Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake

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Crunchy on the outside, sweet and creamy on the inside, this gluten free fried cheesecake will transport you to the state fair!Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake

Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake

Nothing says State Fair like food on a stick….better yet, fry that food and you are in State Fair heaven. Unfortunately, because I have Celiac Disease eating fried foods at most places is strictly off limits, however, there is no reason I can’t enjoy some fried goodies at home and LouAna Peanut Oil is perfect for frying up gluten free treats.  Plus, the gluten free fried cheesecake bites I make are so good, you would never know they are gluten free!

Yes, that’s right. I said gluten free fried cheesecake and I’m going to tell you right now, it does not get any better than this. Except maybe when you dip it in chocolate, strawberry or caramel sauce. Anyone who thinks that gluten free food has to be boring and tasteless has never eaten at my house. Flavor is never sacrificed around here!gluten free fried cheesecake

Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake on a stick is the ultimate indulgence. Creamy cheesecake center with a light, golden crunchy tempura style outside is the perfect bite. The only thing that makes these gluten free fried cheesecake bites better is that they are served with a trio of sauces for dipping- caramel, chocolate, and strawberry. Plus, since they are made at home there is no cross contamination- those who are gluten free (or not!) can indulge without worry!

Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake

 Part of always having great tasting food has to do with the ingredients I choose. Good ingredients always produce better flavors. It’s one of the reasons I chose LouAna Peanut Oil. I always get that perfect, golden crispy outside without overcooking the inside. Peanut oil has a higher smoke point than most oils, so it creates a seal that seals in the food’s natural moisture.gluten free fried cheesecake

LouAna Oil

When choosing which oil to use when cooking these gluten free fried cheesecakes, LouAna Peanut Oil was a no brainer. I headed right over to Publix and picked up a gallon!

Lou Ana was born in Opelousas, Louisiana in 1820. If anywhere knows good food it’s Louisiana, where food is an elemental expression of love, flavor and family. With over 120 years of cooking oil know-how, LouAna knows what they are doing! They have been crafting cooking oils forever- they have vegetable oil, peanut oil and now also have coconut and avocado oils, over 14 different kinds of cooking oil are now available. No matter if your sauteing, deep frying, or baking LouAna has an oil for you.

Gluten Free fried cheesecake

Making Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake

These gluten free fried cheesecakes are really easy to make, but taste like heaven. You won’t be able to eat just one!

Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake

Start with a cheesecake:

For the cheesecake, I made my normal cheesecake recipe, but I cooked it in a mini muffin tin and then froze them. You could make it in a pan and cut it into squares, but that just seemed like to much work! I chose to make it crustless because I wanted to really focus on the cheesecake wrapped in the tempura batter.

Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake

Whip up a tempura batter:

I created a simple tempura batter using just 3 ingredients! Gluten free all purpose flour, club soda, and an egg.

 Gluten Free fried cheesecake

Fry the cheesecakes:

Frying them is simple, but always be careful when frying items in hot oil. Check the side panel of your LouAna Peanut Oil for precautions about frying.

gluten free fried cheesecake

A couple of frying tips:

  • Recycle all those grocery ads and keep your kitchen cleaner by using them to catch any oil that may spill.
  • Brown paper bags are great for absorbing any excess oil. Use them to place freshly fried foods on instead of paper towels.

Your family is going to be so excited to try these gluten free fried cheesecakes. LouAna is always the start of something good, and these cheesecakes are no exception!

What are your favorite fried foods to get when you’re at the fair?

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Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake



  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Gluten Free Tempura Batter

  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 cup cold club soda
  • 1 egg
  • Peanut Oil

To Serve

  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Caramel Sauce



  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Beat together softened cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  • Divide into a 12 mini muffin tin (I used cupcake liners for easy clean up).
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let cool and freeze.

Gluten Free Fried Cheesecakes

  • Make tempura batter by sifting gluten free flour, then mix in cold club soda and egg.
  • Heat peanut oil to 350 degrees.
  • Dip frozen cheesecakes into batter and drop carefully into oil.
  • Flip several times, cooking for about 3 minutes.
  • Remove and let drain.
  • Add a stick, dipping sauce, and enjoy!

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  • Reply
    June 20, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    How decadent and fun!! I really love fair food! Gonna make these bad boys!

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    June 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Using club soda for the batter is a great idea – I imagine it keeps things light & fluffy!

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    June 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try the !!

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    June 14, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    These look scrumptious!

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    Molly Kumar
    June 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    This sounds so delicious!!! I love tempura but never tried a fried cheesecake version. I’m bookmarking it and will try in our next party.

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    June 14, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Ahh! I’ve never tried fried cheesecake, just fried ice cream. My dad’s favorite desert is cheesecake so I might have to whip this up for father’s day. Awesome post.

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    Shari E
    June 14, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Wow! Looks delicious. Thanks for the very specific instructions!

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    Amanda Rosson
    June 14, 2017 at 3:17 am

    I recently went gluten free and have been so sad by the lack of desserts in my life. I have gluten free flour but haven’t really known what to do with it. I am SO so excited to try out this recipe as I loveeee cheesecake and anything fried – also I am so happy I discovered your blog!!

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    June 13, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    This looks delicious! I love cheesecake and especially anything fried. Pinned this for later ?

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    June 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Whoa! Gluten-free doesn’t have to be boring. You’re right about that, Amanda. These look fun.

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    Christine McMichael
    June 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Oh my GOODNESS, I definitely need this recipe in my life! Looks amazing. My husband would especially love this!

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    Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms
    June 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Wow, this sounds delicious! Fried cheesecake always reminds me of going to the fair in the summer!

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    June 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Oh my goodess! So good. You totally had me at fried 🙂

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    June 13, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Looks delicious! My daughter has celiac and was just telling me the other day how much she missed having treats like this. I can’t wait to make it for her.

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    June 13, 2017 at 9:07 am

    We are gluten free, but my daughters are not. My youngest (14) loves cheesecake, this just might be the one recipe that we can all agree on! Thanks so much! Making it this weekend!

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    Veena Azmanov
    June 13, 2017 at 2:26 am

    I must admit I have never tried a fried cream cheese dessert before. SO intrigued! It’s sounds so wonderful though. can’t wait to try it.

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    Alisa Fleming
    June 13, 2017 at 1:21 am

    This recipe is so unique and fun! You know, I’ve never deep fried anything, but this looks tempting.

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    Adriana Lopez Martn
    June 13, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Yummy idea love how you made cheesecake bites with a tempura like finish. Looks lovely and so tasty!

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    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen
    June 12, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    YOu had my attention with the word cheesecake! Cheesecake is my most favorite dessert in the world!

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    Latasha | Arts and Budgets
    June 12, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    These fried cheesecakes look so delicious! I totally would love to try them with my family. 🙂

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    Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat.
    June 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I’ve never heard of Fried Cheesecake before…how have I never heard of this?? Sounds and looks amazing!

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    Lindsay Cotter
    June 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Gluten Free Fried Cheesecake on a stick!! Yes please! These look heavenly! I wish I was enjoying a few of these right now!

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    Hanady | Recipe Nomad
    June 12, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Oh my goodness I want one now! I love cheesecake and have always wanted to make the fried version! Thanks for the share!

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    Felicia @ The Starving Chef
    June 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Okay I’m obsessed with this. Definitely need to give it a try soon!

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    Marie, Mamma's Cooking
    June 12, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    My son would love these! I love making things with tempura batter, but haven’t tried desserts yet. This will have to be one of our summer cooking experiments ?

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    Margaret E Clegg
    June 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I LOVE the idea of fried cheesecake! Your recipe looks easy, which is something else I love!

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    June 12, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Wow these look absolutely incredible!!! Can’t wait to try 🙂

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