Soft, creamy, indulgent and easy peasy to make; a cheesecake makes for the perfect after dinner treat.
Whip one up as a simple dinner party pud, treat yourself to a mini helping after a long day at work or even keep the kids entertained this school holiday by getting them to help you crush up biscuits - there's a cheesecake for every occasion.
With Sunday, July 30 marking National Cheesecake Day in the US, what better time to indulge in the tasty dessert?
Here are 8 recipes to get stuck into...
1. Strawberry cheesecake
Every baker needs a classic cheesecake recipe in their repertoire which they can whip out at any occasion. And this classic strawberry cheesecake recipe requires no baking (but quite a bit of chilling time) so it's super easy for anyone to create. You could also swap the strawberries in this recipe for raspberries or blueberries; whatever takes your fancy.
2. New York cheesecake
We love a rich, smooth and creamy classic baked cheesecake and this one definitely has the wow-factor. We love that fluffy, tangy topping and served with fruit, this is a real winner.
3. Microwavable lime cheesecake
Short on time? With this microwavable lime cheesecake, you can serve up your pièce de résistance in 15 minutes; ideal if you need to knock up an impromptu, impressive feast!
4. Gluten-free lemon cheesecake
No one will miss out on the fun with this gluten-free baked lemon cheesecake recipe. Swapping the normal digestive base for a gluten-free shortbread biscuit means it's still just as tasty. It's also still very simple to make, and perfect for a creamy, zesty dessert which the whole family will love.
5. Orange & chocolate cheesecake
Celebrate the wonderful combination of orange and chocolate in this rich and zesty cheesecake. Using chocolate digestives for the biscuit base and topped with Terry's Chocolate Orange makes this treat a winner in our eyes. Yum!
6. Tropical dried fruit cheesecake
Containing pineapple, mango and pomegranate makes this cheesecake a colourful sensation. Soaking the fruit in Malibu gives this baked cheesecake an unexpected twist. Or add raisins soaked in rum instead for a traditional flavour.
7. Chocolate muffin cheesecake
Love muffins? How about cheesecake? Get the best of both worlds with this twist on a classic dessert.
8. Instant cheesecakes
In a hurry? Don't panic. You can still enjoy a delicious portion of cheesecake in an instant with these mini cheesecake bites. All the ingredients are simply stacked on top of each other so no real 'cooking' is required. They would work well with lemon curd and topped with zest but in this recipe, we've opted for raspberry and blueberries.