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Sweetness Overload! 55 Best Cream Cheese Dessert Recipes

Sweetness Overload! 55 Best Cream Cheese Dessert Recipes

Looking for decadent 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! 

Many cream cheese dessert recipes, from delectable Key Lime Pie to crowd-favorite Strawberry Tart, 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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1. Cream Cheese Brownies

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 cooking time, don’t be surprised when this dessert becomes your new favorite go-to cookie. 

Best of all, you’ve likely already had all the ingredients 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 cream cheese and 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 make these tasty cream cheese truffles kid- or adult-friendly by adding vanilla or liqueur.

Pull out four ounces of softened cream cheese and your ice cream machine—this is the perfect summertime treat.

While your ice cream mixture works 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 an hour and a half, flip it over and top this cake with a 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.

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 recipe 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 to be 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 get 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.


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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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, before pouring them into your pie crust, you simply need to blend the first four ingredients, including cream cheese.

There’s no baking necessary, but it’s best to refrigerate your dessert for three hours.

Consider sweetening 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 twist by mixing in Nutella or strawberry jam.

Either way, get ready for this stuffed french toast to become a new family favorite.

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.

This tart uses honey and only one tablespoon of granulated sugar for those looking for a relatively low-sugar dessert.

Using cream cheese 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.

A bed of buttery biscuits rests on a layer of salted caramel cheesecake, the ultimate combination of sweetness and saltiness!

The filling of this fantastic cheesecake creation is a velvety blend of sour cream and vanilla.

And, of course, a heaping helping of that delectable salted caramel sauce on top—more, please!

In case you’re not familiar with turtle candies, it’s from the arrangement of nuts, caramel, and chocolate to resemble the legs and shell of a turtle.

Or maybe you’re already fond of turtle candies tastes, but a cheesecake is more what you’re craving.

Then you deserve some of this cheesecake!

Enjoy a cool and delicious treat with these Orange Creamsicle Dream Bars, which require almost no baking at all!

The nutty base, luscious cheesecake center, and zippy orange jello topping are bound to please any palate.

You’ll feel like you’re reliving your childhood when you eat one of them from the ice cream truck.

Snickers Cheeseball is decidedly more sugary as a dessert dip than traditional cheese ball recipes.

Sure, the chopped Snickers on top is an eye-catcher, but just wait until you take a bite!

The silky-soft cream cheese and marshmallow fluff base with a bit of toastiness from peanut butter are pure decadence—awesome!

Buttery, crumbly crust, and glossy luscious dulce de leche topping, this perfect make-ahead dessert is a stunner!

Chunky, salty pretzels on top balance the sweetness while adding a satisfying crunch.

Enjoy the holidays with this decadent, sticky, and milky Mexican-themed dessert!

For a cool and refreshing end to a summer picnic or barbecue, nothing beats a parfait filled with fresh berries.

In delectably handheld servings, you may enjoy the dessert’s excellent smoothness, crusty graham cracker texture, and bright, zesty berry taste.

Every piece of this tiered dessert is an absolute delight!

This silky, sugary dip is as simple as combining cream cheese and marshmallow cream.

And there you have it!

Adding a touch of creamy richness to this dip can do wonders for the fruit’s natural flavors.

Your fruit tray has grown to new heights as quickly as it appeared.

Cream cheese’s tangy and salty flavor pairs nicely with chocolate’s rich, luscious taste.

The infusion of vanilla raises it to a whole new depth, creating an irresistible balance of pleasant, tangy, and salty flavors.

Chocolate and cream cheese ensure a velvety texture, while the walnuts provide textural contrast and chewiness.

Looking at that beautiful picture, I could tell I would love these little bites.

I can almost taste the minty freshness from looking at those bars, plus the fudgy and thick texture!

Make room on your holiday dessert menu for these unbelievably delectable mint chocolate cheesecake bars.

This cookie’s texture is so delicate that it nearly melts in your mouth!

Since cream cheese is used in its preparation, this dish has a smoother texture that, along with the generous use of butter, makes it feel highly indulgent.

And that dollop of tart-sweet jam complements it delightfully.

Imagine the finest cupcake you’ve ever tasted without the hassle of unwrapping, decorating, or eating a cupcake with too little icing.

This treat has a chocolate cake that’s both soft and moist, with a thick layer of fruity vanilla buttercream that’s not too sweet and cream cheese that gives a slight saltiness to balance it out.

Indulge your taste buds; each bite is pure pleasure!

Almost cake-like in texture, these Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies are packed to the brim with juicy, fresh blueberries.

The mixture of cream cheese and butter makes these cookies incredibly light and airy while providing a touch of moisture and tang that matches the blueberries.

By chilling the dough first, you can ensure that your cookies won’t spread too much while baking, resulting in thick, soft goodies.

Rugelach, a famous Jewish delicacy with Polish origins, is named after the Yiddish phrase for “small twists.”

These flaky pastries resemble little croissants, and their pillowy texture and decadent flavor will have you completely smitten!

Slicing one of these pastries in half will have you see the jammy, sugary walnut filling swirling throughout with the pleasant aroma of cinnamon— hmm, yum!

The cornstarch makes these cookies dense and insanely tender without being cakey, and the lemon flavor comes through in the delicate, somewhat chewy cookie mouthfeel.

These cookies’ fantastic flavor is because of the lemon zest and juice that gives a nice lemony and zippy edge.

Citrusy lemon cream cheese cookies are excellent for your coffee or afternoon tea.

If dense and sticky gingerbread cookies are your thing, you’ll fall in love with this one.

Insanely thick and fudgy, the base is made with scrumptious gingerbread cookies.

Especially with the addition of the silky, creamy cream cheese icing, they become really irresistible. 

It’s like biting into a cheesecake while simultaneously munching on a gingerbread cookie.

I love baked cheesecakes dearly, but I don’t always have the patience or time to make them.

Cheesecake mousse fills that gap brilliantly!

They contain no eggs, so you need not heat them in a pan.

Simply put, this is the lightest, fluffiest, and most decadent mousse ever. 

And the chocolatey goodness from Nutella, why wait any longer—dig in!

Like a ray of sunshine, this cheesecake will brighten up your dessert table!

The filling of mango puree makes this cheesecake one of a kind.

It boosts the already vibrant, mango-y, summery flavor while leaving a fruity-minty aftertaste because of the cardamom powder.

Everyone who loves pecan pie or cheesecake will like this incredible two-for-one combo!

Savor in the sleek filling and nutty, roasted pecans that cap off this heavenly dessert drizzled generously with a glossy and yummy caramel pecan sauce.

Ripe bananas are mashed into a sweet cream cheese filling in these tasty cupcakes.

They come out so mushy and fluffy that they almost fall apart. 

These muffins are made without using any wheat flour, and they are also gluten-free because this recipe calls for almond and coconut flour.

Quick and easy, these blondies capture the flavor of cinnamon buns without the hassle.

Blondies that are dense, rich, flavored with cinnamon sugar, and covered with a hefty amount of smooth flavorsome cream cheese frosting are just soo good. 

These excellent Cinnamon Roll Blondies result from a delightful fusion of two heavenly desserts that can satisfy any sweet tooth.

This lemon coffee cake has three layers of goodness: a layer of moist, lemony cake, a bright and zesty lemon curd, and a crumb topping.

The candied crumb topping softens the citrus’s sharpness, which results in a delicious treat!

This coffee cake, popping with a tart lemon taste, is the ideal way to refresh your palate between courses.

Little marshmallows and whipped topping give this salad its distinct fluffiness.

Its creaminess comes from the cream cheese, while the flavoring comes from the cherry pie filling and tangy crushed pineapple.

Beautiful blushing puff is the best splash of elegance and coloring, making it even more enticing.

Traditional apple pie and Dutch apple pie differ primarily in their topping.

Dutch apple pies usually have a streusel crumb or lattice crust and are flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Fiji and Gala apples are softer, juicer, and have a tinge of vanilla taste, and are good picks for this recipe.

Because it is baked on a large pie plate, it looks pretty impressive when cut and served.

This cream cheese-based dip tastes much like cannoli filling except thicker.

It can be your new go-to for satisfying your sweet tooth!

You can consume a yummy dip and use it as a dipping sauce for other sweet stuff like waffle cones and cookies.

A double dose of sugary pleasure!

While I enjoy classic snickerdoodles, I hoped to add variety to the standard recipe.

And this one is right on time!

Instead of the regular powdered sugar, this recipe uses cinnamon sugar to coat the dough balls.

There’s a lovely, warm, earthy cinnamon kick, just the right amount of sweetness, and the cookie has a light crunch on the outside.

Because of its tanginess, the cream cheese filling is perfect for these goodies because it offsets the sugariness of the macaron shells.

The cream cheese to butter ratio in this filling recipe is higher than in most others, lending a supple texture.

And even after being chilled, it doesn’t harden to the same extent as more conventional buttercream fillings.

In this recipe for S’mores Cake, cheesecake and the classic campfire treat come together!

Chocolate bars are minced, and some are incorporated into the cheesecake mixture, while the rest are sprinkled on top before baking to create an extra delectable melty, chocolate flavor.

The best part is you can enjoy it either cold or by warming up individual servings. 

These blondies are excellent as both a light afternoon treat and a show-stopping end to a meal.

Using browned butter adds an extraordinary flavor to this blondie’s base.

It adds a deep, toasted, and nutty flavor that really makes this dish shine.

Delicious and nostalgic? 

Sure thing!

This dessert combines flavors and sensations, from the buttery and salty crushed pretzel base to the soft cream cheese filling and the crisp and jiggly fruit topping.

Its Jello layer is made with raspberry flavoring, which gives it a refreshingly sweet and tart kick.

This Spanish specialty may be yours without leaving your kitchen, thanks to this easy-to-follow recipe.

The cheesecake’s texture is a pudding-like softness, and its distinctive topping imparts a caramelized sweetness reminiscent of crème brûlée.

This dense dessert may look intimidating, but the most challenging part of making this decadent dessert is waiting to let it cool— wow!

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!

55 Best Cream Cheese Dessert Recipe Collection

55 Best Cream Cheese Dessert Recipe Collection

Make your day better with these 55 cream cheese dessert recipes you must try now!


  • 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
  • Tiramisu
  • 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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