Chai Spice Cheesecake — 26 Comments

      • Looks fantastic! I would love to adapt for my chai tea loving daughter who is celiac. I’m sure I can get gf cookies but do you think I can sub gf flour for regular flour? Thanks!

        • Hi Cindy, Yes. My son bakes gluten free. He takes my recipes and substitutes gluten free flour for the all-purpose and says it works great.

  1. Quick question….. This will be my first cheesecake and I’m very excited. I’ve noticed other cheesecake recipes call for leaving the cheesecake in the hot oven (turned off) for several hours after baking. Your recipe does not call for this (with a shorter bake time.) Just curious as to why. How does doing that or not doing that affect the cake?

    • Hi Betsy, As far as I know there are 3 ways to bake a cheesecake…one leaving the cheesecake in a hot oven (as you mentioned), cooking the cheesecake in a water bath and the easy method that I chose….just baking it. 🙂 Leaving the cheesecake in the turned off oven or in a water bath is supposed to prevent the cheesecake from cracking in the center. This cheesecake is so creamy it was fine with just baking. I hope this helps. Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  2. Hi Sheryl,
    I’m using a gas oven. Does the cooking time or heat change? I saw on your instructions to pull it out of the oven and let cool. Instead, should I leave it in the oven with the heat off longer?

  3. How many grams of cream cheese do I have to use? 8 ounce is roughly 250 gr but I think it is not enought. I must have done a mistake while I was converting.

    • Hi Sila, My calculations show 8 ounces equals about 227 grams. You’ll need to take that and multiply it by 5 to get the correct amount.

  4. Can this be made as individual sizes like in cupcake wrappers?
    If so what do you think the cooking time would be ?

    • Hi Cindy, Sure… can transform any cheesecake into mini size. It’s always a gamble when changing the recipe, keep a close eye on the first batch to make sure your temp and time is correct. Start with 350° for 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. I made this and it was delicious! The recipe worked beautifully, but took a little longer to bake. My only comment is that it is unclear that actually you need 40oz cream cheese. That is a LOT!!

    • It’s a big cheesecake. Use a smaller pan and cut the recipe to your personal needs. It’s a wonderful recipe and the spice recipe that is included with it is perfect.

  6. Hi, I am not able to get those spices for the chai blend but I do have chai tea bags. Would I be able to use those instead of creating a mix myself?

    • Hi Mai, One of the issues with that is the black tea. I don’t think you will get the same flavor. Which spice are you having a hard time finding? Maybe I can help you substitute that spice.

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