These mini strawberry cheesecakes are easy to make (the simple ingredients will surprise you!) and they disappear fast. Everyone of all ages loves these. They are so cute being mini cheesecakes; just asking to be picked up and put on your plate.
Don’t let the cuteness fool you. The texture of these is phenomenal! The cheesecake is creamy and smooth with a buttery crust and the fresh strawberry topping cuts the sweetness and makes every bite irresistible.
Ingredients for Strawberry Cheesecakes:
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs from 12 whole crackers
- 6 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 16 oz Cream Cheese from two 8 oz packages, softened
- 3 large eggs room temperature
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk room temperature
Ingredients for Toppings:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream chilled
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 12 strawberries halved
Preheat Oven to 350˚F. In a small bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs with 6 Tbsp butter and stir together to moisten crumbs. Line standard sized 24-count muffin tins with paper liners and divide crumbs between 24 liners (about 1 Tbsp each). Press crumbs into base with fingers or a small spoon.
To make the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk, add 16 oz softened cream cheese and 3 eggs. Beat on high speed 5 min or until smooth, scraping down the bowl a couple of times. Add condensed milk and mix on low speed until blended (2 min), scraping down the bowl as needed.
Divide filling evenly between cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 full (For easy portioning, use a leveled ice cream scoop). Bake in preheated oven at 350˚F for 13-15 mins or until set with a very slight jiggle in the center. Slight cracking is normal but if deep cracking occurs, they are over-baking. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature in pans then refrigerate until chilled.
To Decorate and Serve Cheesecakes:
Top with chilled strawberry sauce (recipe here). Make whipped cream by beating together 1 cup heavy cream with 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 Tbsp sugar for about 2 mins on high speed or until fluffy then pipe swirls using a large open star tip over the center of each cheesecake. Place a halved strawberry over whipped cream.
Recipes by Natasha's Kitchen
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