Ah, cheesecake…some people hate it, some people love it. There are about a million ways to make it. And what better time to whip up a cake made of cheese than Shavuot, the Jewish holiday of all things dairy? Whether you’re a cream-cheese-or-bust person or like to lighten things up with ricotta or yogurt, here are 15 recipes—from Israeli-inspired to savory to vegan—for you to try!
Elevate your regular cheesecake with a hint of tartness. Plus it’s just really pretty.
This is an easy and delicious crust! The recipe calls for store-bought rugelach, so all you have to do is make the filling and swirl melted chocolate on top.
With a chocolate cookie base, this cheesecake is made with condensed milk and crumbled marbled-chocolate halva.
A peanut butter lover’s dream! Enjoy this Israeli favorite in both the crust and topping with melted peanut butter.
This tangy, no-bake cheesecake is a sweet spring treat with a peach purée swirl and vanilla cookie crust.
Chocolate FOUR ways, including a chocolate ganache on top. We know what we’re making!
Light, sweet and delicate, this cheesecake sounds as delicious as it looks. And you can make it in an Instant Pot!
Snickers and Oreos in the crust. Layers of both peanut butter and chocolate filling. Topped with salted caramel, peanuts and more Snickers. Is your jaw on the floor yet?
Who says you need a springform pan to make cheesecake? Whip up a batch of these pretty (and portable!) berry cheesecake bars. There are also great suggestions if want to tweak the recipe: make a chocolate cheesecake base instead, top with raspberry sauce, add citrus zest, etc. It’s flexible!
Oh. My. God. And it has a Ritz Crackers crust! While this is intended to be spread and eaten on more crackers or with crudités, you can still totally eat it with a fork (we won’t tell).
As King Arthur Baking Company so eloquently put it: “Each bite fills your mouth with an intensely rich combination of sweetened cream cheese and deep-dark chocolate that, we’re certain, won’t disappoint—no matter which flavor you prefer.”
Vanilla wafers, almond extract and toasted sliced almonds make this cheesecake luscious and elegant.
Modeled after the classic deli cookie, this cheesecake has chocolate and vanilla layers and icing, plus a hint of lemon and a cake-like crust.
Try something different with this Israeli-inspired spin on a no-bake cheesecake. Crumbled halva on top is a must.
This is perfect for the dairy-free, dairy-averse and dairy-avoidant in your life! It’s zesty, nutty and not too sweet, using raw agave nectar instead of granulated sugar.