The best cheesecake recipes

We've rounded up 10 indulgent, creamy cheesecake recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth, featuring baked and chilled desserts, flavour ideas and easy options.

It's official – visitors to bbcgoodfood.com absolutely love a cheesecake, and we're with you all the way. These simple but impressive desserts always go down a storm. Whether you prefer baked or fridge-set, we've got a recipe to satisfy fruit fans, chocolate lovers or those craving a twist on the traditional. 

Beautiful Bakewell

Bakewell cheesecake
Let's kick off with a perfect marriage of two of our favourite desserts: Bakewell cheesecake. Use almond or amaretto biscuits for a flavoursome and crunchy base, then soft cheese, soured cream and cherries as a creamy filling that isn't too sweet. 
 

New York, New York

New York cheesecake
The original and best. Just a little lemon cuts through the sweetness of this vanilla-spiked New York cheesecake. One slice will transport you straight to a diner in the Big Apple and the texture will keep you coming back for more. 
 

Sweet strawberry

Berry cheesecake
If you want a showstopping berry dessert to feed a crowd, our white chocolate and berry cheesecake is a winner. Pour over a drizzle of coulis and plate up a slice of raspberry and blueberry dessert heaven. 
 

Magnificent malt chocolate

Malted chocolate cheesecake
This make-ahead, no-bake malt chocolate cheesecake is the ultimate cheat's dessert. All you'll have left to do on the night is take it out from the fridge and bask in the praise.
 

Luscious lemon

Baked lemon cheesecake
Lemon cheesecake is a pud we can never resist. Our 5-star rated baked lemon cheesecake is a simple but decidedly impressive dessert. Swirl a hefty helping of lemon curd on top and decorate with fresh raspberries. 
 

Tia Maria mix

Tia Maria cheesecake
This boozy Tia Maria cheesecake definitely has the wow factor. An American-style sweet, it has a biscuit base, smooth coffee and rum filling, a light dusting of cocoa and crunchy Ferrero Rocher topping.
 

Double chocolate

Double chocolate cheesecake
If ever there was a dessert for chocolate addicts with a flair for the dramatic, this double chocolate cheesecake is it. This baked beauty can be decorated to suit your artistic chocolate talents and will go down a treat at any dinner party. 
 

Beautiful blueberry

Blueberry cheesecake
A creamy pudding with a splash of fruity compote to cut through the sweetness will always be a great combo in our book. This blueberry swirl cheesecake is made in a tray and can easily be cut up into bars. 
 

Peanut butter cheesecake

Peanut butter cheesecake
The ultimate indulgence for peanut butter fans. This freezable cheesecake is easy to make and won't take all day. It features a crunchy peanut cookie base, creamy peanut filling and peanut brittle topping, just for the triple-nut thrill of it. 
 

Orange overload 

Chocolate orange cheesecake
A decadent make-ahead dessert that's zesty, chocolatey and crunchy – basically everything we want from our end-of-meal treat. Our chocolate orange cheesecake is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. 

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Make sure you've covered the basics by watching our beginner's video tutorial, which shows you how to make an amazingly creamy baked cheesecake. Ensure you get the best biscuit crumb possible for your cheesecake with help from our easy biscuit base video. 

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