" Charlotte's Cupcake Corner: Vanilla & Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Vanilla & Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes

Well, here it goes, this recipe was so yummy and easy, I thought I'd share it with you all! Thank You to my darling hubbie for trying the first one. I also had the pleasure of meeting Dawn-Elizabeth Rudd who joined me for a coffee and a chat and tried this pretty little cupcake. Dawn offers lifestyle workshops, one a week in her old vicarage kitchen in Shirley, Derbyshire, so we had quite a lot in common. I'll include the link to her website and you can see which event you'd like to join her for. But, I digress, back to the recipe!

500g philadelphia cream cheese at room temp
100g fairtrade caster sugar
3 large free range eggs, whisked together
1 vanilla pod
175 double cream
200 fairtrade white chocolate, broken/chopped into small pieces (check it's gluten free)
1 punnet raspberries (or 2 depending on how fruity you're feeling)

1 preheat oven to 130 C
2 line muffin tray with cases, silver or pink would be lovely
3 beat together cheese & sugar
4 Gradually add eggs, whisk till combined
5 Scrape seeds from vanilla pod, add to cheese mix& combine well
6 pour cream into saucepan, bring to boil on medium heat
7 add chocolate to cream & mix well until all melted, stir well
8 add chocolate cream to cheese mix and stir until no lumps
9 chop half of your berries and place those into cases
10 pour cheescake mix over berries, fill to just under the rim
11 bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until set but a little soft in the middle, they remain pale in colour
12 cool to room temperature, place in fridge overnight
13 serve with 1 or 3 raspberries on the top of each & a sprinkle of icing sugar

NB you could use mixed berries, a punnet of each raspberries, blueberries & blackberries, or use frozen mixed summer fruit for inside the cup cases, and fresh raspberries for the tops

We've enjoyed 2 batches of these in our household of 2 adults, so I can assure you, they are delicious. I think they look very feminine, very elegant and work perfectly with afternoon tea, or as an easy to prepare in advance and quick to serve dinner party dessert

I'd love to know what you think of my first blog recipe share...please leave me a comment
Thanks ;o)

PS be sure to see when you'd like to join dawn-Elizabeth http://www.ruddmoncrieff.com/


  1. mmmm that looks lovely I will make an effort to make some of those! Lou x

  2. Hi Lou, thanks for leaving a comment! They're really easy and so pretty, hope you find them worth doing, Charlotte X

  3. I can't wait to try these, thank you for the recipe


  4. These look lovely! I must try them. Thank you for the recipe!