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Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. I don’t think you can go wrong making a cheesecake for a special occasion because I’ve never met anyone who isn’t crazy about this creamy, comforting dessert! Plus, I recently tried making a cheesecake from scratch for the very first time, and I couldn’t believe how easy they are to make! If you like cheesecake and are looking for some awesome and unique cheesecake recipes for every taste, you’ve come to the right place. With 25 Extraordinary Cheesecakes, you’re sure to find lots of favorites!
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Extraordinary Cheesecakes Anyone Can Make
LAVENDER HONEY CHEESECAKE
This Lavender Honey Cheesecake is my own creation. I first made this cheesecake for July 4th. I’m usually responsible for bringing the desserts to our family celebrations, and I had no idea what I wanted to bring for the holiday. A few years ago, I planted lavender in my front garden and noticed it was blooming beautifully. When I cooked in a professional kitchen, our pastry chef would make desserts with lavender, a pretty atypical herb for cooking. This made me think that I might like to make a lavender dessert of some kind – but what?
I had just bought a couple gourmet cheesecakes from a small local business for my sister’s bachelorette party, and they were amazing! I had always been intimidated by making my own from-scratch cheesecake – it always seemed so difficult – but those delicious cheesecakes really made me want to try my own. So I baked my cheesecake and took it to our holiday picnic. My whole family loved my dessert, and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to make!
This Lavender Honey Cheesecake contains fresh lavender flowers and leaves for a light, fragrant hint of lavender flavor. You can harvest flowers from your own lavender plants in the summertime, or you can buy Organic Culinary Grade Lavender Flowers online here. These cheesecake also has two layers of filling. The first layer is made up of sweet and dense cheesecake, which is baked and topped with a second, light and fluffy layer made with sour cream for a lightly sweetened and slightly tart layer that cuts the sweetness of the cheesecake and graham cracker crust. I’ve had people who love sweet treats (I’m included here) and others who really don’t like overly sweetened desserts (like my sister) all tell me they really loved this cheesecake. It’s the best of both worlds with the creamy, sweet cheesecake layer and the slightly tart sour cream layer. This cheesecake recipe is a total crowd pleaser!
From Sarah Blooms
Tiramisu is one of my very favorite desserts, and, of course, these classic tiramisu flavors also taste fantastic in cheesecake form! If you love coffee desserts, this cheesecake is for you! For more café inspired cheesecakes, keep scrolling!
From Life, Love and Sugar
SALTED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE
Salted caramel is one of the most popular flavors right now, and I am definitely on board! I love the contrasting sweet and salty taste. Amazingly, salt in desserts seems to bring out sweet flavors even more! If you love caramel, give this Salted Caramel Cheesecake a try! I’m sure you won’t regret it.
From Ashlee Marie
Who doesn’t love Samoa Girl Scout cookies? They are definitely one of my favorites. This simple vanilla cheesecake has an Oreo crust and is topped with caramel, coconut, and chocolate for an irresistible treat!
From Gimme Some Oven
NUTELLA CHEESECAKE WITH OREO CRUST
Nutella is so amazingly delicious!! I’ll never forget when I first tasted it. I was a very young girl, and a foreign exchange student friend from Germany gave our family a jar of the most decadent chocolate hazelnut spread we had ever tasted! If you were around in the ’80s, you know Nutella was not available in regular grocery stores then, so it was many, many years until I tasted it again. I just can’t believe I remember that first experience because I know I was very, very little at the time.
If you love Nutella as much as I do (think eating with a spoon!), you need to make this decadent, creamy Nutella cheesecake – talk about bliss!
CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE [NO-BAKE]
This cheesecake is an easy no-bake recipe for those days when you just don’t want to deal with the oven. I actually like no-bake cheesecakes a lot, even though I think regular cheesecakes are easy enough to make. No bakes are even easier – almost effortless even – and they still taste amazing! This recipe uses mascarpone cheese, instead of the normal cream cheese, mixed with heavy cream and dark chocolate chips. She also recommends using Digestive Biscuits for the crust, which I totally agree with. I love Digestive Biscuits, especially the ones with chocolate, and I think they would make a perfect crust for this cheesecake!
PRO TIP: When making a no-bake cheesecake, make sure to figure cooling the cheesecake in the refrigerator for hours into the prep time! It’s really best to prepare a no-bake cheesecake the day before an event to ensure it has enough time to cool and set in the fridge.
From Eat, Little Bird
CHOCOLATE LOVER’S CHEESECAKE
Chocolate Lovers, rejoice! Here’s a cheesecake just for you with delicious chocolate cookie crust, creamy chocolate cheesecake, decadent chocolate ganache, chocolate whipped cream, and loads of chocolate curls on top! If you love chocolate, you won’t be able to resist this incredible sweet treat!
WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE
Fruit and cheesecake are a classic pairing, and for good reason. This recipe features an Oreo cookie crust, white chocolate cheesecake filling, and gorgeous raspberry swirls on top for a fancy, decadent dessert your guests will love!
From Baker By Nature
Here’s a decidedly non-traditional cheesecake recipe based on the popular Mexican dessert, Sopapilla, which is traditionally flavored with cinnamon and sugar. This recipe uses Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for super easy treat that’s out-of-this-world delicious!
From Jo Cooks
This cheesecake recipe is pretty foolproof. Everyone worries their cheesecake will crack, but if that happens, just top it with gooey caramel sauce, crunchy nuts, and lots of Snickers bars, and no one will ever notice!
From Basil + Bubbly
THIN MINT BROWNIE CHEESECAKE
Here’s another cheesecake inspired by the Girls Scouts renowned cookies. Thin Mints are another one of my favorites. Who can resist their cool, minty flavor and wonderful chocolate crunch?!
From Inside Bru Crew Life
Hello, my name is Sarah, and I’m a coffee-holic. Seriously. I’ve been drinking coffee since I was born. This actually isn’t an exaggeration – I was honestly a baby when my grandpa would sit me on his knee and spoon feed me his cream and sugar coffee each morning! This addiction has stayed with me, and, for better or worse, I just can’t quit you, coffee!
Even if you’re not as hopelessly in love with coffee as I am, you should check out this fantastic Espresso Chocolate Cheesecake. Now, you won’t need to head to the coffee shop for a Café Mocha. Just make your own version that’s so much better!
From The First Year
CAPPUCCINO FUDGE CHEESECAKE
Why have I put both the Espresso Cheesecake and the Cappuccino Cheesecake on this list? I know they look almost the same, but there are some key differences that may matter, depending on the Sarah Blooms Reader and the occasion.
To put it bluntly, this cheesecake is boozy. If you love the idea of a crunchy chocolate cookie crust, coffee liquor flavored chocolate ganache, and dark rum spiked cappuccino cheesecake – or you want a show stopping dessert for an adults-only party – this cheesecake is for you! For more boozy desserts, see 40 Best Boozy Desserts You Need in Your Life.
From Annie Eats
BOURBON PEACH STREUSEL CHEESECAKE
Crunchy graham cracker crust and streusel topping, creamy cheesecake and whipped cream, and fresh, fruity peaches combine with bourbon for the ultimate boozy cheesecake. You can use canned peaches to enjoy this summery treat any time. For more boozy desserts, check out the Kahlua Coffee Brownie Cheesecake below and 40 Best Boozy Desserts You Need in Your Life.
From Life, Love and Sugar
MIRROR GLAZED WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE [NO-BAKE]
Have you seen the videos that show how to apply beautiful glazes like this? They’re mesmerizing videos, aren’t they? You can apply these colorful glazes to cakes and similar desserts, including cheesecake, for an impressive edible design effect. I included this recipe on this list because 1) this cheesecake is seriously gorgeous, and 2) I never dreamed it was possible for regular home bakers like myself to do something so amazing, but now, you really can with this helpful recipe and tutorial! Give it a try, and be sure to let me know how it turns out by leaving a comment below or sending a message via my contact page. I would really love to know how it goes. I’m definitely trying this as soon as I can and will report back when I do!
PRO TIP: When making a no-bake cheesecake, make sure to figure cooling the cheesecake in the refrigerator for hours into the prep time! It’s really best to prepare a no-bake cheesecake the day before an event to ensure it has enough time to cool and set in the fridge. This step is especially important with this cheesecake recipe. This cheesecake is frozen before applying the glaze, so the glaze will form a topping over the cheesecake instead of seeping into it and creating an ugly, soppy mess.
From Supergolden Bakes
COOKIES + CREAM CHEESECAKE
If you love the classic cookies and cream flavor pairing, you’ll love this cheesecake with a crunchy Oreo crust, a rich and creamy cheesecake layer, and a light whipped cream topping with plenty of Oreo cookies mixed in.
From Cooking Classy
BROWNED BUTTER PECAN CHEESECAKE
This cheesecake is made with toasted buttered pecans and browned butter for a cheesecake that is full of flavor and perfect for fall!
From Life, Love and Sugar
BROWNIE BOTTOM COOKIE DOUGH CHEESECAKE
If you love cookie dough so much you have trouble saving enough to bake the cookies, check out this creamy, decadent treat! A thick and rich brownie layer serves as the crust for this cheesecake with cookie dough topping and lots of chocolate drizzle.
From The Chunky Chef
REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP CHEESECAKE
Chocolate and peanut butter were meant to be together. If you agree, try this delicious peanut butter cheesecake with chocolate chips, Oreo crust, chocolate ganache, and loads of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups mounded on top!
BUTTERFINGER CHEESECAKE WITH CARAMEL DRIZZLE
Here’s another amazing candy bar inspired cheesecake recipe. If you love that crispety crunchety peanut buttery taste of Butterfinger, see for yourself what a wonderful flavor combination Butterfingers, cheesecake, and caramel drizzle can be!
S’mores aren’t just for the campfire anymore with this creative cheesecake with a graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow crust and chocolate and toasted marshmallow topping.
From Will Cook for Smiles
KEY LIME CHEESECAKE
Here’s another refreshingly fruity, summery cheesecake you can enjoy any time of the year with the perfect balance of sweet and tart taste.
From Cooking Classy
GERMAN CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
Here’s another cheesecake offering chocolate lovers are sure to appreciate with a tall, super chocolate cheesecake filling, coconut pecan frosting, and more chocolate drizzled on top!
This cheesecake features a lovely ricotta and mascarpone filling and ricotta whipped cream topping sure to please anyone who loves that wonderful classic Italian dessert.
From Life, Love and Sugar
CARAMEL APPLE CHEESECAKE
These cheesecake is like two desserts in one! A traditional cheesecake with graham cracker crust is topped with Caramel Apple Crisp and a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an amazing fall treat!
Cheesecakes really are a perfect dessert idea for any occasion – birthdays, graduations, holidays, picnics, you name it! With these 25 Extraordinary Cheesecakes, you’ll impress your guests every time with the most creamy, decadent, and delicious cheesecakes they’ve every had!
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