Miniature Baked Cheesecakes

I almost loathe to give away just how simple these are as they really do look as though you’ve toiled away n the kitchen when truth be told you can wow your guests with around 15 mins work!miniature_baked_cheesecakes


Miniature Baked Cheesecakes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12


  • 250 gm Cream Cheese softened (philadelphia or similar)
  • .33 Cups Caster Sugar finely granulated
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 5 tbsp Cream Use thickened ie: at least 35% fat
  • 200 gm Biscuits Arnotts Nice or similar or GingerNuts for something different
  • 100 gm Butter melted


  • Pre heat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan forced - increase 10 degrees if not fan forced)
  • Crush biscuits to fine crumb in processor or do it old school - pop in a freezer bag and crush with rolling pin/tin of tomatoes or whatever heavy object you have handy.
  • Stir in melted butter until well combined. Use salted butter - goes beautifully with the sweet biscuits.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cup cake cases.
  • Press biscuit mix into cupcake cases. Push it in firmly and level as will be on display when served. Set aside.
  • Combine cream cheese & sugar until smooth and creamy. I use my food processor but any mixer / hand held etc will do.
  • Add egg and beat until all combined.
  • Add lemon juice and cream and beat again. You want it combined but not over beaten as excessive beating will cause cheese cake to crack and split.
  • Spoon into cupcake cases - fill to about half a cm below top of paper case - they wont rise much.
  • Bake at 160 for 20 mins.
  • Allow to cool before decorating - I pop them in the fridge to firm up a bit before I remove the cupcake cases.
  • Decorate as your heart desires - lovely with fresh berries.
  • For the ones pictured, I put down a dollop of thickened cream and toped with diced strawberries I’d soaked in a bit of liqueur (try cointreau). Add a drizzle of choc if you like.
  • I like to serve with a homemade berry coulis drizzled all pretty on the plate and a nice dusting of icing sugar.