A Perfectly Delicious Mini Cheesecake Recipe

  • By: JustRecipes
  • Time to read: 4 min.
Mini Cheesecake Recipe
Photo by LauriPatterson

Do you have a craving for something sweet? Have you been looking for the perfect mini
cheesecake recipe? Well, look no further! We have the perfect recipe for you that is sure to satisfy you!
Our mini cheesecake recipe is simple and easy to follow,
with precise measurements to ensure delicious results every time.
So, grab your mixing bowl and the following few basic ingredients, and let’s get started!


For the crust:

  • Crackers – 1 ½ cups of crumbs (about 8-9 full crackers)
  • Butter – 6 tablespoons (melted)
  • Granulated Sugar – 2 tablespoons

For the cheesecake filling:

  • Cream Cheese – 8 ounces (room temperature)
  • Granulated Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Heavy Cream – ½ cup
  • Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon

For the topping:

  • Fresh Strawberries – 10-15, diced
  • Whipped Cream or Ice Cream – optional

Step 1: Prepare the crust

The crust for this mini cheesecake recipe is a classic cracker crust.

To make the cracker crust, you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and light brown sugar and mix until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Next, line a mini muffin tin with mini parchment paper cupcake liners. Make sure to press the parchment liners into the muffin tin holes so they fit snugly.

Grab a teaspoon of the cracker crust mixture, and place it in the cold parchment paper cups. Press the cracker mixture down into the bottom and up the sides of the parchment paper cupcake liners, making sure that the crust is compact and snug.

Repeat this process until you have crusted all your little muffin tin holes.

Bake the crusts in the preheated oven for 7-10 minutes or until they start to achieve a golden brown color.

Once the crusts are finished baking, remove them from the oven and transfer the muffin tin to a cooling rack. Let the crusts cool for about twenty to thirty minutes before adding the filling. Now that you have your mini graham cracker crusts prepared, it’s time to move on to the next step- making the delicious cheesecake filling!

Step 2: Prepare the filling

Preparing the filling for a perfectly delicious mini cheesecake is fairly straightforward.

First, you will need to gather your ingredients: 8 ounces of cream cheese, ¼ cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 egg, and a pinch of salt. Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature so it is easier to mix and combine the ingredients.

Next, you will need to whip the cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer set to medium speed and mix until everything is thoroughly combined. Then, you can add in the vanilla extract, egg, and salt. Beat until all the ingredients are combined and you have a creamy mixture.

Once the mixture is complete, you can pour it into a greased mini cheesecake baking pan. Make sure to evenly distribute the mixture across each pan. You can add a few drops of food coloring if you want to make your mini cheesecakes extra colorful.

Finally, you can finish preparing your mini cheesecakes by, again, preheating your oven to 350 F. and Then all that’s left to do is to bake your mini cheesecakes for 15-20 minutes until the top is lightly browned and the center is almost set.

And that’s it! You’ve now finished up the filling for your perfectly delicious mini cheesecakes.

Step 3: Bake and cool the cheesecake

To get started, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the mini cheesecakes, still in their springform pans, on a baking sheet and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. To ensure done-ness, you can insert a toothpick into the center of one of the cheesecakes. If it comes out clean, it’s done!

Once they’re done baking, you’ll want to let them cool completely. This is an important step, as it will allow the cheesecakes to set and prevent them from cracking. To speed up the cooling process, you can place them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. If you want to get a little extra fancy, you can also sprinkle powdered sugar or decorate with fresh fruit. The choice is yours.

Step 4: Serve and enjoy!

Ah, the final step of your mini cheesecake recipe journey? Serve and enjoy! Now that you’ve baked your delicious mini cheesecakes to perfection, it’s time for the ultimate reward: indulging in their scrumptiousness!

When your mini cheesecakes are finished baking, carefully remove them from the cupcake liners. Serve and enjoy them plain, or top them with your favourite toppings.

Some suggestions include; crushed nuts, chocolate shavings, fresh fruit, or a dollop of whipped cream. If serving them as a dessert, try pairing them with a scoop of ice cream for a decadent treat!

When it comes to storing your mini cheesecakes, you can enjoy them right away or store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. If freezing, wrap each mini cheesecake securely in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe bag or container. They could last up to 2 months in the freezer.

So, it’s time to gather your mini cheesecakes, and bask in the glory of your perfect creations! Enjoy!


Well, that’s it! This mini cheesecake recipe is a delicious treat that you can enjoy in just a few simple steps. It’s sweet, tart, creamy, and crunchy—everything that you love about cheesecake but in a simple and easy-to-make form. Plus, the portion size is perfect for a light dessert after dinner or for a satisfying snack. And the best part? The deliciousness is guaranteed! So give this mini cheesecake recipe a try and see for yourself just how tasty it is!

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