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When it comes to desserts that are easy to make yet seriously impressive, you can’t go wrong with this classic treat. Whether baked, frozen, fruit-topped, candy-filled or drizzled with chocolate, there’s something for everyone to love. Here, 34 of our personal favorites (in no particular order).

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Samoa Cheesecake Gimme Some Oven

Samoa Cheesecake

Inspired by everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookie.

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Foolproof Cheesecake

Foolproof Cheesecake

Seriously, there’s no way to mess this one up.

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Frozen cheesecake Green Kitchen Stories

Frozen Pink Cheesecake

No oven required.

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Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Serve this New York-style treat with a steaming cup of coffee.

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Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

Two desserts in one.  

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Avocado Key-Lime Cheesecake

Avo and citrus fruits are both good for you, so this cake is basically a salad.

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Cheesecake Bars with Melted Chocolate

Totally acceptable to eat two pieces. (Or the whole pan.)

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Individual Lemon Meringue Cheesecakes

The tart filling works beautifully with the creamy topping.

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Almond Joy Cheesecake Gimme Some Oven

Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

Salty and sweet in perfect harmony.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Baked to the roots

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

The prettiest dish to serve your sweetheart. And by sweetheart, we mean ourself.

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Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake The Suburban Soapbox

Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Praline Cheesecakes

BRB, drooling all over the computer.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Dip Recipe

OK, so not technically a cake, but the ideal way to get your dessert fix in less than 15 minutes.  

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Pretzel Crust

What dietary restrictions?

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No-Bake Peach Cheesecake Cups

There’s fruit on it, so you can have it for breakfast, right?

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Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cheesecake Sallys Baking Addiction

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cheesecake

An Oreo cookie crust, topped with creamy PB filling and chopped candy bars and drizzled with more melted peanut butter. ‘Nuff said.

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Lavender Cheesecake Gimme Some Oven

Lavender Cheesecake

A flower-laced filling with Earl Grey-steeped whipped cream on top? So fancy.

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Eggnog Cranberry Cheesecake Carlsbad Cravings

Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake

Introducing our new favorite holiday treat. That we want to eat all year-round.

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White Chocolate Macadamia Cheesecake

A vegan dessert made entirely in the blender? Nuts.

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Blueberry Pie Cheesecake Damn Delicious

No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Blueberry Pie

Fact: Everything looks adorable in a mason jar. But this fruity dessert will taste great no matter how it’s served.

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Ricotta Apricot Cheesecake Diethood

Apricot Ricotta Cheesecake  

Topped with sliced almonds and drizzled with honey.

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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

When it comes to rounding up the best cheesecake recipes, you can't forget about this simple yet sophisticated classic. 

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No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie

Believe it or not, this beauty comes together in ten minutes.

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Slow-Cooker Cheesecake

Is there anything the slow cooker can’t do?

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Funfetti Cheesecake

The ultimate birthday treat. (Or any day, really.)

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Salted Caramel Cheesecake Recipe

Don’t be stingy with the sauce.

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Roasted Carrot Cheesecake

Grilling the veggies in the oven enhances their natural sweetness.

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Because you can never have too much of the good stuff 

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Lemon Hemp Vegan Cheesecake via Food by Mars

Lemon and Hemp Vegan Cheesecake

Thanks to buttery cashews and coconut yogurt, you won’t even miss the cream cheese.

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Coconut Carrot Cake Cheesecake Half Baked Harvest

Coconut Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Got a crack in the cake? No prob—just cover it up with frosting.

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Italian Tiramisu Cheesecake Recipe Ciao Florentina

Italian Tiramisu Cheesecake Recipe

The perfect pick-me-up. (Meaning you can pick us up a slice of this dessert anytime.)

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Vegan Matcha Cheesecake

And Paleo-friendly too? Thank you very matcha.

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Cinnamon Roll Vanilla Cheesecake Pie

When two sweet treats become one.

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Dairy-Free Cheesecake

Creamy and oh-so dreamy (but minus the butter, cheese and even flour).

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Mini Yogurt Cheesecakes

A lighter take on the classic (we love you, Greek yogurt) in perfectly bite-size portions.

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