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35 Luscious Cream Cheese Desserts

Grab a fork and dig into these easy cream cheese recipes!

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,
45 Luscious Cream Cheese Desserts

Cream cheese desserts are rich, moist, and decadent. You'll have a hard time saying "no" to these recipes. Most of the cream cheese dessert recipes featured below should be considered "comfort desserts" and will bring more decadence to your plate than you can imagine. You will find all sorts of cream cheese desserts below, from dessert lasagnas and cream cheese bars, to cheesecakes and pies. Serve any one of these easy dessert recipes at a family get together or potluck, and you're sure to have the whole crowd singing your praises in no time!

No Bake Cream Cheese Desserts

Oreo Dirt Pie

There's something irresistible about no bake cream cheese desserts. They're creamy, cool, and welcome at any event. We especially love desserts like this in the summer, but they're really perfect at any time of the year! Because these desserts don't require any baking, they are very easy to make. Although some do require overnight refrigeration, we think they're worth the extra time (especially because it doesn't require any extra work).

Get started with this pretty Oreo Dirt Pie! You might remember this dessert from your childhood, but we've updated it to be a little more elegant (and a lot more delicious). Although it's still kid-friendly, we guarantee that dessert-lovers of any age will go crazy for this dirt pie recipe.

Not a chocolate person? Then you've got to check out this scrumptious strawberry cream cheese frosting from Homemade in the Kitchen. It's the perfect recipe for two!

  • Lemon Lush

    If you like lemon desserts, then you're going to love lemon lush! It's got a buttery shortbread crust, a a luxurious layer of cream cheese, and of course a tart lemon topping. This no bake cream cheese dessert is one you'll make again and again.

  • Lemon-Honey Cheesecake

    If you love cheesecake but don't like complicated recipes, this is the dessert for you. Don't turn on your oven, just blend the delicious cream cheese filling ingredients together and let it chill. You won't be disappointed.

  • Lazy Girl's Mini No-Bake Cheesecake

    This recipe is perfect for entertaining, because everyone gets their own sweet bite of dessert! It's also super easy to make, so you have no excuse not to serve these at your next event. Your friends will thank you.

  • Fluffy Cream Cheese Dessert

    This delicious no bake cream cheese dessert will have everyone going back for seconds. It's rich, creamy, and perfect for warm weather. Put it on your "to make" list now!

  • Dessert Cheese Ball with Cranberries and Mixed Nuts

    If you like savory cheese balls, you're going to love this dessert version! Serve it with graham cracker pieces for a dessert everyone will love.

Desserts with Cream Cheese and Chocolate

OMG! Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Brownies

Can you think of anything more luxurious than cream cheese and chocolate? It's hard to imagine! We've collected some of our favorite cream cheese and chocolate desserts here, starting with these Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Brownies. These brownies are rich and chewy, with a fluffy cream cheese frosting that you won't be able to resist. Give this recipe a try, and then be sure to check out our other favorites below!

  • Peppermint Cheesecake Brownie Bites

    These brownie bites are the perfect sweet treat. With each bite, you'll get a little bit of chocolate, a little bit of cream cheese, and a little bit of peppermint (and a lot of "yum!").

  • Oreo Delight Recipe

    This is one of our favorite easy desserts with cream cheese and chocolate. It's rich, delicious, and totally easy to make. It doesn't get much better than that!

  • Old Fashioned Yum Yum Cake

    It's easy to see why we call this recipe "yum yum cake!" This delicious recipe is perfect for chocolate and cream cheese lovers (and anyone else, really).

  • Unbelievable Red Velvet Bundt Cake

    If you're looking for a showstopper dessert, you've come to the right place. This gorgeous chocolate cake with cream cheese is as delicious as it is gorgeous. Make it for your next event!

  • Coffee Cheesecake

    We made this coffee cheesecake in our test kitchen, and our editors were fighting over the last slice. It's creamy, delicious, and sits in a crunchy Oreo cookie crust. Need we say more?

  • Soft Batch Cream Cheese Cookies

    These cookies are soft, pillowy, and loaded with chocolate chips. If you know someone who has a sweet tooth, they will go crazy for these cream cheese cookies.

  • Red Velvet Cookies and Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

    These delicious red velvet cookies are smothered in a fluffy cream cheese frosting. They're almost too good to be true, and they're also gluten free!

  • Chocolate Cream Cheese Zucchini Cupcakes

    These cupcakes are so decadent that you will never believe they contain vegetables. The chocolate cream cheese frosting is the ultimate way to top them off (so don't skip it!).

Cream Cheese Dessert Bars

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars

Some desserts are so good that they just disappear from potlucks, kitchen counters, or picnic baskets. These cream cheese bars are that good.

We suggest starting with these Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars, which are absolutely out of this world. However, any of the desserts below will have people going back for seconds. They're rich, creamy, and so convenient to make and eat. Enjoy making each and every one of them (although maybe not all at once).

  • Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

    These yummy banana bars are so good with a layer of classic cream cheese frosting. They remind us of something grandma used to make (which means we want to make them immediately).

  • Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

    If you're looking for a dessert that's ready for warm weather, you can stop right here. This delicious, fruity cheesecake bar recipe is bursting with strawberry and lemon flavor. It's perfect for your summer picnic or potluck.

  • Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

    These incredible cream cheese bars are covered in gooey caramel sauce and a crumbly struesel topping. Need we say more?

  • Orange Creamsicle Refrigerator Bars

    Cream cheese and orange is a delicious flavor combination, as you'll discover with this easy dessert. We love the tangy flavor of these dessert bars, and you and your family will too.

  • Best Carrot Cake Cream Cheese Bars

    We couldn't make a cream cheese desserts page without a carrot cake recipe! These yummy bars are like your favorite carrot cake recipe, but in bar form. They're perfect for Easter, the holidays, and any other occasion.

  • Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

    We love this take on key lime pie! If you're in the mood for a cream cheese dessert with a little personality, then give these tequila cheesecake bars a try.

  • Cookie Crusted Cheesecake Bars

    It's sometimes hard to find a dessert that everyone will love, but we think this is one of them. The rich cheesecake and crumbly chocolate chip cookie combination is just too good to resist.

More Simple Desserts with Cream Cheese

Caramel Cream Cheese Pecan Pie

If the desserts above aren't to your taste, we have many more easy cream cheese desserts below. From delicious cream cheese cake recipes to tasty cream cheese roll ups, you're sure to find something that you and your family will love. You can get started with this Caramel Cream Cheese Pecan Pie. It's creamy, indulgent, and perfect for serving at any time of year.

  • Cream Cheese Apple Cake

    This indulgent cream cheese apple cake recipe is one that you'll keep in your recipe book for years to come. The cake is deliciously crumbly, and a ripple of sweet cream cheese is the star of the show.

  • Carrot Cake Cookies

    These carrot cake cookies are almost too cute to eat (but we're still going to!). The rich cream cheese filling is a must-try.

  • Amish Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

    This is one of our favorite simple desserts with cream cheese. It's so easy to make that you could get the kids involved! They would certainly enjoy eating the finished dessert, as well.

  • Decadent Cream Cheese Banana Bread

    Upgrade your banana bread recipe with a mouthwatering ribbon of cream cheese filling. This recipe is delicious as a dessert, and it would also be welcome at a brunch or breakfast table.

  • Vanilla Dreamboat Dessert

    This heavenly no-bake dessert recipe is the vanilla version of a chocolate lasagna, so it has layers of creamy deliciousness. Vanilla Dreamboat Dessert has a Golden Oreos crust, followed by a cream cheese layer, then a vanilla pudding layer, then topped off with Cool Whip and white chocolate chips.

  • Almond Crusted Creamy Pudding Cake

    Just look at the layers in this delicious pudding cake recipe! This dessert uses cream cheese to get amazing flavor and texture, plus the crisp shortbread crust and layers of chocolate pudding just can't be beat.

  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cinnamon Roll Casserole

    It seems like cream cheese can be added to almost any dessert, and that dessert instantly becomes more delicious. This cinnamon roll casserole is definitely an example of that, and we can't wait to make it again.

  • Orange Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

    Do you like orange creamsicles? Then you need to make these cupcakes ASAP. They have that delicious citrus-and-cream flavor, including a pile of fluffy cream cheese frosting.

  • Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake

    This unique take on red velvet cake is definitely something to try! It's perfect for anyone who loves ice cream cake or cream cheese dessert recipes.

  • Strawberry Muffins with Cream Cheese Centers

    These strawberry muffins are great for breakfast, but they're indulgent enough for dessert. We'll take them any time you want to serve them, and we're betting your family will too.

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