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This gingerbread cheesecake is the perfect combination of warm holiday flavours. It is made with a gingerbread cookie crust, gingerbread cheesecake filling, and a caramel topping with decorative cookies, the same used for the crust.

We made this cheesecake for Christmas last year as we celebrated it here in Finland and we thought to try something we had never made. Finland is the land of gingerbread cookies, so it felt like a great choice. When Christmas is approaching, supermarkets just get tons of them (and consequently, we eat tons of them. Diet is usually on a break during holidays, isn’t it?).

What ingredients for a gingerbread cheesecake?

First of all, we need to make the crust base and, for this, we will need gingerbread cookies and butter. As said, Finland has plenty of different cookies, so really easy to spot them here.

After having the base, we will be focusing on the cheesecake filling. We will be using the cookies also in the filling and, in addition to cinnamon powder, they will provide the classic holiday/Christmasy mood that we are looking for from this cake.

We will be using mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, vanilla powder and powdered sugar. In the end, once our cheesecake crust and filling are ready, we will be covering it with a yummy and sweet caramel topping, made with whipping cream and brown sugar.

The caramel topping is probably the layer that will require the most attention during the preparation of the cheesecake.

How to make gingerbread cheesecake

For the base

  1. Crush the gingerbread cookies for the base. you can use a food processor to speed up the process. If you do not have it or you don’t want to risk to break the cookies into tiny crumbs, place them in a dishcloth and use your rolling pin to crush them. Melt the butter and mix in with the crushed gingerbread cookies. 
  2. Butter a springform cake pan (18cm) and press in the base. Put the pan in the fridge while making the filling for the cake.

For the filling

  1. In a mixing bowl, whip mascarpone, whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar, and cinnamon until fluffy.
  2. Crush the gingerbread cookies for the filling. Don’t crush them too much. Leave some larger pieces. Mix into the rest of the filling carefully.
  3. Pour into the pan on top of the cake base. Put into the fridge.

For the caramel sauce topping

  1. Add the cream and sugar into a saucepan. Heat until the mixture boils, mixing constantly.
  2. Over medium heat, keep mixing for 10-15 minutes. The mixture needs to lightly boil at all times.
  3. When the sauce has thickened slightly, take off the heat and let cool down slightly but not completely.
  4. Pour the slightly cooled caramel sauce on top of the cake and make sure it spreads evenly. Let set in the fridge for an hour or two.
gingerbread chhesecake no bake

No bake gingerbread cheesecake

This scrumptious gingerbread cheesecake is a no-bake cheesecake. The only thing you need to cook is the caramel topping. The base and the cheesecake filling will only need to settle in the refrigerator, in total for a couple of hours.

As you do not need to cook this cake, it will be ready in around three hours, which we think it’s quite an acceptable amount of time for a mouthwatering dessert like this.

How to store gingerbread cheesecake

Even if this extraordinary cheesecake can be eaten in no time, we all know that during holidays, especially during Christmas, the food on the table is so much that we might have just a little tiny spot for dessert in our stomach. The good news is that you can store it in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Alternatively, you can cut it into pieces and store it in the freezer. When ready to eat, let it thaw for at least a couple of hours. In this way, slicing will be quite easy.


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Are you a fan of gingerbread baked goods? Have you ever made this cheesecake? What is your favorite holiday dessert?

If you want to find out more holiday dessert recipes, take a look at our No-bake Easter egg cheesecake and Pasha (one of the most traditional desserts to celebrate Easter in Finland).

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5 from 15 votes

Gingerbread cheesecake

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 40 min Cook Time 15 min Rest Time 2 hour Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins Best Season: Winter

Ingredients

Gingerbread base

Filling

Caramel sauce topping

Instructions

For the base

  1. Crush the gingerbread cookies for the base. Melt the butter and mix in with the crushed gingerbread cookies. 

  2. Butter a springform cake pan (18cm) and press in the base. Put the pan in the fridge while making the filling for the cake.

For the filling

  1. In a mixing bowl, whip mascarpone, whipping cream, powder sugar, vanilla sugar, and cinnamon until fluffy.

  2. Crush the gingerbread cookies for the filling. Don't crush them too much. Leave some larger pieces. Mix into the rest of the filling carefully.

  3. Pour into the pan on top of the cake base. Put into the fridge.

For the caramel sauce topping

  1. Add the cream and sugar into a saucepan. Heat until the mixture boils, mixing constantly.

  2. Over medium heat, keep mixing for 10-15 minutes.

    The mixture needs to lightly boil at all times.
  3. When the sauce has thickened slightly, take off the heat and let cool down slightly but not completely.

  4. Pour the slightly cooled caramel sauce on top of the cake and make sure it spreads evenly. Let set in the fridge for an hour or two.

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  1. Chef Dennis

    What a perfect cheesecake for the holidays!

  2. Geetanjali Tung

    It came out perfect. Kids love this. Thanks!

  3. Toni

    This was a huge hit at my house!! My kids enjoyed making these!!

  4. Mihaela | https://theworldisanoyster.com/

    I love a cultural mix, and this applies in the kitchen, too! This is a cake I would love to make at Christmas!:))

  5. Debra

    Absolutely delish. Adored that sauce….YUM!

  6. Kayla DiMaggio

    Yum! This gingerbread cheesecake was so delicious and amazing! I loved all the flavors!

  7. Pam Greer

    Perfect fall dessert!

  8. Oscar

    This looks so goo. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  9. Shilpa

    This is perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing

  10. Lucy

    This gingerbread cheesecake is the perfect dessert for the winter season. It’s such a delicious indulgent treat the whole family loves.

  11. Holly

    Gingerbread and cheesecake… what a perfect flavor combination for the holidays!

  12. Chris

    What an amazing cheesecake! I will make this one soon! ♥

  13. Liz

    This will be an annual favorite from now on!

  14. Natalie

    Lovely cake. I will bake this for christmas.

  15. Marcellina

    What a great no bake cheesecake with amazing flavor!!

  1. Chef Dennis

    What a perfect cheesecake for the holidays!

  2. Geetanjali Tung

    It came out perfect. Kids love this. Thanks!

  3. Toni

    This was a huge hit at my house!! My kids enjoyed making these!!

  4. Mihaela | https://theworldisanoyster.com/

    I love a cultural mix, and this applies in the kitchen, too! This is a cake I would love to make at Christmas!:))

  5. Debra

    Absolutely delish. Adored that sauce….YUM!

  6. Kayla DiMaggio

    Yum! This gingerbread cheesecake was so delicious and amazing! I loved all the flavors!

  7. Pam Greer

    Perfect fall dessert!

  8. Oscar

    This looks so goo. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  9. Shilpa

    This is perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing

  10. Lucy

    This gingerbread cheesecake is the perfect dessert for the winter season. It’s such a delicious indulgent treat the whole family loves.

  11. Holly

    Gingerbread and cheesecake… what a perfect flavor combination for the holidays!

  12. Chris

    What an amazing cheesecake! I will make this one soon! ♥

  13. Liz

    This will be an annual favorite from now on!

  14. Natalie

    Lovely cake. I will bake this for christmas.

  15. Marcellina

    What a great no bake cheesecake with amazing flavor!!

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