11 Creamy, Dreamy Cheesecakes to Savor in the Hudson Valley

Hudson River bakeries serve up classic and creative twists on everyone's favorite cheesecakes to make dessert even more sinfully sweet.

Cheesecake used to be known as grandma’s secret recipe that only came around during the holidays. Now, a vast variety of flavors of the decadent dessert can be found in the Hudson Valley. New Yorkers are obsessed with their sacred creamy cake and have their own way to serve it: creamy, dense, and with just enough sweetness. Plus, whether it’s a classic New Yorker with a plain, creamy center or a crazy rainbow cookie take, the sweet slices are always guaranteed crowd-pleasers.

Bakers in the Hudson Valley have taken classic recipes for the cake and created their own creative, unique flavors. Can’t wait to get your hands on a slice? Make sure to tag us on Instagram @HudsonValleyMag before diving fork-first into the delicious dessert.

The Bakery 

New Paltz
Order: Blueberry Cheesecake


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This charming café in New Paltz has been a go-to spot for over 40 years, serving up a delicious selection of sweet treats. Whether you prefer the simplicity of classic plain or the rich, indulgent flavors of cherry, blueberry, raspberry, chocolate, or even pumpkin, this café promises to satisfy your every craving. Not only does the menu provide a decadent experience, but the atmosphere is equally inviting. Enjoy live music and jazz jam sessions, serving as the perfect backdrop to your sweet experience at The Bakery.  

Caked Up Café

New City
Order: Raspberry Cheesecake


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This Insta-famous bakery is home to over 90 dessert flavors, eight of which are specific to cheesecakes. Call ahead or stop by the New City sweet shop to see if the seasonal triple berry flavor is available. The Caked Up Café team is constantly serving up new and inventive twists on sweet tooth-approved treats, which means every visit is a sugar-filled adventure. For even more sweets, it offers over 20 cake jar flavors, including French toast and cookie dough.

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Cheesecake Heaven

Order: Key Lime Cheesecake


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This home-based and family-run business offers over 25 flavors based on grandma’s classic recipe. Try the chocolate bourbon or the chocolate Kahlua cheesecake with melted dark Belgian chocolate. Look for sweets from the shop at pop-up shops at farmers’ markets across Dutchess County.

Cheesecake Machismo

Order: Frankencakes

This Hudson Valley hotspot offers a delectably unique variety of cheesecake flavors. Pick up a slice of the popular Frankencake early before it sells out. What’s a Frankencake, you ask? It’s any combination of 12 slices of cheesecake flavors that Cheesecake Machisimo offers to make up one cake.

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Deising’s Bakery

Order: Dutch Apple Cheesecake


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Deising’s Bakery has been serving delicious desserts in the Hudson Valley since 1965. This timeless, award-winning bakery has delectable desserts baked fresh daily using recipes handed down through generations of the Deising family. The Dutch apple cheesecake is a smooth and creamy cake filled with luscious apple and crowned with cinnamon streusel. This combination creates a treat that’s both crumbly and sweet, making it the perfect dessert for any season.

Guilty Pleasures Cheesecakes

Order: Buffalo Chicken Cheesecake

Looking to indulge in a guilty pleasure? Guilty Pleasures Cheesecakes has you covered. What sets this spot apart is its innovative take on cheesecakes. Try one of the savory cakes like the buffalo chicken or cheeseburger flavors. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, a selection of over 100 flavors abounds at the shop. Choices range from apple cinnamon to lemon poppy seed. Whether you’re looking for a seven-inch or 10-inch cake for a special occasion or a simple gathering, you’ll find just what you need with Guilty Pleasures.

Hudson Valley Baking Company

Order: New York Original Cheesecake

Hudson Valley Baking Company’s selection of creamy cakes is handcrafted and based on a traditional 1930s recipe that uses that uses authentic shortbread dough. The bakery prides itself on crafting New York-style flavors using only the finest ingredients to create a perfect texture that will melt in your mouth.

Hudson Valley Cheesecake

Order: Rainbow Cookie Cheesecake

Hudson Valley Cheesecake is a family-owned bakery best known for its original rainbow cookie-flavored cake. This crowd favorite sells out quickly, so the easiest way to know exactly when it’s available is through Instagram. The Newburgh-based business sells seasonal favorites like rich caramel apple crumb cheesecake and even has a scrumptious mango cheesecake.

Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Café

Order: Oreo Crust Cheesecake

Last Chance is all about seizing the cheese on its menu filled to the brim with cheddars, mozzarellas, and more. On the dessert lineup right alongside the tempting campfire s’mores platter is the delicious New York cheesecake served with an Oreo cookie crumb crust.

The Pastry Garden 

Order: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

The Pastry Garden stands as a haven for all dessert enthusiasts, offering cakes that are tailored to your personal preference. Crust and gluten-free options are available upon request, and the bakery specializes in the classic New York-style cheesecake, available in a variety of sizes, from the petite six-inch to the more generous 10-inch options. Beyond cheesecakes, the shop’s selection of pies, tortes, and other sweet delights promise a rich dessert experience for every customer.

Putnam Diner

Order: Strawberry Cheesecake

At the Putnam Diner in Patterson, both classic and fruit cheesecakes are served alongside beloved diner desserts like apple turnovers and carrot cake. Savor a slice on its own or, for a perfect sweet treat, pair it with a hot coffee and a scoop of ice cream for an à la mode presentation.

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