Welcome Spring with these adorable and delicious Strawberry Mini-Cheesecakes
Breathe some new life into your spring baking and try my Strawberry Mini-Cheesecakes! These little cheesecakes are bursting with flavor and spring cuteness – plus you can decorate them to fit any occasion, not just the coming of Easter or Springtime.
These Strawberry Mini-Cheesecakes are built and baked in cupcake liners (yes, you can do that). You’ll start by making a simple graham cracker crust with melted butter, a little sugar and graham cracker crumbs.
Press the crust into the bottom of the cupcake liners with a small flat-bottomed object; anything will do :0) Then bake them in a 325 degree oven for about 10 minutes, rotating half way through.
Here’s the fun surprise of these mini-cakes; there’s strawberry jam in the bottom of each one! Once the crusts are done baking, dollop a spoonful of jam into the bottom and spread it around a bit. Then, beat the cheesecake ingredients together to form the batter, and fill each muffin cup. Leave just 1/4 inch of space from the top to compensate for the batter- it will puff up a bit when baking, but then shrink as it cools.
Bake the cheesecakes in a 300 degree oven for just 20 minutes or so, or until they are just barely jiggly in the middle. Cheesecake is easy to overbake, which causes cracks to form as it cools.
Cool the cheesecakes in the muffin tins on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes, them pop the tins in the fridge to chill and set the Strawberry Mini-Cheesecakes. Afterward you can remove them and go to town decorating them!
My little helper in the kitchen was delighted by the way I decorated these adorable Strawberry Mini-Cheesecakes and I just couldn’t keep her away haha :0) Make these mini-cakes and make them your own, they are delicious and fun. As always, I’d love to hear what you think, so leave me a comment below and if you try the recipe, rate it for me and for other readers, thanks!Print
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