55 Cheesecake Recipes Better Than The Cheesecake Factory (2024)

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Cheesecake, especially homemade cheesecake, is a real thing of beauty. We also know it can be intimidating—from making a graham cracker crust from scratch to setting up a water bath, it can seem like a LOT. Trust us, though: Making cheesecake is easier than you think! Whip up one of these easy, homemade recipes, like Nutter Butter cheesecake, chocolate peppermint cheesecake, and apple crisp cheesecake, and everyone will be 100% convinced you're a baking pro.

We're here to set the record straight: No, you don't have to shlep to the Cheesecake Factory to get a truly legendary slice of cheesecake (although we do love each and every flavor). Whether you're a cheesecake purist (try our copycat original Cheesecake Factory cheesecake in that case) or like to live on the wild side (you'll love our copycat Cheesecake Factory Oreo cheesecake and our copycat Cheesecake Factory mango-Key lime cheesecake recipes), we've got a cheesecake here for everyone—no flipping through that massive menu required.

And hey, the Factory is known for their desserts...but so are we! We've got a number of recipes here you won't find at your local fast-casual dinner spot. Some of our favorites have gotta be our mash-up cheesecakes that combine two desserts in one. Check out our peach cobbler cheesecake, our Funfetti cheesecake, our pecan pie cheesecake, or our chocolate-covered strawberry cheesecakes to see what we mean, then let us know in the comments below if there's a dessert you'd like to see us combine with a smooth and creamy cheesecake.

A bit intimidated by the cheesecake making process? We've also got tons of no-bake cheesecake recipes here that are no sweat to make. If you've never made one before, our classic no-bake cheesecake is a great place to start and is super-easy to customize. Try our other no-bake favorites, like our banana pudding cheesecake, our creamsicle cheesecake, and our no-bake pumpkin cheesecake, and you'll be shocked at how easy they are to not-bake!

Want even more cheesecake inspiration? Check out our cheesecake bars next! They're all the flavor you love, in an extra-easy and super shareable package.

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Classic Cheesecake

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Cheesecake is one of those desserts that’s amazing, classic, and...gets a bad rap for being impossibly difficult to make. We’re here to tell you: Involved doesn’t have to mean difficult! Here, we’re laying out all the tips and tricks you’ll need to become a cheesecake expert.

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake

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Take your pecan pie to the next level by turning it into a rich and nutty cheesecake! Extra-creamy base + sweet and sticky pecan topping = best Thanksgiving dessert ever.

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Raspberry Cheesecake

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This creamy, decadent cheesecake is swirled with a raspberry sauce to create a showstopper of a dessert, perfect for Valentine's. The raspberry sauce recipe will make more than you need for the swirls, so spoon it over top each slice right before serving.

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Snickers Cheesecake

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This outrageous dessert swirls classic cheesecake with chocolate cheesecake and is topped with plenty of caramel and roasted salted peanuts. Oh, and Snickers, obviously. Hungry? Grab a slice.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Pumpkin cheesecake is rich and decadent, the prima donna of holiday desserts. For this version, we’ve stripped it down and put the focus on its true essence: a thick, crunchy crust, and a super-creamy, super-pumpkin-y filling.

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Chocolate Cheesecake

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Have you ever wondered what a gooey chocolate brownie paired with cheesecake would taste like? Look no further! This chocolate cheesecake recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream. It’s rich, silky smooth, moist, and almost fudge-like—everything you want in a chocolate dessert.

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Cheesecake Cupcakes

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Who doesn't love an ultra-creamy slice of cheesecake? This mini version is super-easy to make (no water bath!), but just as delicious as its full-size counterpart, and much easier to share with guests.

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Cannoli Cheesecake

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Studded with mini chocolate chips and topped with pieces of waffle cones, this Italian-inspired cheesecake is a cannoli-lovers dream. Just like with the OG, feel free to swap in pistachios or other garnish if you like.

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Funfetti Cheesecake

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Why choose just one dessert for your birthday celebration when you can have two classics in one? With the creaminess of cheesecake and the fluffiness of birthday cake, this two-in-one treat has it all.

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Keto Cheesecake

Since we tend to turn to cream cheese for our fat bombs, creating a classic keto cheesecake recipe just makes sense. Our version is creamy, rich, and tangy, just like the cheesecakes you know and love.

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake

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Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like: part cheesecake, part red velvet cake. The layers get sandwiched together and then frosted all over in a cream cheese frosting into an epic cake that will stun all of your guests.

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Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

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If you’re looking for a showstopping, mouthwatering dessert to impress dinner guests, look no further than this lemon meringue cheesecake recipe. The layers of graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake, bright yellow lemon curd, and a big swoop of toasted meringue will get everyone in a frenzy even before their first bite.

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Turtle Cheesecake

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This rich turtle cheesecake takes its inspiration from turtles, a delicious chocolate candy filled with gooey chewy caramel, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, and crunchy toasted pecans all throughout.

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No-Bake Whipped Ricotta Cheesecake

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"No-bake" and "whipped" in the same recipe name as "cheesecake"? Sure! The whipped ricotta and mascarpone combination lightened with whipped cream is quite dreamy.

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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

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It doesn’t get more festive than everyone’s favorite holiday menu special from The Cheesecake Factory. Peppermint bark meets cheesecake in this minty, chocolate-y epic dessert. Studded with chopped chocolate and candy canes, it tastes just like the real thing.

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Nutella Cheesecake

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When you can have Nutella and cheesecake together at the same time, who needs a boyfriend? 😉

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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-lovers, this cheesecake is for you. Go ahead and top with Reese's, like we did, to really take it over the top, or stick with classic chocolate sauce and chopped peanuts to keep it extra classy.

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Peach Cobbler Cheesecake

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This peach cobbler cheesecake has everything you love about a classic cheesecake, a peach cobbler, AND a peach crumble combined into one delicious summer dessert.

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Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes

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Chocolate-covered strawberries + cheesecake = OMG. Plus, since you're covering them in chocolate, you don't have to worry about your cheesecakes cracking. Win!

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Apple Pie Cheesecake

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Layered and absolutely stunning, this apple pie cheesecake really changes the game for us. Now we can enjoy two iconic desserts—apple pie and cheesecake—all in one bite.

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