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Mini Lemon Cheesecake

Mini Lemon Cheesecake

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Mini Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

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

Ingredients:

Crust:

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

Filling:

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

Toppings:

Blueberry
Raspberry
Lemon slices

Method:

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. 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 :)

  2. 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 :)

    • Rasa Malaysia

      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

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

    • Pooh

      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 ..

  3. Winnie Ling via Facebook

    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!!!!

    • Rasa Malaysia

      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.

  4. Elaine Xie via Facebook

    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.

  5. Elaine Xie via Facebook

    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.

  6. Jennifer Louie via Facebook

    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…

  7. Mithila

    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?

  8. Michelle Tang

    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 !! :)

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