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    Say cheesecake: 8 incredible ways to indulge in the creamy classic dessert

    8 incredible ways to indulge in the ultra-creamy classic dessert.

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    Say cheesecake: 8 incredible ways to indulge in the ultra-creamy classic dessert

    By Lauren Salkeld

    All you really need to celebrate National Cheesecake Day (July 30) is one terrific cheesecake recipe, like this one right here. But why stop there? When it comes to cheesecake and cheesecake-inspired sweets, the possibilities are just about limitless. Start with this gorgeous, classic New York-style cheesecake — then feast your eyes on these seven other inspiring cheesecake-themed desserts, from mousse to cookie-dough bars to one of the best ice cream flavors of the summer.

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    Neapolitan cheesecake -

    Three colorful layers—chocolate, strawberry and vanilla—plus a chocolate cookie crust put this dessert in the running for one of the best-looking cheesecakes of all time.

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    Chocolate cheesecake mousse with raspberries -

    Turn cheesecake into a light, delicate chocolate mousse and top it with raspberries for a luscious, sophisticated dessert (no baking required!).

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    Lemon-ricotta cheesecake -

    Ricotta and mascarpone give this cheesecake its Italian accent; lemon juice and zest add a double dose of bright citrus flavor.

    Alexandra Stafford / Alexandra Stafford
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    Oreo cheesecake cookie-dough bars -

    Fold crushed Oreos into cheesecake, add cookie dough crumbles, and cut everything into squares for an easy-to-make—and even easier-to-eat— handheld treat

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    Chocolate mousse cheesecake pie -

    Is it a cheesecake? A pie? A mousse? Yes, yes and yes. Plus, this hybrid dessert has a knockout topping of rich and fudgy semisweet chocolate ganache.

    Melanie Gunnell / Melanie Gunnell
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    Strawberry cheesecake -

    An enticing twist on the classic, this cheesecake’s chocolate graham-cracker crust and topping of mashed and whole berries make for a stunning presentation.

    A Beautiful Mess / A Beautiful Mess
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    Roasted banana cheesecake ice cream -

    This ingenious, frozen riff on cheesecake is made all the more special thanks to roasted banana and a crunchy graham-cracker topping

    The Little Epicurean / The Little Epicurean