To add to the holiday festivities, I decided to make something with gingerbread. I sat around for a while trying to think what else I could do with gingerbread other than make cookies or a house. Eventually, I decided on gingerbread cheesecake. I had never made homemade cheesecake before, but am very proud of the outcome. I used fat-free cream cheese too, which makes this dessert pretty healthy as far as desserts go!
Unfortunately, I don’t have an electric mixer, only a small handheld one… In order to mix the cream cheese and add the sugar and eggs, I resorted to sitting on the floor of my apartment, holding the bowl with my feet, and mixing… My brother called me during this, so I was talking on the phone, holding the bowl with my feet, mixing, and watching the cream cheese fly everywhere. If only Santa would bring me a nice KitchenAid mixer!
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake with Gingerbread Crust
Yields One 9″ Cake