Make These Yummy Cake Batter Mini Cheesecakes!

by Jillian Leslie on

I love cake batter anything — cake, cookies, milkshakes…

The delicious flavors remind me of birthday parties when I was a kid.

Plus, I think they look so colorful and festive.Make These Yummy Cake Batter Mini Cheesecakes!

So, when we were coming up with an idea for a fun and colorful dessert, I immediately thought… cake batter cheesecake!!

Plus, we just got this new mini cheesecake pan that I read good reviews about, and I couldn’t wait to try it out.

Make These Yummy Cake Batter Mini Cheesecakes!

Supplies:

for the mini cheesecakes

8 ounces cream cheese (1 8oz package)
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup vanilla cake mix
1/4 cup sprinkles (MY FAVORITE BRAND OF SPRINKLES)***

For the Crust

1/4 box graham crackers
2 tablespoons walnut pieces
4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
1/4 teaspoon salt

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Instructions:

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Step 2:

Melt the butter in the microwave on high for about 30 seconds.

Put the graham crackers, walnuts, and salt into a food processor and pulse until broken down into crumbs.

Add the melted butter to the crumbs and pulse until everything has combined.

Spray the pan with some nonstick spray, and place 2 teaspoons of the graham crackers into each mini cheesecake container.

Make sure your pack them firmly with a spoon.

Step 3:

In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, and vanilla, and mix everything together until smooth.

Add the egg, mixing until incorporated. Then mix in the sugar and cake batter, adding a few tablespoons at a time. Be careful not to over mix, because you want it to have a smooth consistency.

Step 4:

Add some sprinkles and stir, reserving a few pinches for garnish.

Step 5:

Pour the mixture into the mini cheesecake pan, about 1 1/2 tablespoons for each mini cheesecake.

Step 6:

Optional: Before baking, sprinkle the top of each cheesecake with some sprinkles.

In the photo of the ones right out of the oven, those were topped with sprinkles, but the ones in the bottom photos with the whipped cream were not.

It’s completely up to you!

Make These Yummy Cake Batter Mini Cheesecakes!

Step 7:

Place the cake in a hot oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Give it some time to cool down on the counter until you can handle the pan.

Then, pop out each cheesecake, and place them in the refrigerator to chill for an hour or two.

Heads up…Normally, that will fall a little in size while cooling.

Step 8:

Finish off each mini cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream and add some color with a few sprinkles.

Make These Yummy Cake Batter Mini Cheesecakes!

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Cake Batter Mini Cheesecakes


  • Author: Jillian Tohber Leslie
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

If you love the tang and sweetness of a good baked cheesecake with some sprinkles and cake batter for added yumminess, you’ll love this recipe!

It’s simple to make and they look so festive when they come out of the oven.


Ingredients

Scale

for the mini cheesecakes

For the Crust

  • 1/4 box graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons walnut pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Instructions

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Step 2:

Melt the butter (about 30 seconds on high in the microwave). Put the graham crackers, walnuts, and salt into a food processor and pulse until broken down into crumbs. Add the melted butter and pulse until combined. Spray the pan with some nonstick spray. Place 2 teaspoons of graham cracker into each mini cheesecake container and pack firmly with a spoon.

Step 3:

In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add the egg, mixing until incorporated. Mix in the sugar and cake batter, adding a few tablespoons at a time. You don’t want to over mix, you just want a smooth consistency.

Step 4:

Stir in the sprinkles, reserving a few pinches for garnish.

Step 5:

Pour the mixture into the mini cheesecake pan, about 1 1/2 tablespoons for each mini cheesecake.

Step 6:

Optional: Sprinkle the top of each cheesecake with sprinkles before baking. If you see the photo of the ones right out of the oven, those were topped with sprinkles, but the ones in the bottom photos with the whipped cream were not. Totally your choice.

Step 7:

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Let it cool on the counter until you can handle the pan, pop out each cheesecake, and chill for an hour or two. They will fall a little while cooling.

Step 8:

Top with a dollop of whipped cream and add a few sprinkles. Aren’t they adorable and divine?!

Notes

Tip: Apply whipped cream right as you are about to serve because it will melt fast, even with chilled cheesecake. See my photos below!

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3oz
  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g

Keywords: cheesecake, mini cheesecake, baked cheesecake, funfetti cheesecake, sprinkles cheesecake, dessert, cake batter cheesecake

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9 comments

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    Melissa S wrote:

    Nice recipe. We'll be making these soon. I was a little bothered by the statement at the end "Note: I came up with this recipe myself." -- you can find this recipe all over the web http://livelovepasta.com/2011/10/mini-funfetti-cheesecakes/

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    Ginny B wrote:

    The premise is the same but the recipe is different, by quite a bit. It's quite common for more than one person to have the same idea. Can't you just say they sound wonderful?

  • Myra A

    Myra A wrote:

    Would these bake just as well in a cupcake pan? And how many would it yield?

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    Lisa E wrote:

    Do you use the vanilla cake mix dry or mix it up as a batter first.

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    Kelly H wrote:

    My thoughts exactly Ginny B... Why be so mean? Maybe it's a southern thing (call me a southern bell it's a compliment) but I was taught that if you can't say something nice then say nothing at all.... I will most certainly be making these for Easter!

  • Debra S

    Debra S wrote:

    Melissa S - I agree the recipe is similar but it is not the same. This recipe has a graham cracker crust and the measurements are different. These look really yummy - thanks for posting the recipe. I can't wait to try them.

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    Cassandra B wrote:

    Do you use the cake powder or as a mixture (directions from the back of the box)?

  • Samantha V

    Samantha V wrote:

    Do these freeze? I am *finally* starting my new years resolution and eating healthy, but these are making me rethink that lol. If I make these soon (aka tomorrow) do you know if they freeze?

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    Lisl G wrote:

    I assume the walnuts in the crust are optional right? I can't have nuts and really love sprinkles.