Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

Dish type
Dessert
Serves
16
Ready in
6 hours (incl. refrigerating)

Ingredients

  • 1 round prepared sponge cake (6 oz.), 12 inch
  • 2 Tbsp. strawberry jam, melted
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions

Prep Time
20
Ready in
6 hours (incl. refrigerating)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Remove rim from 9-inch springform pan; set aside. Place bottom of pan on sponge cake; use as pattern to trim sponge cake to fit inside springform pan. Reserve cake trimmings for snacking or another use. Reassemble springform pan. Place cake in pan; brush with jam.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over cake.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Spread cheesecake with COOL WHIP just before serving; top with berries.
  5. How to Use Cake Trimmings: 
Cut up cake trimmings; store in airtight container at room temperature. Serve topped with additional sliced strawberries and thawed Cool Whip for a quick dessert or snack. 

  6. Food Facts: 
Sponge cakes are often labelled as "shortcakes" or "sponge flan cakes." During the summer months, these cakes can typically be found displayed with the fresh strawberries in the produce section of the supermarket. 

  7. Substitute: 
Substitute 6 (1/2-inch-thick) pound cake slices for the trimmed sponge cake round. Arrange in single layer on bottom of springform pan, trimming slices as necessary to completely cover bottom of pan.