Gluten-Free 4-Layer Strawberry Cheesecake

Published on May 08, 2024

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Serves: 6
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This gluten-free Strawberry Cheesecake features four layers of deliciousness: a buttery chocolate almond base, a juicy strawberry filling, an airy cheesecake layer, and a velvety sour cream topping. What’s more, this stunning dessert requires only a few ingredients, the dessert is grain-free, and is simple to prepare.

4 layer gluten free baked strawberry cheesecake

4-Layer Strawberry Cheesecake: The Flavor

The cheesecake is light and airy, almost like a mousse, yet rich and decadent, and it perfectly complements the sweet-tartness of the strawberries and the nutty crunch of the chocolate almond crust.

You may also enjoy the Gluten-Free Baked Tiramisu Cheesecake, Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Chai Pumpkin Cheesecake, or keep it simple with these amazing Grain-Free Berry Cheesecake Bars.

slice of cheesecake with fresh strawberries on a plate

Easy Recipe: The Strawberry Cheesecake Details

What makes this dessert recipe so easy, all the ingredients are naturally gluten-free. This means no need to search for special ingredients that are gluten free.

Crust: Made From Scratch

The grain-free almond flour crust has a perfect balance of nuttiness and sweetness, enhanced with a hint of cocoa powder for a touch of indulgence. With just a handful of ingredients – almond flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and butter – you’ll create a base that’s both buttery and satisfyingly crunchy.

Strawberries: Fresh and Juicy

Next layer, the cheesecake has a juicy flavor of fresh strawberries. Tossed with a sprinkle of sugar and tapioca flour, these juicy berries burst with sweetness and add a fruity contrast to the creamy cheesecake layer. 

whipped mousse like cheesecake batter in a bowl

Cheesecake Layer: Hint Of Fresh Lemon

Now, let’s delve into the heart of this gluten-free dessert – the creamy mousse-like cheesecake layer. Made with cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, lemon juice, and a hint of natural pink food coloring for an elegant touch, this velvety smooth filling is a true indulgence.

Topping: Takes Less Than A Minute to Make

To finish this gluten-free strawberry cheesecake, there is a luxurious sour cream topping. Mixed with sugar and vanilla, this creamy layer adds a final touch of sweetness and a silky-smooth texture in every spoonful. It’s the perfect finishing touch to this 4 Layer Strawberry Cheesecake, elevating it from a simple dessert to an unforgettable four layer strawberry cheesecake.

Special Equipment (affiliates) 7-inch springform pan, electric mixer

close up of 4 layer strawberry cheesecake on a dessert plate


Room Temperature Ingredients: The cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs, MUST be at room temperature, this makes the cheesecake smooth without lumps.

Avoid Overbeating: When mixing the cheesecake batter, be careful not to overbeat it. Overmixing after you add the egg can incorporate too much air into the batter, which can cause the cheesecake to rise excessively in the oven and then collapse as it cools.

Don’t Overbake: Overbaking a cheesecake can also contribute to a cheesecake deflating. Bake the cheesecake until the edges are set, but the center still has a slight jiggle when gently shaken. It will continue to set as it cools.

Strawberries: You can use any berry, peaches, or apricots

Tapioca flour: Corn starch will also work

Almond flour: Ground walnuts or pecans are an excellent substitute, or ground gluten-free graham crackers or Oreo cookies.

Toppings: Chocolate ganache, whipped cream, fresh berries, raspberry sauce

9-inch cheesecake: For a smaller 7-inch cheesecake, follow the recipe as is. If you desire a larger size, simply double the recipe and use a 9-inch or even 10-inch springform pan. The baking time for the crust remains unchanged. For the cheesecake, bake for 50 to 60 minutes. When done, the edges of the cheesecake should be set and slightly puffed up, while the center should still have a slight jiggle when gently shaken. It shouldn’t appear wet or soupy in the center.

clean cut of a gluten-free cheesecake

How to cut baked cheesecake?

  1. Warm the Knife: To prevent the knife from sticking to the cheesecake, run it under hot water or dip it into a glass of hot water. Wipe the knife with a towel to remove excess water before cutting.
  2. Make the Initial Cut: Gently press the knife into the center of the cheesecake, cutting straight down to the crust. This first cut helps to divide the cheesecake evenly.
  3. Clean the Knife: After each slice, dip in hot water, wipe the knife clean with a towel to remove any residue. This helps to maintain clean edges on each slice.
  4. Slice and Lift: Using a slow, steady motion, cut through the cheesecake from the center to the edge. Slide the spatula or cake server under the slice to lift it out neatly.

one slice cut out of a strawberry cheesecake


This Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Strawberry Cheesecake is a delicious four layered dessert featuring a buttery chocolate almond crust, juicy strawberries, creamy mousse-like cheesecake, and vanilla sour cream topping. Whether the dessert is for a special occasion like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Birthday, this easy recipe is perfect for even novice bakers and guaranteed success.

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absolutely delicious and easy to make, thank you

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