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Mini Cheesecakes

Mini Cheesecakes

These Mini Cheesecakes are sweet, creamy, savory and the perfect size to eat after a meal for dessert.

They are also perfect as a Valentine’s Day treat.

I love to make these Mini Cheesecakes cupcakes because they are so easy and less cleaning up to do.

They don’t require any fancy baking pan, just some regular muffin pans that I am sure is in your cupboard.

Plus, no water bath requires like my Blueberry Cheesecake and it’s pretty much half the time a regular Cheesecake takes to bake.

This Mini Cheesecake recipe makes approximately 12 mini cheesecakes bites… each layered with a graham cracker crust and top off with a cheesecake batter.

You will enjoy each mini cheesecake bites not just as a Valentine’s Day dessert, but for any occasion.

These are also perfect for Easter, a birthday party, a Christmas party, house party or even as a gift for a friend or coworker.

Mini Cheesecake with melted chocolate and strawberries.

Substitute for Sour Cream

If you are not into mini cheesecakes with sour cream, then you can substitute with some Greek Yogurt instead.

It wont have that tangy flavor, but it will still be perfect with these mini cheesecake easy recipe.

Mini Cheesecake Toppings

You can choose to eat these just as they are… plain, without any toppings.

However, if you choose to put some toppings on it, there are so many options to choose from.

For this recipe, I used melted chocolate with some strawberries on top.

Below are a few of the Toppings that you can use on the Mini Cheesecakes.

  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Melted Chocolate
  • Soft Caramel
  • Whipped Cream
  • Lemon Curd
  • Pie Filling

Can you freeze these Mini Cheesecakes?

Oh yes, these mini cheesecakes cupcakes can be frozen.

Place them in a air tight container or some freezer bag and freeze for about 2 months.

Once you are ready to eat them, let the mini cheesecakes thaw out in the refrigerator overnight or if you prefer, let them sit out at room temperature until they are thawed.

Then you can add some toppings and enjoy.

How to make Mini Cheesecakes?

Firstly, crush the graham crackers, add the melted the butter, the cinnamon powder and mix well. Put about a tablespoon of the crust in each cupcake liners in the muffin pan and set aside.

Mixing the ingredients to make the graham cracker crust.
Mixing the ingredients to make the graham cracker crust.
The Graham cracker crust in cupcake liners.
Graham cracker crust in cupcake liners.

Secondly, beat the room temperature cream cheese and then add the sugar, vanilla extract and eggs.

Mixing the mini cheesecake batter.
Mixing the mini cheesecake batter.

Last but not least, add the sour cream to the mixture. Pour the batter to each of the cup liners with the graham cracker crust that was prepared earlier. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Some Mini Cheesecake batter ready to bake.
Mini Cheesecake batter ready to bake.

Like I said before, these mini cheesecakes don’t need any water bath as a regular cheesecake would.

Again, an easy mini cheesecake recipe.

Mini Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients for The Mini Cheesecake Graham Cracker Crust

  • ¾ cups Graham Crackers
  • 3 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon Powder

Ingredients Mini Cheesecakes Batter

  • 16oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large Eggs
  • ½ cup Sour Cream


How to make the graham crackers crust from scratch

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place graham crackers in a ziploc and close it up. Use a roller pin to crush the crackers until it becomes crumbs.
  3. Add the cinnamon and whisk it. Then add the melted butter and stir until crumbs are evenly moistened.
  4. Put 1 Tablespoon in each cupcake liners and press down to make the crust.
  5. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit Degrees for 5 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool and then set aside for later.

How to make the Mini Cheesecakes

  1. Lower the temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese for about 45 seconds to 60 seconds.
  3. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Continue to mix until it is smooth without lumps. Then add the sour cream and mix well.
  4. Fill each cupcake with about 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter.
  5. Place in the middle of the oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and put on a cooling rack.
  7. Let them chill in the fridge for up 3 to 4 hours.
  8. Decorate with melted chocolate and strawberries.
  9. Serve and enjoy.


  1. Always use room temperature ingredients for this recipe.
  2. Make sure to allow the graham crackers crust to cool before adding the cheesecake batter.
  3. Remember to lower the temperature to bake the mini cheesecake.
Mini Cheesecake with chocolate and strawberry toppings.

Please let me know what you think about these Mini Cheesecakes in the comment section below.

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