Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake – An incredible homemade cheesecake with a vanilla wafer crust, vanilla bean cheesecake filling, and topped with a vanilla bean mousse. An elegant dessert that’s easy to make!

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Cheesecake is the absolute favorite dessert at my house! After I made the Cookie Monster Cheesecake back in December, it not only became one of the top posts on my site but also became an instant favorite at my house.  I knew it was time to experiment with some more cheesecake flavors and this vanilla bean cheesecake did not disappoint! If you love vanilla, this is the perfect dessert for you! The crust is made from vanilla wafers, the cheesecake filling has vanilla bean in it, and it’s all topped with a light and fluffy white chocolate mousse.  Basically, it’s cheesecake perfection!

Homemade Cheesecake

Looking for more dessert ideas? Check out my Vanilla Mug Cake, Chocolate Whoopie Pies, and Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pie!

Tips on vanilla bean cheesecake recipe

  • Make sure the cheesecake has chilled before putting mousse on top! If it hasn’t, the mousse will melt right off of the cheesecake.
  • This vanilla bean cheesecake is really tasty served with raspberries or strawberries!
  • If you have vanilla beans, you can sub one for each tbsp of vanilla bean paste in the recipe.

How to Make a Cheesecake

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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake - An incredible homemade cheesecake with a vanilla wafer crust, vanilla bean cheesecake filling, and topped with a vanilla bean mousse. An elegant dessert that's easy to make!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10



  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla wafers
  • 6 tbsp butter melted

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

  • 3 packages cream cheese 8 oz
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

White Chocolate Mousse

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract



  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Butter and dust a 8" springform pan with flour.

  2. Place wafers in food processor and blend until fine. Transfer to a mixing bowl and pour in melted butter.  Mix until well combined before transferring to to springform pan.  Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

  1. Reduce heat to 325 degrees.

  2. In a stand mixer, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla bean paste. Add one egg in at a time, mixing thoroughly each time. Once all eggs are mixed in, add in sour cream and heavy whipping cream. Mix until just combined.

  3. Pour cheesecake filling on top of the crust in the springform crust.  Tightly double wrap the bottom of the springform pan with two pieces of foil. Place the springform pan in a larger baking tray and fill the baking tray with hot water. The water level should be halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for 60-70 minutes. The cheesecake should be set but still a bit jiggly in the middle.

  4. Turn off oven and let the cheesecake cool for 15-30 minutes while still inside the oven with the oven door left ajar. This helps finish cooking the cheesecake a bit more.

  5. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature for about 4 hours.

  6. Loosen the cheesecake from pan. Refrigerate over night.

White Chocolate Mousse

  1. Place white chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until white chocolate is melted. Once smooth, let cool until it is lukewarm.

  2. White white chocolate is cooling, whip heavy whipping cream and sugar together until stiff peaks form.

  3. Combine white chocolate and cream cheese, stirring until well combined.  Mix in whipped cream, stir until just barely combined.  Do not over mix.

  4. Pour onto cheesecake and spread evenly.  Place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours to chill before serving.

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  • Reply
    February 5, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Homemade cheesecake is always the BEST!

  • Reply
    February 6, 2018 at 7:23 am

    My husband loves vanilla! I think this would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!! So pretty too!

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