The 15 Dreamiest Cheesecake Recipes

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Elaine Lemm

Yes, it's possible to make a perfect cheesecake at home! Whether you prefer fruit, chocolate, or even donuts (yes, donuts!) as part of the creamy classic dessert, there's a recipe waiting for you to bake up. This collection of our best cheesecakes is sure to delight and just about everyone will cheer when you bring one out to the dessert table.

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    New York Cheesecake

    New York Cheesecake

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    Wonderfully dense and creamy, New York cheesecake is a restaurant favorite for good reason. Just two ingredients go into the tasty homemade graham cracker crust, which holds a silky smooth cream cheese filling that's spiked with lemon juice for extra zing. Serve it with a few of your favorite fresh berries on the side.

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    Key Lime Cheesecake

    Key Lime Cheesecake

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    If you enjoy key lime pie, you'll adore this citrusy cheesecake with a fabulous tangy flavor from key lime juice and zest. It's baked in a springform pan with a buttery graham cracker crust for a lovely crunchy-creamy contrast. Decorate it with candied lime peel or wafer-thin slivers of fresh lime.

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    Krispy Kreme Donut Cheesecake

    Krispy Kreme Doughnut Cheesecake

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    Donut worry, be happy! Krispy Kreme donuts are the star ingredient of this recipe, which will surely earn you a reputation as the best baker in town. From the golden graham cracker crust down to a filling made with actual doughnuts and the sweet vanilla glaze, this is one downright decadent dessert.

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    Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

    Mini Red Velvet Cheesecake

    Elaine Lemm

     

    Who doesn't love miniature desserts at parties? This recipe for individually-sized red velvet cheesecakes makes a fabulous dinner party meal capper or a winning potluck contribution. The adorable little cakes can be topped with a swirl of vanilla icing for a more sophisticated look.

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    Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake

    Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake

    Elaine Lemm

     

    Bring serious wow factor to your dessert table with a lovely lemon raspberry cheesecake. Featuring a crunchy graham cracker base to complement its creamy filling and the sharp tang of lemon to balance out the tart fresh raspberries, this baked cheesecake is a delicious exercise in dessert harmony.

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    Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake

    Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake

    Elaine Lemm

     

    Be warned, this salted caramel popcorn cheesecake is seriously addictive. We challenge you to eat only one piece of the over-the-top treat. Featuring a mascarpone cheese filling, crushed cookie crust, and generous sprinkling of salted popcorn, it makes for a showstopping dessert for birthday parties and game day gatherings.

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    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

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    This indulgent recipe takes everything we love about chocolate chip cookies and wraps it up inside a cheesecake. It's baked in a chocolate wafer crust with extra chocolate chips and cream making up a silky smooth ganache on top.

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    Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Diana Rattray

     

    From the homemade cinnamon-spiced graham cracker crust, to the luscious, double layer, vanilla-scented pumpkin filling, this cheesecake looks and tastes like you spent half the day in the kitchen. You can make it in about an hour, and it freezes well for a great make-ahead holiday dessert. Serve topped with caramel sauce or whipped cream.

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    Eggnog Cheesecake

    Eggnog Cheesecake

    Elaine Lemm

     

    Everyone's favorite Christmas beverage is transformed into an indulgent cheesecake in this festive recipe. Warming pumpkin spice mix and nutmeg are added to eggnog and cream cheese with a few other pantry ingredients to create the rich and irresistible filling.

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    Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake

    Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake

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    This light-as-air cheesecake with a sweet graham cracker crumb crust requires no baking, making it extra easy to prepare. Elegant in its presentation, and packed with antioxidants from matcha green tea, it's a dessert your foodie friends will love.

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    White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    Elaine Lemm

    Impress your family and friends with a white chocolate raspberry confection that makes a pretty dessert for Mother's Day, fancy brunches, and other special occasions. Just a few ingredients, including healthy helping of white chocolate, are needed for the filling. It's finished with fresh raspberry glaze that's swirled throughout on top in a technique that's actually easier than it looks.

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    Maple Walnut Cheesecake

    Maple Walnut Cheesecake

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    Here is a lovely autumn dessert that gets its rich depth of flavor from sweet maple syrup and mouth-pleasing crunch from walnut pieces embedded inside the graham cracker crust. The recipe includes instructions for a maple cream sauce you can drizzle over top, but this cheesecake is also fantastic on its own.

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    Blueberry Cheesecake

    Blueberry Cheesecake

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    Blueberry cheesecake is a popular dessert that's at its best in summer when fresh blueberries are in season, but you can make it year round by using frozen berries to create the glaze. Cottage cheese is mixed with cream cheese in the filling for a slightly lighter version of the classic dessert.

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    Mango Swirl Cheesecake

    Mango Swirl Cheesecake

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    Serve up tropical island flavors in the form of an impressive mango swirl cheesecake. The vibrant taste of the fruit blended into the filling is hard to beat.

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    Peanut Butter Swirl Cheesecake

    Peanut Butter Swirl Cheesecake

    Diana Rattray

     

    Kids will clamor for this delicious cheesecake with a great nutty flavor. It starts with a classic cheesecake and graham cracker base and finishes with a pretty peanut butter swirl. Add chopped peanuts on top for extra crunch, or garnish with chocolate shavings or whipped cream.