What’s the best part of the holiday season? The food! And cheesecake tops the list for the best holiday treats. If you’re hosting a party or guests this year, these Christmas cheesecake ideas are sure to WOW them.
18 Best Christmas Cheesecake Ideas to WOW Your Guests
1. No-Bake Gingerbread Cheesecake
Here’s a cheesecake recipe that’s all fun and no fuss. It’s oh-so-easy to make, and you can decorate it with adorable gingerbread cookies, frosted cranberries and rosemary sprigs to make it more festive.
But the best part of this recipe is that there’s no baking involved. And it’s gingerbread – need we say more?
2. Cranberry White Chocolate Cheesecake
This cranberry white chocolate cheesecake is gorgeous and delicious. The candied cranberries take some extra time and effort but are SO worth it. And the cranberry jam layer adds so much flavor to this dessert.
3. Eggnog Cheesecake
Looking for Christmas cheesecake ideas with unique flavors? You’ll love this eggnog cheesecake. It looks so festive, topped with fresh rosemary sprigs and pomegranate seeds.
But this recipe is surprisingly easy and tastes divine.
Don’t forget the rosemary and pomegranate seeds to make this cheesecake look as gorgeous as it tastes.
4. Holiday Spice Cheesecake
If you’re a fan of warm winter spices, then you’ll love this cheesecake recipe. Its rich, warm color makes it the perfect blank canvas for festive decorations. If you’re not feeling creative, a few cinnamon sticks will make this cake look table-ready.
This simple recipe calls for all of your favorite holiday spices:
We recommend going the extra mile to make your own cinnamon whipped cream.
5. Sweetened Cranberry Cheesecake
This beautiful cranberry cheesecake uses sweetened condensed milk for a rich, sweet flavor that balances out the tartness of the cranberries.
Did we mention that there’s also a tangy cranberry sauce that’s marbled into the cheesecake filling?
Your guests will be impressed by the gorgeous colors of this cake. And you can top it with whipped cream, candied cranberries and rosemary sprigs.
6. Creamy Gingerbread Cheesecake
Who doesn’t love a good gingerbread cheesecake? This recipe is perfect for Christmas dessert. Top it with little gingerbread cookies, whipped cream and salted caramel sauce to take this recipe over the top.
You’ll need all the classic holiday spices for the cheesecake filling, including:
And for the crust, you’ll need gingersnap crumbs.
7. The Best Holiday Cheesecake
This Christmas cheesecake is SO festive that you’ll have a hard time cutting into it. And if the presentation doesn’t WOW your guests, then the flavor will.
The mint Oreo cookie crust is perfect for the holidays. For the filling, you’ll also need some peppermint extract and vanilla. Don’t forget the whipped cream, sprinkles and holiday candies to decorate the cake.
8. White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake
Looking for more Christmas cheesecake ideas with cranberry and white chocolate? Here’s another recipe to try that will wow your guests.
This cheesecake is topped with candied cranberries and whipped cream. The cheesecake filling has a layer of cranberry puree that pairs so well with the white chocolate.
9. Christmas Tree Cheesecake
If you’re a fan of Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cakes, then this recipe is perfect for you. It starts with a homemade graham cracker crust and a simple cheesecake filling. But what makes this cake special is the layers of Christmas Tree Cakes.
Once your crust is ready, pour half the cheesecake batter on top of it, then add a layer of cakes, and pour the rest of the batter on top. Finish the cake with a homemade white chocolate ganache (white chocolate and heavy whipping cream), green sprinkles and a red decorating gel.
10. White Christmas Cheesecake
Here’s a cheesecake that will knock the socks off of your guests – especially if they love sweets. This cake is topped with a candied crumble of puffed rice cereal, Turkish delight chocolate bars, pistachios, M&Ms and mini marshmallows.
Did we mention that this is also a no-bake cheesecake? The crumbled topping is a bit of work, but it’s worth every second.
11. Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake
We love Christmas cheesecake ideas like this one that combines traditional cake with cheesecake. Instead of a graham cracker crust base, this cake uses layers of homemade red velvet cake for the base and an additional layer in between the cheesecake filling.
The red and white colors make this cake look so festive.
And the best part is that this is a no-bake cheesecake. You’ll need to bake the red velvet cake but not the cheesecake itself. If you need to save time, you can use boxed red velvet cake mix.
12. Hot Chocolate Cheesecake
You’ll also need cream cheese or mascarpone cheese for the tasty filling.
One thing to note is that you’ll need to let this cheesecake set overnight – it’s worth the wait. This chocolate cheesecake will leave you and your guests satisfied after eating it up.
13. Gingerbread Mascarpone Cream Cheesecake
We just had to add this interesting recipe into the mix because it’s technically a gingerbread cake, but it has an abundance of cream cheese frosting that makes it taste very close to cheesecake. If you have picky eaters, you’ll love this recipe – which looks like a work of art.
Multiple layers of deliciousness with cranberry jam between them and the drizzled “snow” on top looks so enticing.
If you want to “wow” your guests, this is a cake that will help. You’ll need some interesting ingredients, such as cranberries, mascarpone cheese, fresh rosemary and buttermilk.
What’s even better is that you’ll spend under two hours prepping this cake and just 20-something minutes baking it.
14. Sprinkle-galore Christmas Cheesecake
Christmas cheesecake ideas made from cookies? What a treat. You’ll love the sprinkles and Oreos, but you’ll want the golden variety. The recipe helps you recreate a New York-style cheesecake this holiday season, which means you’ll enjoy a very rich taste and dense base.
You’ll only need 15 minutes to make this cheesecake, and the kids will love helping you decorate.
15. No-bake Reindeer Christmas Cheesecake
One look at this cake and the reindeer design, and you’ll want to make it ASAP. You’ll make the base of the cake with Oreos, Biscoff and/or Gingernuts. You can be as creative as you wish with the base, and the filling is made with:
But you’ll want to make this cake one or two days before eating to allow it to settle and taste its best.
16. Christmas Candy Cheesecake
Do you love things like sprinkles, mints and M&Ms during the holidays? Add them all on to this delightful cheesecake and make your tastebuds happy. We do want to mention that the total time to cook this cake is 10 hours with prep, so it’s not a fast, last-minute dessert.
You’ll need to chill the cake overnight.
But if you have the time, this is an Instagram-worthy dessert that everyone is sure to love.
17. White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake
White chocolate and peppermint? Sign us up. We would use peppermint candy puffs, which we absolutely love, or bits of candy cane to go on top of the icing. You’ll need the usual suspects for this recipe:
- Powdered sugar
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Whipping cream
But the one ingredient that really stood out to us was the cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies. You can opt for different cookies if you like, but Oreos seemed like a great option.
18. Gingerbread Crust Cheesecake
Don’t you just love the gingerbread Christmas tree on top of this cake? What an adorable idea. You’ll need to set aside around two hours to bake this cake, which requires quite a bit of spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and all spice.
You’ll need some butter (salted and unsalted), sour cream, full-fat cream cheese, and a handful of other ingredients.
If you don’t have one already, you’ll also need a food processor to make quick work of the ingredient mixing. Trust us, your home will be filled with the scent of gingerbread.