Gingerbread Cheesecake Recipe (Grain-Free & Delicious!)

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When we have dessert, it’s frequently something simple like cookies or fresh fruit. However, when we want something extra special or a little fancier, we love this gingerbread cheesecake. Its spiced crust goes perfectly with the creamy cheesecake center and is a nice variation on the usual holiday desserts.

Top it with a little cinnamon whipped cream and… perfection!

Creamy Gingerbread Cheesecake: The Perfect Holiday Dessert

Most cheesecakes have a graham cracker crumb crust, but for the most part I avoid grains and refined sugars whenever possible. This recipe uses my grain-free gingerbread cookie recipe for the crust, made with almond flour and sweetened with dates and blackstrap molasses.

Bonus: The cheesecake doesn’t use the whole batch of dough, so you can also bake up some plain gingerbread cookies or store the dough in the fridge for another day!

No holiday required… the warm ginger and clove spices in this cheesecake are a perfect way to brighten up a gray winter day! Since I frequently make my own spice blends, I used my homemade pumpkin pie spice, additional cinnamon, and vanilla.

Cinnamon Whipped Cream on Top

The topping for this gingerbread cheesecake is super simple to make and also entirely optional. I just whip a little heavy whipping cream with a teaspoon of cinnamon. You could also use whipped coconut cream. This also goes well on my Crock Pot cheesecake recipe.

If you want your dessert to look extra fancy, bake a few gingerbread cookies from the leftover dough from the crust and use them as a garnish!

Gingerbread Cheesecake Recipe

The warm aroma of ginger, cinnamon, and molasses will fill your house when this festive grain-free gingerbread cheesecake is in the oven.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Calories 209kcal
Author Katie Wells


8 servings



Topping, (optional)

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


For the crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cut a circle of parchment paper to fit in the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan, or simply grease a pie pan with coconut oil.
  • Melt a little coconut oil on your hands and press the prepared cookie dough into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes.

For the filling

  • Beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Whisk in the molasses, honey, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Pour into the prepared crust and bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until the edges are fairly firm and there is just a slight wobble to the center.
  • Cool at room temperature for 1 hour before placing in the refrigerator to cool completely.

For the topping, (optional)

  • Combine the whipping cream and cinnamon in a mixer bowl and whisk until light and fluffy.
  • Top the cheesecake, slice, serve, and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 526IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Bake the leftover gingerbread cookie dough into cookies to garnish the cheesecake or freeze or refrigerate for another day.

More Festive Holiday Desserts

Do you have any favorite winter desserts? I’d love to hear about them!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


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