Classic Mini Cheesecake

As you probably know by now I LOVE cheesecake. Today’s recipe is for mini cheesecakes- classic mini cheesecake. In my opinion, classic cheesecake is a simple cheesecake base with a graham cracker crust. Most people like to doll up their cheesecake with pie filling or something crazy in top, but I like mine with simple whipped cream.

I think cheesecake is the ideal dessert for any get together. I mean there are so many options when it comes to cheesecake: red velvet, key lime, Oreo, strawberry, and so many more. Am I the only one who doesn’t like fruit cheesecakes? When I get a cheesecake platter I usually avoid fruity cheesecakes at all cost. My hands gravitate towards chocolate or turtle cheesecake. Anyway on to the cheesecake(s).

Mini cheesecake

Classic Mini Cheesecake

YIELD: 12 PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOKING TIME: 15 minutes TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, optional

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 and place liners in muffin pan.
  2. Next mix graham cracker crumbs, margarine/butter, and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Press graham cracker mixture to the bottom of each liner.
  4. To make the cream cheese mixture combine 3/4 cup of sugar, cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  5. Scoop mixture into a muffin pan and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the center has set.
  6. Cool in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours or overnight. Top with whip cream, and enjoy!

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8 thoughts on “Classic Mini Cheesecake

  1. This is adorable! I wonder if you could substitute all or part of the CC with greek yogurt. Maybe I’ll test out my own variation of this and link back 😉 ❤

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