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14 best-ever cheesecake recipes

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, these 14 cheesecake recipes will have you drooling before you’ve even gathered your supplies. 

Before you start, here are some tips to ensure your cheesecake is a complete success.

Five tips for cheesecake 

1. Always use a springform tin when making gelatine-set cheesecakes, and invert the base before lining, to allow for easier removal of the delicate cake.

2. There is a simple way to line a springform tin. Separate the side and base, cover the base with   a large square of baking paper, then replace the side and secure the clasp. Line the side with a strip of paper cut to fit so it extends 2cm above the tin.

3. Buy cream cheese in blocks, not in tubs. Leave a block at room temperature for at least 15 minutes to help soften the cheese. By softening, you will  be able to beat it with ease, which means no lumps!

4. Granita biscuits have a great crumbly texture and rich nutty flavour, which pairs beautifully with the mango. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can mix up the biscuits used in the base. Try ginger nuts, chocolate or even gluten-free varieties, if needed. Depending on the fat content of the alternative biscuits, you may need to slightly adjust the quantity of butter used.

5. Gelatine powder is available in tubs in the baking aisle of the supermarket. If you have a tub sitting  in your pantry, have a quick look to ensure it hasn’t reached its expiry date, as out-of-date gelatine may not set properly.

Without further ado, here are the 14 best-ever cheesecake recipes. 

1. Slow cooker lemon-raspberry cheesecake

Create silky, luscious cheesecakes with the help of a slow cooker water bath. Get the recipe here.

2. Pine lime cheesecake

Inspired by Streets Splice Pine Lime, these mouthwatering mini no-bake cheesecakes have a pineapple-flavoured filling and lemon-lime jelly topping. Tangy but sweet! Get recipe here. 

3. Basque cheesecake

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Silky smooth with an incredible smokey-sweet flavour. Get the recipe here. 

4. Fruit salad cheesecake slice

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Andre Martin

Make a simple biscuit base and yummy cheese filling, then top with cream. Adorned with a rainbow of fresh spring fruit, this buttery biscuit-based wonder is even more delicious than it looks. Irresistible! Get the recipe here. 

5. Summer strawberry and peach cheesecake tart

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Beautifully encased in a rich olive oil pastry and topped with fresh fruit of the season. Get the recipe here. 

6. Passionfruit swirl cheesecake slice

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A no-bake treat that only takes 15 minutes to make! Super simple and super-delicious as an afternoon treat! Get the recipe here. 

7. Lemon sherbet cheesecake

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Beware of this delicious cheesecake, because one piece will never be enough! Made with a mix of three cheeses, it’s light and velvety, topped with a dusting of lemon sherbet and served with blackberry compote. It’s devilishly good, but don’t say we didn’t warn you! Get the recipe here. 

8. The easiest no-bake chocolate cheesecake

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Marina Oliphant

Bring a great big smile to everyone’s face with this luscious, chocolatey-everything delight. No cooking required! Get the recipe here. 

9. Mango no-bake cheesecake tart

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When you’re looking for an easy dessert to bake that celebrates the best fruit of the season… don’t. Bake, that is! You should definitely make dessert, just don’t turn on the oven, as it’s not needed for this terrific tart. Plus, mangoes taste best exactly as they are, so it’s a classic case of doing less to enjoy more. Get the recipe here. 

10. Step-by-step Irish cream cheesecake

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Irish cream liqueur makes a welcome addition to any dessert, but paired with cream cheese in this delectable dish, the two are a match made in heaven. Get the recipe here. 

11. Mango cheesecake with macadamias and lime syrup

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Mango, macadamia and mint – it’s a tropical vacay on a plate! Get the recipe here. 

12. Summer fruit cheesecake with lemon ginger crust

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It may look elaborate, but this no-bake cheesecake is easy to make and exciting to decorate. Get the recipe here. 

13. Classic baked vanilla cheesecake

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The simple biscuit base is easy, and the filling is just cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk for sweetness and richness, sour cream for a hint of tartness, and eggs for lightness. Get the recipe here. 

14. Cherry and white chocolate cheesecake

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This mouthwatering and succulent blend of flavours is encased in a biscuit crust plus an extra top crunch. Get the recipe here. 

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