Mini cheesecakes made in a cupcake pan, with graham cracker crust and a fresh strawberry garnish.
Mini Cheesecakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 55 mins
 

Mini Cheesecakes! Cute, individual portions of creamy New York cheesecake over a crunchy graham cracker crust. Bake them in a muffin tin! So fun!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake cupcake recipe, cheesecake cupcakes, mini cheesecake recipe, Mini Cheesecakes
Servings: 16
Calories: 331 kcal
Ingredients
For the Graham Cracker Crust
For the New York Cheesecake Filling
  • 24 ounces cream cheese (3 8-ounce bricks), softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 eggs (large)
  • 1 egg yolk (large)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • strawberries (optional garnish)
Instructions
To Make the Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Place the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine.

  2. Pour the melted butter into the bowl, and stir the mixture together until mixed.

  3. Line muffin tins with papers, and divide the mixture equally between 16 wells, pressing gently into the bottom.

To Make the New York Cheesecake Filling
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

  2. Place the cream cheese, sugar, and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl and mix on medium-low speed until smooth.

  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.

  4. Stir in the additional egg yolk, cream, and vanilla.

  5. Pour the batter over the crust, and rap sharply on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.

  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the mini cheesecakes are set around the edges but still a little wobbly toward the centers.

  7. Chill for 2 hours, then garnish with fresh strawberries (if desired).

Recipe Notes

*Use boxed graham cracker crumbs, or place about 9 whole graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Cheesecakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 226mg10%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.