone.
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake is incredibly decadent, smooth, and silky with a pronounced vanilla bean flavor. This heavenly cheesecake is a simple but classic cheesecake decorated with homemade vanilla bean whipped cream. It’s perfect for every occasion and holiday!
Instant Pot Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe
This Instant Pot Caramel Apple Cheesecake will fill your heart with joy. The smooth taste of vanilla, the sharpness of the apple, and the sweetness of the caramel happen to be a taste sensation
Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake
This Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake recipe is an impressive and decadent dessert that is perfect for a dinner party or any time where you want something special. It combines rich cheesecake and warm apple crisp into one show-stopping recipe.
How to Make a Gluten-Free Classic Cheesecake
There are a few ways to make a gluten-free cheesecake. It's all about the crust, as there's typically no gluten in the filling.
This crust is made from gluten free graham crackers.
Smoked Cheesecake - Easy No-Bake Summer Dessert! Rich & Creamy!
You won't believe how amazing a Smoked Cheesecake can be until you've tried it. One bite and you'll be hooked. Rich, creamy, and smooth with a perfect texture and just enough smokiness to balance out the sweetness.
Smores Mini Cheesecake Recipe
This Smores Mini Cheesecake Recipe is easy to follow and only requires a few ingredients. The chocolate chips and marshmallows on top give it that classic smores flavor we all love. Give this recipe a try the next time you’re in the mood for something sweet!
Cottage Cheese Cheesecake (High Protein and Healthy)
Now you really can have your cake and eat it with this healthy high protein cheesecake. Low on sugar but not low on yum!
Vegan Cashew Cheesecake
This gluten-free, vegan cashew cheesecake recipe is perfect for special occasions. This cheesecake is creamy and sweet with a subtle hint of tanginess – just like traditional cheesecake has.
Snickers Cheesecake: Chunky and Creamy Deliciousness!
What would you get if you combined Snickers bars and cheesecake? This Snickers cheesecake recipe! It’s a combination of fun, crunchy and sweet in a deliciously decadent dessert recipe. Learn how to make this cheesecake right here.
Classic New York Cheesecake
This version is very easy to make with zero cracks and no water bath required! This classic New York Style Cheesecake recipe has a Nilla Wafer crust, a delicious cream cheese filling and is finished with a cherry pie topping.
Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Cookie Dough Cheesecake is an easy no-bake recipe made with ready-to-eat cookie dough, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, whipped cream, graham cracker crust, and chocolate chips. This recipe is perfect for a simple homemade dessert after dinner or to bring to the next potluck party.
Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake
Creamy vegan strawberry cheesecake which is no bake and has no cashews. This cheesecake is packed with 4 cups of fresh strawberries!
Mini Cheesecake Recipe | Easy Recipe
New York-style mini cheesecakes, also known as cheesecake cupcakes, are smooth, creamy, and the perfect size! They bake in a muffin pan and are ready in only 20 minutes! Easy peasy and no cracking!
Lemon Ricotta Ramekin Cheesecakes
These Italian-style lemon ricotta ramekin cheesecakes are made with ricotta and mascarpone cheeses, Greek yogurt and lemon zest for easy individual-sized desserts.
The ricotta makes them less dense than a New York style cheesecake. The mascarpone makes it creamier. So your end result is a cheesecake that's both creamier and thicker than a fluffy Philly-style cheesecake.
Gulab Jamun Cheesecake with Air Fryer Gulab Jamun
Can you make gulab jamun in an air fryer? Yes, let me show you how! In this gulab jamun cheesecake recipe, we will bake these milk-based Indian sweets in a rose water scented cheesecake. With its rich pistachio crust and garnish of delicate rose blossoms, this makes a very special dessert.
Raspberry Lemonade Cheesecake
This Raspberry Lemonade Cheesecake is a dream of textures and flavors! The lemon cheesecake is swirled with a homemade raspberry sauce, all in a classic graham cracker crust!
Light and Creamy Tamarillo Cheesecake
This baked tamarillo cheesecake is moist, light and creamy. The tamarillo topping lends a tartness to the cheesecake as well as a deep purple colour.
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
This easy Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe makes a smooth and creamy cheesecake full of Fall flavors, all put on top of an easy crust made from frozen waffles!
The Best Baklava Cheesecake
This Baklava Cheesecake recipe is animpressive Middle Eastern-inspired dessert. It's made with indulgently sweet and nutty Turkish Baklava layers topped with creamy and rich cheesecake. It takes some time and patience, but is actually very easy to make.
The Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
If you love a good chocolate and peanut butter combo then try this recipe. Rich and creamy peanut butter cheesecake topped with a silky smooth chocolate ganache, flaky sea salt, puppy chow, pretzels and Cheez-its all in an Oreo crust.
Gluten-Free Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Nothing beats a vanilla bean cheesecake. Unless maybe it's a gluten free version.
This cheesecake has a gluten-free walnut brown sugar crust. Which isn't just good news for gluten free eaters - it compliments the vanilla flavor very nicely.
Japanese Cotton Cheesecake
Fluffy and jiggly Japanese cotton cheesecake makes a perfect show-stopping cake that is so incredibly good. This Japanese souffle cheesecake will instantly melt in your mouth and keep you coming back for more.
This caramel apple cheesecake recipe, made with mascarpone is then smothered in cinnamon-laced apples that have bathed richly in vanilla-spiked caramel.
Chicago Style Cheesecake
If you’re a cheesecake lover and you’ve never had a Chicago Style Cheesecake, this is one to try. It's made with more cream cheese than its cousin, the classic New York-Style Cheesecake. The extra cream cheese gives this cheesecake a fluffier, super soft, moist and creamy filling that will have your tastebuds longing for another forkful of this amazing cheesecake.
Easy Cheesecake Recipe (No Water Bath)
This is an extra easy cheesecake recipe because you don't need a water bath. It’s creamy and decadent with a rich, smooth, filliing, and has a classic cherry topping.
Cranberry Bread Pudding Holiday Cheesecake
Have your bread pudding and cheesecake too! This Cranberry Bread Pudding Cheesecake is a union of tasty bread pudding, cranberry cheesecake, cream cheese, ricotta cheese, citrus caramel sauce, with an unexpected and welcome toffee crunch. It's a bread pudding lover's cheesecake dream!
Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Chocolate Mousse
This wonderful Sweet Potato Layer Cheesecake with Chocolate Mousse has a velvety texture and decadent taste. It is healthier than most regular cheesecakes but that doesn’t make it less delicious.
Death by Chocolate Cheesecake - Deep Chocolate Cheesecake
So much chocolate, from dark to white chocolate, make this rich creamy cheesecake super indulgent.
This Cranberry Cheesecake is smooth and creamy and melts in your mouth. The cranberry comes through with a little pop of tart and works to enhance how dreamy the whole thing is.
Baked Espresso Cheesecake
Love chocolate? And coffee? Then here's the cheesecake recipe you've been waiting for,