Get ready to salivate. Because these white chocolate raspberry mini cheesecakes are divine! My friend Laina is a very daring chef, always trying to come up with different recipes based on what she does or doesn’t have in her pantry at the time. Unfortunately, many times her attempts are a complete disaster (though they do provide for great stories). But every once in a while, she’ll end up with something spectacular. And this is one of those recipes.
We first had and fell in love with these little bites of delight at our Simple, Grown-Up Christmas Party this past year. So when I needed a special dessert for our Gender Reveal Party, I had Laina send me the recipe. They were again a huge hit (people were sneaking 3 and 4 when they thought the rest of us weren’t looking), and I decided to also use them for Henry’s Wheels on the Bus 2nd Birthday Party. People kept raving and asking for the recipe, and so, with Laina’s permission, I’m sharing it with you. As far as cheesecakes go, it’s a pretty simple recipe, and you can make it ahead of time, which is a huge benefit when preparing lots of food for an event. They freeze well (without the raspberries) and last about 5 days total in the fridge (though I wouldn’t make them more than 2 days in advance). So without any further ado….White Chocolate Raspberry Mini Cheesecake!
10 oz Nilla Wafer cookies
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 8oz packages of cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 oz white chocolate, melted
seedless raspberry jam (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
2 c sour cream
1/3 c powder sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Line cupcake tin with aluminum liners (remove paper liners).
Crush cookies and mix with melted butter. Press into muffin tins and refrigerate while making the cheesecake.
Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar, vanilla, and white chocolate, mixing until smooth. Reduce mixer to lowest setting and slowly add eggs one at
a time, mixing until smooth.
Place a small dollop of raspberry jam (approximately 1 tsp per muffin tin) in each cup, then top with the cream cheese filling. Bake 20 minutes, or until set, and cool.
While the cheesecakes are baking, mix the sour cream and powdered sugar until smooth. When the cheesecakes have cooled and the centers have dropped, top with the sour cream mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Garnish with raspberries and white chocolate as desired when ready to serve.
I’ve made these a few times now, and they’re always pretty ugly when they come out of the oven. And even more ugly after they have cooled. I don’t know if ugly cheesecakes are an issue that other people have as well, but if yours are, don’t worry. They will be very pretty once the sour cream mixture is spread on top.
Secondly, do not use white chocolate chips. They never melt well. Instead use Baker’s White Chocolate Baking Squares or a white chocolate baking candy bar (Ghirardelli makes a great one!) They will melt much better and make your life so much happier.
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