Are you looking for cream cheese dessert recipes? We’ve rounded up the best cream cheese dessert recipes you’ll surely fall in love with!
Cream cheese lovers, rejoice!
There are many cream cheese dessert recipes, from delectable Key Lime Pie to crowd-favorite Strawberry Tart, that can satisfy your sweet tooth.
Are you craving cream cheese-based ice cream on a cold day?
How about a cream cheese twist on tiramisu?
If you’re still craving more, dessert #21 will surely blow your mind, as will the chocolate chip cream cheese cookie bars.
Read on for the “cream” of the crop cream cheese-based desserts.
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Does it get any better than the taste of brownies and cheesecake combined?
Cream cheese is the secret ingredient that’ll make your friends rave over these brownies’ fudginess.
You can use your favorite homemade brownies for the base or cheat and use a boxed variety.
We won’t spill your secret!
For an extra chocolatey flavor, stir in chocolate chips.
These tangy cookies get their flavor from the four ounces of cream cheese that go into them.
They also include vanilla to give them an extra pop.
With only a 10-minute prep and cook time, don’t be surprised when this dessert becomes your new favorite go-to cookie!
Best of all, you’ve likely got all the ingredients already lying around your house.
It wouldn’t be right to list cream cheese desserts without including cheesecake.
In this baked version, you’ll need a whopping 750 grams of full-fat cream cheese to make a classic New York-style cheesecake.
Lemon juice and sifted icing sugar give this dessert an extra twist.
Top it with blueberries or your favorite fruit of choice.
Lemon bars are the perfect summer treat, and cream cheese will leave your friends begging for your recipe.
These bars only take 15 minutes of preparation, but make them at least five hours before serving to give them proper time to chill.
Make sure to load up on cream cheese and lemons—you’ll need 8 ounces of cream cheese and ¾ of fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
These truffles are a fun activity to help your kids release their energy.
Once you’ve got the cream cheese-based batter together, you can roll these truffles in walnuts, cocoa powder, or powdered sugar.
For an extra twist, combine the walnuts with one of the powders.
Best of all, you can choose to make these tasty cream cheese truffles kid or adult-friendly by adding ¾ teaspoon of vanilla or liqueur, respectively.
Pull out four ounces of softened cream cheese and your ice cream machine—this is the perfect summertime treat.
While your ice cream mixture is working its magic to freeze, you can get started on a baked graham cracker crumble.
Once both are ready, scoop your ice cream into a waffle cone and sprinkle the crumble on top.
Are you craving more sugar? Add some cherry pie topping!
This seven ingredient pound cake will simultaneously leave you full and planning when you’ll make your next batch.
Cream cheese and butter are the stars of the show here.
You’ll need an eight-ounce package and three sticks, respectively.
After baking for 1.5 hours, flip it over and top this cake with cool whip and strawberries.
It’s hard to argue the beauty of a pumpkin roll, and its cream cheese frosting is responsible for it.
After mixing all the yummy spices to make your pumpkin batter, spread a generous amount of this cream cheese and sugar-filled frosting in its center.
Here’s a hot tip: Slap on the frosting as quickly as possible and roll up your roll to keep the cake from cracking.
You may not have expected this cream cheese dessert recipes list to include fluffy flan, but we’re about to put a twist on it with this richer version.
Head to the dairy section of your grocery store and load up on cream cheese, whole milk, and condensed milk.
Combine those with eggs, sugar, and 30 minutes of preparation time, and you’ll have delicious caramel cream cheese flan on your hands.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need special frying equipment to make donuts. Instead, heat a generous layer of oil to 350 degrees in a skillet.
Then, take the raw cream cheese dough and drop evenly-sized pieces into the pan.
Roll them out in a bowl of sugar and cinnamon when you pull them out.
Can you say, “yum?”
For an easy cream cheese dessert, no-bake cheesecakes top the list.
There’s no shortage of no-bake cheesecake flavors you can make, but this Oreo crust and center is a big departure from the New York-style variety we already covered.
It’s lighter and less dense than a cheesecake with eggs, but it will need chilled to come to the perfect sliceable dessert we all love!
These roll-ups make for an alluring sweet dish to serve at brunch.
They only take five minutes each to prep and cook, as you’ll use flour tortillas as the base.
Smear a cinnamon cream cheese mixture on them, and you’re good to go.
For added sweetness, pair them with a side of maple syrup.
This no-cook tiramisu is perfect for the coffee lover wanting an extra rich—and more accessible—version of traditional tiramisu.
Instead of mascarpone and cooked custard, you’ll use cream cheese and a box of instant pudding.
Toss in some biscotti ladyfingers, smear cool whip on top with a sprinkling of cocoa powder, and you’ve got yourself the best tiramisu in town.
Don’t let its name fool you—this cream cheese dessert is easier than it sounds and requires only 30 minutes of your time.
Thanks to Pillsbury Grands biscuits, which serve as the doughy base.
You’ll then spread a sweet cream cheese mixture you prepared on these biscuits, fold them over, and top them with a caramel pecan base.
15. Kolaczki Cookies
These cream cheese cookies are iconic to Poland and beautiful to boot.
The cream cheese offers the baked dough of these cookies a tart flavor.
Meanwhile, the filling provides sweetness and color.
You can choose to fill your crisp-tender kolaczki cookies with fruit jam, chocolate, or pumpkin, among others.
16. Carrot Cake Pops
Head to the store and grab some lollipop sticks—these carrot cake pops will be a favorite at parties.
The base of these pops includes a carrot cake recipe, with the cream cheese coming in for the icing.
If you’ve never made cake pops before, here’s a tip: Make sure they’re cold before you dip them in your cream cheese frosting.
17. Key Lime Pie
If you love the flavor of key lime pie but crave the richness of cheesecake, this cream cheese recipe fits the bill.
Using full-fat cream cheese is ideal for making this dessert creamy, and you can choose your favorite graham crackers—consider a chocolate variety for an added twist on this pie!
If you want to give your pie added color, squeeze some green food coloring into it.
18. Dirt Dessert
Dirt dessert is a fun activity with a yummy ending for a child’s birthday.
This layered treat involves mixing cream cheese, cool whip, and pudding and alternating it with crushed Oreos.
Here’s where the extra fun part comes in—you can bury gummy worms into the “dirt,” making it a thrill for kids to find as they eat.
Here’s another kid-friendly cream cheese recipe: Fruit Dip!
Most of us have heard of cream cheese frosting, but what about cream cheese batter and frosting for cupcakes?
It’s a winning combination, and best of all, they’re easy to make.
Feel free to get creative with your cupcake batter and frosting flavoring—when you combine cream cheese and sugar, it’s hard to go wrong!
20. Red Velvet Cake
Of these cream cheese dessert recipes, red velvet cake takes the “cake” for being a traditional cream cheese favorite.
But what we love about this cake recipe is that it includes ¼ cup of cocoa powder for a delightful chocolatey touch.
If you love cream cheese as much as we do, go all out by adorning the top of your cake with flowered cream cheese frosting touches.
Get ready for this unique and tasty cream cheese pie that contains only five ingredients (assuming you use store-bought graham cracker crust).
Best of all, you simply need to blend the first four ingredients, including cream cheese, before pouring them into your pie crust.
There’s no baking necessary, but it’s best to refrigerate your dessert for three hours.
Consider sweetening up your breakfast ritual with this french toast for a twist on traditional cream cheese and bagels.
In addition to the sugar in this cream cheese mixture, you can add your own twist by mixing in Nutella or strawberry jam.
In either case, get ready for this stuffed french toast to become a new family favorite!
23. Strawberry Tart
If you want fruity desserts to make with cream cheese, look no further than this strawberry tart.
This easy-peasy dish takes less than one hour to prepare and cook.
The cream cheese filling contains full-fat coconut milk to aid the cream cheese’s rich texture.
Best of all, for those looking for a relatively low-sugar dessert, this tart uses honey and only one tablespoon of granulated sugar.
Using cream cheese, it isn’t as hard as you might think to get soft and flakey turnovers.
We’re not going to make you refine the art of making puff pastry dough, though—grab your favorite brand at the store and spread this cream cheese mixture onto it.
Although this recipe is for strawberry turnovers, you can use any berry you’d like—blueberries and raspberries also work great.
Did you know you can even freeze cream cheese?
Last but equally tasty, these cream cheese cookie bars will turn heads at the next party you host.
They contain the best chocolate cookies intertwined with massive chunks of cheesecake-like batter.
The result is an ooey-gooey dessert that’ll leave you craving more.
Feel free to change this recipe with different flavored chocolate chips such as mint.
There’s a fine line for how long cream cheese can sit out.
The bottom line
So there you have it—desserts with cream cheese come in many varieties.
But they all share the same mouthwatering melt-in-your-mouth qualities!
Need a few tips on softening cream cheese?
Now the most challenging part is choosing which recipe you want to make first!
- Cream Cheese Brownies
- Cream Cheese Cookies
- Baked Cheesecake
- Cream Cheese Lemon Bars
- Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles
- Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Cream Cheese Pound Cake
- Pumpkin Rolls
- Caramel Cream Cheese Flan
- Cream Cheese Doughnut Holes
- No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
- Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
- Pecan Caramel Cream Cheese Rolls
- Kolaczki Cookies
- Carrot Cake Pops
- Key Lime Pie
- Dirt Dessert
- Cream Cheese Cupcakes
- Red Velvet Cake
- Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie
- Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
- Strawberry Tart
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Turnovers
- Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookie Bars
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