10 Easy Cheesecake Recipes for Beginners

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Making cheesecake is totally doable with a few good tips and the right recipe! Whether you’re just getting started making cheesecakes and want to work your way up to the complicated ones, or simply are short on time, try one of these 10 Easy Cheesecake Recipes for Beginners.

Cheesecakes for Beginners

Cheesecakes are one of those desserts that comes across as being hard, but it really is the easiest dessert when you’re talking about types of cakes. The steps are generally pretty straight forward and hard to mess up. All you really need to worry about is the baking and cooling time. Cheesecakes do tend to take a while to bake and cool (or set, if they are no-bake), but as long as you plan that part ahead, they can be a breeze to make.

If just getting started with cheesecakes, I recommend checking out my Top 10 Tips for a Perfect Cheesecake and How to Prevent Your Water Bath From Leaking. You’ll be a cheesecake pro in no time!

Now let’s dive into the cheesecakes.

Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipes

No bake recipes are a great place to get your feet wet. No need for a water bath or long bake time. I’ve got an easy vanilla and chocolate version for you to try. And for an even more fun option, check out my No Bake Oreo Cheesecake.

No Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

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No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

no bake chocolate cheesecake slice

9×13 Cheesecake Recipes

If you have the no bake cheesecake mastered, or just prefer a baked one, try a cheesecake made in a 9×13 inch pan. The crust is easier to work with since you just press it into the bottom and you don’t have to worry about a water bath here either! Try the Easy Strawberry Cheesecake without the sauce and you’ve got yourself a super easy vanilla cheesecake!

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake

strawberry cheesecake

Easy Coconut Cheesecake

serving of coconut cheesecake

Mini Cheesecake Recipes

Everything is better in mini form, so check out some easy minis! They also don’t require a water bath – score! Baking time is also quite short, comparatively. Again, I’ve got both vanilla mini cheesecakes and chocolate mini cheesecakes to try! And if you’re ready for some fun flavors, there’s the Mini S’mores Cheesecakes and Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecakes, in addition to the ones below.

Mini Banana Pudding Cheesecakes

mini banana pudding cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Almond Cheesecakes

mini cherry almond cheesecakes

Classic Cheesecake Recipes

Once you’ve gotten the hang of the no bake, 9×13 and mini versions, it’s time to try out some classic cheesecakes. These are going to require more baking time and a water bath.

Easy Classic Cheesecake Recipe

classic cheesecake recipe

Chocolate Lover’s Cheesecake (leave the chocolate curls off to keep this super simple)

chocolate lovers cheesecake

Not your traditional Cheesecake Recipes

These next cheesecakes are a little less traditional, but also easy to make. The brownie and shortcake bottoms comes together quickly and are topped with no bake cheesecake and fresh fruit. Such awesome combinations!

Strawberry Brownie Cheesecake

strawberry brownie cheesecake

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

strawberry shortcake cheesecake

I hope you’ve found something you can try. Cheesecakes are a favorite dessert of mine so once you master these, there are plenty more cheesecakes to choose from!

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I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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