Top 25 Cheesecake Recipes – Easy Cheesecake Desserts

Will Dickey

You don’t need to be an expert baker to make restaurant quality cheesecakes. Sure, a very rich and luxurious dessert may seem like something only a professional pastry chef would achieve. But the truth is, anyone can make a home version – especially if you’re armed with these easy cheesecake recipes! While some cheesecakes call for the use of a springform pan, others are made in baking pans, pie pans, and even muffin tins (for the best mini cheesecakes). And if that wasn’t easy enough, there are also some cheesecake recipes that don’t require an oven – is there anything better than an unbaked dessert?!

If you are looking for a special occasion gift, you have come to the right place. Festive cheesecakes are sure to impress your guests at any party all year round. In the fall and winter, there are tons of seasonally spiced cheesecakes, pumpkin desserts, and Christmas cheesecake recipes. Just look at the Caramel Cheesecake or the comforting Cinnamon Cheesecake. Come spring and summer, fresh berries and light lemon flavors give this creamy cheesecake a bright, refreshing touch.

Of course, you can always make these cheesecake recipes whenever you feel like it. After all, no one will stop you from making master cheesecake pans at the end of winter – it’s a welcome treat all year round!

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Caramel and apple cheesecake

This rich and creamy cheesecake has apples, cinnamon, and buttery caramel in every bite. It’s even better than the famous Cheesecake Factory version!

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pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin spice lovers will love this classic cheesecake perfect for any holiday occasion – from Thanksgiving to Christmas and every big feast in between.

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Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Instead of the typical cookie crust, each of these cute little cakes sit on a whole Oreo cookie! It’s basically two sweets in one!

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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

This luscious, glossy cheesecake is lighter in texture than other dense cheesecakes partly because it’s not baked. Alternatively, an airy whipped cheesecake will add a touch of freshness to your dessert table.

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Mini pumpkin cheesecake

These adorable mini cheesecakes are great for dining or feeding the crowd. Plus, it’s perfectly seasoned with pumpkin pie spice for the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert.

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Cherry cheesecake

Although the creamy cheesecake filling is great, you may find that the chocolate brownie crust and sugary cherries steal the show in this decadent dessert.

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Classic cheesecake with ginger snap crust

A classic cheesecake can go a long way. It’s perfect for just about any occasion—holidays, birthdays, or even just a weekend dinner party.

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Key Lime by Cheesecake Bar

Tangy key lime pie takes on a new look in these crowd-pleasing bars made with a chocolate crust. Look for bottled key lime juice for the original, bright flavor.

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No-Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

Not only does this dessert bake in 20 minutes, but thanks to plenty of Oreo cookies, it’s also guaranteed to please both kids and adults alike. Now, this is a win!

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Black and white cheesecake plates

Keep your white chocolate cheesecake bars in the fridge until cool—when guests arrive, all you have to do is slice and serve. It’s so easy!

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Mini Turtle Cheesecake

Ray Drummond is a huge fan of mini cheesecakes. “It’s simpler, provides (relatively) instant gratification and you can freeze it and pull out what you need when you need it,” she says.

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Caramel and pumpkin cheesecake

This isn’t just a pumpkin cheesecake, it’s a caramelized cheesecake with two very rich layers of caramel sauce. You don’t really need much to finish this sweet dessert, but knocking down extra gingerbread cookies adds a nice crunch.

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Blackberry cheesecake squares

These cheesecake bars have three amazing toppings: a crumbly graham cracker crust, a creamy cheesecake filling, and a sweet blackberry topping and jam.

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chocolate cheesecake

Cheesecake for chocolate lovers is made with Oreo cookies and dark chocolate, but you can also use semi-sweet chocolate if you prefer. It is rich, smooth and very dreamy.

Get the recipe at Sugar Spun Run.

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Personal strawberry cheesecake without baking

Pre-divided jars make this easy-to-carry cheesecake perfect for when you’re craving dessert. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Get the recipe at Mike Bakes NYC.

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Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

The super delicious pecan caramel in this cheesecake is out of this world delicious. But best of all? It’s easy to do too! You can even use store-bought caramel if you like.

Get the recipe at Butter Be Ready.

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Basque cheesecake

This unique light cheesecake has become popular on the internet lately, and for good reason! It’s super creamy, adaptable, and almost guaranteed.

Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.

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Brownies cheesecake

Fudge brownies meet creamy cheesecake in this chocolate dessert. It’s the best of both worlds!

Get the recipe at Broma Bakery.

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Peanut butter cheesecake cup

This cheesecake has a layer of creamy peanut butter glaze and rich chocolate ganache to make it taste just like everyone’s favorite peanut butter cup dessert – but better!

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

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Berry cheesecake

This red, white, and blue cheesecake screams summer! Top it with fresh seasonal berries and serve it at any warm-weather holiday or backyard barbecue.

Get the recipe at The Seaside Baker.

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Whipped lemon ricotta cheesecake

Instead of the typical cream cheese cake, this uses ricotta cheese to make a light and citrusy filling. It’s all stacked into a crisp and flaky phyllo dough crust.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

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Cinnamon cheesecake roll

Turn cheesecake into a comforting dessert with a layer of sweet, spicy, and delicious cinnamon roll filling!

Get the recipe at Confessions of a Baking Queen.

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Cranberry Cheesecake

Can’t choose between a pie and a cheesecake? Now, you don’t have to! This cranberry cheesecake is layered into a crunchy pie layer perfect for the holidays.

Get the recipe at Bakes by Brown Sugar.

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Mini coffee cheesecake

If you love coffee as much as Ree, you’ll go crazy for mocha-flavored mini cheesecakes. It’s filled with instant coffee beans and topped with ground chocolate espresso beans.

Get the recipe at Life Love and Sugar.

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Instant Pot Cheesecake

Put your Instant Pot to work for this easy cheesecake recipe. Then top with cherry pie filling, fresh fruit, or whatever your heart desires.

Get the recipe at My Baking Addiction.

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