Mini Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Mini lemon cheesecake recipe. Super rich, creamy, and citrusy cheesecake, in a cute mini size. Make yours today.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Mini Lemon Cheesecake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 207 kcal

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat the oven at 350°F.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove the baking cups from the refrigerator. Place them in a muffin pan. Scoop the filling mixture into the baking cups.
  6. 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.
  7. Chill the cupcakes in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Garnish with the fruit toppings before serving.

Recipe Notes

I used the 3.25 oz soufflé paper baking cups.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Lemon Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (12 people)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 11g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 11.1%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.