Gallery: We Try Every Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory

Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake
Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake
If you love banana pudding, you should be sure to order this cheesecake. A crust of crushed vanilla wafers is filled with banana cheesecake and pudding-like Bavarian cream.
Kahlua Cocoa Coffee Cheesecake
Kahlua Cocoa Coffee Cheesecake
Fudge brownie crust topped with Kahlua-swirled coffee cheesecake and coffee-chocolate mousse. More classic coffee cheesecake than the Tiramisu, but if we had to choose, we'd go with the Tiramisu. (We didn't have to choose. We ate both.)
Snickers Bar Chunks and Cheesecake
Snickers Bar Chunks and Cheesecake
Original creamy cheesecake with tiny bits of Snickers candy bar atop a chocolate cookie crust. The whipped cream is topped with chopped peanuts and sweet caramel; with those two elements, the whole thing (not just the candy bits) really does have a Snickers Bar effect.
Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
A thin chocolate crust filled with two layers—one of chocolate cheesecake, and another of lighter chocolate mousse—all topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. A bit less intense than the Godiva cheesecake.
Brownie Sundae Cheesecake
Brownie Sundae Cheesecake
Walnut brownie topped with classic cheesecake, white chocolate mousse, and chocolate ganache. All of this is topped with hot fudge, marshmallow cream, slivered almonds, and a cherry. It really does recall a sundae, a cheesecake, and a brownie all at once; whether that’s a good thing is a matter of opinion.
Craig’s Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Craig’s Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Layers of carrot cake and cheesecake with toasted almond crust and cream cheese icing. Like a re-constructed carrot cake, with cheesecake as the icing. (Only there’s also icing.)
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
A thick vanilla cookie crust filled with vanilla cheesecake, vanilla mousse, and vanilla whipped cream; there’s more vanilla flavor as you ascend, capped off with vanilla bean bits. Though too perfumey for some, it was a favorite of one of our tasters.
White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake
White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake
Chocolate cookie crust filled with classic cheesecake swirled with raspberries and white chocolate. Topped with white chocolate shavings.
30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
Four alternating layers of cheesecake and fudgy chocolate cake, topped with chocolate cream and crunchy chocolate pearls on the back. (There’s something great about paying attention to the back of a cheesecake crust. You can hear them thinking, “How else can we dress this thing up?”)
Dulce de Leche Caramel Cheesecake
Dulce de Leche Caramel Cheesecake
Vanilla cookie crust, a layer of caramel cheesecake, and a layer of sweet caramel mousse, topped with caramel and candied almonds. The cheesecake part was our favorite.
Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake
Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake
Classic graham cracker crust and cheesecake, topped with glazed strawberries. (Very glazed strawberries.) 50’s diner-style, but things are classic for a reason.
Original Cheesecake
Original Cheesecake
Graham cracker crust; original, creamy cheesecake; a layer of sweetened sour cream. There are some cheesecakes that you need to dress up to make taste decent, but this isn’t one of them.
Low Carb Original Cheesecake Sweetened with Splenda
Low Carb Original Cheesecake Sweetened with Splenda
Graham cracker-walnut crust filled with original cheesecake that’s sweetened with Splenda, plus Splenda whipped cream. If they didn’t tell you the cheesecake had Splenda, you wouldn’t know—but in the whipped cream, it’s obvious.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
Layers of cheesecake with pieces of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chocolate fudge cake, salted caramel. The thing is, Reese’s don’t have caramel; the thing ends up tasting more like a Snickers bar.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Chocolate cookie crust filled with original cheesecake that has chocolate chip-walnut cookie dough mixed in. It’s tasty dough, but it almost forms its own layer—which is a bit excessive, even for us.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake
Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake
Vanilla cookie crust with a layer of pineapple-maraschino-cherry-swirl cheesecake between two layers of pineapple upside-down cake. It’s a lot of candied elements, a lot of syrupy elements, and a lot of sugar.
Dutch Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecake
Dutch Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecake
Graham cracker crust, original cheesecake with bits of apples, caramel, and candied walnuts swirled in, all topped with a caramel-walnut streusel and swimming in caramel. There’s much more apple and streusel than cheesecake in this one.
Mango Key Lime Cheesecake
Mango Key Lime Cheesecake
Key Lime cheesecake swirled with mango and topped with mango key lime mousse, on a crust of vanilla coconut macaroons. Watch out if you don’t like coconut; there’s more than you’d expect.
Chocolate Coconut Cream Cheesecake
Chocolate Coconut Cream Cheesecake
A coconut cheesecake with chocolate chunks inside, atop a crust of crushed chocolate macaroon cookies. The ensemble is topped with coconut custard, whipped cream, and coconut and chocolate shavings. (If you’re counting, that’s four kinds of coconut.)
White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
A macadamia nut blondie crust topped with white chocolate cheesecake with huge macadamia nuts, white chocolate chunks, and caramel on top. For nut lovers only.
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake
A layer of chocolate cake acts as the crust, with raspberry-swirled chocolate chunk cheesecake, topped with chocolate mascarpone mousse. It reminded us of raspberry-filled bonbons; some tasters found it a bit too sweet.
Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake
Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake
Chocolate pecan brownie base, sweet caramel cheesecake, candied pecans, and chocolate ganache. For the extreme sweets lovers only.
Wild Blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake
Wild Blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake
Blueberry-swirled cheesecake on a blueberry crumb crust, topped with white chocolate mousse. The blueberry flavor is definitely present, but the sugar is, too.
Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake
Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake
Cheesecake swirled with bits of Butterfinger candy bars and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. To top that off, more crushed Butterfinger bars. Surprisingly, it’s not nearly as sweet as it sounds, the nuttier elements helping it achieve a salty balance. Makes Butterfingers easy to ingest without sticking in the teeth.
Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake
Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake
Alternating layers of dense red velvet cake and cheesecake, iced with cream cheese frosting. This one's hefty.
Pineapple Piña Colada Cake Cheesecake
Pineapple Piña Colada Cake Cheesecake
Cheesecake, pineapple, coconut, and rum on a moist white cake. Sweet and tropical, just like the drink.
Lemon Raspberry Cream Cheesecake
Lemon Raspberry Cream Cheesecake
Ladyfingers serve as the crust, and the lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with raspberries; it's all topped with lemon mousse, raspberry puree, and whipped cream. We were happy that it was tart and lemony, and neither the cheesecake nor the sauce was overly sweet.
Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake
Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake
Serious chocolate lovers: take note. This one goes all out: a layer of intense flourless chocolate cake, with layers of chocolate cheesecake, chocolate mousse, and chocolate ganache.
Key Lime Cheesecake
Key Lime Cheesecake
One of their simpler desserts: crushed vanilla wafer crust, tart Key Lime cheesecake, whipped cream. Missing? Boat, Jimmy Buffett.
Chris’ Outrageous Chocolate Cake
Chris’ Outrageous Chocolate Cake
Outrageous is right: layers of chocolate chip coconut cheesecake, chocolate cake, chewy brownie, and coconut-pecan frosting. If you like German Chocolate Cake, the flavors are similar here.
Oreo Cheesecake
Oreo Cheesecake
The cookie crust is made with whole Oreos, and there are more of them suspended in the cheesecake. There’s a good texture difference between the smooth cheesecake and the crunchy cookies.
Chocolate Tuxedo Cream Cheesecake
Chocolate Tuxedo Cream Cheesecake
A layer of fudge cake, a layer of chocolate cheesecake, a layer of creamy mousse, and a final layer of chocolate ganache. If that weren’t enough, there’s chocolate syrup and ‘mallow cream.
Tiramisu Cheesecake
Tiramisu Cheesecake
A crust of coffee-soaked ladyfingers topped with a coffee-flavored cheesecake and mascarpone cream. For grownups only.