Our 20 Best Cheesecake Recipes of All Time

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake decorated with raspberries on top
Photo: Alberta Rose

Creamy cheesecake is a dessert for any occasion. Whether it's decadent chocolate, a light fruit-flavored, or a classic New York style, there's a cheesecake recipe for everyone. Allrecipes is filled with tons of delicious cheesecake recipes, so it can be nearly impossible to pick just one to make. But we've rounded up our 20 best cheesecakes of all time that are sure to be tasty showstoppers. Each cheesecake is unique in flavor and highly rated, so no matter what you make, it won't disappoint.

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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Chantal's New York Cheesecake topped with strawberries and strawberry glaze
Omsub Harrington

A classic New York-style cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and creamy, lightly flavored vanilla center. The cream cheese mixture also has sour cream for an extra smooth and creamy texture. Be careful not to overmix the cheesecake mixture or you might have a cracked cheesecake when it comes out of the oven.

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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

a slice of cheesecake with a plain layer and a pumpkin layer, garnished with a rosette of whipped cream, on a white plate

Perfect for fall, this recipe has a layer of traditional cheesecake topped with a layer of pumpkin-flavored cheesecake. To simplify the recipe, some reviewers like to use pumpkin pie filling instead of pumpkin purée because it already has the spices in it.

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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie on a white plate

Refrigerated crescent roll dough makes this cheesecake a breeze. This triple-layer cheesecake has a bottom crust of dough, then a layer of vanilla cream cheese in the middle, and is topped with another sheet of dough finished with a cinnamon, sugar, and butter mixture. It produces a crunchy crust with a sweet and creamy center.

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Autumn Cheesecake

closeup of a beautiful-looking apple cheesecake with apple slices arranged in circles, topped with cinnamon sugar and chopped pecans
chibi chef

Apple and cinnamon flavors come together to make the ultimate fall cheesecake with a pecan and graham cracker crust, a classic cream cheese filling, as well as a cinnamon-sugar apple and pecan topping.

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

slice of Chocolate Chip Cheesecake I on a plate
Maria E

Subtle chocolate flavors make this recipe a great option when you're craving something a little different than classic cheesecake. The graham cracker crust is lightly sweetened with cocoa powder and the cheesecake is topped with chocolate chips. For a more chocolatey flavor, reviewers suggest melting the chocolate chips and swirling the mixture on top.

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Mini Cheesecakes

A white ceramic baking dish filled with rows of cheesecake cupcakes topped with cherry pie filling

If you like your cheesecake better bite-sized, try this mini cheesecake recipe. The 45-minute recipe will cut your baking time down and it only requires a few simple ingredients. These mini cheesecakes are made in a muffin tin with vanilla wafers forming the crust, along with a traditional cheesecake filling. Once baked, you can leave them plain or top them with cherries from a can of cherry pie filling, or with the fruit of your choice.

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Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake

irish cream chocolate cheesecake topped with chocolate shavings

If you like Irish cream liqueur, you'll want to try this decadent cheesecake. With an Oreo crust and a chocolate and Irish cream flavored center, this cheesecake is sinfully delicious. If you want even more chocolate flavor, reviewers like to add in mini chocolate chips.

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Banana Cheesecake with Banana Cream Pie Topping

Banana Cheesecake with Banana Cream Pie Topping
Photo by Angela Sackett. Angela Sackett

"This simple recipe is a combination of banana cheesecake and banana cream pie all rolled into one dessert!" says recipe creator Michelle K. "It uses an Oreo-cookie crust instead of the traditional graham cracker crust, adding a bit of a chocolate accent. Plus, it uses fat-free cream cheese, but proves to taste rich and creamy for a banana-y treat! Garnish with whipped cream and sliced bananas, if desired."

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Eggnog Cheesecake

cheesecake with whipped cream and peppermint Kiss on top

'Tis the season for eggnog cheesecake! This boozy cheesecake is flavored with leftover eggnog, rum, and nutmeg in a graham cracker crust. The secret to this creamy dessert is to make the entire cream cheese mixture in the food processor—how easy is that?

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Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

side view of a pale brown cheesecake topped with rosettes of whipped cream and a caramel drizzle

Coffee fans will love this Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake. The cheesecake has a graham cracker crust with an espresso-flavored cream cheese center and is topped with caramel topping. Some reviewers like to make homemade caramel and add it to the cream cheese mixture before baking.

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Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake
Echo Wang

Calling all Oreo lovers! This cheesecake embodies the flavor of the sandwich cookie perfectly. This multi-layer recipe has a cookie and cinnamon crust, a traditional cheesecake filling topped with Oreo cookies, a creamy sour cream and vanilla layer, and is finished off with a chocolate shell for a super indulgent dessert.

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Key Lime Cheesecake

close up of key lime cheesecake garnished with slices of fresh key limes

If you like the sweet and tangy taste of Key lime pie, you'll love it in this creamy cheesecake. Graham cracker crust is topped with Key lime-flavored cream cheese for an easy-to-make dessert. Reviewers say you can use fresh or bottled Key lime juice.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake decorated with raspberries on top
Alberta Rose

This cheesecake has a chocolate cookie crust—though reviewers like to use Oreos—and is flavored with white chocolate and vanilla for the cream cheese center. You can top it with the raspberry sauce swirl, or some reviewers like to coat the entire top layer with the sauce.

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Tiramisu Cheesecake

Tiramisu Cheesecake
chibi chef

This rich cheesecake combines the flavors of traditional tiramisu—with a ladyfinger and coffee liqueur crust—and a New York-style cheesecake to create a tasty mash-up. The cheesecake has both cream cheese and mascarpone cheese and is topped with grated semi-sweet chocolate. If you like a lot of coffee flavor in your tiramisu, reviewers recommend using both coffee liqueur and espresso in the crust.

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Turtles Cheesecake

Turtles® Cheesecake on black and white plate

The candy Turtles(R) are made with pecans, caramel, and chocolate—and so is this rich cheesecake. The dessert is made with a vanilla wafer crust, topped with melted caramel and toasted pecans, and finished off with a layer of cheesecake swirled with melted chocolate. Some reviewers like to garnish the cheesecake with extra pecans and caramel drizzle.

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Black Forest Cheesecakes

mini chocolate cheesecakes topped with cherry pie filling and whipped topping
Kim's Cooking Now

These bite-sized chocolate cheesecakes taste like they came directly from the Black Forest. The cheesecakes are baked in a muffin tin and made with a chocolate sandwich cookie crust, topped with chocolate cheesecake, and garnished with cherries and whipped cream.

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Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon meringue cheesecake

You get the best of both cheesecake and lemon meringue pie with this dessert. It boasts a shortbread crust, a lemon cream cheese filling, and is topped with lemon curd and meringue. Reviewers recommend making your own lemon curd because they say it tastes much better.

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Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

"Truffle-like chocolate cheesecake in a chocolate cookie crust," says recipe contributor macs. "... Note: The topping for this cake is your choice, you could use chocolate dipped strawberries, purchased chocolate truffles, or melt chocolate and/or white chocolate and drizzle it over the top."

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Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

chocolate cappuccino cheesecake topped with fresh raspberries and chocolate shavings

This Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake is extremely rich, velvety, and smooth. The cheesecake has a chocolate cookie and cinnamon crust topped with a chocolate, coffee (or espresso), and coffee-flavored liqueur cream cheese mixture. Before serving, you can garnish it with a coffee liqueur-flavored whipped cream and chocolate leaves.

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Rhubarb Cheesecake

Rhubarb Cheesecake
Alllrecipes Magazine

Put your fresh rhubarb to good use in this cheesecake. The recipe has a flour and sugar base with sugared rhubarb. The cake is topped with a traditional cream cheese filling, and finished with a sour cream and vanilla topping.

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