Baking, Desserts, Gluten Free

New York Style Gluten Free Cheesecake

This New York Style Gluten Free Cheesecake is for all the dessert lovers out there that struggle with gluten intolerance! As daunting as it was when we discovered my daughters bloating and pain was caused by gluten, it’s actually been fun, yet challenging endeavour to adapt many of my recipes to be gluten-free. This gluten free cheesecake is another one for her, so she can still enjoy satisfying her sweet-tooth. For all of you out there, I really hope it brings you joy too!

SHOP: granulated sugar | gluten free oats | almond meal | castor sugar | corn starch | vanilla extract

New York Style Gluten Free Cheesecake

Servings 12



  • 80 g granulated sugar
  • 80 g oats gluten free
  • 80 g almond meal
  • 60 g softened butter
  • 60 g melted butter
  • *optional: zest of 1 lemon


  • 675 g cream cheese
  • 225 g castor sugar
  • 3 Tb cornstarch
  • 130 ml cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 175 g sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • *optional: 1tsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Grease and line the base of a 9” springform cake tin.
  2. For the crust, place the sugar, oats and almond meal into a bowl and mix. Add the softened butter and rub to distribute.
  3. Spread the crumble onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 10mins.
  4. To prevent the edges burning, toss to redistribute the crumb and bake a further 5mins or until golden.
  5. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  6. Process or crush the mixture to a rough crumb.
  7. Rub the lemon zest and melted butter through the mixture and press into the base of the lined tin.
  8. For the filling, using an electric mixer on medium speed, briefly beat the cream cheese.
  9. Mix the cornstarch with the sugar and add to the cream cheese. Beat until smooth, scraping down the sides now and then.
  10. Beat in the in the milk, lemon juice and vanilla.
  11. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, just until it’s combined.
  12. Add the sour cream and lightly beat through.
  13. Pour the mixture over the crust in the pan.
  14. Bake for 45mins. Turn the oven off, and with the door closed, let the cheesecake cool in the oven for 3 hrs. Cover the tin with aluminum foil and chill in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Serve with berries and/or berry coulis.