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12 Gluten-Free Cheesecake Recipes

By Elisha Baba


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When choosing a delicious dessert for your next family gathering or party, you can’t go wrong with a classic cheesecake! However, when you are catering to a wide variety of dietary requirements, things can become a little tricky. Today I’ve compiled a selection of twelve of my favorite gluten-free cheesecake recipes. With a great variety of toppings and ingredients used in these desserts, you’ll never have to serve a plain gluten-free cheesecake again!

1. Gluten-Free White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake (No-Bake)

There is so much to love about this gluten-free white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake recipe from Becky Excell, as it creates a luxurious dessert that would be ideal for serving at a birthday party, and it involves absolutely no baking! It’s so easy to make, yet it will look like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen thanks to its beautiful appearance and design. Instead of baking it, you’ll simply have to leave the cheesecake in the fridge overnight to set before serving. It’s a great recipe to use when you are catering to family and friends, as you can prepare it the day before your party or dinner and just pull it out of the fridge when it is time for dessert. There are also some great suggestions for making this recipe dairy-free as well, so it can be adjusted to suit multiple dietary requirements.

2. Gluten Free Lemon Zest Cheesecake

Doves Farm shows us how to make this lemony dessert, and the fresh citrus flavors contrast the rich cheesecake flawlessly. It requires absolutely no baking, and the base of the dessert adds more flavor thanks to it being created with lemon zest cookies. Even if you aren’t the most experienced dessert baker, you’ll love how simple this recipe is to follow, and you’ll just pop the pan in the oven to set until it’s ready to serve. For the perfect finishing touch, add small pieces of sliced lemon on top before serving.

3. Gluten-Free New York Cheesecake

For a classic New York cheesecake recipe that’s suitable for anyone on a gluten-free diet, you have to try out this recipe from The Spruce Eats. You’ll need just thirty minutes to prepare this dessert and sixty minutes to cook, and it will create eight to twelve generous servings. After cooking, you’ll want to let it cool and then place it in the fridge for at least four hours before serving. You’ll love the cherry pie filling that’s used as a topping for this dessert, and it makes a fantastic finishing touch to this family-friendly dessert that will make a great end to any dinner.

4. Choco-Vanilla New York Baked Cheesecake

My Gluten Free Guide shares this delicious recipe which combines the popular flavors of chocolate and vanilla in a New York baked cheesecake. The bottom of the cheesecake is a buttery biscuit base, and then it’s topped with a rich baked vanilla cheesecake. For the finishing touch, you’ll add a sour cream chocolate ganache. This dessert would make a great cheesecake for anyone who enjoys a little bit of chocolate with their dessert, without it being too rich after a heavy meal. It would be the ideal sweet to bring with you to a family gathering, and you’ll wow anyone you serve this recipe to!

5. Gluten-Free No-Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

Sometimes I much prefer to serve individual mini cheesecakes at the end of dinner, and this recipe from Gluten-Free Palate is fitting for those days. It’s a creamy yet refreshing dessert that’s perfect for any cheesecake lover. You’ll love the graham cracker crust on the base, and then the addition of fresh strawberries give a little bit of lightness to this dish. The best thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require any baking, saving you so much time and effort in the kitchen and making it a great option for prepping ahead of your dinner guests’ arrival.

6. No-Bake Layered Blueberry Cheesecake

Bakerita offers this gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert that will look absolutely stunning on any dinner table. It’s a no-bake recipe with a beautiful layered effect which would make for a great centerpiece at a family dinner when you need to provide the dessert. The recipe is made with soaked cashews, and you’ll enjoy the tart and fruity topping, which adds a lighter finish to the dish. If you’ve never used cashews in a cheesecake before, you’ll be surprised how well they replace cream cheese, as they replicate the creamy texture for the filling. You will need to soak the cashews for eight hours, so make sure you allow for that extra time in your preparations. Freeze-dried blueberries help to create the layered effect and lovely blue color in the cheesecake.

7. Gluten-Free Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

For another classic cheesecake recipe, try out this vanilla bean dessert from Meaningful Eats. The gluten-free walnut brown sugar crust is absolutely delicious, and the texture of the cheesecake offers the usual smooth and creamy filling you would expect. The cheesecake itself uses a real vanilla bean in its flavoring, and you’ll also add vanilla and almond extracts for a stronger taste. The whole recipe is super easy to make, and the crust requires you just to mix walnuts, brown sugar, and butter for a naturally gluten-free crust. For best results, ensure that all of the ingredients are at room temperature, which will help to make the filling smooth and creamy.

8. Gluten-Free Death by Chocolate Cheesecake with Brownie Crust

Just because you are serving a gluten-free dessert, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a decadent chocolate recipe thanks to this dish from A Tipsy Giraffe. With a brownie crust and a rich cheesecake layer, you’ll get to enjoy a combination of two of the best sweet treats around. The brownie is, of course, gluten-free, and then you’ll add a baked chocolate cheesecake on top. To finish off the dessert, you’ll cover the top in a rich chocolate ganache, and then you’ll add your favorite chocolates on top to garnish. The next time you need a dessert for the chocoholic in your family, you’ve got to try out this dish that is bound to have everyone wanting more who tries it!

9. Gluten-Free Passionfruit Cheesecake with Caramelized Pineapple

Fuss-Free Cooking shows us how to make an ideal dessert recipe for your summer barbecue, with this tropical-themed cheesecake featuring the flavors of passionfruit and pineapple. It’s a lighter and more refreshing option than some of the other rich cheesecakes on this list, but it is still a filling dessert that will be loved by kids and adults alike. The colors of this dessert are absolutely beautiful, and the drizzle of maple syrup on top will make this dish will sparkle in the sun. Almond meal is used to create a gluten-free crust, which adds a little bit of a nutty taste to the dish.

10. Raw Strawberry Cheesecake

If you are looking for a summery dessert for a family party or barbecue, try out this raw strawberry cheesecake from Unconventional Baker. It’s a vegan and gluten-free recipe that is also no-bake, so it is super easy to make. You’ll need just twenty minutes to create this cheesecake, which you’ll then put in the freezer for one to two hours to set. The cake is loaded with strawberries and uses cashews in the recipe to make this a gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and paleo-friendly dessert.

11. Gluten-Free Scoopable Cheesecake with No Crust

The Short Order Cook shows us how to make a unique alternative to a traditional cheesecake with this scoopable dish. You’ll no longer have to worry about the dessert falling apart when you slice it up, and you can simply dish out the cheesecake into bowls. As well as being gluten-free, this recipe is also grain-free and keto-friendly. For best results, make sure your ingredients are all at room temperature to create a creamy and smooth cheesecake. After making the cheesecake, you can top it with whatever topping you like, so it’s great for kids and teens who will have fun customizing their dessert. My top suggestions for the perfect finishing touch to this dish include caramel sauce, fresh berries, chocolate chips, or whipped cream.

12. Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake with Gluten-Free Option

Cheesecakes can sometimes be a little too sweet for some people, but this recipe from Blessed Beyond Crazy combines tart and sweet tastes to create the perfect contrasting flavor combination. It can easily be created for those on a gluten-free diet, and you’ll make a delicious rhubarb sauce with fresh or frozen rhubarb in a saucepan. I’m sure you’ve had swirled cheesecake before, and it’s so simple to create by combining the cheesecake and the rhubarb sauce. After you’ve assembled the cheesecake, you’ll need to bake it for sixty to seventy minutes in the oven before leaving it to cool in the fridge overnight before serving.

As you can see, there are so many exciting recipes to try for gluten-free cheesecake, and you’ll never have to eat a plain dessert again. Whether you enjoy topping your dessert with chocolate, fruit, or sweet treats, you’ll find something on this list to satisfy everyone in your family. Many of these recipes cater to a wide range of dietary requirements, so they can easily be adjusted to fit the needs of everyone in your family.


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