Baked Mini Cheesecakes

Monday, February 22, 2021
These Baked Mini Cheesecakes are baked in a cupcake tin then topped with decadent easy toppings with just 5 ingredients!


These can be crustless or you can use a cookie base, any kind of cookies will work.


These little mini cupcake cheesecakes are just perfect for parties, picnics, and even game day and with our assorted toppings, everyone can pick what they like.


The batter is very versatile as you can change the flavor with extracts or zest and it not only has cream cheese in it but this also has the addition ofsour cream that makes this super creamy inside.


My versatile recipe for mini cheesecakes is easy, quick, and makes a lot so half the recipe if you don't need this many or freeze them.


These are so easy, you will be delighted with the results and flavors anytime you bake these.


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Just scroll down to the recipe card and print off this recipe.




these are mini cheesecakes baked in cupcakes tins








Decadent and Easy Cheesecakes



The first time I made these, I fell in love because not everyone likes the same toppings and I was able to make a variety of toppings for these mini cheesecakes.


Just check out the many suggestions I have below and pick your favorite toppings I listed.


You don't have to be a baker to make this great dessert, they come out perfect every time.


I have been asked so many times to make these, it's a family favorite at every function or get-together.


We love pineapple so I use my Fresh Pineapple Pie filling recipe for my topping as shown in the photo below.




this is a plate of mini cupcake cheesecakes topped with pineapple pie filling




Topping Suggestions

  1. any pie fillings for these are baked
  2. fresh blueberries, cherries, bananas, peaches, pineapple, berries, mango, mandarin oranges
  3. chopped candy bars just use your favorite (we love a toffee crunch or snicker bar)before baking
  4.  instead of topping them with fruits after baking, use a food processor make a puree of any of the fruits mentioned and swirl using a teaspoon full into each cupcake
  5. sprinkle with mini chocolate chips on top of raw batter
  6. use ice cream fruit topping after they are baked
  7. use colorful sprinkles in the batter for a funfetti look
  8. change the batter flavor to any extract you like vanilla, lemon, orange, almond are all favorite
  9. use melted caramel, crushed toffee bars, and macadamia nuts for turtle cheesecakes
  10. chocolate fudge sauce with chopped pistachio nuts
  11. a mixture of nuts, raisins, chopped dates, figs, and a little cinnamon sugar




these are cherry mini cheesecakes topped with cherry pie filling




Ingredients You Will Need to Make Baked Mini Cheesecake(Scroll down to the recipe card for the exact ingredients)


  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • sugar
  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • grated lemon zest and orange zest together
  • vanilla, lemon, orange, or almond extracts can be used to change the flavor of the batter
  • Optional; for a crust use vanilla wafers, the cookie sides only of vanilla filled or Oreos, shortbread cookies, chocolate chips, or any other cookie that's round you prefer




this is the batter for mini cheesecake in a kitchen aid mixer




Tips

  1. Cut the recipe in half for those who don't want this many, it makes around 36 cheesecakes
  2. these can be frozen for another time just place them on a cookie sheet cooled, freeze, and place in an airtight container they will last up to 3 months
  3. keep any leftovers in the refrigerator for safety concerns
  4.  keep these colds when transporting on ice bags or a cooler
  5. this can be made in a springform pan with your favorite crust instead of making the cupcake cheesecakes




this is a red raspberry topped mini cheesecake cupcake



Tools You Will Need

  • electric mixer
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • ladle or ice cream scoop
  • paper liners
  • cupcake tins
  • storage container




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I think what I love so much about these cheesecake cupcakes, not only they're packed with decadent flavor in every bite but they're portable and they are self-serve!


These certainly free up my time when I am entertaining, but believe me they are always a hit and the talk of every party for the recipe, so print the recipe off several times!


Hope your family and friends enjoy this recipe as much as we do, get creative, mix and match, and don't forget these can be crustless or crusted!

Oh and one more thing,  just in case you would like to make a large cheesecake with crust on the bottom, just use 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker, cookies, or vanilla wafer crumbs (pulse in a food processor until finely ground) add 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 4 and 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, put that on the bottom of your springform pan and pour the batter on top, of course, it will take around 45 minutes to an hour to bake it at least!




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Yield: 36
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Baked Mini Cheesecakes

Baked Mini Cheesecakes

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min
If you are looking for the perfect dessert that will please everyone, this is it! Mini cheesecake in a variety of toppings and super easy with just 5 ingredients plus any of the toppings you choose!

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, lemon, orange, almond, or any other extract you prefer
  • Toppings Before or After Baking:
  • any pie fillings after cooled and baked
  • fresh blueberries, cherries, bananas, peaches, pineapple, berries, mango, mandarin oranges after baked and cooled
  • chopped candy bars just use your favorite (we love a toffee crunch or snicker bar) after baking and cooling
  • instead of topping them with fruits after baking, use a food processor make a puree of any of the fruits mentioned and swirl using a teaspoon full into each cupcake before baking
  • sprinkle with mini chocolate chips on top of raw batter
  • use ice cream fruit jarred toppings after they are cooled and baked
  • use colorful sprinkles in the batter for a funfetti look
  • change the batter flavor to any extract you like vanilla, lemon, orange, almond are all favorite
  • use melted caramel, crushed toffee bars, and macadamia nuts for turtle cheesecakes after baked and cooled
  • chocolate fudge sauce with chopped pistachio nuts after baked and cooled
  • a mixture of nuts, raisins, chopped dates, figs, and a little cinnamon sugar before or after baking

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line the cupcake tins with paper liners set aside (if using a crust place a cookie inside each paper liner).
  2. Note: if using a suggestion above to the batter get that ready also like pureed fruits or chocolate chips.  I use around 1/2 teaspoon mini chips for each cupcake and 1 teaspoon puree swirled for each cupcake. 
  3. Place the cream cheese eggs and sugar until light and smooth with an electric mixer.
  4. At low speed add the sour cream until evenly blended.
  5. I use either an ice cream scoop or gravy ladle to pour my batter into each cupcake tin.
  6. Bake in the preheated 350-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes the middle should be set and not completely browned.
  7. Cool completely, add whatever you like to your mini cheesecakes on top.
  8. Store any leftovers in an airtight container or freeze on cookie sheets first then store them for up to 3 months.
  9. Note: If you prefer to make a large cheesecake with crust on the bottom, just use 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker, cookies, or vanilla wafer crumbs (pulse in a food processor until finely ground) add  2 tablespoons granulated sugar  4 and 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, put that on the bottom of your springform pan and pour the batter on top, of course, it will take around 45 minutes to an hour to bake it at least!

Calories

210.82

Fat (grams)

10.13

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.18

Carbs (grams)

29.45

Fiber (grams)

2.74

Net carbs

26.71

Sugar (grams)

23.43

Protein (grams)

3.53

Sodium (milligrams)

87.59

Cholesterol (grams)

33.92




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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2011. It was edited and re-published in 2021.





37 comments

  1. Oh my, just look at these lovely cupcakes! Claudia, u're a doll to makes these....... Yum!

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  2. What a large fine assortment of delicious mini cakes. There's plenty of choice. Great ^__^ Bye bye dear, have a wonderful week

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  3. These are so delightful. I bet folks would have a hard time keeping their hands off.

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  4. YUMMMMMMMM!!!!! Love those cupcakes and would like a sample of them all right now. I could never eat just one! I'm having no problem with comments but sure am with line spacing on blogger. Don't know why there are so many spaces between paragraphs. There's an award for you on my blog today.

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  5. These look so tempting! And delicious!

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  6. Lovely mini-cheesecakes! The fruit topped ones look fresh and the chocolate ones look scrumptious :)

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  7. I'm a sucker for these. I could (and would) eat them all! As for commenting: I seem to be fine with google chrome. Internet explorer does not work well.

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  8. These cupcakes look so pretty and colorful. I love them.

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  9. I might just make these for a party coming up, they are so pretty! For the orange, did you use a different kind of topping to swirl in it?

    What did you do to make the mint chocolate ones?

    I finally figured that out with the comments, it wsa super frustrating not being able to comment.

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  10. Cheesecake for those of who have to watch our calorie intake. Just eat one to get a taste and I bet my wife will like them as she can throw a couple in her lunch.

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  11. Ok I would take one of each..LOL!
    What a fantastic way to serve cheesecake..I love all the flavors, looks so fresh and beautiful!!

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  12. Beautiful cheesecakes! You've given me some new ideas for toppings :)

    PS..there are some WP blogs I can't respond to via Food Buzz...but if I enter via the web, I can post. You may want to try that if you get a blank page after clicking comment. I'm glad to know that changing my settings has solved the commenting problem for you on my blog! xo

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  13. Super cute! A build your own cheesecake cupcake bar - a fun idea!

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  14. Comments seem to be working now. The mini cheese cakes are brilliant GF! Wish I had all of the ingredients, I would make them tonight. Haven't been sleeping much lately and would to love try these.


    Perhaps you should install a comment system to avoid the blogger issues. I can help you with it if you want. Email me

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  15. lovely cheesecakes and variety
    regards

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  16. Dear Claudia, These look adorable and delicious. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  17. Those mini cheesecakes look so lovely and delectable!

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  19. These are such cute little bites of cheesecake. they are perfect for the shower for my future daughter in law.

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  20. I really don't like baking during the summer which is early for us this year -- can you believe about 10 days of 90+ temps all ready? But at a certain level the air con is working non-stop so why not bake? These look very spring or summer like, thank you for sharing.

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  21. not a very easy recipe but it looks delicious so i will give it a try for sure. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe with us, i wish you to have a very nice day.

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  22. Love the mini bites of the yummy cheesecakes...Thanks, I'll take them all. I'm not being choosy. Such fun, and a totally genius idea!!!

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  23. These all look so fun and agreed they are a perfect picnic treat :)Well for me cheesecake is an anywhere anytime deal :)

    P.S. I have had trouble on some sites but some I had trouble with recently seem to be OK now? I still have a hard time if the site is not in English and that has been for weeks now :( I do hope they fix everything soon...

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  24. cute as buttons but I know they taste much better - so clever...

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  25. Individual cheesecakes, including a version with strawberry swirl ice cream? Claudia, you're officially a genius.

    Hungry Jenny x

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  26. yum yum yum ... cupcakes are one of my fav type of cake and this one if looking great.

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  27. They look delicious! I making something very similar for my nieces "all cheesecake" wedding cake! She'll have a 3 tier cheesecake and 200 individuals!

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  28. Do you know that I could eat all of those?! I really can... I love them all!!

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  29. Thank you for this!! We all love cheesecake in our home and this looks like it will work perfect for the little ones to help with!

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  30. Oh this is fantastic Claudia! I love all different kind and options! Very well done!!

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  31. Such a lovely assortment. Just lovely.

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  32. This is great, Claudia! This just does away with the squabble over what flavour of cheesecake to make next.

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  33. I love individual cheesecakes! So, good for portion control! I also love how easy it is to modify these!

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  34. They look so good! And they're mini sized so they're healthier right? Lol

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  35. This is such a great idea for a party and so much fun to make too. I can't wait to make these.

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  36. I've been looking for a good mini cheesecakes recipe. Yours look delicious and I love all the suggestions for different toppings or additions to the batter. On my to make list!

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