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50 Best Cheesecake Recipes on the Internet

Dense, rich, creamy cheesecake. It’s one of those recipes that seems to be too difficult to make at home and yet it isn’t hard at all. Cheesecake comes in infinite variations and flavors, baked or no-baked, and is just as perfect for a fancy dinner as it is a family meal.

red velvet cheesecake

Red Velvet

I learned to make cheesecake when I was in my 20s and I loved it so much that I began selling them to local restaurants. Once you ind a recipe that you love, and that works for you, it’s easy to create variations. Cheesecake is expensive but don’t buy inferior ingredients or your cake just won’ be as good.

Remember, practice makes perfect! :)

I’m pretty sure I have shared these tips before but here they are again. Cheesecake is really easy to make, and it can be perfect every single time if  you remember these - 

Tips for Perfect Cheesecake

  • Prebaking your crust will keep it from getting soggy.
  • Always have all ingredients at room temperature.
  • Beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and satiny before adding the rest of your ingredients.
  • Never whip or beat the batter.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing 2 minutes or so between each.
  • ALWAYS mix ingredients at the lowest speed possible with paddles. You don’t want air getting into your batter.
  • Give the pan a quick drop on the counter to release air bubble. A small drop…don’t stand on a chair or anything. three inches is plenty.
  • Wrap the bottom of the springform pan tightly with aluminum foil so it is waterproof.
  • Use a bain marie (water bath – just put your springform in a larger pan and half fill with hot water)
  • Follow directions exactly.
  • Use the proper oven temperature.
  • Don’t open the oven until it’s time to take the cake out. For some recipes this may mean AFTER a resting period in the closed, turned off oven.
  • Don’t over bake! It should be slightly jiggly in the middle.
  • Allow to come to room temperature before chilling overnight or at least 6 hours.
  • Place paper towel on the top before refrigerating to absorb moisture.
  • Store tightly covered and not with onions, garlic, or other strong flavors.
  • Use a good cream cheese. I like Philadelphia because it always works for me.
  • Leave the springform sides on until serving time. Then loosen the clasp slowly. If it seems to be sticking run a knife around it.

Here are the 50 best cheesecake recipes on the Internet. The criteria for my choices? A balance between easy to make, unique flavors and styles, and clear instructions. The hardest thing about this list is which to make first.

pecan pie cheesecake

Hot Buttered Rum Pecan Pie Cheesecake

50 Best Cheesecake Recipes Anywhere!

  1. Caramel Apple Crisp
  2. Southern Banana Pudding 
  3. Apple Crumb Pie Cheesecake
  4. Pumpkin Bourbon
  5. Mocha with Salted Caramel
  6. Brownie Cheesecake
  7. Double Chocolate
  8. Plain Cheesecake
  9. Oreo Cheesecake (no bake)
  10. Hot Buttered Rum Pecan Pie Cheesecake
  11. Bourbon Roasted Peach
  12. Maple Cheesecake
  13. Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake
  14. Peanut Butter Oreo 
  15. Salted Caramel Popcorn
  16. S’Mores
  17. Butterfinger Overflow
  18. Bacon Chocolate Stout
  19. Rocky Road
  20. Roasted Hatch Chile (savory)
  21. Red Velvet 
  22. Peppermint Mocha
  23. Gingerbread Cheesecake
  24. Reese’s
  25. Bananas Foster
  26. Zebra Neapolitin
  27. Turtle
  28. Raspberry Pistachio
  29. Pecan Praline
  30. Orange Creamsicle
  31. Cookie Dough
  32. White Chocolate Coconut
  33. Bailey’s Chocolate Chip
  34. Meyer Lemon Meringue
  35. Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake
  36. Snickers
  37. Pineapple Upside Down
  38. Cherry Oreo
  39. Snickerdoodle Cheesecake
  40. Heath Bar
  41. Irish Cheese and Bacon (savory)
  42. Key Lime
  43. Egg Nog Cheesecake Bars
  44. Almond Joy
  45. Chocolate Irish Cream Truffle
  46. Cheesecakes Stuffed with Peanut Butter Cups
  47. Mississippi Mud Cheesecake
  48. Baklava Cheesecake
  49. Carrot Cake Cheesecake
  50. Slow Cooker Cheesecake

Things I Love

I love my Kitchenaid when it comes to making cheesecakes and desserts. Not only is it red (of course!) it has several specialty paddles that make mixing heavy batters so much easier. They do hold up well so getting one on eBay is a great way to save some money.

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  1. DessertForTwo

    Thanks for the link! I’m craving cheesecake now!

    1. Marye Audet

      Well then, you have a lot to choose from…. :::grin:::

  2. Rolonda

    Hi,
    I just want to say this looks absolutely amazing!! I will be making this for Christmas dessert this year but I do have a question. I wanted to do it as a take home treat so can I make it in small mason jars? Yes still following your directions of course. Thank you for your honest answer.

    God Bless You

    1. Marye Audet

      I am sure you could make the red velvet cheesecake in little mason jars… You’d have to adjust the time..let me know how it works. :)

  3. Rolonda

    Sorry I wasn’t specific my last comment is referring to the red velvet cheesecake.

  4. Michelle Vandergrift

    Link to Hot Buttered Rum Pecan Pie Cheesecake goes to Brownie Cheesecake.

  5. Marye Audet

    OH NO! Fixing that right now!

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