My gluten and dairy free lemon cheesecake combines a gluten free buttery biscuit base with a dairy free lemon flavoured creamy centre and tangy lemon curd topping. I’m so happy with how this recipe turned out, it really does taste just like the real thing, and had the thumbs up from lots of gluten & dairy eaters! If you do make this recipe I’d love to see, don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media.
Frequently asked questions
Which dairy free cream cheese do you use?
I personally find that the Violife Original creamy cheese works best for this particular cheesecake recipe. If you can’t get your hands on the Violife cream cheese, any dairy free original cream cheese alternative would work.
Which dairy free cream do you use?
For this recipe I used the Elmea plant based double cream. This cream does have a ‘may contain milk’ warning on so is not suitable for milk allergy sufferers (I’m only intolerant!) but any other dairy free double cream would work. Alternatively, if you are not from the UK and are unable to get your hands on any dairy free double cream, dairy free heavy whipping cream would also work for this recipe.
Which biscuits do you use?
Most UK supermarkets sell a Free From digestive alternative. I used 2 packets of these for the base.
Which tin do you use?
For this recipe I used a 23cm loose bottomed circular cake tin.
How long do I need to leave the cheesecake to set?
Ideally, this cheesecake should be left to set in the fridge overnight as the dairy free ingredients mean the cheesecake isn’t quite as firm as one containing dairy so needs slightly longer.
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