Thick slabs of decadent creaminess, flecked with flavour and packed with mouth-coating richness. The cheesecake has long been an infamous source of dessert indulgence.

Some think it “too rich” or “too heavy” but I think it’s just right after a lighter meal or during times of plenty and extravagance. Bookmark these cheesecakes—I assure you: they are the best—for feasts of all sizes to come. There’s something for everyone on this list of sweet excess.

When I read the words “No-Bake” in any recipe, my curiosity is immediately ignited. There is something so simple, so effortless about whipping up a dessert without turning on the oven. No-Bake Mini Strawberry Oreo Cheesecakes will please children and adults alike. (Via My Bare Cupboard.)

Mini Strawberry Oreo Cheesecakes

If you’re going the cheesecake route for dessert, you might as well go classic. Classic Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping tastes like an age-old family recipe. Delicious! (Via Easy Baked.)

Classic Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

New York style cheesecake with a touch of autumn flavour. New York Pumpkin Cheesecake is an ideal finale to any fall dinner party. Serve with cups of strong, steaming coffee. (Via Chew Out Loud.)

New York Pumpkin Cheesecake

Switch out cream cheese for ricotta for an extra light and creamy texture. Ricotta Cheesecake with Spiced Crust and Macadamia Nut Topping is a refined take on a dessert favourite. (Via A Spoonful of Photography.)

Ricotta Cheesecake

Wow! Talk about Christmas spirit! This Pomegranate Cheesecake exudes tidings of holiday comfort thanks to a bright red pomegranate topping. Perfect for Christmas Eve! (Via Sweet and Savory by Shinee.)

Pomegranate Cheesecake

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Triple Chocolate Cheesecake was made just for you. Serve with very milky coffee to offset the rich and powerful chocolate flavour in this recipe. (Via Sensationally Seasonal.)

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Not all cheesecakes take an hour to bake and a water bath to prevent cracks. May I present to you the 10-Minute Microwave Cheesecake. Baked in a mug and perfect for solitary nights spent by the fire in November. (Via Kirbie Cravings.)

Microwave Cheesecake

Since a very young age, carrot cake has been my choice dessert. You can imagine how thrilled I was to come across this recipe for Carrot Cake Cheesecake. All the things I love about the traditional cake with an added dose of creaminess. Amazing! (Via Buttery Yum.)

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Apple-Yogurt Cheesecake Bars are full of seasonal flavour and a tad bit healthier than your usual cheesecake suspect. Enjoy with a cup of Chai tea on a blustery November afternoon. (Via Cooking Ala Mel.)

Apple-Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

And last, but not least… Playful and luscious, Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake balances sweet and salty notes with a subtle reference to carnival treats. (Via Becca Bakes.)

Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake

Tell me, do you have a favourite cheesecake recipe?