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 312
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 272
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 646
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 49
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 160
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 455
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: 4.6 stars 68
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 10
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: 4.39 stars 145
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 434
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 161
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.
Crescent Roll Cheesecake Bars
Rating: 4.5 stars

These cinnamon-flavored cheesecake bars made with crescent roll dough have a sweet cream cheese filling, a crunchy sweet topping, and a flaky croissant crust.