Mini Lemon Cheesecake
August 10th, 2012 36 Comments

Mini Lemon Cheesecake

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Mini Lemon Cheesecake


Mini Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Adapted from: Cuisine Paradise
Make 12 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Bake Time: 22 minutes



3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (7 graham crackers)
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons lemon juice


Lemon slices


In a bowl, add in the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and butter. Mix well. Divide the crumbs and press into bottom of the 12 soufflé baking cups. Refrigerate the crust.

Preheat the oven at 350°F.

Attach the metal blade to your food processor. Pulse the cream cheese until smooth. Scrap the side of the bowl with a spatula as needed. Add in the sugar and pulse again until smooth. Next, add the sour cream and lemon zest and pulse until smooth.

Add 1 egg at a time and pulse until combined. Lastly, add the vanilla extract and lemon juice. Scrap down the side and give it a few more pulses until smooth.

Remove the baking cups from the refrigerator. Place them in a muffin pan. Scoop the filling mixture into the baking cups.

Bake them for 20-22 minutes or until the centers are firm. Remove the cupcakes from the muffin pan to cool completely on a cooling rack.

Chill the cupcakes in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Garnish with the fruit toppings before serving.

Cook’s Note:

I used the 3.25 oz soufflé paper baking cups.

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36 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Elaine says:

    Cute mini lemon cheese cake.

  2. My picky eater doesn’t like cheesecake :(. I have no problem feeding her veggies so I’m happy :)

  3. Heather Penrod via Facebook says:

    Rice with steamed vegges chopped very small with oyster sauce.

  4. I cooked vegies with the rice in the rice cooker and crumbled bake salmon is a fav of my 11.5 months girl!!!

  5. I make meatballs for my toddler. Minced chicken, grated apple, finely chopped broccoli florets/French beans, grated carrot, grated cheese, panko. Shaped into mini balls then pan fry over low heat with olive oil. My kiddo loves it, even my hubby! For adults can consider adding some spices like curry powder, cumin etc for added flavor :)

  6. I make meatballs for my toddler. Minced chicken, grated apple, finely chopped broccoli florets/French beans, grated carrot, grated cheese, panko. Shaped into mini balls then pan fry over low heat with olive oil. My kiddo loves it, even my hubby! For adults can consider adding some spices like curry powder, cumin etc for added flavor :)

  7. Cathy Ou via Facebook says:

    Bee I saw the show!! It was great. Congrats on the new home!

  8. Kathy says:

    i love cheesecakes…by the way,can i use the cream cheese in a jar instead of the one the comes in bars?

    • Rasa Malaysia says:

      Hi Kathy, I don’t think you can because the one in the tub has air whipped into it to make it more spreadable while the cream cheese block is more thick. Your cream cheese cake may fall if you use the spreadable type just because it has too much air.

      • Kathy says:

        good thing i waited for your response, you saved me from a possible failure…thanks so much…another lesson learned from Rasa Malaysia… :)

    • Pooh says:

      What is mean 12oz cream cheese? 12pk of block cream cheese? My oven very small need to back 2 or 3time … Can I bake the cheese cake this way .? Will put outside for a few hour than bake for the balance one ..

  9. My daughter loves steamed cakes (aka apam in Malay). Especially those colourful ones. Make them in pink or green and she will be happy!

  10. Winnie Ling via Facebook says:

    A really really fussy and picky toddler we have here!!! Extremely difficult to get her to eat veges and for some reason cheese as well!!! Luckily she loves her fruits! And fish!!! I make pan fry John dory fillets for her about twice a week with a pinch of salt and she eats it with rice. Love all the ideas esp the meatballs by Meg will give that a try will also give your lemon cheesecake a try!!!!

  11. Winnie Ling via Facebook says:

    What are graham crackers?

    • Rasa Malaysia says:

      Graham crackers are a type of crunchy biscuits/cookies that made out of wheat flour and sweetened with honey. It is very common crust for American cheesecake. It can be eaten out of the box, to make smores and to make pie crust.

  12. Elaine Xie via Facebook says:

    I have a 20month old and she is pretty picky as well. She loves hardboiled eggs, chicken, mini pasta shapes, shitake mushrooms, baked sweet potatoes, red bean barley sweet congee…luckily, she does eat green leafy, broccoli, cauliflower. She won’t eat carrots, tomato, spaghetti sauce, zucchini, bell peppers…some days are better than others.

  13. Elaine Xie via Facebook says:

    Oh, she loves muffins , soft breads…I need a good, no fail carrot cake and zucchini bread recipes. I try to hide veggies in baked goodies.

  14. Jennifer Louie via Facebook says:

    My 19-month-old is kind of picky but I think mostly because I want to cut down on the sugar, salt, and unhealthy/unnecessary grease in his food. He loves 番薯葉 and steamed egg custard. He hates meat and anything that looks messy on a plate…still trying to figure out a better and healthy way to give him his meat…

  15. I love cheesecakes. Do you need to bake steam-bake this?

  16. Kelly-Anne says:

    Nice recipe :)
    I also like the below NYC cheesecake recipe.
    Thanks for sharing,

  17. Mithila says:

    Very good recipe :)
    How did you remove the cheesecake from the paper cups that you used? What if I use glass cups? How can I remove the cheesecake from that before serving?

  18. Kat says:

    Where can one find soufflé baking cups in the USA? What is an alternative?

  19. Sunny says:

    Can i make this cute cheese cake with other method since i dont have a food processor :)

  20. Leisa says:

    I noticed you used a food processor – which I don’t have. Can I use a regular hand beater to make this?

  21. rolando says:

    can i use soft cheese instead of cream cheese yeah?

  22. Alli says:

    Where can I buy the suffle baking cups?;)

  23. lizzy says:

    where to find graham cracker or it can be replace with other.

  24. Michelle Tang says:

    I tried baking this mini cheesecake yesterday and it turned out well. But some of the cakes sink a bit maybe is due to i used tube cream cheese and not block one. I replaced Graham with digestive biscuits as i could not find Graham at stores.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. Next i will try brownie butter cake !! :)

  25. wendy lim says:

    hi! how to determine size of 3.25oz souffle baking cup??

  26. Katrucia says:

    if you can’t find graham crackers, you can always use speculoos (spiced shortcrust biscuit)

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