Things I have been cooking lately #74: White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

This cheesecake looks and tastes very impressive but is ridiculously easy to make. You could also replace the raspberries with strawberries or blueberries. I made it for a braai (BBQ) at my in-law’s house last weekend and it went down a treat.

Raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake

100g digestive biscuits
100g ginger biscuits
100g butter
500g white chocolate
250g mascarpone cheese
250g cream cheese
70g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
300g raspberries, plus extra for decorating

Smash the biscuits until fine either by putting in the food processor or by putting them in a freezer bag and hitting them with something heavy like a rolling pin. Melt the butter and mix together with the biscuit crumbs until well combined. Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of a loose bottomed cake tin in an even layer and place in the fridge to cool.

Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler (glass bowl rested on top of a pot of gently simmering water but not touching the water) and set aside to cool for five minutes.

Stir together the cheeses, vanilla extract and icing sugar until well combined. Fold in the melted chocolate and stir till well combined. Then gently fold in the raspberries reserving a few for decoration.

Pour the cheesecake mixture over the chilled base and smooth the top.

Cover the cheesecake and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the fridge about half an hour before serving. Then run a knife around the edge of the cake and then gently remove from the tin. Arrange remaining raspberries on the top of the cake.

Serves 10

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20 Comments

  1. I think I just fell in love.

    1. Abbi

      It’s one of my favourite desserts.

      1. Can’t beat chocolate + fruit.

        1. Abbi

          I love it. I might try this one with milk chocolate and orange next.

          1. OMG! I LOVE chocolate and orange!

  2. Im making this at the weekend. I’ve been drooling over my screen

    1. Abbi

      Let me know how it turns out. 🙂

    1. Abbi

      It always turns out perfect even if you make it with really cheap ingredients.

  3. sophiebowns

    Scrumptious! We made one recently!

    1. Abbi

      Did you make it with raspberries or a different variation?

      1. sophiebowns

        Raspberries and white chocolate! MMM!

        1. Abbi

          A classic combo!

          1. sophiebowns

            Oh yes! 🙂

  4. Man, I love cheesecake! But I liked mine topped with strawberries, hehe. I only get it at a restaurant though, cause as good as I am a cook, I’m definitely not a baker. Every time I try, I blow up the kitchen.

    1. Abbi

      You can definitely make this with strawberries… and there is actually no baking required!

      1. Unbaked cheesecake is definitely the best cheesecake. I find baked cheesecake kinda tastes like chalk…

        1. Abbi

          I’m not a fan either. This one has heaps of flavour and a great texture.

  5. Seriously ! Looks good… it is morning over here and I am drinking coffee and seeing your pics of cheesecake and lemon bars wishing I had one right now.

    1. Abbi

      I still can’t believe how good this cheesecake always turns out for so little work!

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