Mini Cheesecakes

I love cheesecake and mini ones are fun to have.  I have been making these mini cheesecakes forever.  However, years ago a friend shared the chocolate swirl version with me.  YUM!  There are many fun variations you can make with them too.  I’m sure there are many more than what I am sharing today.

Mini Cheesecakes

  • 2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese (I have used the lowfat version also and it works fine)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • vanilla wafers or oreo cookies
  • 18 cupcake liners
  • pie filling (I like cherry or blueberry) or fresh fruit
  1. Cream cream cheese and sugar together.  Add eggs and lemon juice.  Beat until smooth.
  2. Line cupcake pan with liners.  Place vanilla wafer flat side down in each liner.  If using oreos, use the chocolate wafers after scraping frosting off.
  3. Fill 3/4 full with cream cheese mixture.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Allow cheesecakes to cool and store in the fridge.  Paper liners can be left on or removed.
  5. To serve: top with pie filling.  The cheesecakes can also be frozen.  Frreze before topping.  Then thaw and top with pie filling.

Chocolate swirl variation: Make using oreo cookies as base.  Fill as above in recipe.  Cook cheesecakes for 6 minutes.  Drop 4 to 5 chocolate chips in batter.  Let sit for a minute for chocolate to melt.  Swirl chocolate in the batter with a toothpick.  Continue baking until done.

Turtle variation: Make using oreo cookies as base.  Fill and cook as above in recipe.  (can also use the chocolate swirl variation for this too).  Remove paper liners.  To serve: drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with chopped pecans or 1 pecan half.

19 comments on “Mini Cheesecakes

  • This may be just the recipe I’ve been searching for! My daughter wants cheesecake for her graduation reception. I was hoping to find something I could make ahead and freeze until the big day. How long can they be frozen? Would it work to make them a week ahead?

  • I am planning on making mini cheesecakes this weekend for Labor Day, some will have strawberries and others with have blueberries. When I make them would it be alright to go ahead and put the topping on..or should that part wait until we’re ready to eat?

    I was planning on making them Friday, at home. We are going to the inlaws who live 2 hours away. We probably won’t be eating them until sunday…maybe monday. Thank you!

  • Sooo my boyfriends birthday is this weekend and I am going to ATTEMPT a cheesecake…. Can I use this same recipe to a full size cheescake? Super nervous as I tend to like things to comeout perfect. But his favorite is cheescake and 2nd favorite is red velvet **yawn**, I definately dont want to make a red velvt cake.

  • I am going to make a bunch of these for an event next weekend; thanks for the recipe!

  • Oh my, I think this will be on my top list of delicious recipes to make! Thank you for sharing.

  • Mini anything is just so much more fun! I love making mini cheesecakes but I’ve never tried the swirl variation. Sounds yummy!

  • These are so cute, and how impressive you would look showing up at a book club meeting, or play date with these in tow! Thank-you for posting the chocolate swirl and turtles variation.

  • I’ve only made one type of mini cheesecake ever… I really should try to expand my cupcake sized cheesecakes beyond that one. These look delicious.

  • I’ve been making these for years ,soooo easy !This is my hubby’s fav.

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