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27 Easy Cream Cheese Desserts You MUST Try

Let’s be real cream cheese is delicious and goes great with almost anything. So why would cream cheese desserts be any different? This one ingredient adds much-needed creamy, thick goodness to the 27 dessert dishes listed.

27 Easy Cream Cheese Desserts You MUST Try

Fall in love with your next easy-to-make dessert that is great at any time of the year and for any occasion! Your guests will quickly fall in love with these dishes and win over the hearts and tastebuds of everyone in the room!

Whether it’s the filling, frosting, or the creamy inside of your recipe, it doesn’t matter because the taste will make every treat pop!

Nothing like a moist bread dessert topped with a creamy, cheesy sauce or filling.

You’ll be dying for your next bite and wondering why you never thought of this ingredient before.

1. Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie

Moist, creamy goodness that’s jampacked with flavor!

The crust on this cream cheese lemonade pie will fall apart in your mouth! The secret ingredient is the box of instant lemon pudding mix.

You can substitute the graham cracker crumbs for Nilla wafers. Deserts with cream cheese are unlimited, but none have ever tasted this good!

Whoever thought of mixing lemon with cheese was a pure genius, and this recipe proves it.

2. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Bars

Cream cheese dessert recipes make the best snacks!

These cinnamon cream cheese bars will have you looking up your next favorite dessert made with cream cheese!

A crowd-pleaser that finds its way into everyone’s heart! The secret ingredient is crescent rolls.

You can substitute the sugar for brown sugar. A flaky, soft, and moist dessert! What else could you ask for?

These bars are perfect for any holiday, get-together, or side to your lunch or dinner!

3. Cream Cheese Brownies

Desserts made with cream cheese are the absolute best!

The secret ingredient in these cream cheese brownies is cream cheese. Obvious, I know.

You are adding the creamy, rich goodness to the dessert! You can substitute the semi-sweet baking chocolate with whatever chocolate you prefer.

With cream cheese brownies, you get the best of both worlds!

That moist brownie cake tastes infused with the creamy thickness of the cream cheese! No dessert has ever tasted this divine before!

4. Banana Bread Cake

Banana bread never tasted so good! The fluffy treat will fall apart in your mouth, while the sweet cream cheese spread on top will send your tastebuds jumping for the next bite!

The secret ingredient is sour cream. You can substitute the cream cheese to use one with less fat or calories if you are watching your intake.

Banana bread cake with cream cheese frosting is by far one of my favorite desserts.

The way the cake crumbles and is perfectly moist is heavenly! But the cream frosting sets the sweet snack over the edge of pure perfection!

Choose this dish for your next family night dessert, and I promise nothing will be left in the container.

5. Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Are you a fan of all things Lemon? If so, then waste no more time and try these delicious Lemon Cream Cheese Bars.

I promise they won’t disappoint! Soft, moist, and jampacked with flavor in every bite!

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the white sugar for brown.

These divine bars are the perfect size to put in a ziplock baggie and take along for the ride.

Need something sweet while running errands? No worries, check your purse for this delicious treat!

6. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese

Nothing mixes better than cream cheese and pumpkin!

The cheesy, creamy goodness combined with the fluffy, flaky pumpkin is all your ever need in a dessert.

Your guests will be fighting over the last bite! The secret ingredient is pumpkin puree.

You can substitute the vegetable oil for olive. This dish is perfect for any time of the year, but fall flavor’s never tasted so good!

7. Snickerdoodle Cream Cheese Apple Pie

Light, slight crunch, creamy, moist, apple chessy taste says it all! This dessert has everything and never leaves you wanting!

The secret ingredient is Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix. You can substitute the butter for no salt butter.

This snickerdoodle cream cheese apple pie will have your guests wondering where you came up with the idea for such a mouthwatering dessert.

Try it for your next family get-together or holiday, and I promise your dessert will be the talk of the night!

8. Cake Batter Cheesecake Bites

Recipes with few ingredients aren’t only the easiest to make, but the taste tends to take you by surprise.

Small but divine and jampacked with a mouthwatering taste!

Five-finger desserts are always the best, but when they are moist and flavorful, it only adds to the love and appreciation of such an easily made dessert.

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the rainbow sprinkles for chocolate or anything that goes well with vanilla. Easy cream cheese desserts don’t get any better than this!

9. Cream Cheese Cookies

Fluffy and light in texture and the taste leaves no one wanting!

These cream cheese cookies will become your favorite to bake and eat all year round! Nothing so light has ever tasted so delectable!

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the white sugar for brown.

Take this recipe for a drive and have your family try them as a test run. I promise they will love them!

10. Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Are you looking for a new muffin recipe to add to your cookbook?

If you like pumpkin and cream cheese, then your going to fall head over heels for this fluffy and moist dessert!

The secret ingredient is pumpkin puree. You can substitute the sugar for brown sugar.

Fall flavor’s never tasted so mindblowing! But it doesn’t need to be fall time to bake these wonderful mouthwatering treats!

11. Banana Cream Cheesecake Bars

Thick creamy goodness in every bite! These banana cream cheesecake bars are just what the doctor ordered!

The secret ingredient is banana cream pudding. You can substitute theNilla wafers for graham crackers.

Whip cream and a slice of banana are a fabulous addition to the top of your heavenly dessert!

Perfect for any occasion or time of year and an even better way to end the night!

12. Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

In search of a new sweet, creamy pastry for dessert?

This lemon blueberry cream cheese danish is off the wall in flavors! The secret ingredient is puff pastry.

You can substitute the blueberries for another fruit if you prefer. Strawberries or cherries always make a beautiful dessert.

Filling, satisfying, and jampacked with flavors everyone can love! Take baking to the next level and give these a spin.

13. Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars

These ooey gooey butter cake bars are perfect for every occasion! Light and packed with mouthwatering flavors, they would be the perfect end to a holiday dinner meal.

The secret ingredient is Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix French Vanilla.

You can substitute the butter for no salt butter. Take this dish with you to your next family holiday, and they will be begging you for the recipe!

14. Cream Cheese Apple Coffee Cake

This cream cheese apple coffee cake is moist and fluffy with a light, much-appreciated crunch!

The secret ingredient is cinnamon. Anyone who loves apples, coffee, or the cake will be blown away by this beautifully light dessert!

Take it along for the next office event, holiday, or family get-together! It’s perfect for any occasion.

15. Lemon Lasagna

There’s nothing better than a layered dessert! Packed with flavors of creamy goodness, this lemon lasagna has it all.

The secret ingredient is golden oreo cookies. You can substitute the whole milk with skim.

Whoever invented lasagna had the right idea and created a culinary miracle to be used in any dish! Dessert is now making its way to create some mind-altering lasagna dishes so give this a whirl!

16. Blueberry Cream Cheese Bites

Dinner rolls, anyone? These blueberry cream cheese bites take bread to a whole other level of goodness!

Instead of offering a dinner roll at dinner, try these in its place, and I promise the reaction will be a good one.

The secret ingredient is Pillsbury pie crust. You can substitute the blueberries for strawberries or even cherry’s. Any fruit will taste amazing inside the flaky bread!

17. No-bake Cannoli Cream Pie

A dessert that requires no baking is always loved and highly appreciated! Perfect for the holidays, this no-bake cannoli cream pie will end the night with a bang of tasty goodness!

Creamy and light and leaving plenty of room to enjoy the holiday meal ahead of its appearance!

The secret ingredient is milk ricotta. You can substitute the cream cheese for less fat cream cheese.

18. Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Pound cake has always been a beloved favorite at any time of the day. Great with coffee in the morning or on a lunch break, or at the end of your day as you sit by the fire.

This moist flavor-packed dessert has never tasted better than when you add in the creamy goodness of cream cheese.

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the unsalted butter for regular butter.

19. Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes

These mini cheesecake cupcakes are the perfect dessert for parties and family gatherings. For any time of the year, they are never out of season!

Make them your own by adding different toppings to each cupcake!

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the graham cracker crumbs for Nilla wafers.

A party of flavor in a bite-size package for everyone to go bonkers over!

20.  Easy Pineapple Dream Dessert

The graham cracker crust and topping set off the creamy, fluffy, flavorful middle!

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the Graham cracker crumbs for Nilla wafers.

This easy-to-make pineapple cream dessert is all the rave and for pineapple lovers everywhere. You won’t want to miss out on this culinary dessert that has all the right flavors!

21. Lemon Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

The ooey-gooey lemon and cream cheese filling will have you thinking about this dessert for days after you’ve tried it!

The perfect combination of sweet, tart, and creamy all-in-one dessert!

The secret ingredient is lemon zest. You can substitute buttermilk for sour milk.

This is the best lemon cream cheese crumb cake around, and you can make it from the comfort of your own home!

22. Hershey’s Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

This Hershey cream cheese brownie recipe is one for everyone’s recipe book!

The moist brownie is complemented by the cream cheese filling and then completed by the softened chocolate on top!

Moist, savory, sweet, and jampacked with chocolatey goodness!

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the Unsweetened Hershey’s cocoa powder for sweetened. This is a must-have recipe!

23. No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Dessert

There is no end of creamy, gooey goodness to this dessert! The secret ingredient is cream cheese.

You can substitute the graham crackers for Nilla wafers. New dessert ideas are everywhere, but this no-bake lemon blueberry dessert jumps to the top of the list quickly!

Don’t miss out on this recipe that will win the hearts of everyone you serve it to.

24. Almond Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

These thin almond cream cheese bars are a must dessert for any time of the year!

The texture alone will have your tastebuds begging for their next bite!

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the almonds for another light nut. Quick, easy, packed with flavor, and small enough to take with you on the road, this dessert has it all!

25. Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Searching for a delicious dessert that is Keto friendly? I have the answer right here!

These fat cheesecake bombs are the bomb! No pun intended. Small and packed with mouthwatering flavor.

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the strawberries for another fruit or berry.

This will quickly turn into your snack of choice! So, why wait? Grab the ingredients and get to work!

26. Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

These Cream Cheese Lemon Bars will quickly become your family’s next dessert favorite! Thin and small but packed with delectable flavors you won’t soon forget!

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the butter for none salted butter.

Sweet, cream cheesy, lemony, and so easy to make! You’ll never be without a mouthwatering dessert again!

Let’s get to work on making you fall in love with lemon and cheese all over again!

27. Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Bars

If you love carrot cake and cream cheese, you’ll fall head over heels for these Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Bars!

Perfect for those simple holidays and family get-togethers. Take these along for the ride, and you and your dessert will be the talk of the night!

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. You can substitute the unsalted butter for regular butter. A new favorite for the whole family!

27 Easy Cream Cheese Desserts You MUST Try

27 Heavenly Cream Cheese Desserts

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 lb bag (about 3-3/4 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Apply parchment paper to your 9x9-inch baking pan.
    2. Mix the melted butter, 1 egg and cake mix in a bowl until it becomes a soft dough mix. Mold to the the bottom of your baking pan.
    3. In a mixer, combine your other ingredients: 2 eggs, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Mix together until it turns to a smooth paste, then spread onto the cake.
    4. Bake for 45 minutes or until it turns golden brown. You want the center to be soft.
    5. Must be COMPLETELY cooled before you attempt to cut and enjoy.

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