Vanilla Mousse Cheesecake

42  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 6 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

This is not your mother’s cheesecake: It's the classic dessert topped with a fluffy, whipped layer of vanilla mousse. Sorry, Mom...but you always said to go the extra mile.

Vanilla Mousse Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 40 NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. vanilla, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

Instructions

  • 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 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 blended. Whisk in COOL WHIP; spread over cheesecake. Refrigerate 4 hours. Remove rim of pan before serving cheesecake.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseNeed a sweet treat to serve a crowd? Try this rich, creamy dessert! Since it serves 16 people, it easily fits the bill.

Vanilla Bean Mousse CheesecakePrepare recipe as directed, using a vanilla bean and reducing vanilla extract to 2 tsp. Use sharp knife to gently split 1 vanilla bean pod lengthwise in half, then scrape seeds into cheesecake batter. Add 1 tsp. vanilla extract to the batter and use remaining extract to flavor cheesecake topping as directed.

Special ExtraGarnish with fresh berries just before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 360 
    • Total fat 26 g
    • Saturated fat 16 g
    • Cholesterol 115 mg
    • Sodium 280 mg
    • Carbohydrate 26 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 20 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 15 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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