Gluten Free / Sugar Free Cheesecake

This delicious recipe is courtesy of Jen. Thanks Jen!



Ingredients / Directions: 

1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup ground walnuts
1/2 cup ground hazelnuts
(Any nuts will do, and you can even add seeds if you want to! Amounts
may vary depending on the size of the pan. I use an 8" round pan with
2 inch high sides for this one.)

Mix nuts together with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Press into
bottom of cake pan. Put in oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes (until
nuts are fragrant). Then chill in fridge.

Mix well together 1 1/2 pounds of low fat creamcheese
1 egg (organic is best!)
1 cup Splenda

Pour cheese mixture into pan with nutty bottom. Bake in oven at about
450 degrees for around 30 minutes. The cake shouldn't brown, but it
will split a little around the sides and that's when you know it's
done. Add 1 cup of any thick fruit puree or 1/2 cup of strong coffee
or powdered coco to the cheese mixture for different flavours.


Jen brought these to a

Jen brought these to a party and they were a hit! So tasty and rich. Thanks again for the stellar recipe :-)

When I make these, I'll substitute the splenda for xylitol (a sweetener used in Europe for over 100 years - popular with diabatics). I'll let y'all know how it goes...

Hi Patty, love your website.

Hi Patty, love your website. Please tell me how the xylitol worked in this recipe.



Hey there Delighted -

Hey there Delighted - thanks!
I never did get a chance to try this with xylitol. Xylitol has a bit of a "minty" taste to it - a kind of cooling sensation in the mouth - so on second thought, I'm not sure if it would taste that good with this nutty cheesecake in the plain version... but I could be wrong. It would probably work better using the fruit, coffee, or chocolate variations. Or maybe adding 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp ginger spice would help? If you get a chance to make this with xylitol, please let us know how it goes.


Hi, I'm wondering if you have tried to make this cheesecake with tofu to make it dairy free? I'm searching for a dairy free cheesecake recipe...any ideas?


Hi Lavonne,

Hi Lavonne,

There's a great sounding recipe for a vegan Chocolat Tofu Cheesecake here. The chef uses extra firm silken tofu and presses some of the water out overnight - she describes how to do this in the recipe. I haven't tried makeing a tofu cheesecake, though I think the above recipe would still work well if you used extra firm silken tofu prepared like in the linked-to recipe, in place of the cheese. Please let us know how it goes :-)


I'm going to try it tonight with Agave and lemon juice/lemon zest. I'll serve it with fresh raspberries or blueberries.