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: 4.69 stars
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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
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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.

Eggnog Cheesecake III

Rating: 4.64 stars
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This is a delicious cheesecake for eggnog lovers. The secret to a smooth cheesecake is to cream the cream cheese in a food processor for several minutes.

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Rating: 4.54 stars
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Tiramisu-flavored cheesecake combines the flavors and richness of tiramisu and NY Cheesecake. Just before serving, grate some semisweet chocolate on the top.

9 Dreamy White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipes to Try

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

New York Italian Style Cheesecake

Rating: 4.59 stars
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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.

Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Rating: 4.79 stars
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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.

Instant Pot® Cheesecake

Rating: 4.28 stars
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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.

Grandmother's Cheesecake

Rating: 4.6 stars
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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.

Chocolate Turtles® Cheesecake

Rating: 4.6 stars
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This is a fabulous cheesecake with an chocolate cookie crust and a pecan, caramel and fudge topping. It presents beautifully!

"Burnt" Basque Cheesecake

Rating: 4.81 stars
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I rarely post a trendy recipe while it's still trendy. But this 'burnt' cheesecake method deserved the hype; baking it in a very hot oven delivers a beautiful, dark exterior full of bittersweet notes that make the light, creamy cheesecake interior seem even more rich and flavorful. Plus, this method is just plain easier--just remember the parchment paper. So, if you've not had much luck with traditional cheesecake methods, you should stop trying and make this exclusively.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries
Rating: Unrated
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"This is the most delicious topping for a cheesecake I have ever tasted." -- ferg

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rating: 4.77 stars
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A great alternative to pumpkin pie, especially for those cheesecake fans out there. Serve topped with whipped cream.