20 Foolproof Cheesecake Recipes to Satisfy Any Kind of Craving


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There are so many reasons why you would want to have the perfect cheesecake recipe in your repertoire. Whether it's because you have gluten-free friends, you want to take on a challenge, or you just really like the stuff, there are those days you just need a delicious cheesecake.

If you're tired of defaulting to the same old same old recipe, maybe it's time you tried out a few new flavors to kick things up a notch in your kitchen. That frozen New York style cheesecake is going to get old. Sure a classic homemade recipe is always good with large eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, sour cream too. But there's so much more you can add to the cheesecake batter, cheesecake filling and toppings.

How about some chocolate ganache or caramel sauce? Whatever you try from the 20 recipes below, one is bound to become your new best cheesecake recipe.

1. Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

This concoction is the perfect compromise for when you want a cupcake, but need to save on the total time. Fresh raspberries go the distance here.

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Cream cheese and whipping cream come together to create the perfect fluffy frosting for these cupcakes. You don't even need a springform pan to get this fix. Get the recipe here.

2. White Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake

Give your soul something to celebrate. Try this cheesecake with its creamy ricotta base that is blended with buddha's hand lemon zest, spices, and Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Truffles.

This is one that won't leave your recipe box as it's perfectly designed for the most decadent occasions, or just a Wednesday night. Get the great recipe here.

3. Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberries are in season! So get them while you can and start turning them into fun kitchen creations like this cheesecake.

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The graham cracker crumbs make the perfect cheesecake crust for the creamy filling. Get the recipe here.

4. Key Lime Cheesecake

Summertime screams for citrus desserts. Key lime pie is, of course, a classic, but you can kick things up a notch if you transform the flavors into a cheesecake.

While key limes are an obvious choice for a topping, feel free to get creative with fresh fruit! Get the classic cheesecake recipe here.

5. Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake

For this recipe, don't forget the ganache! It's not as if you thought cheesecake wasn't decadent, so you might as well go whole hog and really do things up right.

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You'll never use chocolate chips in your cheesecake once you taste the incredible flavor of these one-bowl brownies. Get the recipe here.

6. Miniature Lemon Blueberry Cheesecakes

Sometimes a full-sized cheesecake can be a bit intimidating. So forget water baths and long cooking times. These little guys come together quickly and still have all the great taste of the classic.

This is one of the best cheesecake mini recipes we've found. Get the recipe here.

7. Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake

Guinness chocolate cake is a thing. So why wouldn't Guinness chocolate cheesecake be too? This might be high in carbohydrates, but it's so good! You'll love it from the first time.

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Get the recipe here.

8. Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake

Break out of the mold and try this no bake minty cheesecake on an Oreo crust. Surprisingly, it's as delightful to eat as it is to admire.

Get the recipe here.

9. Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

We all know cheesecake is a heavy dessert. Seriously, you have to prepare yourself to eat the stuff. So lighten up and try out this skinny version.

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Cut into cheesecake bars, this plain cheesecake recipe gets a major upgrade. Get the recipe here.

10. Strawberry Cheesecake

Crushed graham cracker crust, a silky inside, and fresh strawberries to complete the picture. Nothing is missing here.

Get the recipe here.

11. Raw Lemon Ginger Chia Cheesecake

Who says cheesecake has to have cheese?

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Get the recipe here.

12. Souffle Cheesecake

This melt-in-your-mouth light and delicate soufflé cheesecake is made with only 3 ingredients. Bonus: You probably already have the ingredients on hand anyways.

Get the recipe here.

13. Banana Cream Cheesecake

Southerners love banana cream pie. It's just a thing. So if you were raised South of the Mason-Dixon line, you're going to have no self-control when it comes to this cake.

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Get the recipe here.

14. White Chocolate Cheesecake

White chocolate and strawberries just seem to be begging to be combined into cheesecake form. Such light and fresh flavors in a hearty dessert can never go awry.

Get the recipe here.

15. Mini Cheesecakes

Mini cheesecakes are just like regular-sized cheesecakes, but lower maintenance. And we all like low maintenance, don't we?

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Get the recipe here.

16. No-Bake Cheesecakes

For even lower maintenance, try this no-bake recipe. You'll still end up with a decadent dessert but with a fraction of the effort.

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17. Cookies + Cream Cheesecakes

These delightful little bites have an entire Oreo for their crust.

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18. Tall & Creamy New York Cheesecake

Plain and simple, this classic is a creamy tower of joy for you to enjoy.

Get the recipe here.

19. Pumpkin Cheesecake

You can't not have a pumpkin cheesecake in your repertoire. With fall coming soon, you know you're going to start craving those spicy, earthy flavors.

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Get the recipe here.

20. Honey Lavender Cheesecake

But while summer is still in the air, lighten things up with this honey lavender cheesecake. Can't you already hear the bees buzzing in delight?

Get the recipe here.

Hope you enjoy taking as many bites as you want out of your creamy cheesecake. Share with us which one you tried! And keep a lookout for more easy cheesecake and dessert recipes.

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