Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
5 from 7 votes
Indulge in a slice of creamy and decadent raspberry swirl cheesecake, a timeless classic with a fruity twist. This dessert brings together the richness of cream cheese with a burst of raspberry flavour. Learn how to make it at home and make any occasion extra special.
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Indulge in the delightful decadence of a homemade Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake. This dessert combines the rich creaminess of cheesecake with the vibrant flavor of fresh raspberries, creating a treat that’s both elegant and irresistible.

Originating from the classic cheesecake tradition, this recipe introduces a playful twist with a swirl of raspberry goodness, adding a burst of fruity freshness to every bite.

Crafting this Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake may seem daunting, but fear not, for I’m here to guide you through each step. From preparing the biscuit base to achieving that perfect marbled finish, this recipe promises a culinary adventure that’s as rewarding as it is delicious.

Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply craving a sweet indulgence, this cheesecake is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

Embark on a journey of flavors and textures as you dive into the velvety smoothness of the cream cheese filling, punctuated by pockets of tart raspberry swirls. With a few simple ingredients and a bit of patience, you’ll create a masterpiece that’s worthy of any dessert table.

Expert Tip: Use a water bath (bain-marie) to bake the cheesecake for a more even and gentle heat distribution, reducing the risk of cracking.


Digestive Biscuits: These biscuits form the base of our cheesecake, providing a crunchy contrast to the creamy filling. Their buttery flavor complements the richness of the cream cheese, creating a harmonious balance of textures.

Butter: Melted butter binds the crushed digestive biscuits together, forming a sturdy base for the cheesecake. Its subtle richness adds depth to the biscuit layer, enhancing its overall flavor.

Cream Cheese: The star of our cheesecake, cream cheese lends its luxurious creaminess to the filling. Its mild tanginess serves as the perfect canvas for the vibrant raspberry swirls, resulting in a luscious dessert that melts in your mouth.

Sugar: Sweetness is essential to balance the tanginess of the cream cheese and the tartness of the raspberries. Sugar not only sweetens the filling but also helps achieve the desired texture and consistency.

Plain Flour: Adding a small amount of flour helps stabilize the cheesecake filling, ensuring a smooth and creamy texture. It also helps prevent the filling from cracking during baking.

Eggs: Eggs act as a binding agent, helping to hold the cheesecake filling together. They contribute to the richness and structure of the filling, resulting in a velvety smooth texture.

Sour Cream: Sour cream adds a subtle tanginess and richness to the cheesecake filling, elevating its flavor profile. Its creamy texture enhances the smoothness of the filling, creating a decadent dessert experience.

Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract infuses the cheesecake filling with warm, aromatic flavor notes, enhancing its overall depth and complexity. Its sweet, floral aroma complements the richness of the cream cheese, adding an extra layer of indulgence.

Raspberries: Fresh raspberries provide a burst of vibrant color and fruity flavor to our cheesecake. Their tartness contrasts beautifully with the creamy sweetness of the filling, creating a delightful flavor contrast.

Raspberry Jam: Raspberry jam adds an intense burst of raspberry flavor and helps achieve the desired swirl effect in our cheesecake. Its thick, syrupy consistency ensures that the swirls remain distinct, creating a visually stunning presentation.

Expert Tip: Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing to achieve a smooth and creamy cheesecake filling.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve slices of Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.
  • Garnish each slice with fresh raspberries and mint leaves for a pop of color and freshness.
  • Pair the cheesecake with a glass of sparkling wine or champagne for a sophisticated dessert experience.
  • For a festive touch, drizzle raspberry sauce or chocolate ganache over the cheesecake slices before serving.
  • Enjoy the cheesecake alongside a cup of hot coffee or tea for a cozy and comforting dessert indulgence.

Expert Tip: For a cleaner swirl effect, avoid overmixing the raspberry puree into the cheesecake filling. A few gentle swirls with a knife or skewer will create a beautiful marbled pattern without blending the colors too much.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake last in the refrigerator?

The cheesecake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, tightly covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent drying out.

Can I use frozen raspberries instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can use frozen raspberries, but be sure to thaw and drain them thoroughly before pureeing and swirling into the cheesecake.

Why is it important to let the cheesecake cool in the oven with the door open?

Allowing the cheesecake to cool gradually in the oven helps prevent it from cracking due to sudden temperature changes. This gradual cooling process ensures a smooth and creamy texture.

Can I substitute another fruit for the raspberries?

Yes, you can experiment with different fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries to create your own unique flavor combinations.

How can I prevent the biscuit base from becoming soggy?

To prevent the biscuit base from becoming soggy, ensure that the melted butter is thoroughly mixed with the crushed biscuits and press the mixture firmly into the cake tin. Additionally, you can bake the biscuit base for a few minutes before adding the filling to help set it.

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Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

by Nabeela Kauser
Indulge in a slice of creamy and decadent raspberry swirl cheesecake, a timeless classic with a fruity twist. This dessert brings together the richness of cream cheese with a burst of raspberry flavour.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Setting Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 8
Calories 605 kcal


  • 200 g Digestive Biscuits
  • 100 g Butter Melted
  • 500 g Cream Cheese
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 15 g Plain Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 150 g Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150 g Raspberries
  • 2 tbsp Raspberry Jam


  • Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius and line a 20 cm round cake tin with baking paper.
  • Crush the digestive biscuits into a fine powder and combine them with the melted butter, then press the mixture into the bottom of your prepared tin.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, and flour. Mix until smooth and well blended.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is well incorporated before adding the next.
  • Add the sour cream and vanilla extract. Mix well until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture over the biscuit base in the cake tin.
  • In a blender, puree the raspberries and raspberry jam. Then drizzle this mixture over the cream cheese layer, using a knife to gently swirl it into the cream cheese to create a marbled effect.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until set and the centre is slightly jiggly. Let the cheesecake cool in the oven with the door open, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 605kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 9gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 437mgPotassium: 210mgFibre: 2gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 1364IUVitamin C: 6mgVitamin D: 0.3µgCalcium: 117mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Baking, Cakes, Cheesecakes, Food, Fruit, Raspberry, Recipe, Summer
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