Blackberry Cheesecake

Savor a symphony of flavors with our divine Blackberry Cheesecake recipe. With its velvety cream cheese filling, luscious blackberry swirls, and decadent chocolate graham cracker crust, this dessert is sure to captivate your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Follow our simple steps to create a slice of indulgence that will impress even the most discerning dessert enthusiasts.



  • 1 chocolate graham cracker crust
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 cup blackberry pie filling


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place a large sheet pan filled halfway with water on the bottom rack to create a steam bath.
  2. Press the chocolate graham cracker crust firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan lined with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and granulated sugar until light and creamy. Add the sour cream, vanilla extract, and flour, and mix until well combined.
  4. Gently fold in the lightly whisked eggs and heavy whipping cream until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Pour half of the cheesecake batter over the prepared crust. Drop half of the blackberry pie filling over the batter, then swirl it gently with a butter knife.
  6. Add the remaining batter over the blackberry swirl, smoothing it out with a spatula. Top with the remaining blackberry pie filling and swirl again to create a marbled effect.
  7. Place the springform pan above the steam bath in the preheated oven and bake for 60 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set but the center slightly jiggles.
  8. After baking, leave the oven door slightly ajar and allow the cheesecake to cool for 5 minutes before removing it from the oven.
  9. Once cooled slightly, transfer the cheesecake to a wire rack and allow it to cool completely without removing the springform pan.
  10. Refrigerate the cheesecake for 4-6 hours, or until thoroughly chilled and set.
  11. Serve slices of the blackberry cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream, fresh blackberries, and a garnish of mint leaves for a stunning presentation.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Calories per serving: 336
  • Servings: 14


Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Slice with Care: When serving the Blackberry Cheesecake, use a sharp knife dipped in hot water for clean, smooth slices. Wipe the knife between cuts for neater servings.
  2. Garnish Creatively: Elevate the presentation by adding a variety of toppings such as extra blackberry pie filling, fresh blackberries, chocolate shavings, or a drizzle of melted chocolate. Mint leaves not only add a pop of color but also a refreshing flavor.
  3. Pairing Suggestions: Complement the richness of the cheesecake with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a glass of dessert wine like Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
  4. Store Properly: To preserve the freshness and texture of the cheesecake, cover the springform pan with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator. Consume within 3-4 days for optimal taste and quality.
  5. Freezing Option: If you’re not planning to consume the entire cheesecake within a few days, consider freezing individual slices. Wrap each slice tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
  6. Refreshing Leftovers: If the cheesecake becomes slightly dry after refrigeration, simply garnish with a spoonful of whipped cream or a drizzle of warmed blackberry sauce before serving to revive its decadent texture and flavor.
  7. Room Temperature Serving: For the creamiest texture, allow the cheesecake to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before serving. This will soften the filling slightly and enhance its creamy consistency.
  8. Enjoy Every Bite: Encourage guests to savor each bite slowly to fully appreciate the rich flavors and luxurious texture of the Blackberry Cheesecake. Encourage them to indulge without guilt—it’s a treat worth savoring!


  1. Mixed Berry Medley: Instead of solely using blackberry pie filling, experiment with a mixture of different berries such as raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Create a colorful swirl by layering and swirling different berry fillings throughout the cheesecake.
  2. Citrus Zest Infusion: Add a burst of citrus flavor by incorporating lemon or orange zest into the cheesecake batter. The bright citrus notes will complement the richness of the cream cheese and provide a refreshing twist to the classic recipe.
  3. Nutty Crunch: For added texture and flavor, mix chopped nuts such as pecans, almonds, or walnuts into the chocolate graham cracker crust. The nutty crunch will add depth to each bite and contrast beautifully with the creamy cheesecake filling.
  4. Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Indulge chocolate cravings by incorporating chocolate chips or chunks into the cheesecake batter. For an extra decadent touch, drizzle melted chocolate over the finished cheesecake before serving.
  5. Seasonal Fruit Swirls: Experiment with seasonal fruits such as peaches, cherries, or cranberries to create unique flavor combinations. Adjust the sweetness of the fruit filling based on the natural sweetness of the fruit and personal preference.
  6. Savory Savvy: For a savory twist on the traditional dessert, add a hint of savory flavor by incorporating a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar into the berry filling. The acidity of the vinegar will balance the sweetness of the berries and add depth to the flavor profile.
  7. Spiced Sensation: Infuse warm spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger into the cheesecake batter for a cozy, autumn-inspired treat. Pair the spiced cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra festive touch.
  8. Mini Cheesecake Bites: Instead of baking a traditional cheesecake, portion the batter into mini muffin tins lined with cupcake liners. Bake until set and top each mini cheesecake with a spoonful of blackberry filling for adorable bite-sized treats.

Feel free to experiment with these variations to customize the Blackberry Cheesecake according to your taste preferences and seasonal ingredients availability. Enjoy the creative process and discover your own signature twist on this classic dessert!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) :

  1. Can I use a different type of crust for this cheesecake? Yes, you can experiment with different crusts such as traditional graham cracker crust, Oreo cookie crust, or even a shortbread crust for a unique twist.
  2. Can I use frozen blackberries instead of blackberry pie filling? Absolutely! Simply thaw and drain the frozen blackberries before swirling them into the cheesecake batter.
  3. Can I make this cheesecake ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the cheesecake a day in advance and refrigerate it overnight. This allows the flavors to meld and the texture to set properly.
  4. How long does the cheesecake need to cool before refrigerating? It’s recommended to let the cheesecake cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes before transferring it to the refrigerator to chill for 4-6 hours.
  5. Can I freeze leftover cheesecake slices? Yes, you can freeze individual slices of cheesecake for up to 1 month. Wrap each slice tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing.
  6. How do I prevent cracks from forming on the surface of the cheesecake? Baking the cheesecake in a water bath helps to create a moist and even baking environment, reducing the likelihood of cracks. Additionally, avoid overmixing the batter and baking the cheesecake at too high of a temperature.


With its sumptuous blend of creamy cheesecake, tangy blackberry swirls, and crunchy chocolate graham cracker crust, our Blackberry Cheesecake recipe is a true delight for the senses. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply treating yourself, this indulgent dessert is guaranteed to be a hit. So why wait? Whip up a batch today and prepare to be swept away by its irresistible charm.