This white chocolate raspberry cheesecake will make you swoon! Sweet, creamy white chocolate cheesecake, swirled with ruby-red raspberry sauce. YUM!

A perfect slice of white chocolate raspberry cheesecake on a white plate, with the whole cheesecake in the background.

Oh my goodness, this one is a winner my friend!

White chocolate. Raspberry. Cheesecake. With Oreo Crust!

I am telling you- this really works. And I know my stuff.

I’ve got plenty of cheesecake recipes to prove it. Check out this pumpkin chocolate swirl cheesecake if you don’t believe me. Or this Oreo cheesecake! Or this easy no-bake cheesecake.

Cheesecake is one of my most favoritest things in all the land, and this white chocolate raspberry cheesecake *might* be my best one yet!

The creamy, New York cheesecake filling is infused with the unmistakable richness of white chocolate.

The raspberry swirl is a gorgeous, ruby-red color, and not only that, it’s fruity and a little tangy, providing the perfect counterpoint to the sweetness of the white chocolate.

And then the Oreo crust chimes in with a great crunch and hit of dark chocolate flavor.

My friend is having a backyard Labor Day bash in a few weeks. She LOVED the last time I made cheesecake, so this one is definitely coming to the party! I can’t wait to share it there, and I bet your friends and family will love it too!

Slice of white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake with a text overlay above reading "White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake."

HOW TO MAKE WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE

This recipe consists of three main components:

  1. Oreo Crust
  2. White Chocolate Cheesecake Filling
  3. Raspberry Swirl

And it’s also got some pretty garnishes. Those are optional, but I do think they make for an extra-eye-catching presentation!

OREO CRUST

You can find the recipe for the Oreo crust here: Oreo Pie Crust. It takes 5 minutes or less and only has 2 ingredients.

Just press it into an even layer in the bottom of a greased 8-inch diameter cake pan. (I know this is a little unusual; don’t worry I’ll talk more about the pan later in the post!)

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE FILLING

Start the filling by placing the cream cheese, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Cream cheese, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.

Beat these together until smooth.

Adding eggs to cheesecake batter.

Then scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, and add the first egg.

It’s really important that you add the eggs one at a time, scraping after each addition. This will prevent lumps!

Once all the eggs have gone in, add the yolks, cream, vanilla, and melted white chocolate.

Adding melted white chocolate to cheesecake batter.

I like to use white chocolate bars for melting, rather than chips because chips often contain stabilizers that will prevent them from melting smoothly.

Just break the bars into small pieces and microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring.

Or you could use a double boiler.

Stirring cheesecake batter in a stand mixer.

Stir the batter just until everything is combined, then pour it over the prepared crust.

Pouring cheesecake batter over an Oreo crust.

Doesn’t that look so tempting?? Just wait, it gets even better.

RASPBERRY SWIRL

To create the swirl, we are just using some of that raspberry sauce I posted last week: Raspberry Sauce.

Drizzling raspberry sauce over cheesecake.

Drizzle the sauce in a random pattern all over the top of the cheesecake.

You could also put a layer of it halfway in the middle of the cheesecake, for an extra hit of berry flave. This is what I did- although you can’t really see it in the pics, it is there, and it is absolutely delish.

Swirling raspberry sauce into cheesecake batter with a wooden skewer.

Next just swirl the sauce into a pretty pattern. I like to use a bamboo skewer for this, but you could also just use a toothpick or the tip of a sharp knife.

Pouring water into a large baking dish to bake cheesecake.

This cheesecake gets baked in a water bath, which is great for preventing cracks and ensuring a really smooth, creamy texture.

Place the cheesecake into a larger baking dish, pour water all around until it comes about halfway up the sides of the pan, and bake!

THE GARNISHES

These are totally optional, but they sure make this cheesecake look dazzling!

Pipe swirls of softly whipped cream around the edge of the cake, then add fresh raspberries and a flurry of powdered sugar. Gorgeous!

THE PAN

You might be wondering why I recommend baking this in a regular cake pan, when most cheesecake recipes call for a springform pan.

Well, I have just never had any luck with those. Even when wrapped in foil, they always, ALWAYS leak.

Not to mention that I’ve lost more springform pan bottoms than I care to admit.

Overhead image of white chocolate raspberry cheesecake with slices on white plates with silver forks.

Nothing is worse than a soggy crust, so back in my pastry chef days, I did some experimenting and found that regular cake pans work beautifully for cheesecakes. As long as they’re greased well and lined with parchment, the cheesecake will slip out just fine.

I’ve done it this way ever since.

HOW TO GET IT OUT OF THE PAN

The most important thing is to make sure the cheesecake is well-chilled. I usually give it overnight in the fridge, but 4 hours would probably be enough. Just make sure it’s really, really firm.

Soak a kitchen towel in hot water and wrap it around the bottom of the pan for a few minutes, just to warm the pan in case the butter/grease is congealed.

It’s also a good idea to run the tip of a sharp knife around the edge of the cheesecake, to loosen the sides.

Then top the pan with a plate or a cardboard cake round, and flip it over to release the cheesecake. You might need to give it a little shimmy-shake.

Once it’s out, put your serving platter on top and flip it back around. Tah-dah!

CAN THIS WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE BE MADE AHEAD?

I always recommend making cheesecake ahead. It takes a long time to bake, and even longer to chill and firm up completely.

It’s a good idea to make it the day before you plan to serve it, but it will hold up just fine in the fridge for a few days.

HOW LONG WILL WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE KEEP?

If you have any leftovers, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and stash them in the fridge. They will keep for around a week.

White chocolate raspberry cheesecake slice on a distressed wood table.

CAN WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE BE FROZEN?

Cheesecakes freeze beautifully. Just wrap this tightly in plastic wrap, and it should last for at least 2 months in the freezer.

Allow it to thaw in the fridge before serving.

Horizontal image of a slice from a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, with a pink napkin in the background.

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Close-up image of a slice of white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake, with a text overlay above that reads "White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake."

Close-up image of a slice of white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake, with a text overlay above that reads "White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake."

Close-up image of a slice of white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake, with a text overlay above that reads "White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake."

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Chill Time
4 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 5 mins
 

This white chocolate raspberry cheesecake will make you swoon! Sweet, creamy white chocolate cheesecake, swirled with ruby-red raspberry sauce. YUM!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake cheesecake factory, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake recipe, white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake
Servings: 12
Calories: 439 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, mist an 8-inch diameter cake pan* liberally with non-stick spray, and line with a circle cut from parchment.

  2. Prepare the crust as per the recipe instructions: Oreo Crust.

  3. Place the cream cheese, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth.

  4. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then mix in the first egg until incorporated.

  5. Continue adding eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition.

  6. Add the remaining egg yolks, cream, vanilla, and melted white chocolate, stirring until combined.

  7. Pour the cheesecake batter into the prepared pan, drizzle with raspberry sauce, and swirl with a toothpick or sharp knife.

  8. Place the unbaked cheesecake in a larger baking dish and pour water into the larger dish until it comes about halfway up the sides of the pan.

  9. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F, then lower the oven temperature to 250 degrees F and continue to bake for another 110 minutes, or until set around the sides but still slightly wobbly towards the center.

  10. Chill for 4 hours before removing from the pan, then garnish with whipped cream, fresh raspberries, and powdered sugar.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*This recipe can also be baked as bars; use an 9x9-inch square baking pan.

Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1181IU24%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.