Each bite of Deep fried cheesecake recipe is creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. The recipe is so easy, and we have the best tips and tricks.

Close up image of Cheesecake Bites stacked.
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Cheesecake is always a good idea and this deep fried version is a real treat. It is actually very easy to make and you will be pleasantly surprised how quick this is. Deep-fried cheesecake bites have all the flavor of No Bake Cheesecake classic dessert but with a crispy exterior.

If you want a piece of cheesecake that is traditional, try Butter Pecan Cheesecake. You can also make Instant Pot Cheesecake, Lemon Cheesecake Bars Recipe and Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe.

What does Fried Cheesecake taste like?

Deep Fried Cheesecake is a completely different taste and texture than regular cheesecake. I have a few family members that do not like cheesecake but will eat these since they do taste different. It is similar to warm cream puffs.

The texture is different since it is fried. These cheesecake bites are so creamy on the inside with cheesecake batter but have the perfect crispy crust.


  • Frozen Cheesecake 
  • Pancake mix – any kind will work but we love this easy homemade pancake mix.
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil plus more for frying
  • Powdered sugar

How to make deep fried cheesecake

Cheesecake cut in pieces.

Step 1. First, cut the frozen cheesecake into small pieces. I normally do bite size 1 inch squares or cheesecake balls. Cut off any of the graham cracker crust. Once the pieces are cut, put them back in the freezer until you are ready to deep fry them.

Oil in pot.

Step 2. Go ahead and heat the oil. Use a pot that is deep. The temperature needs to be 360 degrees.

Pancake batter in bowl.

Step 3. Add the pancake mix to a mixing bowl.

Egg and milk added to mixing bowl with batter.

Step 4. Then add the egg, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.

Batter comibined together in bowl.

Step 5. Combine this really well. Finally, get the cheesecake bites out of the freezer and dip into the batter.

Cheesecake bites in hot oil.

Step 6. Put the coated cheesecake into the hot oil.

Bites in hot oil being turned.

Step 7. Cook a few minutes turning occasionally with a slotted spoon until they are golden brown. This does not take long.

Cheesecake bites on plate.

Step 8. Line a plate or a baking sheet with a paper towel. Place the fried cheesecake on the plate. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the cheesecake bites.

Topping ideas

Close up image of Fried CheeseCake Bites stacked drizzled with strawberry sauce.

Tips for Fried cheesecake

  • Try other types of cheesecake. Some tasty ideas include: chocolate chip, oreo or strawberry swirl.
  • This is also a great way to use leftover cheesecake. Just pop in the freezer so it is the right texture.
  • Enjoy these fresh. They are best served soon after frying.
  • Make sure the oil is not too hot or the outside will get too brown.
  • Roll the cheesecake in a tortilla instead of using pancake batter. Fry as normal.


Can you re-heat leftover fried cheesecake?

It is best to eat these right from the frying pan. But if you do have leftovers, they will last in the fridge up to 5 days.
To reheat pop in the microwave for about 30 seconds or just eat them cold.

How to store?

Place leftover cheesecake inside an airtight container. Refrigerate up to 5 days. Separate layers with parchment paper.

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Deep fried cheesecake

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Each bite of Deep fried cheesecake recipe is creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. The recipe is so easy and we have the best tips.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 88


  • 1 Frozen Cheesecake
  • 1.5 cups pancake mix any kind will work
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil plus more for frying
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
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  • Cut the frozen cheesecake into small 1 inch squares.  If the cheesecake as a thick graham crack crust, trim off some of the crust so that most of the insert will be the cheesecake mixture.  Place the frozen cheesecake pieces into the freezer until you’re ready to fry them.
  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot until the oil reaches 360 degrees F.
  • Place the pancake mix, egg, milk, 2 teaspoons vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Dip each cheesecake piece into the batter (let the excess batter drip into bowl), then place in the oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown all over.
  • Place the cheesecake bites on a serving plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the excess grease.
  • Serve with strawberry dipping sauce and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 88kcal, Carbohydrates 10g, Protein 2g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 90mg, Potassium 32mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 117IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 44mg, Iron 1mg

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