Cheesecake Recipes

Find easy and decadent cheesecake recipes: from creamy, smooth chocolate to classic New York-style to light and fresh strawberry, Allrecipes has all your favorites in one place.

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Our Best Cheesecake

Rating: 4.7 stars
Not only is this our best cheesecake-a rich, creamy, cherry-topped showstopper--it's also one of the easiest to make!
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White Chocolate Cheesecake with White Chocolate Brandy Sauce

Rating: 4.83 stars
This is a dense cheesecake that is very smooth and melts in your mouth. The white chocolate brandy sauce tops it off. I just nap it over the center of the slice of cheesecake on the plate. I garnish it with mint leaves and either raspberries or strawberries.

New York Cheesecake III

Rating: 4.66 stars
A dense, thick cheesecake with a shortdough crust. This is THE definitive one! You'll never use another cheesecake recipe after you try this.

7 Sweet and Tangy Raspberry Cheesecake Recipes

Sharp, sweet, juicy raspberries meet tangy, soft cheese and crunchy cookies in these standout raspberry cheesecakes.
By Ita Mac Airt

9 Dreamy White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipes to Try

Impress your guests with these cheesecakes for white chocolate-lovers.
By Melanie Fincher

Instant Pot® Cheesecake

Rating: 4.28 stars
Cheesecake? In a pressure cooker? You bet. A creamy cheesecake relies on beating lots of air into the batter before cooking it. It also requires steaming. When you bake a cheesecake in the oven, you also need to put a pot of hot water underneath the springform pan to ensure the top of the cheesecake does not crack. In an Instant Pot®, all you need is a little water and the trivet. The result is a decadent cheesecake with no fuss. Serve with fruit on top, such as ripe blackberries.

Nutella® Cheesecake

Rating: 4.29 stars
This recipe is for Nutella® lovers and chocolate lovers alike. This is VERY rich, so cut into small slices.

Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Rating: 4.79 stars
This recipe becomes a favorite as soon as it is tasted. It was once referred to as 'sinfully rich and velvety smooth'. Best if made a day before serving.

New York Italian Style Cheesecake

Rating: 4.59 stars
This recipe was given to me by my Italian mother-in-law. It is the type of crustless cheesecake that is sold in Italian bakeries in New York. I usually make it with whole-milk ricotta which is creamier than low fat. This is not a diet item! You can add fresh fruit topping if you desire.

Grandmother's Cheesecake

Rating: 4.6 stars
A citrus cheesecake with a shortbread crust. It takes a long time of preparation but it is well worth the wait. If you can't find a vanilla bean, substitute 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract for each 1 inch piece of bean. You can top with any of your favorite fruits or toppings, or eat it plain. Summertime fresh fruits are nice, or chocolate lovers can spread on a layer of fudge topping.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Rating: 4.38 stars
These are absolutely beautiful moist and delicious red velvet brownies! Perfect for red velvet cake lovers; adds a different twist to a traditional red velvet cake. This is a beautiful dessert perfect for Valentine's Day or for anybody who LOVES red velvet! I like this served the next day and slightly cold.

Key Lime Cheesecake I

Rating: 4.63 stars
My favorite dessert to make has to be cheesecakes. This is just one of many that gets a lot of requests. It is sweet and tangy just like its more familiar cousin, the pie. I usually serve it with whipped cream and lime slices. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
Rating: Unrated
Love lemon meringue pie and cheesecake? Well this is the best of both worlds. Great any time of year and sure to impress your guests.

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Rating: 4.78 stars

I make this to take to pot luck dinners and get rave reviews! Easy to make, smells great while cooking and tastes wonderful!