Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vanilla Mousse Cheesecake

Vanilla Mousse Cheesecake
(from kraft.com, picture as well)

40 Nilla Wafers, crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)  OR use your favorite pie crust- graham cracker or oreo
3 Tbsp.  butter or margarine, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each)  cream cheese, softened, divided
1 cup  sugar, divided
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. vanilla, divided
3   eggs
1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped Topping, thawed
Heat oven to 325ºF.
Mix wafer crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
Beat 3 pkg. cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp. vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 50 to 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool completely in pan.
Beat remaining cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer in large bowl until well blended. Whisk in COOL WHIP; spread over cheesecake. Refrigerate 4 hours. Remove rim of pan before serving cheesecake
I halved the recipe for our family.  Quick, easy, and delicious!


Lisa said...

I like that layered look of your dessert and that mousse on top would really take cheesecake to a new level of deliciousness. I have a linky party on my blog every Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.

Soozee Carmichael said...

I made this cheesecake and gave a slice to this guy that I am in love with, and now he's in love with my cooking...and me, which is awesome! LOVE this recipe!!