Mini Cheesecakes

My mother has made these little cheesecakes on many occasions and she always mentions how fast and easy they are. I came across this recipe while browsing one of my favorite food blogging sites: Our Best Bites, and I was inspired to make them for myself. Just like my mom and Our Best Bites promised, they are super simple and people love them. They are fun and easy to decorate and the perfect sizes to not feel like you’re overindulging.

Mini Cheesecake

Recipe by Our Best Bites

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12 Nilla Wafer Cookies

2 8oz packages cream cheese

3/4 C sugar

2 Tbs flour

1/4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Foil cupcake liners

Optional Toppings:

canned pie filling

fresh berries

whipped cream

chocolate sauce

caramel sauce

lemon curd


Step 1: Preheat oven to 375.

Step 2: Soften cream cheese if needed. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar.

Step 3: Add in flour and baking powder and beat to combine.

Step 4: Then add in eggs, one at a time, lemon juice, and vanilla.  Beat to combine.

Step 5: Fill a muffin pan with cupcake liners and place one vanilla wafer at the bottom of each one. Divide batter between 12 muffin papers, filling each cup up to about 1/4 inch from the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  They’ll puff way up during baking, but they’ll settle after being chilled.

When you take them out of the oven, place them on a cooling rack and let them cool completely. While they cool, they will sink down in the center. Don’t worry- that’s normal! It makes the perfect little well to fill up with the fruit filling. Before you top them, chill in the fridge for at least 4-6 hours or preferably over night. Then top and serve. You can be creative and top with whatever you like, like chocolate, caramel, lemon curd, whatever! Makes 12 cheesecakes.


July 5, 2010. Tags: , . Dessert.


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  2. tschitschi replied:

    I think I would like those 🙂

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