Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake

This Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake has a blondie base that’s full of my favorite spices of the season – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. The no-bake eggnog cheesecake on top is smooth, thick and creamy. It’s a moist, chewy and wonderful cheesecake!

Wondering how to make an eggnog drink? Try my easy recipe for homemade eggnog.

Slice of eggnog cheesecake on a white plate

Homemade eggnog cheesecake decorated with swirls of whipped cream.

Eggnog Cheesecake with Blondie Crust

How is it that Christmas is only a week and a half away? It’s killing me. I’ve got family coming into town starting Friday and I’m so not ready for it. Not like I’m not ready for them to come, there’s just a lot to do to get ready.

I finally went Christmas shopping with my mom last weekend and got a few things done, but not nearly as much as I needed to. I did get the shopping for my nieces done though. They’re probably the most fun to shop for.

My mom and I were shopping in Target when I found the perfect top for one of them. Here’s how it went down:

My mom went into the store ahead of me – I had to stop at the bathroom. She told me to meet her in the food section. On my way to meet her, the perfect shirt was just starting right at me. My niece is totally into mermaids right now and the shirt was pink and said “Mermaid at Heart.” I was in love. And I got the very last one!

I glanced at the size and hoped that it was the right one.

Slice of eggnog cheesecake topped with swirls of whipped cream.
Slice of cheesecake with bite taken out.

I started walking over to the food section. My mom was in the produce, so I went up to her and asked if she knew my niece’s size for a shirt.

She turned, looked at me, looked at what was in my hands, looked back up at me and said, “You can’t have that, it’s mine. I got it first.”

To which I said, “No you didn’t. I got it first. The first time I saw it, I picked it up. It’s mine.”

She pointed at her cart where the shirt laid. “No, I already have it in my cart.”

“I don’t care. It’s mine.”

We just about threw down Game of Thrones style right there in Target. 🙂

Then she got scared of my fighting abilities and backed down.

Ok, so she really just decided to be the nice one and agree that I could have the shirt. She’s so much nicer than I am. I was gonna throw down. 😉

Decorated eggnog cheesecake on a cake stand.
I’d also throw down if anyone tried to steal this cheesecake from me. It’s the jam. You all liked my Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake so much, I decided to make this Eggnog Spice version version for Christmas.

True be told, I made an attempt at a no bake eggnog cheesecake last year and it never made it onto the blog. I didn’t have time to do all the necessary testing. That version was much too thin for cheesecake for my liking. I had been trying not to use gelatin.

Since then, gelatin and I have become friends. I’ve used it in a few recipes and am no longer afraid of it. That’s the way it is with most things. I fear it until I try it. Once I try it and am happy with it, the fear is gone. Such is the case with gelatin.

Slice of eggnog cheesecake on a plate with fork.

However gelatin alone was not enough to solve my no bake eggnog cheesecake thickness problem. The first round this time around did not work out the way I wanted either. Still not thick enough. The eggnog adds a lot of moisture, so it needs thickening in order to work as a no bake cheesecake.

Finally I got it! The final version uses both gelatin and some cornstarch to help thicken it. It’s a little more effort than some of my other no bake versions, but it’s well worth it. Nice and thick, and creamy. There’s some heating on the stove to help activate all the thickening, then you add the mixture to the usual cream cheese and sugar base.

The result is delicious! I absolutely love the combination of the chewy blondie with the thick, smooth cheesecake. It was a hit with everyone. Even the hubs, who doesn’t usually eat a ton of dessert, devoured this cheesecake. It’s perfect for the holidays!

Slice of eggnog cheesecake on a plate with a fork.
Slice of eggnog cheesecake sprinkled with nutmeg.

More Holiday Treats to Try

Eggnog Icebox Cake
Eggnog Crumb Cake
Eggnog Latte Cupcakes
Gingerbread Cookies with Eggnog Icing
Eggnog Cookie Dough Truffles

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Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake on white stand

Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake has a blondie base that’s full of my favorite spices of the season – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. The no-bake eggnog cheesecake on top is smooth, thick and creamy. It’s a moist, chewy and wonderful cheesecake!




  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • pinch of cloves
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/2 + 1/8 cup eggnog
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 0.25 oz bag powdered gelatin
  • 16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 oz cool whip


  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or rum extract!)


1. Line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, then transfer to a mixing bowl.
3. Add brown sugar and whisk to combine.
4. Add the vanilla, egg and egg white and whisk until incorporated.
5. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients.
6. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
8. Pour batter into springform pan and bake for 30-33 minutes.
9. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from pan to finish cooling.
10. Once the blondie is cool, make the cheesecake. Add cornstarch and eggnog to a small sauce pan and heat on medium-high until eggnog is hot and just starting to simmer around the edges. Do not boil.
11. Sprinkle gelatin over eggnog and turn heat to low. Whisk gelatin into eggnog until smooth, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. (I put it into another bowl and then in the fridge to speed cooling – about 5 minutes)
12. In another bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
13. Add eggnog mixture and nutmeg to cream cheese mixture and mix until well combined.
14. Fold in Cool Whip.
15. Place blondie back into the springform pan.
16. Spread cheesecake evenly on top of blondie, then put in refrigerator until firm about 3-4 hours.
17. To make whipped cream, add heavy whipping cream to a large mixing bowl and whip on high speed until it begins to thicken.
18. Add powdered sugar and whip until it you get stiff peaks.
19. Pipe whipped cream around edges of cheesecake. Refrigerate cheesecake until ready to serve.

Keywords: eggnog cheesecake, christmas dessert, homemade cheesecake recipe, homemade cheesecake, eggnog dessert, holiday desserts


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  1. Leslie

    Hi Lindasy, Could you use the blondie recipe with a baked cheesecake recipe? If yes would you bake it for approximately 20-25 minutes?
    As always thnks for your wonderful recipes. 🙂

  2. Krystle

    Hi! I made this cheesecake cake last night and followed the directions exactly as written. In your pictures, the cheesecake layer is very thick, however, mine turned out like a blondie (that looks amazing) with a frosting on top. I measured everything exactly so I’m not sure where this went wrong. I am excited to try it and serve it to my family tonight because it smells amazing! Just think your picture is a bit deceiving.

    1. Lindsay

      I’m sorry you feel the photo is deceiving, but it’s not edited and is pictured just as it was made and listed in the recipe. I’m not sure why your cheesecake layer turned out thinner, but I hope you were still able to enjoy it.

  3. Dina

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it for a dinner party this weekend. I have a couple questions. Is there an alternative to cool whip? Can I use homemade whipped cream instead, or is the cool whip necessary for the proper texture? 

    Also, how far in advance can I make this? Do you think I could make it the night before and refrigerate it until dinner the next day? I worry about the whipped cream on the top and whether or not it will hold or if it will end up melting a little.

    I love all of your recipes and the way you decorate your beautiful creations. You are so talented!!

    1. Lindsay

      Yes, you can use homemade whipped cream. I’d suggest using about 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. The powdered sugar will stabilize it. I make most things a day ahead and let them sit overnight. This recipe should definitely be fine. As long as you’re using the full amount of powdered sugar in the whipped cream, it’ll be fine.

      So glad you enjoy everything! Thanks Dina! 🙂

  4. Erica

    I made this yesterday for a friend that loves Eggnog- it was a hit!! I haven’t made a cheesecake for at least four years, so was happy to have it work out. So yummy!

  5. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking

    You’re such an awesome aunt!! And your niece has an awesome grandma too. That’s too funny that you both picked up the same shirt! I hope you have a wonderful holiday (and birthday) with all of your family coming to town! And this cheesecake… I want 5 slices. That’s all. 😉 Pinned!

  6. Jocelyn+(Grandbaby+cakes)

    I went shopping with my mom too but I still have tons more stuff to get before next week but in the meantime I will be staring at this cheesecake which is the insane answers to my prayers. I mean it is absolute perfection in every possible way!

  7. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Woah! My eggnog loving self is totally and completely in love with this dessert! It is gorgeous!!!

  8. Lindsey@American+Heritage+Cooking

    LOL My mom and I have so many of the same clothes it’s ridiculous! I just asked my husband for the same necklace that I got her for Xmas…we have a ladies agreement to just never wear the same anything at the same time…she who dresses first wins!

    This cheesecake blondie combo sounds delicious! I have been craving blondies but there has been no time to cave to my random foodie cravings! PInned!

  9. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    we’re on the same Brain Train today girl! Both posting eggnog recipes. BUT, your includes Cheesecake AND blondies, which there is absolutely no match for. Love it! Pinned!

  10. Mir

    Kids are so much easier to shop for. They have really clear interests, and their clothes are really cute. And there’s no better place to get into a throw down with your mom!
    This cheesecake is amazing. Anything with a giant blondie on the bottom is fantastic!

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I'm a wife and mom to twin boys, a baby girl and a sweet black lab with a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the sugar!

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