35 Christmas Cheesecake Recipes to Put You on the Nice List (2024)

Home Recipes Cheesecakes

35 Christmas Cheesecake Recipes to Put You on the Nice List (1)Lisa KaminskiUpdated: Mar. 05, 2024

    Tie up your holiday feast with a stunning Christmas cheesecake. These recipes fold in all the best flavors of the season like mint, chocolate, cranberry and eggnog.

    Want to depart from traditional Christmas cake ideas? Take a tip from The Golden Girls and stir up a Christmas cheesecake instead!

    Cheesecakes are rich and velvety—just right for the holiday season. Before you begin, be sure to brush up on your cheesecake-baking skills and learn how to prevent a cracked cheesecake so you can have a picture-perfect presentation.

    1/33

    Red Velvet Cheesecake

    Festive and oh, so good, this Christmas cheesecake will become a fixture on your holiday dessert menu. The red velvet filling is spiked with cocoa, topped with cream cheese frosting and baked in a chocolate cookie crumb crust. —Karen Dively, Chapin, South Carolina

    Go to Recipe

    2/33

    Baklava Cheesecake

    With sugared cranberries and rosemary sprigs, my unique baklava cheesecake makes a grand display for office parties and other special events. It’s my go-to Cristmas cheesecake. —Aryanna Gamble, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Go to Recipe

    3/33

    Peppermint Cheesecake

    People are thrilled when they see me coming with this rich, smooth Christmas cheesecake—it’s always a crowd-pleaser. Not only does it look sensational, but it is so scrumptious. —Carrie Price, Ottawa, Illinois

    Go to Recipe

    4/33

    Snickerdoodle Cheesecake

    My maternal grandmother preferred sewing and quilting to cooking and baking, but there were some things that she cooked and baked really well. She was the only person I knew who made snickerdoodles, simple but yummy cookies that I've always enjoyed. Since cheesecake is my very favorite dessert, I couldn't resist coming up with one that re-creates those flavors. I think of my grandmother each time I make it! Sometimes I'll drizzle the slices with maple syrup. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas

    Go to Recipe

    5/33

    Taste of Home

    Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake

    I’m a great-grandmother, and my whole family enjoys this dessert. I received this recipe from my niece. It’s very chocolaty. —Amelia Gregory, Omemee, Ontario

    Go to Recipe

    6/33

    Taste of Home

    Creamy Cranberry Cheesecake

    This creamy cheesecake is perfect for holiday desserts. The colorful topping is so good that I prepare it separately and use it as a cranberry side dish. —Mary Simonson, Kelso, Washington

    Go to Recipe

    7/33

    Peppermint Cheesecake on a Stick

    Surprise guests with a fun holiday treat—dipped cheesecake wedges you can eat without a fork. Whenever my son has one, he jokes that he wants to quit his job so he can sell them! —Maria Morelli, Kelowna, British Columbia

    Go to Recipe

    8/33

    Caramel Cashew Cheesecake

    When a friend served this luscious cheesecake at a birthday party, I left with the recipe. Every time I make it, rave reviews and recipe requests come my way. —Pat Price, Bucyrus, Ohio

    Go to Recipe

    9/33

    RumChata Cheesecake

    I like to experiment and make new and unusual-flavored cheesecakes. When I tried RumChata at a friend's party, I knew it would make a great cheesecake. For a pretty presentation, drizzle it with caramel syrup or topping, or sprinkle on some toasted coconut. —Christine Talley, Hillsboro, Missouri

    Go to Recipe

    10/33

    Ricotta Cheesecake

    When I was a nurse, my co-workers and I regularly swapped recipes during lunch breaks. This creamy cheesecake was one of the best I received. —Georgiann Franklin, Canfield, Ohio

    Go to Recipe

    11/33

    Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

    I created this mint chocolate cheesecake for our high school’s annual fundraiser. We were told that it brought a hefty price and was one of the first desserts to go! If desired, you can stir the cookie pieces into the batter instead of adding them in a layer. Keep the pieces fairly small; if they’re too large they have a tendency to rise to the top. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    Go to Recipe

    12/33

    Eggnog Cheesecake

    I make good use of extra eggnog by creating this luscious Christmas cheesecake. A bit of rum extract adds a special taste. —Kristen Grula, Hazleton, Pennsylvania

    Go to Recipe

    13/33

    Taste of Home

    Pistachio Cardamom Cheesecake

    Cardamom has a sweet and warm taste that makes you think of clove, allspice and pepper all wrapped in one spice. Mix it with pistachios and add to cheesecake for a dessert that suggests the exotic flavors of India. —Carolyn Harkonnen, Loomis, California

    Go to Recipe

    14/33

    Taste of Home

    Mocha Truffle Cheesecake

    I went through a phase when I couldn't get enough cheesecake or coffee, so I created this rich dessert. Its brownie-like crust and creamy mocha layer really hit the spot. It's ideal for get-togethers because it can be made in advance. —Shannon Dormady, Great Falls, Montana

    Go to Recipe

    15/33

    Makeover Traditional Cheesecake

    Though softer than a full-fat cheesecake, this lightened-up dessert has all of the original's delectable flavor. It's sure to make any special event more festive. —Anne Addesso, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    Go to Recipe

    16/33

    Festive Cranberry-Topped Cheesecake

    When my daughter was 4 months old, my husband and I hosted both our families for Christmas dinner. I served this cheesecake for dessert. It’s quite festive and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. —Stacy Dutka, Bienfait, Saskatchewan

    Go to Recipe

    17/33

    Cheesecake with Berry Sauce

    This creamy cheesecake is a family tradition; I've even shipped it to my daughter as a special treat. Using frozen seasonal berries, it's an excellent dessert any time of year. —Jeanette Volker, Walton, Nebraska

    Go to Recipe

    18/33

    Mudslide Cheesecake

    Change up cheesecakes with different liqueur flavorings. This “mudslide” version with coffee and Irish cream is my husband’s favorite. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    Go to Recipe

    19/33

    Winning Cranberry Cheesecake

    The holidays wouldn’t be complete without cranberries and eggnog. I use them both in this flavorful Christmas cheesecake that’s a perfect finale for dinner. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

    Go to Recipe

    20/33

    Coffee Cheesecake

    Coffee lovers will line up for this rich coffee cheesecake. It’s creamy and just mildly sweet, which allows the coffee flavor to shine through. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Go to Recipe

    21/33

    Creamy Tiramisu Cheesecake

    The Italian word “tiramisu” means “pick-me-up” and refers to a dessert of ladyfinger sponge cake dipped in coffee, embracing mascarpone cheese. Work that in with cream cheese and you have a guaranteed picker-upper that redefines a classic. —Mrs. Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

    Go to Recipe

    22/33

    Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

    There’s a good reason why a relative handed this cherished recipe down to me. It’s a keeper! The amaretto and ricotta make for a truly unique dessert. —Isabel Neuman, Surprise, Arizona

    Go to Recipe

    23/33

    Lemon Dream Cheesecake

    Light and creamy, this lemon cheesecake recipe is just the thing for a spring or summer day. —Bonnie Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

    Go to Recipe

    24/33

    Chocolate-Glazed Coconut Almond Cheesecake

    My idea was to make a cheesecake taste like my favorite candy bar, which has chocolate, coconut and almonds. This cheesecake also works in bite size. Use a mini muffin pan with muffin liners, fill 3/4 full and bake 15-17 minutes. Allow to sit and cool completely before topping with chocolate, coconut and almonds. —Keri Brammer, Lawton, Oklahoma

    Go to Recipe

    25/33

    Cherry Fudge Truffle Coconut Cheesecake

    Cherries and chocolate come together in this dazzling coconut dessert. This Christmas cheesecake is always a showstopper. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

    Go to Recipe

    26/33

    White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    As a dairy farmer’s wife, I have experience making cheesecake. In fact, most anything containing milk products is tasty in my book. If I’m out of cream cheese, it’s time to go to the grocery store! —Wendy Barkman, Breezewood, Pennsylvania

    Go to Recipe

    27/33

    Taste of Home

    Double Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

    This cheesecake is easy to make—but it’s definitely not easy to wait till the next day to eat it! The recipe is from a friend I used to work with. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

    Go to Recipe

    28/33

    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

    This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby or at any other special occasion throughout the year. —Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

    Go to Recipe

    29/33

    Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

    An attractive topping of cinnamon-spiced apple slices and a homemade oat-and-walnut crust make this creamy dessert a definite showstopper. —Emily Ann Young, Edmond, Oklahoma

    Go to Recipe

    30/33

    Taste of Home

    Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

    If you delight in the taste of chocolate, then this is the cheesecake for you. Every creamy bite melts in your mouth. It’s so impressive yet not difficult to prepare-I whip up this dessert each time I want a yummy treat for my family, friends or co-workers. —Mary Jones, Cumberland, Maine

    Go to Recipe

    31/33

    Holiday Sweet Potato Cheesecake

    Family and friends can’t seem to get enough of this deliciously different cheesecake that combines my two favorite desserts—sweet potato pie and cheesecake. I think the dessert tastes best if made 24 to 48 hours prior to serving. —Melanie Bauder, Manlius, New York

    Go to Recipe

    32/33

    Searching for a dessert superstar? This chocolate swirl cheesecake is the one that people ask for again and again. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

    Go to Recipe

    33/33

    Chocolate Malt Cheesecake

    My mother-in-law loved chocolate malts—and cheesecakes, too. Can you guess who passed this recipe on to me? Sometimes, I substitute pretzel crumbs for the graham cracker crumbs. They make a surprisingly good crust! —Anita Moffett, Rewey, Wisconsin

    Go to Recipe

    Originally Published: December 20, 2018

    35 Christmas Cheesecake Recipes to Put You on the Nice List (35)

    Lisa Kaminski

    Lisa is a formerTaste of Home editor and passionate baker. During her tenure, she poured her love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa also dedicated her career here to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

    35 Christmas Cheesecake Recipes to Put You on the Nice List (2024)
    Top Articles
    Latest Posts
    Article information

    Author: Tish Haag

    Last Updated:

    Views: 5472

    Rating: 4.7 / 5 (67 voted)

    Reviews: 82% of readers found this page helpful

    Author information

    Name: Tish Haag

    Birthday: 1999-11-18

    Address: 30256 Tara Expressway, Kutchburgh, VT 92892-0078

    Phone: +4215847628708

    Job: Internal Consulting Engineer

    Hobby: Roller skating, Roller skating, Kayaking, Flying, Graffiti, Ghost hunting, scrapbook

    Introduction: My name is Tish Haag, I am a excited, delightful, curious, beautiful, agreeable, enchanting, fancy person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.