Looking for a dessert that's sure to impress? Blackberry Cheesecake is a delightful combination of rich, creamy cheesecake batter, crunchy graham cracker crust, and a stunning blackberry glaze. With a blend of flavors that will dance on your taste buds, this recipe is so good and perfect for any special occasion. Read on to find out how to create this beautiful and delicious masterpiece!
Blackberry Cheesecake is often enjoyed in the summertime when blackberries are in season. It's a beautiful addition to holiday feasts and special celebrations. If you're a fan of cheesecakes, you may also want to explore Kinder Cheesecake, a playful twist that brings childhood nostalgia to the dessert table.
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- Frozen Blackberries
- Lemon Juice
- Graham Crackers
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Whipped Cream
See recipe card for quantities.
Prepare Blackberry Jam
Cut a lemon and extract the juice. Then in a saucepan, mix the blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice, cooking on medium heat until it thickens, before blending to a puree and sifting for smoothness.
Prepare an 8" springform pan with parchment paper. Crush graham crackers to a powder, then mix with butter and salt, pressing into the mold to form the crust.
Make Cheesecake Batter
In a bowl, mix powdered sugar with room temperature cream cheese until creamy. Add Blackberry Jam and fold in whipped cream, then pour the mixture into the mold.
Add Blackberry Mirror Glaze
Puree and sift blackberries, then mix with gelatin, sugar, and water, heating until warm. Pour this glaze over the cheesecake, covering it completely.
Chill and Set
Allow the cheesecake to chill and set in the fridge for 5-10 minutes, ensuring that the glaze is fully set and the cheesecake is firm. Unmold the cake
Unmold and Enjoy
Carefully unmold the cake from the springform pan, making sure not to disturb the beautiful glaze. Serve immediately and enjoy the delectable Blackberry Cheesecake!
Hint: When preparing the Blackberry Mirror Glaze, it's essential to sift it thoroughly to get rid of any bubbles and to make sure it's warm but not hot when pouring. This ensures a smooth, glossy finish that makes the cheesecake look as fantastic as it tastes.
- For a gluten-free version, substitute graham crackers with gluten-free alternatives.
- For a dairy-free option, replace cream cheese with a dairy-free cream cheese alternative and use coconut whipped cream.
- Try adding a hint of mint or lemon zest to the cheesecake batter for a refreshing twist.
- Use raspberries or blueberries instead of blackberries for a different berry flavor.
- Most useful: 8" Springform pan, immersion blender, saucepan
- Alternatives: Regular blender instead of an immersion blender; any deep cake pan with adjustments to the crust layer if springform pan is not available.
- Store the cheesecake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Freezing is not recommended as it may alter the texture of the filling.
Ensure all the ingredients, especially the cream cheese, are at room temperature before mixing. This ensures a smooth, lump-free batter that creates the perfect creamy texture.
Yes, fresh blackberries can be used in place of frozen ones.
You can replace cream cheese with vegan cream cheese and use vegan whipped cream.
It should be refrigerated overnight to set properly.
Yes, but you may need to adjust the crust layer accordingly.
Digestive biscuits or gluten-free alternatives can be used.
Freezing is not recommended.
Yes, raspberries or blueberries can be used instead.
Sift the glaze thoroughly to remove bubbles.
Yes, it is best prepared and refrigerated overnight.
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200g Frozen Blackberry
5 ml Lemon Juice
200g Graham Crackers
750g Cream Cheese
120g Powdered Sugar
300ml Whipped Cream
7g Gelatin + 45 ml Water
- Cut a lemon and extract the juice
- Mix blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice
- Cook on medium heat until it thickens
- Use a blender to reduce to a puree
- Sift the puree to make it smooth
- Set aside for later
- Start by placing parchment paper at the bottom of your 8" springform pan
- Place the graham crackers in a bag and crush them to a powder
- Mix in the butter and salt and press into the mold
- Mix in powdered sugar and room temperature cream cheese
- When creamy, add in Blackberry Jam
- Whip up your cream and fold in the cheese batter
Blackberry Mirror Glaze
- Reduce blackberries to a puree and sift
- Add water to the gelatin and let it set
- Add blackberry puree, water, sugar, and heat until sugar melts
- Add the gelatin and sift to remove bubbles
- When warm, pour it on your cake
Chill and Set
- Put the cake back in the fridge for 5-10 minutes
Unmold and Enjoy
- Unmold your cake & enjoy!
- Prep Time: 45 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Mixing, Cooking, Chilling
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Wash all fresh blackberries thoroughly.
- Ensure all dairy products are fresh and properly refrigerated.
- Use clean equipment and sanitize the work surface before preparation.