10 Best Cheesecake Recipes for National Cheesecake Day

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If I had my way, there would be a National Cheesecake Day every month! Sadly, this national day is only enjoyed once a year – but luckily, that day is today! Cheesecake is deliciously sweet and creamy, and there are many different ways to enjoy the rich taste and luxurious texture. Whether you add flavorful ingredients like chocolate or coconut, omit the dairy and go totally vegan or blend it up and drink it through a straw, there’s no wrong way to get your cheesecake fix today or any day of the year.

Here are 10 of the best cheesecake and cheesecake-themed recipes to make your day as delicious as possible.

1. Maple Walnut Cheesecake with Browned Butter Maple Caramel

Maple Walnut Cheesecake

Other than the nut-based crust, this maple cheesecake, coated in a buttery maple caramel sauce, is a supremely sweet slice of a classic indulgence.

Don’t fix what ain’t broken >

2. No-Bake Coconut Cheesecake

Cheesecake with Coconut & Pineapple

Craving coconut? Nourish you appetite with this simple, tropical treat containing only a fraction of the fat and calories of traditional cheesecake.  

Taste the tropics >

3. Mixed Berry Protein Cheesecake

Mixed Berry Protein Cheesecake

To create a masterpiece as enticing as this berry-swirled cheesecake, you have to get your hands dirty. But we trust you won’t mind, especially once you take a bite of the finished product.

Get messy >

4. Vegan Classic Cashew Cheesecake with Almond Crust

Vegan Cashew Cheesecake with Almond Crust

Think dairy is the only way to create melt-in-your-mouth creamy filling? You won’t believe the creaminess that comes just from cashews in this nearly-raw version of cheesecake.

Eat clean >

5. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bread

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bread Recipe

Knowing cheesecake is light, fluffy and perhaps the sweetest dessert in all the land, you can safely assume this chocolate-speckled bread loaf is exactly that.

You NEED this bread >

6. Chocolate Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes | Vitacost.com/Blog

Chocolate and strawberries are a classic dessert combo that you should never go long without. Enjoy the balance of rich and tart with these 190-calorie, cupcake-sized mini cakes.

Discover the reason for strawberry season >

7. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookies

When turned into a seemingly ordinary cookie, cheesecake suddenly becomes a lot more accessible. Pack a few to take to work and take a not-so-sinful dessert break in the middle of the day.

When cheesecake meets cookies >

8. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cups

Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cups

Without even turning on your oven, you can make a better, tastier version of the peanut butter candies wrapped in bright orange paper. Just give it a silky cheesecake center!

One-up the popular candy >  

9. No-Bake & Dairy-Free Cherry Cheesecake Dip

No-Bake Cheesecake Dip with Cherry Topping in Glass Jar | Vitacost.com/blog

Maybe classic cheesecake needs updates. Here’s a healthier, easier and quicker way to bite into a creamy dessert with graham cracker crust and tart topping.

Get ready for rave reviews >

10. Gluten-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake

Gluten-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake in Mason Jar with Cheesecake Toppings | Vitacost.com/blog

Go bigger, bolder and a little crazier than a strawberry milkshake with this cheesecake-themed crazy shake. It’s garnished with all your favorite cheesecake fixin’s—including cheesecake itself.

Sip it up >