Lactose-free and gluten-free almond cheesecake
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Lactose-free and gluten-free almond cheesecake

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Our lactose-free and gluten-free cheesecake with almonds is bound to take the cake regardless of the occasion. Maxing out on rich nuttiness, this gluten-free cheesecake recipe with velvety cream cheese filling, roasted almonds, and fresh, juicy blueberries makes for a flavour combination perfect for when you want to wow guests.


Almond bottom
  • Bake almonds in the oven at 150°C for about 20 mins until golden. Let them cool completely.
  • Cut dates into smaller pieces and mix them in a food processor along with the cooled almonds. Mix until you have an evenly mixed ball.
  • Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 20-22 cm springform tin with baking paper. Leave in the fridge to cool.
Cream cheese filling
  • Soak gelatine leaves in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.
  • Place cashews in a blender with lactose-free cream cheese, coconut oil, almond butter, rice malt syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Blend until you have a velvety mass.
  • Warm juice and zest of lime in a small saucepan and dissolve 3 leaves of gelatine in it. Pour a few tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture into the saucepan and stir until smooth. Pour the entire contents of the saucepan back into the blender and blend well.
  • Remove the cake from the fridge and pour the cream cheese filling into the springform tin. Leave to set in the fridge for about 4 hours.
To serve
  • Remove the cake from the springform tin and decorate it with chopped almonds and fresh blueberries before serving.

A non-bake treat needs the right consistency. Try soaking the cashew nuts overnight to make them easier to blend into the smooth mixture you need for the filling. Similarly, if you deem your dates a bit dry, soak them for a couple of minutes in warm water before blending.

Questions about lactose-free and gluten-free cheesecake

If you have questions, we have the answers. Read how to make cheesecake gluten-free, what ingredients to use, and how to store any leftovers here below.

Is cheesecake gluten-free?
Not all cheesecakes are gluten-free by default, but it is possible to make gluten-free cheesecakes. For example, make a base of dates and almonds and a velvety cream cheese filling added cashews, vanilla extracts, and lemon zest.
How to store lactose-free and gluten-free cheesecake?
Like any other cheesecake, you can store lactose-free and gluten-free cheesecake for 3-5 days in the fridge. Just make sure to put in an airtight container or cover it in plastic wrap or foil to ensure freshness and flavour.
Can you freeze lactose-free and gluten-free cheesecake?
If you need to store your gluten-free cheesecake for longer than 3-5 days, you can freeze it. Seal in an airtight container or with foil or wrap and place it in the freezer. Let it thaw overnight in the fridge before you enjoy it. This way, its texture will be largely unaffected.


Almond bottom with dates
Medjool dates, stoned
Whole almonds, blanched
180 g
Cream cheese filling
Gelatine sheets
400 g
Lactose-free cream cheese
300 g
Coconut oil, melted
125 g
Almond butter, made from roasted almonds
75 g
Rice malt syrup
180 g
Vanilla extract
1 tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 tsp
Lime fruit, juice and finely grated zest
To serve
Roasted almonds, skin on, chopped coarsely
100 g
Fresh blueberries
180 g

Make a lactose-free and gluten-free cheesecake for everyone to enjoy

Cakes should be for all to enjoy, and our indulgent lactose-free and gluten-free cheesecake fits the bill. Any occasion is a great occasion to show off your new favourite cake. So, if you are having a birthday party, a couple of guests for dinner, or an old friend for afternoon tea, this showstopper is more than ready to dazzle them all.

The deep, flavourful richness of the base combined with the tangy cream cheese filling ensures satisfaction in every bite. And with fresh blueberries and crunchy almonds on top, you can present a cake that has the flavour as well as the looks.

A non-bake base of almonds and dates

Apart from being both gluten and lactose-free, this almond cheesecake is also non-bake, meaning it requires no baking time. It consists of almonds and dates which create a sweet and crunchy base. The sweet dates go extremely well with the almonds, as their slightly caramel-like flavour adds a new dimension of sweetness.

Dates work perfectly as a natural sweetener in various recipes like these lactose-free cinnamon swirls. For another no-bake option, try our simple strawberry lactose-free cheesecake.

A smooth and fresh cream cheese filling with lime

If you want to make the perfect cheesecake, you need the perfect filling, and our gluten-free cheesecake has just that. Cashews and lactose-free cream cheese combine with ease to create a velvety-smooth mixture. Its slightly tangy taste is complemented by the mild richness of coconut oil and almond butter, while vanilla extract, cinnamon, and lime zest bring beautiful aromas. The lime juice acts as the kicker; its freshness gives it a welcome zing.