Whenever I would bake cheesecake, it would either be overcooked or not cooked enough…
If you’re anything like me, these recipes will help you get that perfect cheesecake over and over again
Here are the ones I love:
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Best Cheesecake Recipe
Source: Baked by an Introvert
When you guys make cheesecake do you find yourself facing challenges, or having a recipe not turn out how you want it to?
I’ll be honest, cheesecake has taken me a while to perfect. It’s so hit or miss. Everything needs to be done in the right way or you can end up with a too dry, too wet, not cooked enough, overcooked, too tart, too sweet, too cream cheese, etc…
I have wasted a lot of time, a lot of trips the grocery store, and a LOT of cream cheese containers on cheesecake
Let’s face it, the frozen store kind just isn’t good and it’s important to find the right recipe. I can’t resist a thick, creamy cheesecake full tangy vanilla flavor on a buttery graham cracker crust and that’s why I’ve wasted so much time in trial and error looking up recipes and trying to find the right one that’s not only delicious but EASY
Lucky for you, it’s been found. This is perfect for a cheesecake beginner because it clearly outlines every step, every ingredient needed, and how to make a creamy classic cheesecake to perfection
Everything from choosing the right cream cheese, to building the cheesecake filling, to the perfect mixing strategy is discussed
The best-kept secret within building the perfect cheesecake?
Using the right pan
A roasting pan will allow heat to circulate throughout a cheesecake, and a lot of other desserts actually hassle-free while allowing water to drain as it cooks
This will help the cheesecake from being watery, ever!
White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl
Source: Let’s Dish Recipes
How do you turn white chocolate into dark chocolate? Anyone??
You turn off the light! How many of you rolled your eyes after reading that? Trust me, I know 😜But your kids will like the joke, I promise
So, which one is your favorite? White, or dark?
I’ll be honest, I make my way over to the dark side on most occasions…. But when it comes to a recipe like this raspberry swirl cheesecake? White every time
Raspberry and white chocolate are such a classic flavor combination, especially in delectable cheesecakes. This not only gorgeous tasting dessert, but elegant LOOKING cheesecake features sweet swirls or raspberries mixed into a creamy white chocolate cheesecake base
And when I say this looks the part, I mean it. The raspberry swirls give it a professionally done look which is most definitely backed up by the taste of a cheesecake that doesn’t even need any toppings, which in my opinion is hard to find
You will love this berry much, like white on ri….raspberry
Source: Sugar Spun Run
Oreos are one of those desserts that you can’t just eat a couple of. It’s annoying
20 minutes into a movie and I’m looking around on the floor trying to figure out if I dropped an entire sleeve or if I seriously ate that many
In my 20’s, the oreo obsession got so bad I actually went years doing my best to give them up
“The Parent Trap” really did me in with their Oreos with peanut butter on top combination and although my taste buds thanked me on the daily, my waistline was becoming enraged due to my lack of health. I guess apparently when your waistline gets mad it gets bigger, kind of like the hulk (LOL)
I started getting serious about my weight when I turned 24 because that was when my weight was somewhat plummeting. Unfortunately, I had to say goodbye to Oreo’s, and hello to celery peanut butter sandwiches instead
Now that it’s been a while, and I’ve learned healthy eating habits, I am able to enjoy desserts like this amazing oreo cheesecake without eating the entire thing…. most of the time
This oreo cheesecake is exactly what you’d want it to be. It’s a creamy cheesecake with a crunchy Oreo crust that is topped off with a chocolate ganache and homemade sweet whipped cream
Oh yeah, and it’s cookies and cream filled. And it looks the part too. You have white and black swirls with layers of flavor and Oreos. If you’re an oreo lover or just a lover of a seriously good cheesecake this is going to be one you won’t want to miss out on making
Plus, there’s no water bath required and few ingredients. This entire cheesecake is the half of the oreo with the cream on it, but better
Show someone they’re your better half with this decadent cheesecake!
Source: Life Love & Sugar
My husband loves pecans, and I recently found out so does his little mini me spawn, my son
I’m not the biggest fan, so something needs to be extra special for me to dig into some pecans. This turtle cheesecake will bring you right out of your shell
The crust is very unique in that not only is it comprised of graham cracker crumbs, but pecans throughout for the ultimate crunch experience. The cheesecake filling has a layer of caramel with more pecan chips mixed in, another layer of chocolate, and one more layer of deliciously sweet brown sugar cheesecake
The whole cheesecake is topped with even more caramel, creamy chocolate, and more crunchy pecan chips
This is a go big or go home type of turtle cheesecake recipe, but the steps make it easy and there aren’t nearly as many ingredients as you’d think because most of them are just repeated
Shellebrate with this turtley awesome cheesecake ASAP!
Source: Will Cook For Smiles
First, you take the graham. You stick the chocolate on the graham…
Then you roast the mallow. When the mallows flaming you stick it on the chocolate and cover the other end. Then you EAT
I know we all know how to make s’mores… but these are my favorite instructions to give because I just love these cracker cakes of mallowey chocolatey goodness so much, don’t you?
I love summer bonfires on the beach, and I love watching my kids get excited about roasting their marshmallows. AHHH SUMMER WHERE ARE YOU? YOU’RE SO CLOSE!
If you love this tasty tradition as much as I do, then you will want s’more and s’more of this cheesecake
I don’t know how to accurately describe the deliciousness of this recipe. It’s one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had hands down, and it’s the first recipe I’ve found that’s better than s’mores themselves
This is a smooth and creamy cheesecake made with a layer of decadent chocolate and melty marshmallows on the bottom and then topped with hot fudge sauce and toasted marshmallows
My kids call this the “s’mores tower cake” because of all the layers and the little mini tower of toasted marshmallows
This cheesecake is guaranteed to bring you a day of happiness with s’more happiness to come if you can refrain from eating the whole freaking thing!
Source: Cooking Classy
Do you think carrot top likes carrot cake?
Well, I love it
But for me, carrot cake and cheesecake are probably the two desserts I’m the most picky about, mostly because it’s just so easy to mess each of them up
What these desserts have in common, I mean aside from the fact that they are two of my ultimate favorite desserts is that it’s way too easy to undercook or overcook them, and the flavor has to be just right otherwise it won’t taste good
When I first started baking, I went a genuinely long time without even trying to bake either carrot cake or cheesecake because the few times I had done it I messed it up and I don’t have that kind of time. I mean does anyone?
What if I told you there was a recipe out there that would combine both of the flavors you love perfectly, the creamy sweetness of the cheesecake and the spicy fall flavors of the carrot cake together into one big decadent and perfected cheesecake?
And that the recipe would be almost impossible to mess up?
Yes, this carrot cake cheesecake is the one and it is absolutely as good as it sounds. Your taste buds won’t even be able to process the deliciousness of this recipe!
And the aesthetic of it? Elegant, swirly, and a perfect carrot cakey color swirled throughout a creamy off white cheesecake color
The cream cheese and sour cream sweet topping tops it all off for a fall time flavor you will want to make again and again!
Just like carrot top says “it’s important to give something back to the world, and the community”
Looks like my job here is done carrot top, you’re welcome 🥕
Source: I Am Baker
Am I the only person who only makes them during my holiday cookie spree? And it’s not because I don’t want to, oh noooo
It’s because over the holidays I definitely indulge and expect myself to gain weight, and I want to go down in snickerdoodle heaven. I can’t control myself. Snickerdoodles are, by far, the best sweet snacks
They take away the craving for my worst sweet tooth and every bite is sugary cinnamon sweet and baked to perfection
My husband gets mad that I don’t make them more often but he doesn’t understand that regardless he wouldn’t be eating any because the combination of the amount of batter I eat paired with the cookie consumption within 20 minutes of done time would be fatal to the batch
This cheesecake you guys. This cheesecake is everything. I don’t even know how to describe it accurately. This is like a classic snickerdoodle on a very high dosage of steroids
It is a creamy and sweet cheesecake with a cinnamon pie crust thrown together and then with added sprinkles of cinnamon sugar on top
Everything about this screams snickerdoodles and more because now you have the classic amazingness of a cheesecake to go with it. If you want to be one smart snickerdoodle cookie (obviously the smartest kind) then this will be on your holiday list this year and on your forks
Cheers to the new year and snickerdoodle cheesecake!
Source: Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Is anyone else as excited about the final season of Game of Thrones as I am?
The season premiere is tonight, and it hasn’t snowed in Michigan in a couple of weeks and we are covered in snow in the beginning of April! Winter is coming…
Does that make this red velvet cheesecake royalty?
I think in baking I often forget about how much I really love the red velvet flavor in desserts and treats, and how much my kids and husband do too
Don’t worry, my memories came pouring back to me with this delectable red velvet cheesecake. The cake is an absolutely incredible combination of a light and fluffy red velvet cake layer, topped with a thick and creamy vanilla cheesecake layer
It’s that combination of thick and airy that I always hope to find in a cheesecake recipe that is often times lacking. To make it even better though, all of this is then topped with vanilla whipped cream and red velvet cake crumbs
And the red and black colors swirled into the cheesecake?
I mean can you say HELLO HOLIDAY CHEESECAKE?
I’ll be on my red velvet cheesecake throne, hope to see you all here soon!
Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake
Source: Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Most of the time I don’t, but every so often I feel bad for the gentlemen in our lives
Valentine’s day is HARD for a boyfriend or hubby, especially at first. I’ve found that preferences and expectations of valentines day differ from person to person and it can be hard for a guy to read our mind or know what to do, especially since we are all stubborn and refuse to tell them anything
What’s your favorite gift to receive on Valentine’s day? Are you a lover of any type of flower? Do you prefer a piece of jewelry or something materialistic? A night out? A teddy bear? Just Netflix and chill?
For me, I dig anything homemade, and chocolates. Definitely chocolates. And I don’t like to go to dinner with the big crowd so we take advantage of the Netflix and chill
My husband does enough materialistic buying and purchasing for me on my birthday and Christmas and every now and again I get the “just because” flowers which I prefer over the valentines day flowers any day
I believe the men in our lives should be celebrated on valentine’s day too, so I usually buy my husband something materialistic and bake something
And I never bake the same thing. Or at least I didn’t until now
This is a berry special cheesecake, you guys. And the only one I’ve made more than one time for Valentine’s day
This sweet cheesecake has a cookie crumb crust, a layer of strawberry cheesecake, and then another added vanilla cheesecake layer on top. There’s a sweet truffle inside too that is absolutely to DIE for
All of this is tied together with swirls of whipped cream and strawberry cream truffles. The taste is a layered sweet strawberry and creamy vanilla combination. The turn out is not only delicious but gorgeous to look at thanks to the Torani strawberry syrup
She uses regular Torani but I highly suggest the Strawberry Stevia drops
It’s just as good, and Stevia is organic and much better for you. Plus, zero calories. You can use it for ice cream, pancakes, waffles, etc. too!
I’d recommend any of the stevia syrups to be honest, but the strawberry flavor is amazing. This is one of my husbands all time favorites, and I’ll admit it’s on my list too
This valentines day cheesecake and chill, and show your favorite valentine you love them berry much!
Source: OMG Chocolate Desserts
I don’t know about you guys, but I tend to be an emotional eater
And I won’t just cry and eat any old thing, no way. When I’ve had a day from the downstairs resting place the only thing that I need with chocolate, is more chocolate for the other hand. I can’t be alone here…
The cutest thing happened the other day. We are working on taking the training wheels off the bike for our daughter. I know, I know the poor little thing isn’t even 4 yet
But it’s something SHE wants to do, and I grew up on a cul-de-sac so I was riding the bike on my own around that time too. My little Casey ended up with big bike accident… Like a bleeding knee that wouldn’t stop type of accident. And when we finally got inside what did she want?
“Chalklit mommy please”
This cheesecake with an oreo crust is a triple threat. Yes, an oreo crust. If you’re a chocolate lover then do me a favor and close your eyes
Enter your wildest imagination about the perfect chocolate dessert for you. Here, let me help. THIS decadent and rich cheesecake recipe consists of a chocolate cookie crust, creamy chocolate cheesecake filling, silky chocolate ganache topping, and then added extra chocolate curls on top
You might find yourself trying to find any reason to bake this cheesecake, no guarantees on your emotional well being!
Easy Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake
Source: The Movement Menu
If you’ve been reading my posts for a while then you know my nephew suffers from some serious allergy issues. These are no joke and I have learned SO much from him
He is allergic to most meats, gluten, and dairy. My sister and her husband have paved the way for me to always do my best to include a “sensitive recipe” in all of my posts but not just any old recipe
I really don’t care how long it takes. I will experiment with several until I find one that is just as good as originals, and one that everyone will enjoy with the gluten sensitive loved one in their life as much as a regular recipe
And yes, sometimes that means holding off on a post or adding a recipe later. There are plenty of reasons to go vegan for many more reasons than just an allergy purpose, and I try to be supportive for any dietary or food preferences
This vegan raspberry cheesecake is one I’ve made more than once for several different reasons. The biggest reason?
It’s EASY PEASY. Most cheesecakes take preparation and time commitment and this one takes literally 10 minutes with the obvious 3-4 hour chill time afterward of course
The recipe itself is completely refined sugar-free. It’s also paleo, and raw
The fresh raspberry topping is absolutely to die for and the creamy texture… yes. You will have no idea you are digging into a way healthier raspberry cheesecake because it tastes like the real deal
The secret to the creamy filling?
Canned coconut milk. Canned coconut milk is EXTREMELY versatile, and I’ve been using it for so many different recipes including soups, yogurts, and even hummus
If you want to read up on the benefits of coconut milk and some of the tasty recipes I’ve found using it this is an amazing article
Source: The Recipe Critic
For most of you out there, St. Patricks Day is a day of wearing green, day drinking (or drinking in general), bar crawling, and celebration
It’s those things to me too, but there’s something important that goes on every year with my husband, and my kids
You can catch us in the Mcdonald’s drive-thru ready to get shamrock shaked. Yes, I am obsessed with the shamrock shake from Mcdonald’s. And I mean, obsessed
If you’ve never had the privilege of indulging in a Shamrock Shake before, your world is about to be well, shaked
The only thing that could make the flavor of the shamrock shake better?
OREO AND CHOCOLATE
And that’s exactly what this cheesecake does. For starters, this Mint Oreo Cheesecake is made with an oreo cookie crust. It then has a creamy peppermint flavored center that’s stuffed full with crunchy little Mint Oreo pieces and a thick and creamy chocolate fudge ganache
If you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does. It’s then topped with airy whipped cream for the big finish
It’s the perfect St Patrick’s day cheesecake, or for any other time that you’re looking for that classic mint oreo flavor, we all love so much
This cheesecake is definitely Irish, and I’m definitely kissing it this year 😘