The Darling Nomadess: Gluten-Free Cheesecake Recipe

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Gluten-Free Cheesecake Recipe

This is the perfect cheesecake for summer. Normally, cheesecakes are too heavy for a summertime treat but this one is so light! It just melts in your mouth! You gotta try this for your next backyard bash this summer!

Montana Mom's Dynamic Cheesecake
Found in the Moosewood Cookbook

Prep time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes, cooling period, then 8 minutes more
Makes 8-10 servings

Tips: Make this a day ahead so it will have plenty of time to set. Use a food processor or blender to make the graham cracker crumbs.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2 cups of graham cracker crumbs (use gluten-free crackers)
1/2 stick of butter or margarine, melted

Combine then press firmly into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan.

16 oz (2 packages) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar (organic!)
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbs lemon juice (right from the lemon!)
1/2 tsp lemon rind (right from the lemon!)

Beat all filling ingredients together until smooth.
Pour onto crust and bake for 25 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. You will need the oven again, so you can leave it on, or reheat it.

1 cup sour cream
3 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Blend topping ingredients well and pour on top of cooled cake.
Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
Then, cover tightly (still in the pan) and chill at least 12 hours.

Top with your favorite fruits and enjoy!

Would you try this recipe? What's your favorite cake recipe?

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  1. mmm looks yummy I am definitely going to try it

    1. Let me know what you think if you make it! It's delicious! Thanks for visiting!!

  2. I'm gluten-free so I'll definitely try this! Pinning for later :)

    1. Let me know what you think, Elise!!

  3. Bumped into your website! Can't wait to make try it out. My boss only eats gluten free and I'm constantly looking for new recipes :)


    1. It's absolutely delicious! let me know what you think if you make it!! Thanks for visiting, Catherine!

  4. Definitely trying this, thanks for sharing!


  5. This looks delicious! I love how you've included the use of organic sugar. Thank-you so much for sharing this recipe - can't wait to try it out :)

    Thara from Moss & Stone

    1. I try to use as much organic ingredients as possible! it's sooo delicious! let me know if you try the recipe!!

  6. Looks so yummy! I've enjoyed looking at your blog. Check out SunShine PenPals and join the fun! We'd love to have you!

  7. Oh goodness, this might actually get me in the kitchen. I do have a cute needs to be put to

    I made some amazing Nutella-pistachio cupcakes from scratch once...then lost the recipe (which I had translated from Swedish, I might add). And I made vanilla cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting from scratch that same day as well (also translated, also lost, ugh). But both were amazing! I was quite proud of myself!

    ♥, Em (

  8. That looks delicious!
    (PS Welcome to Social Fabric!)


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