I love a good cheesecake; it’s creamy and thick, and the bottom layer is crunchy. Mmm! When I was in New York in 2009, I was told I wasn’t a real tourist until I tried the New York Cheesecake.

Yap, it was good! But over the years, so many different flavours and unique styles have arisen, from Oreo cheesecake to mint and honeycomb. Here are some uniquely impressive CCs you have to try.


Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake & Pecan Crust

Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake & Pecan Crust
Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake & Pecan Crust

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 3 ounces graham crackers (5 whole crackers), broken into large pieces
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces pecans, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 can pumpkin (15 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, cut into 1-inch chunks and left to soften at room temperature, about 30 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs, left at room temperature, about 30 minutes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup bourbon

For the Brown Sugar and Bourbon Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon

Bacon Stout Chocolate Cheesecake

Bacon Stout Chocolate Cheesecake
Bacon Stout Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 4 graham crackers
  • 1 cup pretzel rods
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. butter ; melted
  • For the filling:
  • 7 oz dark chocolate; 60%
  • 1 cup stout; a chocolate stout or coffee stout is lovely
  • 24 oz cream cheese; softened
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • Three eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon ; finely chopped

For the topping:

  • 2/3 cup hot fudge sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon ; finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

Maple Cheesecake with Spiced Pecan Graham Cracker Crust

Maple Cheesecake with Spiced Pecan Graham Cracker Crust
Maple Cheesecake with Spiced Pecan Graham Cracker Crust

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1-1/3c graham cracker crumbs
  • 3T sugar
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • 1/2t ginger
  • 1/4t ground cloves
  • 3/4c pecan halves
  • 6T butter, melted

For the Filling

  • 3 (8oz.) packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4c sugar
  • 2t cornstarch
  • 1/2c pure maple syrup + more for serving
  • 1/2t maple extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2t freshly squeezed lemon juice

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Ingredients

Cheesecake Mixture

  • 2 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened well (but not melted)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Carrot Cake

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups finely grated carrots

Topping

  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (+ 2 Tbsp) sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake
Cookies & Cream Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 350g OREO Original Cookies
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 375g PHILADELPHIA Block Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3 teaspoons powdered gelatine, dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 200g white chocolate, melted, cooled slightly
  • Strawberries, for decoration
  • Extra OREO Original Cookies, broken for decoration, if desired

Irish Dream Cheesecake

Irish Dream Cheesecake
Irish Dream Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 9 oz chocolate wafer cookies
  • ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted
  • 2 lbs cream cheese – at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulates sugar
  • 5 large eggs – at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ž cup Irish cream liqueur
  • Ÿ cup heavy cream
  • ž cup chopped semisweet chocolate – melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar

Layered Crème BrÝlÊe Cheesecake

Layered Crème BrÝlÊe Cheesecake
Crème BrÝlÊe Cheesecake

Ingredients

For Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 5 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For Cheesecake

  • 2 8-ounce packages of Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Crème BrÝlÊe

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tbs of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of extra fine sugar for burning
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Lemon-blackberry cheesecake

Lemon-blackberry cheesecake
Lemon-blackberry cheesecake

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 package Lemon or Golden Oreo, (15.25 oz)
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the blackberry sauce

  • 5 ounces frozen Oregon Marion Blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the Filling:

  • 4 ounces white chocolate bar
  • 1 Âź cups + 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • zest of one large lemon

For the Topping

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Lemon Slices
  • Blackberries for garnish

Mexican Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Mexican Brownie Bottom Cheesecake
Mexican Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Ingredients

For the crust

1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch of salt

For the filling

3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened (can use 1/3 less fat)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sour cream (can use light)
3 eggs


Peanut Butter and Caramel Cheesecake with Brittle

Peanut Butter and Caramel Cheesecake with Brittle
Peanut Butter and Caramel Cheesecake with Brittle

Caramel Apple Bacon Stout Cheesecake

Caramal Apple Bacaon Stout Cheesecake
Caramal Apple Bacaon Stout Cheesecake

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

Orange Creamical Cheesecake
Orange Creamical Cheesecake

Avocado Cheesecake

Avocado Cheesecake
Avocado Cheesecake

Twix Cheesecake

Twix Cheesecake
Twix Cheesecake

Chili Cheesecake

Chili Cheesecake
Chili Cheesecake

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