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Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake

This eye-catching cheesecake showcases red raspberries and heavenly dark chocolate. It’s a treat in our house for special occasions. —Robinne Hurt, Crossfield, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 38 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 packages (two 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Fresh raspberries and mint, optional

Directions

  • Combine the wafer crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved; cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; set aside. In another large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar; stir in cooled gelatin. Transfer half of the mixture to another bowl.
  • To one bowl, fold in melted chocolate and half of the whipped cream. Pour over prepared crust. To the other bowl, gently fold in the remaining whipped cream, then the raspberries. Pour over chocolate layer. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with berries and mint if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 472 calories, 36g fat (22g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Papaya
    Jul 31, 2020

    No comment left

  • GigiMarieMeme
    Feb 4, 2020

    I agree with the reviewers who state this is bland. I thought it was strange that the white layer doesn’t have either confectioners’ sugar or flavoring of any kind. I thought of adding both but, since I was making this for the first time, I followed the directions exactly. I should have followed my instincts. Four ounces of melted chocolate didn’t seem like enough for the dark layer but, again, I followed the recipe. This isn’t a cheesecake. It’s more like a cream cake. It’s a beautiful dessert, however, so I plan to make it again, when I’ll add raspberry extract or liqueur to the white layer and an additional four ounces of chocolate to the darker layer.

  • Glenda B
    Apr 3, 2018

    I agree with one thing, the directions were a bit confusing but once you're finished it's easy to figure out how to do it without reading everything. I made it for Easter this week, everyone loved it. I used about 2 1/2 times the raspberries because it was a little bland. That did the trick. Definitely a keeper!

  • atlanticsunrise
    Jan 23, 2015

    One of our favorite no bake cheesecakes. I do add up to a tablespoon of vanilla or 1 1/2 teaspoons of almond flavoring to the "white" layer because we initially found it too bland. Have also tried it with blueberries and enjoyed it that way as well. 1 packet of gelatin equals 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 teaspoons (aprox 7 g).

  • rudylenak
    Feb 11, 2013

    Love it

  • msmom98
    Dec 11, 2012

    The instructions are confusing. It tells you to mix cream cheese and set aside and then to mix more cream cheese with sugar and stir in gelatin and transfer half of thisto another bowl. How many bowls of cream cheese do we need and how much is in the small bowl and how much is in the large bowl...?

  • kirenmc
    Aug 7, 2012

    No comment left

  • jvanber
    Apr 25, 2011

    SO pretty and SO delicious! Not too sweet. Made this for Easter dessert. My family loved it!

  • mgford
    Feb 14, 2010

    I think the crust should have been baked in order to hold its shape, and I totally agree with the "bland" rating. It is much more attractive than it is good tasting.

  • Lizalee
    Feb 8, 2010

    It's attractive and sounds good. But, it was a bit tedious to make, and the flavor is rather disappointingly bland. Chocolate layer not chocolately enough, and lacks a vibrant raspberry flavor.