Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust

Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for summer, especially when you use raspberries! This Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust combines a creamy cheesecake filling filled with tart raspberries and a buttery pound cake crust.

A slice of Raspberry Cheesecake on a plate.

I love raspberries.  This time of year you can finally get them reasonably priced, so I take full advantage of it.  Recently I was watching one of my favorite shows, Diners Drive In’s & Dives, and they showed a raspberry cheesecake recipe that looked out of this world from Tin Roof Grill in Utah.  While I didn’t get down the whole recipe what I was most infatuated with was the crust…..made of pound cake.  I knew right then that this was so getting made to the best of my ability.

I was in a baking mood the day I made this so I ended up going double duty and made my first ever pound cake.  Using Paula Deen’s Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe.  It turned out so great!  So great that I got anxious and didn’t let it cool enough so you will see that it ended up not coming ‘perfectly’ but you know what?  That’s okay! 

A Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust sliced in the center and ready to serve.

Where do you get recipe inspiration from? I get mine from foodie travel shows. My husband and I have even visited a few places that we’ve seen featured on them. We have had some great BBQ in Memphis and Detroit. You can say I have a bucket list, that mostly involves seeking out places to eat.

How to make Pound Cake Crust:

First, let’s start with the Pound Cake Crust. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a spring-form pan.  Cut the pound cake into slices. 

Lightly press down on the pieces so it forms a nice crust and covers up any large holes.

Once you are done layering the pound cake now it’s time for the filling. 

Pound cake sliced and put into a spring-form pan.

Tips for making a cheesecake with pound cake crust:

  • Like I said above, I got too eager with mine and took it out while still hot so it kind of fell apart.  However, I was still able to get enough slices to cover the bottom and the sides.
  • Save the ends of the pound cake to cut into smaller pieces to put on the cheesecake before putting into the oven. I like using the ends because they are a little crunchy and get even crunchier as the cheesecake bakes.

How to make Raspberry Cheesecake Filling:

In a bowl or stand mixer beat together cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, whip cream, and sour cream.  Pour mixture into the crust then top with the chopped up cake pieces.

Cheesecake filling with raspberries being mixed into it. Slices of pound cake off to the side.

Tips for using raspberries in recipes:

  • So you don’t damage the raspberries, fold them gently into the cheesecake filling. Raspberries a little more delicate than say blueberries or strawberries so handle them with care.

As a safeguard, I always put my spring-firm pan on top of a larger cookie sheet in case of any drips.

Place into the preheated oven and cook for 1 hour. 

Once the center of the cheesecake is cooked, check by poking the center with a knife and see if it comes out clean. Run a knife around the edges of the springform pan then let the cheesecake completely cool completely.

Release the lever on the springform pan. Remove the raspberry cheesecake from the bottom pan and place on a serving try, or you can serve right from it.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container can be stored up to 3 days.

If you like raspberries try my unique combination of savory and sweet with this recipe for Ham and Potato Soup with Raspberry Pie Dippers. Flaky crust and a sweet filling dipped into a warm bowl of soup makes for a great comfort food recipe you will crave all year long.

And here you are…

Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust sliced and on a plate with a larger cake off to the side.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust
This Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust is a berry lovers dream! An easy cream cheese filling mixed with fresh delicious raspberries and a rich, buttery pound cake crust is just what summer ordered.
Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake
Keyword cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake
Keyword cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a spring-form pan. Cut the pound cake into slices. Save the ends of the cake to cut into smaller pieces to put on the cheesecake before putting into the oven.
  2. Lightly press down on the pieces so it forms a nice crust and covers up any large holes.
  3. In a bowl or stand mixer beat together cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, whip cream and sour cream.
  4. Fold raspberries gently into the cheesecake filling.
  5. Pour mixture into the crust then top with the chopped up cake pieces.
  6. Put spring-form pan on top of a larger cookie sheet in case of any drips. Put into oven and cook for 1 hour.
  7. Check doneness by poking the center with a knife and see if it comes out clean. Run a knife around the edges of the springform pan then let the cheesecake completely cool completely.
  8. Release the lever on the springform pan. Remove the raspberry cheesecake from the bottom pan and place on a serving tray, or you can serve right from it. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Geno Zewinski
    September 18, 2017

    What size spring pan do you use

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      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      September 19, 2017

      This was a 9″ Springform Pan. Thank you!!

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    GENO ZEWINSKI
    September 27, 2017

    How thick do you cut the slices of pound cake —- Thank you

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      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      September 28, 2017

      This cuts into 8 pieces. About 4 – 4 1/2 inches long. You can adjust to your liking though.

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    MARILYN STEWART
    November 18, 2017

    How much whipped cream

    • Leave a Reply

      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      November 19, 2017

      Thank you Marilyn–this calls for 1/3 cup whipped cream. I use the tub kind not the canister kind. Have a great day!

  4. Leave a Reply

    Cindy
    March 3, 2018

    This looks perfect for serving as a coffee cake when entertaining – LOVE! Just wondering if I can use frozen raspberries instead of fresh?

    • Leave a Reply

      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      March 7, 2018

      Yes Cindy you can use frozen just make sure that when they are thawed to drain the liquid off of them. Thank you so much!

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    Una
    May 29, 2019

    Thanks for this. I made a strawberry pie and it was underwhelming with just a regular pie crust. I thought with a cake crust it would be great. I was working out how to bake it. However this is pound cake idea is absolutely perfect! Thank you so much!!

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      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      June 4, 2019

      Thank you, Una! I hope it works out well for you.

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