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The Best Kinds of Cheesecake 

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Updated June 14, 2019 5.3k votes 929 voters 14.3k views 30 items

Rich and decadent, with a signature velvety texture, cheesecake is a popular dessert around the world. These distinctive cakes are made with soft cheese, such as cream cheese, ricotta, or mizithra, sweetened with sugar and baked or simply chilled in a springform pan to hold their shape. From there, though, cheesecakes can be accented with any number of flavors. Cheesecake varieties can range from rich and chocolatey to light and fruit-filled. But the best types of cheesecake? Those are up to the diner to decide.

What kinds of cheesecake tempt your sweet tooth? Maybe you're a fan of the classic New York-style cheesecake. This spin on the tasty treat is known for its dense, smooth texture, resulting from the use of heavy or sour cream. If you prefer the fresh flavors of fruits and berries, you might crave a slice of strawberry or blueberry cheesecake. There are even cheesecakes that incorporate Oreo cookies and dark chocolate – the perfect choice for indecisive dessert lovers.

Feeling hungry yet? It's time to decide the very best cheesecake flavor of all. Vote your favorite desserts up to the top of the list by giving them a thumbs up, and please add any cheesecake varieties that are missing.

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New York Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
New York Cheesecake
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Oreo Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Oreo Cheesecake
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Strawberry Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Strawberry Cheesecake
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Do... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
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Chocolate Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Chocolate Cheesecake
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S'mores Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
S'mores Cheesecake
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Raspberry Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Raspberry Cheesecake
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Turtle Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Turtle Cheesecake
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Snickers Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Snickers Cheesecake
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Salted Caramel Cheesecak... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Salted Caramel Cheesecake
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Peanut Butter Cheesecake... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Peanut Butter Cheesecake
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Nutella Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Nutella Cheesecake
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White Chocolate Cheeseca... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
White Chocolate Cheesecake
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Toffee Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Toffee Cheesecake
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Blueberry Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Blueberry Cheesecake
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Lemon Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Lemon Cheesecake
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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
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No-Bake Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
No-Bake Cheesecake
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Key Lime Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Key Lime Cheesecake
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Red Velvet Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Red Velvet Cheesecake
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Cherry Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Cherry Cheesecake
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Tiramisu Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Tiramisu Cheesecake
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Pumpkin cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Pumpkin cheesecake
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Mango Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Mango Cheesecake
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Espresso Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kinds of Cheesecake
Espresso Cheesecake