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.
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!
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.
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!
Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
This peanut butter cheesecake is a meeting of well-loved desserts, all in one! Chocolate, peanut butter, ganache and peanut butter cups come together in a celebration of the (admittedly) best flavor combo ever.
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!
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.
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