13 Ideas for Philadelphia Cheesecake Recipes

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Most Philadelphia Cheesecake recipes don’t differ that much since they’re typically made with a few simple ingredients.

This can be rather limiting especially if you want to try out some new ideas and no bake variations.

Nonetheless, there are still more than a dozen recipes that combine the main ingredients in creative ways or add new ones to the mix.

A prime example of this are Philadelphia cheesecake bars which have a hollowed out center filled with strawberry compote and drizzled with white chocolate.

You can also play around with the filling and add some Baileys Irish cream and maple syrup.

In any case, I’m certain you’ll be able to find at least one recipe idea in this list that will hit your sweet spot.

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13 Philadelphia Cheesecake Recipes

Philadelphia Cheesecake

This rustic Philadelphia Cheesecake is made with a few simple ingredients which result in a fluffy delicately sweet cheesecake.

The main ingredients are pretty much what you’d expect from a regular cheesecake: Graham cracker crumbs, eggs, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract.

However, this rendition also includes a few tablespoons of lemon juice which adds some additional flavor.

Check recipe at: I’m Hungry For That

The Best Philadelphia Cheesecake Ever

I’m not sure if this is truly the best Philadelphia Cheesecake out there, but it surely looks and tastes amazing.

The defining feature which makes this cheesecake stand out from the rest is the cream cheese filling.

It’s made with pumpkin pie spice and a dash of maple syrup which enrich its taste and give it a subtle toffee flavor.

Another distinct feature of this cheesecake is that it’s garnished with crushed walnuts which only add to its aesthetic.

Check recipe at: Happily Inspired

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake

With only six ingredients and four easy steps to follow, this classic Philly Cheesecake recipe is a must try.

Preparing it is as simple as whipping up a cream cheese filling, layering it on some graham cracker crust and baking.

On top of that, the recipe is also made without a water bath which simplifies it even further.

Check recipe at: The Kitchn

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Once you try these Strawberry Cheesecakes out, you’ll forget making regular cheesecake ever again.

They are super easy to make, have a rich creamy taste and serve as a great party snack.

The cakes are made from a layer of toasty graham cracker crust, cream cheese and a hollowed out center which is filled with strawberry compote.

They’re also drizzled with some white chocolate for an additional burst of flavor.

Check recipe at: The Squeaky Mixer

Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake

This No Bake Philadelphia Cheesecake is for anyone who doesn’t have time for baking desserts. It features a graham cracker crust topped off with cream cheese and a cherry pie filling.

The recipe also comes with a few variation ideas in case you get bored and want to try something new.

Chiefly, you can substitute the graham cracker crust with some crushed oreos and use whipped cream instead of cool whip.

Check recipe at: Desserts On A Dime

Philadelphia 3-step Cheesecake

Cheesecakes don’t get any easier than this simple Philadelphia cheesecake.

The recipe is made with only three steps and results in a cheesecake with a velvety smooth, golden brown topping.

You simply need to prep the crust, make the filling and bake everything in the oven for roughly an hour.

Check recipe at: Cuts Food

Classic Philadelphia New York Cheesecake

This New York Cheesecake is made with loads of Graham cracker crumbs and a smooth creamy topping.

It has a soft pillowy texture which melts in your mouth and releases a delicately sweet flavor.

Naturally, you can top this cheesecake with some jam, fruit compote or fresh berries.

Check recipe at: Recipes.NET

Vegan New York Cheesecake

Even though a vegan cheesecake may sound counterintuitive, you can certainly make it possible with the proper ingredients.

In the case of this New York Cheesecake recipe it means using vegan butter, vegan cream cheese and a dairy free yogurt.

Since vegan yogurt and cream cheese aren’t as thick as they need to be for the filling, you’ll also need to use some cornstarch.

Check recipe at: Spa Bettie

Classic Cheesecake with Sour Cream

This classic cheesecake comes with a milky white sour cream topping which makes it ideal for a white food party.

The topping is really simple to make as all you’ll need to do is beat some sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract together.

Even though this cheesecake is perfect as is, you can scoop up some cherry pie filling for additional flavor.

Check recipe at: Classy Clutter

Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars

These Cheesecake Bars are a great alternative to a classic philly cheesecake. They feature a buttery graham cracker crust packed with velvety cream cheese filling.

They’re cut up in tiny triangles which makes them perfect as a party snack you can bring to a potluck or an afternoon tea party.

Check recipe at: Bubba Pie

Philadelphia Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

A chocolate cheesecake isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a philly cheesecake.

Nevertheless, this Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is definitely worth trying out especially if you’re looking for a dessert with a more nuanced flavor.

The cheesecake is made with an oreo cookie crust, a white chocolate cream cheese filling and chocolate cream cheese filling.

This cheesecake is also a bit hefty since a single batch yields roughly 16 servings.

Check recipe at: All Recipes

No-Bake Baileys Cheesecake

This Baileys Cheesecake is far from a typical philly cheesecake, but it’s still worth giving a shot.

It’s made with an oreo biscuit crumb which is filled with a mixture of cream cheese, whipped cream and some Baileys Irish cream.

To top things off, the cheesecake is covered with dollops of melted chocolate which enrich its even further taste.

Another neat thing about this recipe is that it’s made using tiny 3.5 inches springform pans.

Check recipe at: Foodie Baker

Philadelphia Tub Cheesecake

If you love cheesecake so much that you can’t get enough of it, then you gotta try this Philadelphia Tub Cheesecake.

A single batch yields a whole 15 servings which are loaded with cherry pie filling and tons of cream cheese.

More cheesecake recipe ideas to check out: Sour Cherry Dessert Recipes

The cheesecake is also packed with some orange and lemon extract which give it a subtle citrusy flavor.

Check recipe at: Can’t Stay Out Of The Kitchen

Over to you

Even though Philadelphia cheesecake is made with a few simple ingredients, there are still plenty of different variations you can choose from.

And as long as you stick to some basic instructions you’ll end up with a delightful piece of cheesecake.

13 Ideas for Philadelphia Cheesecake Recipes

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