Gluten Free Baked German Cheesecake

There are many ways to make a cheesecake. This sumptuous gluten free cheesecake is baked using two types of cheeses creating that perfect creamy texture. The cake is light slightly flavoured with fresh lemon juice and if desired topped with our fresh raspberry sauce. Recipe included

What I love about this cheesecake, it can be made in advance and will keep up to five days when refrigerated without losing that perfect cheesecake texture and flavour. This cheesecake is also grain free

Ingredients

CRUST
¾ cup almond flour
¼ cup tapioca flour or tapioca starch
2 Tbsp. agave nectar or pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 large egg, whisked
FILLING
1 cup cream cheese, room temperature
¾ cup Turbinado raw sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
4 cups whole milk good quality ricotta cheese
1 Tbsp. tapioca flour
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice and lemon zest of 1 lemon
3 large eggs
TOPPING (optional)
½ cup water
1 1/2 tsp. tapioca flour
¼ cup Turbinado raw sugar
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
6 oz. fresh raspberries

Instructions

CRUST
Preheat oven to 350 F and line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with a circle of parchment paper
Mix together crust ingredients and then evenly spread on the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until the crust is slightly golden. Set aside
FILLING
While the crust is baking, in a food processor combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add ricotta cheese, tapioca flour and lemon juice with zest and process for about 2 minutes until smooth. Add 1 egg at a time until well combined
Pour filling into the crust and bake for 60 - 70 minutes or until the top is lightly golden
Turn the oven off and slightly open the oven door to cool the cake
Then refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight
TOPPING (optional)
Whisk together water, tapioca flour, sugar and lemon juice. Pour into a small saucepan and while stirring cook until the sauce thickens about 3 minutes. Add raspberries and bring to a boil. Give it one stir and remove from the heat. Cool the sauce and refrigerate until ready to use
Note: the cheesecake may slightly crack after baking, this is normal. The cheesecake will keep up to 5 days when refrigerated


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