This easy raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake takes only 7 ingredients to be ready! Plus, it's no-bake, so no need to turn your oven on in this heat to enjoy a tasty dessert!
Hello and happy Wednesday friends!
As we continue to enjoy the hottest summer on record, please excuse me my complete lack of posting here! I'm sure that can be forgiven, after this incredibly delicious raspberry cheesecake recipe I have for you today!
Why to make this raspberry cheesecake?
If like me, you are currently enjoying one hot day after another, then surely you also suffer with a fear of turning your oven on in this weather, right? But fear not, this recipe is a no-bake, meaning you just prepare the whole thing, leave it in the fridge, and (try to) patiently wait. This means that you can still enjoy a heavenly delicious, homemade dessert without breaking a sweat in your kitchen! Also, the wonderful raspberries are in season, so it's a great way of celebrating this sweet and juicy fruit!
Making this recipe couldn't be easier!
Seriously, all what you need to do is crush some digestive biscuits with rolling pin, cover them with melted butter and transfer to the cake tin. To make cheesecake filling, you just mix the mascarpone cheese with double cream, and all what's left is to melt some chocolate and whizz some raspberries in a blender. The trickiest part of this recipe is to wait for the cheesecake to set in the fridge!
Any tricky parts, when making this recipe?
Honestly, it's going to be very difficult to screw up anything in this raspberry cheesecake recipe. Perhaps the trickiest part is melting the white chocolate. Make sure your bowl is not touching the water, and keep an eye on the water itself, it should be simmering, not boiling. Once your chocolate is in the bowl, keep stirring it until it melts, and as soon as it does melt, remove the bowl from the top of the saucepan. You can also add some of the melted white chocolate to the mascarpone mix, just make sure it has cooled down (otherwise the chocolate may set in the mix).
Great crowd pleaser, perfect for summer parties!
This raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake is perfect for any family or friends gatherings in the summer garden, and it can be prepared up to two days ahead, saving you all the precious time to enjoy a glass of something cool. I've been making it over and over again, especially at this time of the year, and seriously, not once I've heard someone complaining about it. It always disappears within minutes, and I've seen people licking their plates after it too (guilty!)!
As always, let me know if you try this recipe! Leave me a comment or rating below, and let's be friends!
Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake
- 150 g digestive biscuits
- 75 g butter or margarine
- 250 g mascarpone cheese
- 300 ml double cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
- 200 g white chocolate (broken into chunks)
- 400 g fresh raspberries
- Grease and line up the base of 20-23 cm springform cake tin.
- Place the digestive biscuits into a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin, until you have fine crumbs, but leave some chunkier bits too.
- Place the butter in a medium saucepan and melt on a medium heat. Add crushed digestives, stir the mixture together and transfer into prepared cake tin. Press the crushed biscuits into the tin with a back of a spoon, until levelled, cover and chill in the fridge.
- Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, mix together the mascarpone cheese and double cream with vanilla until it is smooth and has very soft peaks.
- Place the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and place on top of a pan of simmering water, stir until melted, and set aside for 5-10 minutes.
- Take out the cheesecake base from the fridge. Spread a layer of white chocolate over it, then top it up with mixture of mascarpone and double cream. Place half of raspberries in a blender and blitz until runny, then pour through a sieve into a bowl, discarding the seeds. Pour any remaining white chocolate over the top of the cheesecake, drizzle with raspberry coulis and decorate with remaining raspberries.
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
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Today's recipe was adapted from Mary Berry's White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake recipe.