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Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe

Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe? Well, cheesecake was a family favorite, often served for birthdays and holidays. I’m not sure we have encountered a cheesecake we didn’t like.

Going gluten free changed that though. It took a lot of thinking to find the get around to the whole lack of decent graham crackers kind of thing. What I did find however, is that a graham cracker crust does not always need graham crackers.

Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe


The first year we got diagnosed with Celiacs, cheesecake was not on my radar . It did however, become more important year two when the shock had worn off and we had birthdays to celebrate. My breakthrough would take a few more months after that to kick in.

It occurred to me as I was working on our holiday edition of recipes,  that we had not even thought about a cheesecake. Cheesecakes are epic for Christmas Eve and/or New Years Eve in our family. So it would have to be good. I began to test cheesecakes. I found the best replacements for the graham cracker crust was our own cookies. Chocolate Chip for Regular Cheesecake, Chocolate Chocolate Chunk for Chocolate Cheesecake. Yum.

First thing you need to do for this recipe? Purchase and make one 24 cookie batch of Divinely Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies! Once that has been completed, get ready to enjoy our gluten free cheesecake recipe.

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Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe

Delicious, quick and easy. Our favorite gluten free desert. Delicious, rich and traditional. Wonderful for the whole family to share.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesecake, gluten free dessert, gluten free cheesecake
Servings: 9 pieces
Author: divinelygluten


  • 8 inch pan


Gluten Free Crust

  • 12 Divinely Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 tbsp butter melted,
  • 1/4 cup demerara or brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Gluten Free Filling

  • 2 8oz packages of cream cheese room temperature
  • 3/4 cup demerara sugar, ground (or white sugar)
  • 1.5 tbsp Divinely Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest (zest of one lemon) optional
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt


Gluten Free Cheesecake Crust

  • Take 12 previously baked Divinely Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and place in a small food processor. Process into crumbs.
  • In a small microwaveable bowl, place 2 tbsp butter and melt in the microwave (approx 20-45 seconds). Remove when butter is mostly (90-95%) melted.
  • Add cookie crumbs, sugar and salt to the bowl of melted butter. Combine well and press into the 8 inch pan lined with parchment paper. Press into the bottom only. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

Gluten Free Cheesecake Filling

  • Place room temperature cream cheese, sugar, salt and gluten free flour blend in the bowl of a stand mixer. Blend until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time as the mixer continues mixing. Once the eggs are combined, stop the mixer, change the attachment to the beater, add the remaining ingredients (sour cream, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice ). Beat low and slow for a few minutes for the cake batter to get light and creamy.
  • Pour the batter on top of the gluten free cookie crust and even it with your spatula. Place in a preheated 325 degree oven and bake 45-50 minutes, or until the center is fully set, but moves slightly.
  • Allow to cool for about half an hour or more, and then use the parchment paper to pull the cheesecake out of the pan. Remove parchment paper carefully and place on your cake stand.

This recipe is the result of many failures. It is simple and should work every time. We studied cheesecake as though it was an artform, because it is. We are not the artisans we would love to one day be, but we truly enjoyed creating this recipe. This spurred us on to create a Chocolate Cheesecake with our Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies.


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1 thought on “Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe

  1. 5 stars
    Perfection!! Absolutely delish and easy to make.

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