Monday, August 27, 2012

Creamy Cheese Dessert With Raspberry Cream

Everytime my sister gives me the 'puppy eyes' I know she wants me to make her something sweet. I think I've made it clear to my family I'm the one to go to when your craving DESSERT!

Since I'm going through a lazy phase I knew I didn't wanna do something that requires baking or even heating! The first thing I saw when I opened the fridge were those beautiful fresh raspberries waiting to be sweetened.

At first I thought of making something chocolatey but decided to go for cream cheese. I've mentioned earlier how much I like having desserts out of a dessert glass. You guessed it! Thats what I'm doing.

Graham crackers and some butter were the first thing I grabbed to make the bottom crust of the dessert until my eyes caught a pack of swiss roll staring at me. 

For a little twist instead of the usual graham crackers, I thought I'd cut out some of this vanilla flavored swiss roll and add it to the bottom of my dessert instead of the crackers. I used a ready swiss roll I had bought earlier but its always better to use a freshly baked one or even leftover pound cake.

Either cutting the cake in small pieces or cutting it in a few round pieces is fine. It depends mainly on the size of your cups. (here's what i did)

Anyways, my main idea was a layered cream cheese dessert. Now, for the raspberries I made a raspberry cream to go with it. The twist is that instead of the raspberries being completely juiced, I made sure little seedy-berry bits remained. (I didn't completely blend them).

I basically tossed a few raspberries in the blender and blended them half way through (Anyways with a few raspberries and a big blending machine the raspberries wont be able to turn into juice completely).
Then I simply added a little cream and sugar to sweeten them up. Don't worry about the little bits of raspberries that don't mix completely. The purpose is to keep those little bits!

What I really love about this dessert is that its TOO LIGHT. By light I mean not until you have your 
third serving would you feel you've just had your first one (if that makes any sense) TRUST ME!

Prep time: 10-15 minutes. Makes 6-8 servings.

Creamy cheese mousse:

200g cream cheese, softened
1 cup whipping cream, beaten
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon juice

1. Beat the cream cheese using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, add the sugar and continue beating.
2. Fold in the beaten whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture. Spoon in the vanilla extract.
3. Spoon in the lemon juice and set in the fridge.

Raspberry cream

12 fresh raspberries
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp whipping cream, beaten
2 tsp. sugar

1. Blend the raspberries in a blender, stop before the raspberries turn fully into juice (see picture above)
2. Transfer the blended raspberries to a bowl and add the beaten whipping cream, mixing them only with a spoon/spatula.
3. Add the sugar and continue mixing with a spoon/spatula until well combined. 


Raspberries for topping
Pack of swiss roll (vanilla or strawberry flavored) or pound cake

- Once you have both cream fillings ready. begin adding small pieces of swiss roll/pound cake to your dessert glasses, pressing gently at the bottom.
- Add a layer of the cream cheese filling and then top it with small pieces of swiss roll/pound cake.

-Re-add another layer of the cream cheese filling. 

- End by adding a couple of teaspoons of the raspberry cream and top with a few raspberries.


  1. I love the way it looks and the simple ingredients.
    going to make this soon.

  2. Such an impressive, elegant dessert to whip up on the fly! I can see why you're the go-to person for sweet cravings. :)

  3. looks so good! i love raspberries!