Raspberry Cheesecake

Raspberry Cheesecake

Raspberry Cheesecake

TODAY is National Cheesecake Day!  As you can tell from my excitement, I love cheesecake.  I love the sweet cream cheese taste and the melt-in-your-mouth, creamy texture.  You can do so many things with cheesecake.  The flavor selections are endless.  This week’s dilemma for me?  What flavor am I going to choose??  Since I love raspberries, I decided to go with a raspberry cheesecake with a chocolate graham cracker crust.  My family has been making this cheesecake recipe since I was a little kid when I first had it at my aunt’s house.  It is my go-to recipe for cheesecake and everyone loves it!

My mother-in-law, particularly loves cheesecake. Her birthday is on Christmas Eve, and every year, we make sure that she has cheesecake for her birthday cake.  She is the sweetest person you ever want to meet.  She is always there for us and is the best grandma to my kids.  She’s pretty sassy, too.  DO NOT cross her at the City Commission meeting!  I hope she has a great big piece when she comes over to watch my little guy today.  I have a feeling she will!

Like I said, I made my go-to cheesecake recipe, but I turned it into a Raspberry Cheesecake.  Back when I used to decorate cakes, there was a raspberry filling I used that always came out fabulous.  It’s made with frozen raspberries and it’s really simple to make.  I thought it would pair well with a chocolate graham cracker crust.  I was right!  I piped some fresh whipped cream around that baby and it was delicious!  If you’re not celebrating National Cheesecake Day today, you should.  With THIS raspberry cheesecake!


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Raspberry Sauce adapted from Cake Central

Raspberry Cheesecake


    For the Cheesecake
  • 4 (8-ounce) bars cream cheese
  • 4 eggs, beaten well
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • For the Crust
  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (About 1 3/4 sleeves)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • For the Raspberry Sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water


    For the Crust
  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a small bowl.
  2. Press enough crumbs into a springform pan to reach 1 1/2 inches up the side of the pan.
  3. Bake for five minutes on 350 degrees F.
  4. For the Cheesecake
  5. Beat cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer until creamy.
  6. Beat eggs with sugar in a separate bowl.
  7. With your mixer on low, pour in egg mixture very slowly. Scrape down the bowl and mix until combined.
  8. Add lemon juice and salt. Beat lightly until smooth.
  9. Pour mixture into the pan.
  10. Bake on 375 degrees F for about 40 minutes. If the middle is too wobbly, add 5-10 minutes more.
  11. For the Raspberry Sauce
  12. In a medium saucepan, combine the raspberries, water, sugar and lemon juice.
  13. Bring raspberries to a boil and simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes until the raspberries have broken down.
  14. Strain mixture through a fine, mesh sieve. Return strained mixture to saucepan.
  15. Dissolve cornstarch in water and stir half of the mixture into the raspberries.
  16. Bring the mixture back to a low boil and stir constantly until it reaches desired thickness.
  17. If needed, add more cornstarch mixture until you reach your desired consistency.
  18. Let mixture cool and pour over the middle of the cheesecake.
  19. Pipe with whipped cream, if desired.
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  1. Donna Brown says:

    OMG! That’s looks so good. I can’t wait to try it.

  2. I am so loving all the cheesecake recipes I’m seeing today. This raspberry cheesecake looks delicious! Such a classic staple!

  3. Oh the national cheesecake day has me craving a cheesecake. This looks great.

  4. That photo is awesome! I love the way the sauce pools around the cake. The cheesecake looks insanely good!

  5. Smart woman to want cheesecake! It’s the BEST. Love the raspberry – so pretty!

  6. We love cheesecake around here, too. In fact, we rarely have birthday cake – it is almost always cheesecake! Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits to bake with because of their tart and sweet flavor. They sound fantastic paired with the creamy filling!

  7. I am loving national cheesecake day.. Loving all the cheesecake recipes I am seeing all day.. this cheesecake looks amazing.. love the raspberry topping and the graham cracker base too.. Simply Yumm!!

  8. Michele, this cheesecake is beautiful! And very tempting. I’m kind of glad I probably don’t live around where you are, or I might be banging on your back door!

  9. How the heck did I miss national cheesecake day?! This look amazing! I seriously love everything about it. :)

  10. I never knew there was a national cheesecake day. Yours looks delicious. Can’t wait to make this for my husband’s birthday…he is a cheesecake fanatic. Pinning!

  11. i swear cheesecake day should become a national holiday! i am seeing SO many delicious cheesecake recipes and this one is no exception! definitely craving a slice right now.. looks divine.

  12. What a beautiful cheesecake! The raspberry topping sounds luscious and delicious with the creamy filling and chocolate crust! Perfection.

  13. Visiting from Happiness is Homemade link party. I love all that raspberry sauce oozing of this cheesecake, it looks delicious. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

  14. What a beautiful cheesecake!! I love raspberry cheesecakes :) such a great flavor combination!

  15. I have honestly never made my own cheesecake before! Sounds and looks tasty! Thanks for linking and cohosting with us!

  16. Oh my goodness this looks yummy, cheesecake has its own day, yes!!! Hugs

  17. What a beautiful looking cheesecake! Love the gooey raspberry topping and the chocolate crumb!

  18. Honestly, I want some right now. Yep. Right now! Cheesecake is my go-to! I could eat it every day…well, luckily I don’t! But, I could! :) Pinned.

  19. I just want to slurp that raspberry sauce right up!! :) I love that your mother in law always wants cheesecake for her birthday. Such a great birthday cake choice!


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