Mini Cheesecakes

Easy and delicious mini cheesecakes – perfect for a quick and yummy dessert!
I hosted a pampered chef party the other night (which was soo fun) and I decided to try out these mini cheesecakes. They turned out SO delicious! YUMMY! They were really easy to make too. I will definitely be making them again soon. Give them a try!
Mini cheesecakes
These are so fun to make with different toppings as well. We love making them with all kinds of different fruits. They also taste delicious with chocolate sauce on top!

Mini Cheesecakes


  • 24 Nilla Wafer Cookies
  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 2 Tbs powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Foil cupcake liners
    *Optional Toppings:*
  • canned pie filling
  • fresh berries
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate sauce
  • caramel sauce


Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl beat cream cheese and sugar. Add in flour and baking powder and beat until combined. Then mix in powdered sugar, eggs, one at a time, lemon juice, and vanilla.

Fill a muffin pan with cupcake liners and place two vanilla wafers at the bottom of each one. Divide batter between 12 liners, filling each cup up to about 1/4 inch from the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

When you take them out of the oven, place them on a cooling rack and let them cool completely. Before you place your toppings on, chill in the fridge for at least 2-4 hours.. Then top and serve. My favorite topping is fresh strawberries. :)


Super easy and delicious mini cheesecakes on -fill with your favorite toppings!
Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites

These mini cheesecakes are REALLY yummy! Oh and we did top them with whip cream as well… mmm
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. MageeMommy posted on April 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm (#

    Oh wow! These look delicious!!!

    Following from Friday Follow. I'm hosting a Heartsmart cookook giveaway; hope you can come by and visit!

  2. Design it Chic posted on April 30, 2010 at 1:43 am (#

    Hi, i just follow you now thanks to Friday Follow! You have a great blog! And these mini cheesecakes.. I'm definitely trying them out this weekend:) If you have time feel free to check out mine:)
    Happy Friday!

  3. Denise posted on April 30, 2010 at 4:53 am (#

    Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse to say Hi! Already a follower :) Have made the cheesecake tarts before. They are so good tasting and easy!

  4. Brianna! posted on April 30, 2010 at 6:14 am (#

    I just watched my HERO, the lovely and GORGEOUS Paula Deen make these exact same things.
    But she used Raspberries!!

    I know they are DELISH!


  5. CourtneyKeb posted on April 30, 2010 at 7:08 am (#

    I've made these before but with Oreos and it was SO yummy, and just enough to make you feel like you didn't indulge.
    Thanks for the recipe, they look delish!

  6. Jenna posted on April 30, 2010 at 7:34 am (#

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  7. kim posted on April 30, 2010 at 7:40 am (#

    these look amazing, i just found you blog on follow friday & now i'm a follower!

  8. Mama Thompson posted on April 30, 2010 at 8:16 am (#

    ohhh…mini cheesecakes are one of my favorite things…YUM!

  9. posted on April 30, 2010 at 8:25 am (#

    Hi There! Stopping by from FF. YUMMM on the mini cheesecakes!!! Following you.

    Please come by for a visit

    Have a beautiful day

  10. fitty's pinky rose cottage posted on April 30, 2010 at 8:38 am (#

    yummy! my fave too! i just made a few batches back 2 weeks ago..

  11. Jax @ AlyandAsh posted on April 30, 2010 at 8:59 am (#

    I'm visiting from New Friend Friday…now I'm hungry! You're blog is great and I love the name! So hilarious! I'm a new follower! If you have a chance come check out my blog Aly&Ash

  12. Jax @ AlyandAsh posted on April 30, 2010 at 8:59 am (#

    Opps!!! ha-ha while that is my email it's not my blog address!

  13. *Mars* posted on April 30, 2010 at 9:19 am (#

    ahh I'm sad I couldn't make it for the pampered chef party. I bet it was so fun. Those freaking cheesecakes look SO GOOD RIGHT NOW! yummy!! I'll have to try that recipe out sometime.

  14. Amanda K posted on April 30, 2010 at 9:48 am (#

    Oh goodness! Those look so yummy! I was thinking about something to do for my sister's baby shower and I think these are perfect!

  15. Letherton posted on April 30, 2010 at 9:50 am (#

    From FF and wanted to say hi.
    Take a minute an check my blog out if you haven't already.
    I have lots of great giveaways going on, photography posts and posts about my life too.
    Thanks :)

  16. Holly posted on April 30, 2010 at 11:49 am (#

    Love your blog…following you from FF! Stop by and visit me sometime!

  17. Le Chateau des fleurs posted on April 30, 2010 at 1:09 pm (#

    Yes! Those look amazing!
    I have my French obsession Party and give away tomorrow!
    gros bisous

  18. Still On The Verge posted on April 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm (#

    Those look yummy! Found you from Friday Follow. I am your newest follower. Stop by when you can!


  19. THRIFTY CANUCKS posted on April 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm (#

    You have a fantastic blog. I took one look at the cheesecake tarts and said to myself, This baby is going into my faves for sure.

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    Please check it out and follow if you can.

  20. MammaKerr posted on May 1, 2010 at 6:05 am (#

    Oh I could sooooooo do with one of those sweet tasty treats right now!

    Stopping by on the Friday Follow!…



  21. Vicky@sleeping in an unmade bed posted on May 1, 2010 at 11:54 am (#

    These look yummy! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Round-up! I am right below you!


  22. Kaysi posted on May 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm (#

    Those look so yummy!!!! I love cheesecake!

  23. Jennifer Juniper posted on May 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm (#

    Yum yum! I will need this recipe in the future – I"m sure!

  24. gnee posted on May 5, 2010 at 12:14 am (#

    I remember my mom making these when I was young and I've made them too and they are always a big hit. Thanks for sharing a great idea!

  25. Heidi posted on May 5, 2010 at 6:33 am (#

    What a FUN recipe!! This would be great for a little girls 'strawberry shortcake' party or even a shower of any kind!

  26. Wendy posted on May 5, 2010 at 11:21 am (#

    Mmmmm, my mouth is watering…. I am a SUCKER for cheesecake!

  27. *Crystal* posted on May 5, 2010 at 11:31 am (#

    I love cheesecake and This is such a cute idea! I will be making these for our Mother's Day BBQ Sunday and I'll be sure to mention you in my Mother's Day BBQ post!

  28. Shirley posted on May 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm (#

    WOW, what could be better?? Your own personal cheesecake!!!

  29. Stacie posted on May 6, 2010 at 10:23 am (#

    Ohhhh…YUM! Those are so CuTe! OK…I want one of those now!! Thanks so much for linkin' up!! :)

  30. Fawnda posted on May 6, 2010 at 10:54 am (#

    You had me a cheesecake… I LOVE cheesceake!

  31. raggygirlvintage posted on May 6, 2010 at 10:53 pm (#

    Mmmm, those look yummy! I'm on dessert for mother's day so maybe give them a try…

  32. Michele posted on June 26, 2010 at 5:24 am (#

    I made the mini cheesecakes just last weekend….they are delicious!!!! I was concerned how they were going to turn out because I used fat free cream cheese…still delicious!!!

  33. alison posted on May 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm (#

    This looks delicious and adorable – a good combination. Must try these out soon.

  34. Erin Kennedy posted on December 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm (#

    I love these mini cheesecakes. I would be honored if you wanted to put them on my first ever blog hop recipe swap for the holidays. Trying to get a lot of holiday recipes!
    Erin Kennedy

  35. KIM posted on December 3, 2013 at 9:59 am (#

    How many cups does this recipe make?

    • Jamielyn posted on December 11, 2013 at 11:49 am (#

      It makes about a dozen! :)

  36. Becky posted on December 22, 2013 at 8:34 am (#

    Mini as in mini cupcake pan and liners? You used two vanilla mini wafers ? Why are you using two liners? One regular, one foil. Sorry to have questions, but you didn’t see clear on these items

    • Jamielyn posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm (#

      I use a regular cupcake pan and regular vanilla wafers! The foil liners are just for looks! :)

  37. Gina posted on January 23, 2014 at 10:25 am (#

    Oh good heavens- it’s okay to eat more than one – right??!! :)

  38. Jody Bugg posted on November 15, 2014 at 12:50 am (#

    The mini cheesecakes … did you use one of those “bite-sized” muffin tins (24 cupcakes) or the regular-sized muffin tins (6 cupcakes)?


    • Jamielyn posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm (#

      I used a regular muffin tin that made 12 muffins! :)

  39. Sarah posted on January 4, 2015 at 3:51 pm (#

    Dobyou refridgerate

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm (#

      Yes, I refrigerate these. :)

  40. Marlene Johnson posted on October 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm (#

    What is the powder sugar for

    • Laura Capello posted on October 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm (#

      It’s used in the cheesecake filling :)

  41. Kim posted on November 26, 2015 at 11:42 am (#

    can you freeze these?

    • Community posted on November 27, 2015 at 9:07 am (#

      Yes! I’d wrap each tightly in plastic wrap, first. :)

  42. Alma posted on February 1, 2016 at 10:47 pm (#

    Can you make these with graham cracker crumbs instead  of the wafers? 

  43. Judy posted on February 14, 2016 at 1:22 am (#

    I have made these for years.  Great dessert.  I have used chocolate cream cheese too, which makes a really nice dessert too..