12 febbraio 2013

PHILADELPHIA Vanilla Mousse Cheesecake

"After baking, this creamy vanilla cheesecake on a vanilla wafer crust gets a second layer of cream cheese with whipped topping and more vanilla for an elegant, special occasion dessert."

  • PREP 20 mins
  • READY IN 6 hrs 15 mins


  • 40 NILLA Wafers, crushed 
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 
  • 4 (8 ounce) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened, divided 
  • 1 cup sugar, divided 
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla, divided 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed 

  • 40 NILLA Wafers, crushed 
  • 45 g butter or margarine, melted 
  • 896 g PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened, divided 
  • 200 g sugar, divided 
  • 20 ml vanilla, divided 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 227 g COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed 


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Mix wafer crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake 50 to 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool completely in pan.
  5. 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.


  • Size-Wise:
  • Need 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 Cheesecake:
  • Prepare 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 Extra:
  • Garnish with fresh berries just before serving. 

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