Thursday, January 30, 2014

Really easy mini cheesecakes!


Have you ever bought supplies to bake something, and then plans change and you never actually bake it? That's what happened to me. I just never got around to baking what I had planned to. Then before I knew it, the cream cheese I bought for that recipe was about to expire. So I went to Pinterest looking for an easy recipe to use it up. My husband loves cheese cake, and these looked simple enough and would use all the ingredients I had purchased. They didn't turn out the prettiest on the outside, but man do they taste good!

Baby Cheesecake Cups
2 8oz packages of cream cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
18 vanilla wafers or 
1 sleeve graham crackers
6 tbsp butter, melted
Preheat your oven to 360 degrees. You'll then make your crust first. The recipe called for 1 vanilla wafer for each individual crust, but I didn't have that. So I made my own graham cracker crust. You can do either. I finely crushed a sleeve of graham crackers and mixed it well with 6 tbsp of butter that we melted. I filled 21 cupcake liners with this.
Beat cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, sugar, and lemon juice. Make sure the eggs are beaten before you add them in, I forgot this step and I think thats why my batter was a little lumpy.
 Pour the batter into the cupcake cups over the crust. Try to even out the top as best you can. I filled 21 cups full. Bake for 12-15 min (I did 12). Let cool, and then refrigerate for a few hours. Add your desired topping - I used Strawberries!
 
Like I said, not the prettiest, but they tasted so so good! What are your go to simple recipes to use up your baking supplies?

40 comments:

  1. So cute! I think I'd do it with an Oreo crust instead, thought ;)

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    1. That sounds amazing - that's what I'll do next time!

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  2. What a chic little dessert!

    www.thesequinedswans.blogspot.com

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    1. They were so good they're already all gone!

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  3. These look delicious and super cute!

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  4. These are so adorable! I wish I was a cheesecake person, since it always looks so good and everyone else loves it, but I just can't get past the cream cheese. Sigh.

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    1. I used to hate it - but tastes change I guess!

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  5. Oh yum! I'm gonna have to try these.

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    1. They are so good! Ours are already all gone!

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  6. Now I know what my stand mixer and I are doing this weekend! These look delish!

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    1. You should make these for sure! I think I'm going to make them again for our Super Bowl party!

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  7. Oh these do look amazing! I have had a recipe pinned like this for forever and I totally need to get around to making it!

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    1. They are so good for how easy they were to make!

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  8. These look amazing! I love cheesecake anything. These would be adorable for a baby or bridal shower this Spring!

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    1. Oh you are so right! I'll have to remember this for my sisters bridal shower!

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  9. Easy peasy! Love it! And (bonus) they look so CUTE! :)
    xx

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    1. I love that they are so tiny! Easy to eat :)

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  10. These are sooo cute! I'm not a fan of cheesecake but I love anything bite size, especially for parties or get togethers!

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    1. I used to hate cheese cake but love it now. You're right, they are the perfect size!

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  11. Those sound like such a good idea!! I'm a fun of cupcake style things because it keeps me from taking way too big of slices! And for some reason I have no shame going back for a second piece of cake but a cupcake is a whole different story!
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    1. Haha this is so true - I loved that these were so tiny!

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  12. I LOVE cheesecake, and this looks relatively easy! Maybe fun for a party? I will definitely have to give this recipe a whirl!

    http://beyondpeachy.blogspot.com

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    1. You should! I think in going to make these again for the Super Bowl!

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  13. Oh my goodness I did not need an easy recipe for bite-sized cheecakes ha. These look amazing!

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    1. Haha totally true! They were so yummy!

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  14. I looove cheesecake & this seems like the sweetest idea! :) I think I will make something like for my mom's birthday! Thanks for the recipe! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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    1. They would be great for a birthday! And so easy!

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  15. Oooh, these sound awesome!

    Happy Thursday, doll!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  16. My husband and I both LOVE cheesecake, but it is really time consuming (but so worth it). This looks so easy and delicious. Must try it soon!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. It was super easy - way better than making regular cheese cake!

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  17. My boss made similar mini cheesecake cups and just gave me the recipe. These look fabulous, perfect for when you want a small snack!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. So true - the bite size comes in handy!

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  18. I have made mini cheese cakes before and they are amazing! They are probably one of my favorite things to make. And now, after reading this, I want to go make some for desert tonight... such a tasty treat!

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    1. Haha I know! I think I going to make these again for the Super Bowl!

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  19. I've actually made these before and the boyfriend loved them, with the leftover cheesecake (batter?) I cut out the inside of strawberries and put it in...so yummy!

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    1. Oh that sounds so good! What a great idea!

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  20. Oh my goodness that looks delicious!! Definitely making these this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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