28 Creamy Cheesecake Recipes (Plus Fun Cheesecake Factoids)

As one of the world’s most popular desserts, cheesecake has stood the test of time! You’re going to love these 28 Creamy Cheesecake Recipes, from fun twists on the classic New York cheesecake and tons more flavorful creations.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake from Foodness Gracious

Fun Cheesecake Facts

Cheesecake has a colorful and lengthy history that spans eras and continents! Here are some fun facts to get your fix of cheesecake trivia:

Cheesecake Dates Back to Ancient Greece

The early origins of cheesecakes are traced back as far as ancient Greece. The style of cake later earned the name “placenta” or “libum” following the Roman conquest (talk about an unappetizing comparison!). Cheesecakes were frequently used as offerings in Roman temples, and they were even served to athletes at the first Olympic Games in 776 BC!

“American” Cheesecake Was An Accident. Sort Of.

Commercial cream cheese is the result of a happy accident in 1872. While trying to recreate a soft French cheese called Neufchatel, New York dairyman William Lawrence instead created a creamier, unripened cheese. This became known as “cream cheese.” A German immigrant named Arnold Reuben eventually combined this cream cheese with eggs and invented the famous New York cheesecake.

The World’s Largest Cheesecake Weighed 9,000 Pounds

According to the Guinness World Records, the largest cheesecake ever created weighed in at a whopping 9,347 pounds! The Cheeseberry Company in the Russian Federation presented the cake as part of the city of Stavropol’s 240th birthday. It measured 9 feet 2 inches in diameter!

Cheesecake-Flavored Postage Stamps Were a Thing

Ice cream legends Haagen-Dazs once teamed up with the Austrian Postal Service to make flavored postage stamps. As part of a customer loyalty campaign in 2006, the company launched stamps infused with flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies and Cream, and Panna Cotta, among others.

July 30th Is National Cheesecake Day

In case you were looking for a nationally recognized excuse to make cheesecake.

Easy Cheesecake Recipes to Try

The possibilities for cheesecake are virtually endless when it comes to ingredients, toppings, and flavors. Here are 29 easy cheesecake recipes that will no doubt inspire your next afternoon of baking!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake


Delicious drizzled caramel and sweet-tart apples come together in this beautiful variation of a caramel cheesecake! This cake has the most luxurious texture and looks incredible served up for any occasion.

No Bake White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes

Mini no bake cheesecakes decked out with a crown of juicy, saucy strawberries! When it comes to strawberries and creamy, sweet cheesecake filling, this flavor combination can’t be beat.

getting a slice of strawberry cheesecake

Best Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe


Strawbbery cheesecake takes on a whole new meaning in this easy recipe for a creamy cheesecake that’s also Keto!

Mini cheesecake topped with whipped cream

Mini Cheesecakes with Graham Cracker Crust


Adorable mini cheesecakes are a bite-sized version of a classic, complete with a crumbly and sweet Graham cracker crust.

How to Make Easy Instant Post Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Instant Pot Salted Caramel Cheesecake Recipe


In case you aren’t aware that you can make just about anything in your Instant Pot, enter Instant Pot cheesecake! Incredible salted caramel flavors and smooth, delectable cheesecake meld together in this insanely delicious dessert.

A slice of Nutella cheesecake with whipped cream.

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake


This is such an easy cheesecake recipe, made from out-of-this-world Nutella filling set in an Oreo cookie crust. No baking required!

pumpkin pie cheesecake on a wooden cake stand

Perfectly Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake

What’s more perfect than perfect? This pumpkin cheesecake, pretty much. Sweet, creamy filling flavored with pumpkin puree and spices, set in a crunchy gingersnap crust makes this the best alternative to pumpkin pie!

A close up of a slice of blueberry cheesecake on a blue polka dot plate

Homemade Blueberry Cheesecake


This recipe is out here blessing your not-so-average cheesecake with a gorgeous fresh blueberry swirl. Easy to make, beautiful to look at, and even better to slice up and serve!

A slice of cheesecake topped with whipped cream and berries. In the back is the full cheesecake.

Creamy Homemade Cheesecake


Ah, New York Cheesecake. The perfect cheesecake in its purest form. No bells and whistles, just sweet, smooth cream cheese filling made with eggs and a simple, crunchy crust.

piece of greek yogurt pumpkin cheesecake tart on a white plate

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart

Lighten up your dessert roster with this delicious cheesecake tart. Made with pumpkin and Greek yogurt, the flavors are fresh and the texture is incredible!

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake - Fast and easy no bake cheesecake prepared with a delicious chocolate cookie crust and a lightened-up and creamy cheesecake filling.

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

For another lightened-up cheesecake recipe, look no further than this cookies & cream cheesecake. Whipped, airy cream cheese filling is set inside a chocolate cookie crust and piled with sugared strawberries for a no-bake dessert that’s to die for!

A Slice of Red Velvet Cheesecake Being Lifted From the Rest of the Cake with a Spatula

Red Velvet Cheesecake with Oreo Crust

Add a little luxury to your dessert table with this red velvet cheesecake topped with cream cheese frosting. A twist on red velvet cake with all the decadent creaminess of a cheesecake!

Pumpkin cheesecake decorated with whipped cream.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

Now that you know you can make cheesecake in your Instant Pot, let the delicious times roll! This easy pumpkin cheesecake packs tons of flavor along with the wow-factor, coming to you straight from the pressure cooker!

Slice of vegan cheesecake on a plate.

Creamy Vegan Cheesecake


This creamy vegan cheesecake tastes so much like the regular kind, you won’t believe there’s not a stitch of cheese or cream involved! For a perfect plant-based dessert, you’re going to love this baked vanilla “cheesecake” made with easy ingredients.

Five homemade single-serving Thanksgiving cheesecakes with pecans loose on the pan beside them

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Pecan Crust

These single-serving pumpkin cheesecakes are full of pumpkin spice flavor and loaded into crunchy pecan crusts, for the perfect mini dessert indulgence.

A piece of cheesecake with a bite taken out.

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake


If you turn a cinnamon roll into a cheesecake, does this mean you can eat cheesecake for breakfast? Asking for a friend.

Banana Foster Cheesecake

Banana Foster Cheesecake

Bold banana flavors meld together with dark rum and spices in the most original banana cheesecake recipe ever! Inspired by bananas foster, this cheesecake recipe is covered with caramel sauce and banana slices.

cheesecake bars

Fluffernutter Churro Cheesecake Bars


Fully loaded cheesecake bars inspired by everyone’s favorite Disneyland Churros! Topped with cinnamon sugar, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and chocolate in true fluffernutter fashion.

Instant Pot S’mores Cheesecake

Instead of a campfire, gather around this incredible s’mores cheesecake to enjoy all the classic flavors of marshmallows, chocolate and Graham crackers.

Triple Berry Cheesecake Bars


Summer manifests in these delicious mixed berry cheesecake bars! Fresh swirls of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries are baked into a creamy cheesecake layer, perfect for slicing and sharing.

Slice of almond amaretto cheesecake on a plate, with a cherry on top.

Almond Amaretto Cheesecake

A decadent cheesecake infused with the flavors of amaretto liqueur and almonds is hard to beat. Finished off with a layer of toasted almonds, this dessert is in a league of its own!

Sopapilla Cheesecake drizzled with honey.

Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Recipe


For something extra unique, try these homemade sopapilla cheesecake bars. A thick layer of cheesecake is set between layers of pastry, with a crunchy cinnamon sugar top drizzled with honey.

Sugar Cookie Cheesecake topped with toffee bits

Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Bars


Two classic desserts join forces in this cheesecake recipe layered on top of a sugar cookie crust! These easy cheesecake bars are irresistible, topped with toffee bits to boot.

No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake with sprinkles

No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars


To confirm: edible cookie dough mixed into cheesecake is just as amazing as it sounds! These no-bake cheesecake bars are a whole new level of delicious, and so easy to make!

Find all the dessert inspiration you need, including even more irresistible cheesecake recipes, using the recipe finder!

Sources: FoodBeast, What’s Cooking America

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