Eton Mess Cheesecake Recipe

Best cheesecake recipes

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32 of our best recipes, all utterly irresistible, all really easy to make. Will you choose baked raspberry, dulce de leche or chocolatey black forest? Plus, read our tips and tricks to making the perfect cheesecake

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Ahhh cheesecake… food of the gods. And so easy to make! We’ve got loads of easy cheesecake recipes to choose from, including baked cheesecakes, no-bake, lemon flavour and of course chocolate cheesecake recipes.

Essentially, a cheesecake only requires a crumbly biscuit base (usually made by combining crushed biscuits with melted butter) and a rich, velvety topping made with sugar and cream cheese, among a couple of other ingredients. Next, you’d usually bake your cheesecake or put it in the fridge to set. You can flavour your cheesecake however you like, but we think the ideas below are definitely a good place to start.

How to bake a cheesecake

How do I get a flat base for my cheesecake? Use a straight-sided glass to press the biscuit base into the side of the tin. This will also help keep the base flat.

How do I know when my cheesecake is ready? If the recipe tells you there should still be a wobble in the centre, it means just that! Don’t cook it until it is firm unless you want a cracked top.

How do I stop my cheesecake from cracking? If your cheesecake cracks across the top it may be the fault of the recipe. One or two eggs is enough for a big cheesecake, any more may set the filling too firmly and cause it to pull apart as it cools. On the other hand, you may have overcooked it!

How do I rescue a cracked cheesecake? If your cheesecake does crack, cover the top with a layer of soured cream, dulche de leche or fruit. No one will ever know….

How do I make a New York cheesecake? New York cheesecakes are wonderful when you’re in the city but you can make them just as well at home with this tip. The baked cheesecake is light and creamy, to get that texture all the way through the cake, bake them in a bain marie which is a water bath. By placing warm water in another tin around the cake it’ll allow the cheesecake to bake evenly giving you that gorgeous texture throughout the dessert.



  • We use chocolate, lemon, caramel and more flavours for our cheesecakes

After Eight chocolate cheesecake

This showstopping cake is a glorious combination of chocolate and mint with a hidden layer of cheesecake, an excellent dessert for a festive party.

Chocolate After Eight Cake Recipe

Sherry trifle cheesecake

Impress guests during the festive season with this nostalgic pud with a modern twist.

Berry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe with Sherry

Simple vegan chocolate cheesecake

On the hunt for a cheesecake for vegans? Make our smooth and creamy vegan cheesecake using a simple, shop-bought ingredient – silken tofu. Choose a good quality dark chocolate for the filling and use Oreos (yes, they're vegan!) for the base

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Banana bread cheesecake

Indulge in this glorious mash-up of two favourite sweet treats – a banana bread base topped with creamy vanilla cheesecake, sliced bananas and salted caramel.

Banana Bread Cheesecake Recipe

Strawberries and cream cheesecake

Combine two classic summer desserts in this no-bake cheesecake topped with a sweet strawberry sauce, ideal for al fresco entertaining.

A white cheesecake topped with red strawberries and whole strawberries on a white plate

Dark chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake

Check out our chocolaty, no-bake cheesecake recipe with a quick passion fruit coulis. This decadent dessert is really impressive and only takes 40 minutes to make.

Carrot cake cheesecake

Love carrot cake? Love cheesecake? We've combined these well-loved classic puds so you never have to choose. Packed with plenty of spice, zest of an orange and crunchy pecans, this recipe is sure to impress your friends and family at your next dinner party.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Recipe

Vanilla yogurt cheesecake pots with flapjack crumble and raspberries

Toasted oats and juicy raspberries add extra crunch and sweetness to these mini cheesecake pots.

Vanilla Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe with Flapjack Crumble and Raspberries

Speculoos cheesecake

Check out our indulgent cheesecake recipe with crunchy speculoos biscuits, creamy speculoos biscuit spread, and lightly whipped cream. This impressive dessert will serve up to 16 guests - an easy way to finish your next dinner party.

PBJ cheesecake

Need a quick dessert to impress guests at your next dinner party? Make this simple no-bake cheesecake with smooth peanut butter and swirls of raspberry jam.

Salted caramel and pecan cheesecake pots

Check out our cheesecake pots with salted caramel and crunchy pecans. These mini cheesecakes are simple to make and perfect for a quick and easy dessert to end your dinner party.

We've jazzed up a classic combination and baked it in the style of a cheesecake. This creamy recipe isn't just easy to make, it looks super impressive, too. Just check out those swirls.

Dulce de leche cheesecake

Check out this creamy swirl cheesecake recipe with dulce de leche. This easy no-bake cheesecake is an indulgent and impressive dessert to serve to friends and family at your next dinner party.

Freakshake cheesecake

The most indulgent cheesecake recipe around! We've taken inspiration from 'freakshakes' (ice cream combined with chocolate bars and, sometimes, cake) to create our OTT freakshake cheesecake. You don't have to stick to the toppings we've used here – go freestyle!

 Eton mess cheesecake

We've combined two classic British summertime favourites into one seriously indulgent dessert. This fresh and creamy Eton mess cheesecake is the perfect pudding to impress your friends and family with this weekend.

Baked raspberry cheesecake

We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe - it's been one of our most popular recipes for years! A classic and really indulgent dessert, baked cheesecake is a crowd pleaser. The fresh raspberries on top cut through the rich body of the cheesecake. Here are our most indulgent dessert recipes to try out.

Salted butterscotch popcorn cheesecake

This salted butterscotch popcorn cheesecake is a dessert that really has everything. If you want to make this ahead, omit the popcorn from the base, reserve half the butterscotch sauce for the topping and put freshly popped popcorn on the top of the cake on the day, then smother it in the sauce. We love the sweet and salty combo at olive, so here are our favourite recipes.

Black forest cheesecake

This dark, indulgent chocolate cheesecake swirled with cherries is a great showstopper for any occasion. Making the chocolate collar is really worth the effort for an extra special touch. Got you in the mood for chocolate?? Here are our best chocolate recipes to indulge on.

Lemon and vanilla cheesecake with candied lemon peel

A baked cheesecake is a great skill to master and much easier to make than you think. This lemon and vanilla cheesecake is finished with a candied lemon peel syrup which makes it smart enough to serve for a dinner party. Try our delicious lemon dessert and pudding recipes here.

Raspberry and milk chocolate cheesecake

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? This chocolate raspberry version makes a really indulgent dessert. Use good-quality chocolate and leave the raspberries out if it’s the wrong time of the year.

Black and white Oreo cheesecake

Replacing the usual digestive base with Oreo™ cookies and adding white chocolate to the filling gives this cheesecake a stylish New York bakery-style finish. We have put together our top baking recipes using our favourite biscuits, chocolate bars and spreads here.

Raspberry marshmallow cheesecake

A cheesecake is probably one of the most loved desserts and this version is something special. The combination of marshmallows and raspberries is sure to please adults and kids.

Baked chocolate swirl cheesecake

A rich baked cheesecake dessert with a decadent chocolate swirl and a crunchy digestive biscuit base. Make one for friends or family this weekend then sit back and take the compliments.

Clementine cheesecake with shiny chocolate sauce

Our most refreshing and tangy cheesecake, the shiny chocolate sauce adds a glossy finish to the light clementine base. Just the recipe for a special occasion.

White chocolate and Baileys cheesecake

Baileys? Check. White chocolate? Check. Two ingredients that make for an utterly irresistible cheesecake, perfect for serving at dinner parties (or to keep all to yourself). Plus it calls for less than 10 ingredients, and is ready in under 2 hours! Get your Baileys fix with our epic Baileys recipes.

Blueberry cheesecake with speculoos crust

Speculoos are small spiced, caramelised biscuits - the kind you sometimes get with coffee - that originated from Holland and Belgium. They make a great alternative base for cheesecake and work particularly well with blueberries. This dessert is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Dulce de leche cheesecake

This recipe for dulce de leche cheesecake comes from Lobos tapas bar in Borough market. It's feels really indulgent and is the perfect way to end a meal.

Oreo Baileys fridge cake

It's not technically a cheesecake, but this indulgent fridge cake deserves special attention. Icebox cakes are popular in the US, and are incredibly simple to make – simply layering thin, crisp chocolate biscuits with sweetened whipped cream. Left overnight, the biscuits soften and become ‘cake’. We used Oreos and Baileys cream to make ours extra-indulgent. It uses lots of biccies, but it feeds lots of people.

Black forest cheesecake bombs

These black forest cheesecake bombs are a real showstopper. Make ahead and stash these in the freezer – they’ll keep nicely for a month or so.

Blackberry cheesecake with poached blackberries

One of our favourite no-bake cheesecakes. Add blackberries to whipped soft cheese and cream for a colourful, creamy filling, and make a classic base from crushed biscuits. Top with more berries and chill!

Baked blueberry cheesecake

Check out this indulgent creamy baked blueberry cheesecake. This easy recipe is super simple to make, and is a real crowd pleaser.

Apricot cheesecake

Check out these bright summery cheesecake bars. We've used fresh seasonal apricots and crunchy amaretti biscuits. Perfect for an after-dinner treat!