crock pot cheesecake - lemon with fresh strawberries

Crustless Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake

A rich, creamy, and totally fantastic cheesecake that is baked in a slow cooker!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon desserts, slow cooker cheesecake, slow cooker desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 211kcal
Author Inspired by Recipe Found in Better Home and Gardens Slow Cooker Cook book


  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or 1/2 tsp lemon essential oil
  • 1 tbsp gluten free flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

Strawberry Swirl

  • 1/2 cup strawberry jelly
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice


  • 1 cup warm water
  • Fresh berries and whipped cream for garnish


  • Spray a 1 quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, flour, and vanilla on medium speed until combined.
  • Beat in sour cream until smooth
  • Beat eggs on low speed until combined, stir in lemon zest, and stir in to the cheesecake mixture.
  • Combine the ingredients for the Strawberry Swirl, dollop over the cheesecake mixture and swirl in with a butter knife.
  • Pour into casserole dish that will fit in your slow cooker.
  • Cover dish with foil.
  • Place casserole into crock pot and pour 1 cup warm water around the dish.
  • Cook on high heat setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until center is set
  • Cool completely on wire rack, then chill 4-24 hours before serving
  • Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream


You can make these in 4 individual ramekins if desired. I used a bread loaf pan to make my cheesecake, which meant it took a little longer to cook, about 2 hours.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 180mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 0.6mg