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gingerbread cheesecake

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Gingerbread Cheesecake is an easy but stunning holiday dessert. Each creamy slice is sweet, warmly-spiced, and perfectly tangy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gingerbread Cheesecake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chill: 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 653kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 2 1/2 cups gingersnaps crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted


  • 32 ounces full fat cream cheese 4 packages at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Wrap the outside of a 9 or 10-inch springform pan in foil for a water bath.
  • In a food processor add the Crust ingredients and pulse until combined.
  • Press them onto the bottom of the springform pan and up the sides of the pan about an inch.
  • Add the cream cheese to a large bowl and beat until fluffy.
  • Add the brown sugar and beat until combined, then add the sour cream, vanilla, and the eggs one at a time. Beat just until combined, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add the molasses, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and beat until fully combined.
  • Pour the filling into the springform pan. Place the pan into a larger pan, filled with an inch of hot water.
  • Bake in a water bath for 60 minutes.
  • When done baking, turn off the oven, remove the pan from the water bath and place it on the middle oven rack. Leave the oven door cracker and let the cheesecake in the oven to cool.
  • Transfer to the fridge for 8 hours or until fully chilled.
  • Serve with whipped cream dusted with cinnamon.



Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 1457IU | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 3mg