Top 10 cheesecake recipes

The yummiest recipe round-up so far – from quick-and-easy baked cheesecake recipes and best-ever fridge cheesecake recipes, to everything in between – we’ve got it all so you can indulge to your heart’s content.

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It’s no secret that the team is crazy about cheesecakes. What’s there not to love? A crunchy base made from blitzed biscuits, a smooth and creamy filling that can be swirled with fruit, jam or curd or flavoured with chocolate, caramel, or herbs and, of course, the showstopping toppings! If you’ve never made cheesecake before, these 10 cheesecake recipes will need a special section in your baking recipes.

1. BURNT BASQUE CHEESECAKE 

Trend alert! This cheesecake is taking over social media, and for good reason. Baking cheesecake at a high temperature forms a caramelised exterior that creates a naturally sweet crust. It’s so easy, it doesn’t even need a bain-marie.

2. NEW YORK-STYLE CHEESECAKE 

This classic cheesecake will transport you to a quaint café in the middle of busy New York. You can sweeten the deal with a ganache topping, or keep it fresh with a berry compote or citrus wedges.

3. YOGHURT CHEESECAKE WITH FRUIT SALAD

The epitome of an easy cheesecake recipe. If you’re too intimidated by the oven, this no-bake cheesecake promises excellent results – all you have to do is set it in the fridge!

4. LEMON & BLUEBERRY NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE

It’s no-fuss, utterly delicious and it’s the best fridge cheesecake recipe hands down. Great to have on hand when you want to impress guests at a dinner party.

5. PASSION FRUIT CHEESECAKE TRAYBAKE

This easy baked cheesecake recipe comes as a clever traybake. Can’t find granadilla in the fruit aisle? Use canned granadilla pulp instead.

6. BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE FROZEN YOGHURT

Why stop at fridge cheesecakes, take it to the freezer! This super rich and creamy dessert is so delicious, you can brave it in the cold weather too.

7. STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SLICES 

The sweet and tart strawberry swirl cuts through the creamy vanilla cheesecake. Plus, no loose-bottomed cake tins needed here, just whip out a baking tray!

8. ROSEMARY AND HONEY CHEESECAKE 

Herbs aren’t just for savoury meals, when added to bakes they add a subtle, floral flavour and scent. It’s the perfect not-so-sweet cheesecake.

9. RICOTTA CHEESECAKE WITH ORANGE COMPOTE

Creamy, dense and out-of-this-world delicious! This healthy cheesecake recipe is perfect for when the sweet craving hits, but you are also watching your sugar intake.

10. BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE MILKSHAKE

The kids are going to love this one! Serve it as a weekend treat or for a close-knit birthday celebration.

BECOME A PRO: CHEESECAKE TROUBLESHOOTING

Has your cheesecake not turned out as desired? Here’s what to look out for:

SUNKEN CENTRE: You may have overbeaten the mixture, incorporating too much air. This expands when heated and sinks when it cools again. It can also be that you opened the oven while baking, or cooled the cake too rapidly. Fill the cavity with fresh fruit or cover with cream, chocolate ganache or sauce.

CURDLED (GRAINY) FILLING: As the eggs help cheesecake to set, baking at a high temperature can ‘scramble’ the eggs, resulting in a slightly curdled texture. Use a bain-marie and keep the temperature low and slow. Remember, cheesecake isn’t an in-a-hurry dessert!

CRACKED CHEESECAKE: It has either been baked at a temperature that’s too high or been allowed to cool too quickly, causing it to contract and crack. Use a delicious topping like  ganache – is always our best bet!

Good luck trying to decide which of these cheesecakes to make first!

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