How to Make Mini Cheesecake Recipes

When learning how to make Mini cheesecake recipes you will find they are very convenient for many occasions. Even though I love the large elegant cheesecakes, there are many reasons to make small individual desserts. This is not to say that these small desserts cannot be elegant also. They certainly can be with a little decorating or garnishing.

Because cheesecake recipes are so loved all over the world, this is reason enough to lean how to make mini cheesecake recipes. These individual servings are great to add to a buffet dinner. Each one can be garnished with fruit and whipped cream which will be a hit even on an elaborate buffet. Because they need no cutting or dipping this dessert is very convenient on a buffet.

As I said cheesecake is a favorite dessert of many; men, women and children. The mini cheesecake recipes can provide a great dessert for carry in dinners, picnics, camp outs or any occasion imaginable. Any type of decoration can easily make them fit into any celebration or get together.

Whether your recipe instructs you to bake or one that does not need baking mini cheesecake recipes can easily be prepared in cupcake tins or muffin tins. Lining the tins with foil cups or paper cups provides easy serving for any occasion.

The history of the individual cupcake takes us all the way back to the eighteenth century. In recent years this serving size has even become more popular. Combining the obsession for cupcakes with the obsession around the world for cheesecake, can you think of a better reason to learn how to make mini cheesecake recipes for your next social event.

INDIVIDUAL CHEESECAKE RECIPE This mini cheesecake recipe makes great individual servings for a buffet.

how to make mini cheesecake recipeHow to Make Mini Cheesecake Recipe
  • ½ Cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons strawberry preserves

Preheat oven to 350F degrees; line 6 or 7 regular size muffin tins with paper liners.

Combine and blend graham cracker crumbs and melted butter; spoon 2 teaspoons in each paper liner.

Beat cream cheese until creamy and light; gradually add sugar while beating.

Add egg and vanilla and beat well; spoon mixture on top of crumb mixture in paper liners.

NOTE: I put a scant 1/4 batter in each cupcake

Bake about 15 to 20 minutes; spoon ½ teaspoon strawberry preserves over each cheesecake.

Refrigerate cheesecakes until cold.



  • ¼ Cup butter
  • 1 Ounce unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup chopped nuts


  • 8 Ounces softened cream cheese (Reserve 2 ounces for frosting)
  • ¼ Cup softened butter
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup chopped nuts
  • 6 Ounces semi sweet chocolate chips


  • 2 Cups miniature marshmallows
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • ¼ Cup milk
  • 1 Ounce unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 2 Ounces reserved cream cheese
  • 3 Cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Grease and flour 9 X 13 inch baking pan.

In large saucepan over low heat melt ½ cup butter and 1 ounce chopped chocolate while stirring.

Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 eggs and ¾ cup chopped nuts.

Blend mixture well and spread into prepared pan.

In small bowl combine all the filling ingredients except the ¼ cup nuts and chocolate chips.

Beat mixture on medium speed until smooth and fluffy.

Stir nuts into filling; spread over chocolate mixture in pan.

Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over top; return to oven an additional 2 minutes.

For frosting in large saucepan over low heat combine ¼ cup butter, milk, 1 ounce chocolate and reserved 2 ounces cream cheese stir mixture until well blended.

Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla stirring until smooth.

Immediately pour frosting over the marshmallows and lightly swirl chocolate and marshmallow.

Refrigerate until firm; cut into bars.


  • 1 Package Jell-o cheesecake mix
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 Cup melted butter
  • 1 ½ Cups cold milk
  • Fruit or melted chocolate for garnish

Mix cheesecake crumbs, sugar and butter; press into bottoms of each of 12 foil lined muffin cups.

Beat milk and filling mix on low speed until blended; beat on medium for 3 minutes.

Divide and spoon over crumb mixture in each cup (Mixture will be thick).

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour; garnish with fruit or melted chocolate to serve.


  • 18 Vanilla wafers
  • 3 Packages (8 ounces each) softened cream cheese
  • ¾ Cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • ¾ Teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Eggs
  • Strawberry preserves

Place vanilla wafers flat side down on bottom of each of 18 paper lined cupcake cups.

Combine cream cheese, sugar, juice, lemon peel and vanilla.

Mix on medium speed until well blended.

Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.

Pour mixture into baking cups filling each cup almost full.

Bake in preheated oven at 325F degrees for 25 minutes.

Cool before removing from pan.

Top each with preserves and refrigerate.


  • 8 Ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ Cup chopped almonds
  • 1 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 Can (8 ounces) Pillsbury refrigerated quick crescent dinner rolls


  • 1 Cup cherry pie filling
  • 2 Tablespoons amaretto
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 350F degrees; grease 8 muffin cups.

Combine cream cheese and egg in medium bowl; beat until smooth.

Add powdered sugar, almonds and extract; mix well.

Separate dough into 4 rectangles; roll each into a 8 X 4 inch rectangle.

Cut each in half to form 8 squares.

Press each into bottom of a greased muffin cup leaving corners of each extending over sides of a cup.

Place about ¼ cup of cream cheese mixture in each cup.

Bring 4 corners of dough together in center of cups; firmly press together to seal.

Bake for 18 to 23 minutes or until golden brown.

Immediate remove from muffin cups.

Combine all topping ingredients in small saucepan; cook until bubbly and butter melts.

Serve over warm dessert; store in refrigerator.


This is one of the mini cheesecake recipes which is baked in tart dishes for individual servings.

  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • ½ Cup water
  • 1 ½ Cups evaporated milk
  • 1 ¼ Cups Sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 Ounces softened cream cheese
  • ¼ Cup softened butter
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Fill two 9 X 13 inch baking pans with hot water to 1 inch depth.

Place twelve 6 ounce custard cups in the hot water.

Combine sugar and water in small saucepan.

Cook stirring constantly over low heat for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.

Bring to a boil; boil without stirring for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Quickly pour evenly into custard cups.

Combine evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, butter, eggs and vanilla.

Beat until smooth; pour evenly into prepared custard cups.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove custard cups from baking pans; chill for several hours or overnight.

Run knife around rims and shake gently to loosen; invert on serving dishes.


  • 8 Ounces soft cream cheese with pineapple
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons lemon juice
  • 8 Individual sponge cake cups (These are the ones you buy to make strawberry shortcakes)
  • 2 Cups fresh fruit to garnish tops

Combine in a small bowl cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice; blend well.

Line tray with wax paper; place cake cups on top.

Spread tops and sides of each cake cup with the cream cheese mixture; refrigerate.

When ready to serve place each cake on a plate and fill center of each with ¼ cup fresh fruit.

8 Servings.


  • 1 ½ Cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • ¼ Cup melted butter
  • 3 Packages (8 Ounces each) softened cream cheese
  • 1 Can (14 Ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 300F degrees.

Combine crumbs sugar and butter; blend well.

Divide evenly and press mixture on bottom of 24 paper lined cupcake tins.

Beat cream cheese in large mixing bowl until fluffy.

Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.

Add eggs and vanilla mixing well; spoon equal amounts into prepared cups.

Bake 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.

Cool to room temperature; chill until cold and garnish as desired.


  • 3 Packages (8 Ounces each) softened cream cheese
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla
  • Blueberry preserves

Preheat oven to 300F degrees; line mini size pan with foil liners.

Beat cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

Add eggs, 1 cup sugar and vanilla beating until well blended and smooth.

Drop mixture into prepared cups ¾ full; bake 30 to 40 minutes to set then cool.

Combine sour cream, ¼ cup sugar and vanilla until blended.

Top each midget with ½ teaspoon of mixture then top with ½ teaspoon preserves.

Bake for 5 minutes and then cool; refrigerate or can be frozen.


Learn how to make cheesecake with phyllo pastry.

  • 8 Sheets frozen phyllo pastry (Thaw)
  • ½ Cup melted butter
  • 3 Packages (3 ounces each) softened cream cheese
  • ½ Cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice


  • ½ Cup orange marmalade
  • 2 Teaspoons orange juice

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Place 1 sheet phyllo pastry on damp cloth (Keep remaining pastry wrapped).

Lightly brush pastry with melted butter.

Layer 3 more sheets on first sheet brushing each sheet with butter.

Repeat making another stack of 4 sheets.

Use kitchen shears and cut each stack into 3 inch squares.

Brush miniature muffin tins with melted butter.

Place one layered phyllo in each muffin cup pressing gently to form shell.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown; gently remove from pan to cool.

TO MAKE FILLING combine cream cheese and powdered sugar in mixing bowl.

Add orange rind and 1 tablespoon orange juice; beat on high until blended.

Spoon 1 ½ teaspoons filling into each pastry cup.

FOR TOPPING combine orange marmalade and the 2 teaspoons orange juice.

Top each cheesecake with ½ teaspoon of marmalade mixture.

Refrigerate until ready to serve; makes 40.