How to make Japanese Churro Cheesecake

Churros and cheesecake – individually, they’re stars in their own right, tempting the tastebuds with their singular charms. But bring them together and you create a symphony of flavor that’s nothing short of culinary magic. I’m gobble, a tenderfoot in the kitchen wonderland that is Food and Meal, and today, I’m bubbling with excitement to share a delicious twist on two dessert titans: Churro Cheesecake.

This delightful concoction came to me on a serene Sunday afternoon, the kind where the gentle hum of daily life seems to pause and the world smiles in sweet silence. It was during this pause that I craved comfort, something that would wrap my soul in a warm embrace and remind me of laughter-filled family gatherings. As I scoured through my repository of comfort foods, I found myself torn between the zesty cheer of a churro and the creamy solace of a cheesecake. That’s when it struck me – why should I have to choose?

Combining the crispy, cinnamon-kissed joy of a churro with the rich, velvety smoothness of cheesecake seemed almost rebellious, yet it was a culinary challenge I couldn’t resist. After all, life is about experimenting, tasting, and sometimes, creating something unexpectedly wonderful. Perhaps what makes this Churro Cheesecake so dear to me is not just the taste, but the feelings of innovation and joyous bravery it instills.

With the aroma of vanilla and cinnamon swirling through my kitchen, I ventured into the delightful process of blending these flavors. The result was a creation I can’t help but share with other kindred spirits seeking the thrill of dessert alchemy. This Churro Cheesecake is a tribute to the sweet tooth in all of us, a dish that conjures up festivity and comfort with each blissful bite.

Churro Cheesecake Recipes

Churro Cheesecake
Churro cheesecake – where crispy churro coating meets creamy cheesecake perfection
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Japanese Churro Cheesecake

This cheesecake is deliciousand will be your family favorite. If you have a small family gathering or justsome few friends coming over, you can surprise them with this yummy cheesecake.
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Course: Cake
Cuisine: Japanese
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: cheesecake
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 5 hours
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Gobble The Cook and James Anderson
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  • Combine water, butter, a pinch of salt in a saucepan then bring to boil. Add flour, mix and stir cook for some few Minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is beaten well.
  • Pour the dough in a bad with a pipe and nozzle then make a large spiral at the base of your springform pan.
  • Freeze so that the base is firm.
  • Preheat an oil pot to 350F then fry the churo until golden brown on all sides.
  • Transfer the churo to a plate then sprinkle sugar and cinnamon. Reserve the churo in a springform pan.
  • Prepare the filling by combining cream cheese, milk, vanilla extract, and unflavored gelatin.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture in a churo base then refrigerate for four hours.
  • Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon. Enjoy.



When making a Churro Cheesecake, you can imitate the traditional fried churros by adding cinnamon and sugar to the cream cheese mixture. You can also substitute caramel sauce for the nutmeg and vanilla. This dessert can be served chilled or at room temperature. You can freeze the leftover cheesecake for up to 3 months. Before serving it, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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Alternative Method: Air Fryer Churro Cheesecake

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Indulge in the golden elegance of churro cheesecake

To achieve a delightful twist on traditional cheesecake, follow these simple steps to air fry your Churro Cheesecake. Begin by preheating your air fryer to 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes. Whether you have a store-bought or homemade Churro Cheesecake, ensure it’s well-chilled if homemade. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking, then place the whole Churro Cheesecake or slices into the basket. Air fry the cheesecake at 350°F (175°C) for 5-8 minutes, or until the churro coating achieves a golden brown and crispy texture. Carefully remove the Churro Cheesecake from the air fryer basket and allow it to cool for a minute or two before serving. The result is a delightful combination of a crunchy exterior, thanks to the air frying process, perfectly complementing the creamy cheesecake inside. For added indulgence, consider drizzling caramel sauce, dusting with powdered sugar, or adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy the delightful crunch and warmth of this air-fried Churro Cheesecake.

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Tips for making Churro Cheesecake

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Churro cheesecake – a sweet symphony of flavors in every bite.

Serving Suggestions

For accompaniments from the provided list, Sashimi and Ginger Salmon offer a contrasting experience before the dessert. The light and fresh notes of raw fish with a touch of ginger cleanse the palate and gently prepare it for a subsequent sweet course. The juxtaposition of the savory and subtly sweet notes primes the taste buds for the rich cheesecake that follows.

Pairing drinks, Soy Milk and Oat Milk are excellent non-dairy choices that can complement the dessert course. Their mild flavors do not overshadow the complexity of the Churro Cheesecake, while their textures are smooth enough to balance the density of the cheesecake.

For a more adventurous suggestion, Sushi Ginger could be an intriguing side. Typically served with sushi to cleanse the palate between different types of fish, its sweet, vinegary bite could strangely complement the churro cheesecake’s sweetness and spice by providing a sharp contrast.

As an alternative, consider a tea pairing such as one that would be served with Bunny Chow or Irish Coffee. A robust, malty tea would provide a warm, soothing counterbalance to the dessert without adding additional sweetness. If selecting an Irish Coffee, the combination of coffee and whiskey could enhance the spice profile of the churros while cutting through the heaviness of the cheesecake.

For a more coherent after-dinner experience, incorporating Apple Crumble could offer a textured, fruity contrast next to the Churro Cheesecake. The subtle tartness of the baked apples in the crumble could complement the sweet, warm spices in the churro component, while the crumbly topping adds a contrast to the creamy cheesecake.

As a conclusion to the meal, a fragrant and delicate Pesto Panini or a savory Salami Panini could be consumed before the Churro Cheesecake. The herbal notes of pesto and the umami richness of salami provide a savory counterpoint that makes the transition to a sweet dessert more delightful.

Cooking Tips

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Drizzle, savor, repeat – the magic of caramel on churro cheesecake.

Firstly, one must consider the foundation: the crust. A churro’s essence rests in its cinnamon-sugar allure, hence using crushed biscuits mixed with butter and a generous dusting of this magical spice blend can set the mood right from the first bite, like the gentle strumming of a guitar preceding a passionate Flamenco dance.

The cheesecake filling should be smooth and velvety; for that, the cream cheese must be at room temperature, which encourages a luxurious texture reminiscent of a soft embrace. The sugar shouldn’t be overpowering, as the churro topping will carry much of the sweetness, offering a balance like a calming breeze after a sunny day.

Baking should be approached with patience; the gentle heat coaxing the mixture into solidity, akin to watching a sunset – it can’t be rushed. The cheesecake requires a stint in the oven until just set, and a slow cooling process to prevent cracks, an act reflecting resilience and care.

Once cooled, the pièce de résistance is the buttery cinnamon-sugar shower that graces the top, sticking to the surface like delicate morning dew on petals. One could even pipe stripes of dulce de leche across the cooled cheesecake surface prior to the cinnamon sugar to add a caramelly depth, catering to the desire for something more, an echo of the human yearning for sweetness in life.

Decorate, perhaps, with piped whipped cream around the edges, like soft clouds framing a work of art, offering not just contrast in color but also a lightness in flavor that complements the density of the cheesecake.

In indulging in this creation, one may experience a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, the result of combining two beloved desserts into one. The crispy texture and familiar spice of churros joined with the creamy, lush cheesecake; it’s a testament to how contrasting elements can come together in harmony, much like a duet that entwines different voices into a single, beautiful melody.

The Churro Cheesecake is more than a mere dessert—it’s an experience that can bring warmth to the soul and a smile to the lips. Each bite offers a dance of textures and a melody of flavors that can gently whisper to the heart that life, like food, can be a tapestry of woven contrasts, finding delight in the fusion of differences.

FAQs about Churro Cheesecake

  • Can I make the churro coating in advance? Yes, you can prepare the churro coating a day in advance, but coat the cheesecake just before cooking to maintain the crunch.
  • How do I store leftover Churro Cheesecake? Leftover Churro Cheesecake can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or oven for the best texture.
  • What if my air-fried Churro Cheesecake isn’t crispy enough? If it’s not as crispy as desired, you can air fry it for an additional 1-2 minutes, keeping a close eye to prevent overcooking.
  • Can I use a different type of cheesecake for this recipe? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different cheesecake flavors to create your unique twist on Churro Cheesecake.
  • Is it essential to serve Churro Cheesecake with garnishes? Not at all. While garnishes enhance the visual appeal and flavor, Churro Cheesecake is delightful on its own. Customize it to your preference.
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As we tie the final knot on our gastronomic journey with the hybrid delight that is Churro Cheesecake, it’s clear that this dish is more than a mere merging of flavors—it’s a celebration of culinary harmony. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned baker, every step taken in creating this masterpiece is laden with the promise of a sweet reward. Here at Food And Meal, we find joy in weaving together recipes that awaken your senses, and the Churro Cheesecake is a testament to our love for bringing inventive desserts to your table.

In reflecting upon the layers of luscious cream cheese and the cinnamon-accented crunch that graces each slice, remember that indulgence is one of life’s finest pleasures. With every creamy bite accented by the spiced whisper of churro topping, this cheesecake isn’t just a treat; it’s a sensory memory etched into the canvas of your palate—one that beckons you back for another slice.

At Food And Meal, we share your passion for taste bud exploration, and it’s our sincere hope that this Churro Cheesecake becomes a cherished addition to your collection of favorite desserts. We invite you to share your own experiences, variations, and the joy this dessert has brought you on It’s through this shared love of food that we continue to create, inspire, and savor together.

May your kitchen be filled with the delightful aromas of vanilla and cinnamon, and may your days be ever-sweetened by the confections you create. Until next time, keep baking, enjoying, and sharing the sweetness that life has to offer.

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Hi! I’m Paula from the Philippines, the passionate blogger and skilled photographer behind Gobble the Cook. I also spearhead the media photography for Food And Meal in Vietnam.
I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.
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