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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Here's the Dish: Fresh Raspberry Cream Cakes

There’s never been a recipe that I’ve been more sure that you’ll *LOVE* than this one! It comes from the Cake Mix Doctor ~ she has several cookbooks on the market and I own four of them. I would strongly suggest that you get one for yourself because they are extremely easy to follow, and her recipes yield fantastic results. Seriously, I have never made one single thing that hasn’t been downright fabulous. I made these delectable “cupcakes” for a pre-Memorial Day gathering and they were a huge hit. They are the perfect light summer dessert ~ frozen, not baked, so you never turn the oven on! And the fact that reduced fat cream cheese and fresh berries are used means you don’t have to feel guilty for not skipping dessert ;) Keep in mind that the below recipe yields 12 mini cheesecakes, so feel free to increase the quantities if you require more. Trust me, you’ll probably want more! You can even use strawberries in place of the fresh raspberries, if you prefer.
Fresh Raspberry Cream Cakes


12 foil cupcake liners (2 1/2" size)

3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs

1/4 c. finely chopped pecans

3 T. butter, melted

1 c. fresh raspberries, washed and drained*

8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


1. Line 12 cupcake cups with the foil liners and set aside.

2. Place the graham cracker crumbs, pecans and melted butter in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Spoon about 1 T. of the mixture into each liner, pressing down on the mixture with your fingers to make the crust.

3. Reserve 12 raspberries for garnish. Place the remaining raspberries in a food processor and pulse the berries until pureed, 10 seconds. Measure out 1/2 cup for the filling and set aside. Place the remaining puree in a sieve over a small glass bowl to catch the raspberry juices. Push down gently on the puree to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the solids. Cover the raspberry juice with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.

4. Place the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat the cream cheese until creamy, 30 seconds. Turn off the machine and add the sweetened condensed milk and the reserved 1/2 c. pureed raspberries. With the mixer on medium speed, blend until just combined, 20 to 30 seconds. Stop the mixer, add 1 c. of the whipped topping, and blend on low speed to combine, 15 seconds.

5. Top the crusts with the berry mixture, dividing it evenly among them. The liners should be very full but not overflowing. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer until firm, at least 3 hours.

6. Remove the pan from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. To serve, peel away the foil liners from the cakes and place the cakes on serving plates. Dollop with 1 heaping tablespoon of the remaining whipped topping. Drizzle with the reserved raspberry juice and garnish with a reserved raspberry.

*It took me more than 1 c. of berries to make enough juice, but I found that these were just as excellent with just a dollop of whipped cream on top.


jacjewelry said...

I love raspberries, and this looks absolutely incredible! I'll see if I can't get Husband to make it for me. :)

Sara said...

Looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Mel said...

That looks wickedly delicious!!! Love the Cake Doctor. I have her chocolate cake cookbook and you are right, everything in it is amazing.

Alison Kelley said...

This looks heavenly, hmm, thanks for sharing the recipe!