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Mini Cheesecakes – Sugar Spun Run

You may make this straightforward recipe for Mini Cheesecakes in HALF the time a full-sized cheesecake takes! They’re creamy, tremendous clean, and completely portioned–nice for events! Recipe features a how-to video.

mini cheesecakes topped with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry

Full-Sized Taste in a Chew-Sized Deal with

Whereas most of us love a basic, full-sized cheesecake recipe, making one does have some drawbacks. They take a very long time to bake (over an hour), typically require require a messy water tub (though mine doesn’t!) and take a very long time to chill (not less than 6 hours!). You must fear about cracks AND your springform pan leaking, and whereas I’d by no means say that it isn’t well worth the effort, typically you simply need one thing simpler…like these mini cheesecakes.

Mini cheesecakes are the a lot less complicated, muffin tin model of a daily cheesecake. They’re fast and simple, creamy, candy and subtly tangy, and simply throughout scrumptious–identical to the full-sized model! BUT they take lower than half the time to make! 😲 Plus, they’re already portioned out into particular person servings, so nobody is on slicing obligation. Win-win.

Why You’ll Love Mini Cheesecakes:

  • So fast in comparison with a daily cheesecake: lower than 20 minutes to bake and only some hours to chill.
  • Could be made on right this moment’s graham cracker crust, or you possibly can change issues up and use a half batch of my Oreo crust as an alternative.
  • Can deal with a number of mini chocolate chips or damaged Oreo items (for an Oreo cheesecake or chocolate cheesecake aptitude) within the batter, for those who want a chocolate kick.
  • Simply doubles to make 24 mini cheesecakes!

What You Want

close-up view of cheesecake batter in a cupcake liners

Only a few easy substances come collectively to make these good and simple mini cheesecakes. Listed here are the vital ones:

  • Cream cheese. As with my different cheesecake recipes, I don’t advocate utilizing tub-style or low-fat cream cheese. Stick to the block-style, full-fat sort for finest outcomes!
  • Bitter cream. To me, you merely can’t make cheesecake with out bitter cream. It’s an important taste ingredient that provides an ideal richness. Full-fat Greek yogurt may additionally work in a pinch.
  • Butter. Not like most of my different recipes, I like to recommend utilizing salted butter for right this moment’s cheesecake crust. In case you solely have unsalted, that may work too; simply keep in mind so as to add ⅛ teaspoon of salt!

SAM’S TIP: Whereas they’re nice plain, these cheesecakes additionally style great topped with home made whipped cream and recent fruit, chocolate ganache (with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for good measure!), scorching fudge sauce, blueberry sauce (or simply about any fruit sauce), or home made caramel sauce.

Bear in mind, that is simply an outline of the substances I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the put up!

The best way to Make Mini Cheesecakes

overhead view of graham cracker crumbs being pressed into a muffin pan
  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs and sugar, then add the melted butter and stir till mixed.
  2. Press crust into 12 lined cupcake tins and put aside.
  3. Stir the cream cheese till clean, then add sugar and stir once more.
  4. Add the bitter cream, vanilla, and salt and blend till nicely mixed, then add the eggs separately.
  5. Divide the batter amongst your cupcake liners and bake for 17-20 minutes.
  6. Let the cheesecakes cool to room temperature, then take away them from the pan and chill within the fridge for 2-3 hours earlier than serving.

SAM’S TIP: Do NOT over-bake! Overbaking is the simplest solution to damage any cheesecake; if it spends an excessive amount of time within the oven, the feel will probably be dry, mealy and even crumbly–not clean and creamy! Watch your cheesecakes rigorously, be certain your oven temperature is correct (I hold two cheap oven thermometers in my oven always), and test your cheesecakes a couple of minutes earlier than they’re presupposed to be achieved.

small, individual cheesecake served in a cupcake liner topped with whipped cream and a strawberry

Steadily Requested Questions

How do you retain mini cheesecakes from sinking?

Similar to a regular-sized cheesecake, the mini model additionally wants to chill slowly. Don’t carry them out of the oven and throw them proper within the fridge; as an alternative, allow them to cool in a heat place (ideally on high of your oven) till they attain room temperature, then chill them.

How are you aware when mini cheesecakes are achieved?

They’re achieved when the facilities bounce again to the contact and the sides could also be a lightweight golden brown. I normally test mine at 17 minutes; keep in mind, do NOT overbake or they may develop into mealy and dry!

How lengthy will mini cheesecakes final?

They’ll hold in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as every week. In case you’d wish to freeze them, comply with the directions for cooling and chilling first, after which wrap in plastic and freeze in an hermetic container for a number of months.

small, individual cheesecake served in a cupcake liner topped with chocolate ganache and sea salt

I’d love to listen to the way you high or enhance yours; let me know within the feedback beneath!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! In case you do this recipe, you should definitely tag me on Instagram, and you may also discover me on YouTube and Fb

mini cheesecakes topped with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry

Mini Cheesecakes

Creamy, completely flavored Mini Cheesecakes that make an important addition to any get together or get-together. This straightforward recipe yields the BEST tasting mini cheesecakes!Remember to take a look at the how-to VIDEO slightly below the recipe!


Course: Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 18 minutes

Chilling Time: 3 hours

Complete Time: 3 hours 38 minutes

Servings: 12 mini cheesecakes

Energy: 262kcal

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  • Preheat oven to 325F (160C) and line a 12-count muffin tin with paper liners. Put aside.

  • In a medium-sized bowl stir collectively graham cracker crumbs and 1 ½ Tablespoons sugar. Add melted butter and stir once more till substances are moistened and utterly mixed.

  • Portion about 2-3 teaspoons of the crust combination into every liner in your ready muffin tin. Use a spoon or the (clear) backside of a ¼ cup measuring cup to tamp down crumbs so they’re evenly packed into the underside of every liner. Put aside when you put together your mini cheesecake filling.


  • Place cream cheese within the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a big bowl and use an electrical mixer) and stir on low velocity till clean and creamy (don’t whip the cream cheese or excessively beat it, you don’t wish to incorporate an excessive amount of air into the batter).

  • Add sugar and stir once more till well-combined.

  • Add bitter cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir till substances are well-combined, pausing sometimes to scrape the edges and backside of the bowl so there are not any lumps.

  • Steadily add eggs, separately, till simply integrated. Maintain the mixer on low-speed and don’t over-beat. As soon as once more scrape the edges and backside of the bowl and stir on low-speed as soon as extra to make sure substances are utterly mixed.

  • Evenly divide batter into muffin tin liners (I like to make use of an ice cream scoop with a lever launch to do that, simply makes it straightforward!).

  • Switch to 325F (160C) oven and bake for 17-20 minutes or till edges are simply starting to show a really mild golden brown and facilities are set. Don’t over-bake or the feel will probably be dry and mealy.

  • Permit cheesecakes to chill utterly to room temperature after which gently take away every mini cheesecake from muffin tin. Switch to fridge and chill utterly (about 2-3 hours) earlier than serving.

  • If desired, high with whipped cream, strawberry sauce, blueberry sauce, or chocolate ganache!



This recipe might be doubled with out challenge or alteration. 


Mini cheesecakes might be saved in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as one week. These mini cheesecakes additionally freeze nicely and might be saved frozen (in an hermetic container) for a number of months.


Serving: 1mini cheesecake (doesn’t embrace any extra toppings) | Energy: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fats: 20g | Saturated Fats: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 5g | Ldl cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 6000IU | Calcium: 380mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Dietary data relies on third-party calculations and ought to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will fluctuate primarily based upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking methodology, portion sizes, and extra.



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