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Celebrate with Cheesecakes

Hailed as a perennial desert favorite all over the world, cheesecakes are a top pick all over the world on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, at baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, graduations, surprise parties, and many more formal and informal gatherings.

A Treasure Chest of Cheesecake Recipes

The following collection of cheesecake ideas are nuggets selected from an entire treasure chest of cheesecake recipes, cheesecake toppings, and cheesecake innovations enjoyed today.


Types of Cheesecakes

New York Cheesecake

The most popular cheesecake in the USA, New York cheesecakes are made with either cream cheese or ricotta (layered over a pastry or graham cracker crust), and are known for their exceptionally smooth, creamy, and rich texture, as well as for their delectable taste.


Chocolate Cheesecake

A cheesecake sensation, chocolate cheesecakes feature a middle layer made from chocolate, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and sour cream, poured over a crushed chocolate-wafer base and topped with a cream-and-chocolate mixture. Each mouthful tastes like a heavenly bite of chocolate mousse and chocolate truffles…


Pumpkin Cheesecake

This all-American cheesecake is made from two of America’s favorite deserts – cheesecake and pumpkin pie. Poured over a ginger-flavored graham cracker crust, the velvety smooth texture and mild flavor of pumpkin combined with cream cheese is always a hit, topped off with a layer of chocolate- or vanilla-flavored sour cream.


Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

Rather than adding a dollop of fruit sauce on top of this people-pleaser, a thickened cranberry sauce is swirled through the cheesecake, producing a picture-perfect desert of ruby red swirls against a white cream cheese background, all layered over a textured graham cracker crust.


No-Bake Cheesecake (Eight-Minute Cheesecake)

Containing no eggs or flour, this kid-friendly recipe is adored for its quick preparation time, simple ingredients, and lack of muss and fuss. With a center made from a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract, beaten until soft and creamy, layered over a graham cracker crust and topped with cherry pie filling, fresh fruit, or a fruit sauce (strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry sauce), no-bake cheesecakes keep well in the refrigerator for several days – but are typically devoured in minutes or hours!


Blackberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

A one-of-a-kind, mouth-watering cheesecake, the main attraction is a tasty filling of cream cheese sweetened with the juice of fresh blackberries, layered over a base of white butter cake, and smothered with a topping of cinnamon-flavored crunchy streusel.


Individual Cheesecakes

These miniature New York cheesecakes – baked in muffin tins and designed to feed one person – feature all the creamy, smooth, and rich-texture attributes of a large New York cheesecake, with the added bonus of reduced baking time. Terrific as a hors d’oeuvre or desert, these mini-cheesecakes may be small, but their impact is immense.


An Infinity of Cheesecake Recipes

Here are just a few more cheesecake recipe ideas to look for in your favorite recipe books, cake decorating magazines, or on the Internet:

Amaretto Cheesecake, Apple Danish Cheesecake, Banana Nut Cheesecake, Berry Tofu Cheesecake, Brownie Swirl Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Black Forest Cheesecake, Cappuccino Cheesecake, Chocolate Marble Cheesecake, Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Orange Supreme Cheesecake, Christmas Cheesecake, Coconut Cheesecake, Cookies and Cream Cheesecake, Orange Liqueur Cheesecake, Truffles Cheesecake, and hundreds more.