Mini Cheesecake Recipe

23 Sep

This recipe is by far the easiest and most delicious cheesecake recipe I’ve ever done. It is a recipe given to me when I went away to college (ding back 2003) by my mom’s best friend who is amazing in the kitchen. You can make this mini cheesecake recipe with either regular size muffin tins or the mini size. The crust is simple, vanilla wafer cookies! Which come in boxes of mini or regular that fit perfectly in the bottom of muffin tins. Top these yummy cheesecakes just like you would with any cheesecake- with chocolate or mashed fruit. I also tried a mini dollop of nutella, it was divine! 
The easiest and most delicious cheesecake recipe you will EVER make! Mini style!

Ingredients you’ll need:
Vanilla Wafer Cookies
16 oz Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs

Line your muffin tin. Place a vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner. Mix cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Add eggs and blend well. Pour into each liner. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes. Chill before serving.


I combined these yummies with my 3D paper box for cute and easy delivery to friends.
3D Paper Box for Mini Cheesecakes

As always, I’ve made a printable recipe card for you.
the best cheesecake you will EVER try!


Mini Cheesecakes
The easiest and most delicious cheesecake recipe you will ever make!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
  1. Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  2. 16 oz Cream Cheese
  3. 1/2 cup Sugar
  4. 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  5. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  6. 2 Eggs
  1. Line your muffin tin.
  2. Place a vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner.
  3. Mix cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add eggs and blend well.
  5. Pour over wafer in each liner.
  6. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes.
  7. Chill before serving.
  1. Serve as is (plain) or top with chocolate, Nutella, or mashed fruit!

15 Responses to “Mini Cheesecake Recipe”

  1. Kim Osburn September 25, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    stopping by to say Hi from Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party #24
    Thanks for sharing these little cheesecakes. They are so cute and look delish. <3 Kim

  2. Helen @lovelyandloving September 26, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    These cheesecakes are too cute! Ooh nutella on cheesecake – sounds yummy! Pinning and thanks for sharing!

  3. Kim September 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Oh boy, I am a cheesecake nut and these are adorable! I am pinning and making immediately! Yum!!! 🙂 Thanks for the (tiny) inspiration!

  4. Domesticated Breakdown September 27, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    These look yummy, I wonder if you can do them with no crust? Found you at the project stash!

    • Mandy September 27, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      I’m making more on Sunday, I will try it with no crust and let you know! 🙂

    • Mandy September 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      I tried the cheesecakes with no crust yesterday- still yummy! I tried them as both mini muffin size and regular muffin size and the only thing is that the regular muffin size comes out with a sunken middle- which was fine by me because I filled it with fruit! I’ll be posting about it Thursday this week including pictures. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Life Outside the Box October 1, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Just in time to satisfy my cheesecake craving this week! These are so adorable and delicious too! Thank you for sharing at the Fluster Buster Party, have a fantastic week! Laurie I will top mine with Nutella! 🙂
    Lizy party co host

  7. Kathy October 2, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    I’ve made somethng similar for our Christmas party – they are wonderful! I appreciate you sharing your recipe! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose October 3, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    Oh. My. You had me at CHEESECAKE!!!

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