beautiful and super easy cheesecakes

My husband LOVES cheesecake and it is so nice to have a quick and easy recipe to make small servings of cherry cheesecake!  My mom also makes this easy mini cheesecake recipe for parties quite often.  She enjoys making cakes and cupcakes and she’ll often whip up an extra batch of these individual mini cheesecakes to add variety at the dessert table.

These easy individual miniature cheesecakes add variety at the dessert table.

Easy Individual Dessert Idea

These individual mini cheesecakes make a great alternative to traditional cake and give more variety to your dessert table at a party.  My mom always uses these silver cupcake liners which look great at any holiday or special occasion.  We also like that you can use what fruit topping you like best.  We made this recipe as an easy 4th of July dessert.

Easy individual sized dessert makes personal cheesecakes and is great to take along to parties, family gatherings and cookouts.

How to Tell When Cheesecake is Set

This recipe is super easy and only took ten minutes to mix up, after the cream cheese was softened.  The most difficult part of making cheesecake, in my opinion, is trying to determine when it is “set”.  I always set the timer for a few minutes less that the recommended time.  I open up the oven and move the pan with the cheesecakes an inch or two.  If the filling “jiggles” in the center I put it back in the oven for a few more minutes.  After doing this a few times I typically notice the amount of jiggle or movement in the center of the mini cheesecakes decreases over time.  I take the mini cheesecakes out of the oven when the jiggle is gone, but before the cheesecake begins to burn.

This quick and easy recipe makes small servings of cherry cheesecake.  This easy mini cheesecake recipe is great for parties and holiday meals too.  

These are the easiest cheesecakes to make and they are so delicious!  We also enjoy cooking together.  My kids love helping put the vanilla wafers in the bottom of each cupcake liner.  They have a party eating a box of the wafers before the real party begins!

Individual Miniature Cheesecakes

Cupcake sized cheese cakes can be topped with your favorite pie filling for a simple and delicious personal cheesecake in a responsible serving size.  This recipe is easy and delicious and is great to take along to parties, family gatherings and cookouts.  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Individual Cheesecake


  • 24 cupcake liner
  • 24 vanilla wafers
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can cherry pie filling


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line cupcake pan with liners.  Place a vanilla wafer in bottom of each liner.  

  2. In a small bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla until fluffy and light.  

  3. Fill liners 3/4 full with cream cheese mixture.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until set.  Let cool.

  4. Top each mini cheesecake with a spoonful of cherry pie filling.  Makes 24 mini cheesecakes.  

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