Mini Cheese Cake

This is a great dessert.  You can add your favourite toppings or make it into a marble cheesecake. They are so yummy that my daughter ate 3 of them in a day !! 

Makes about 12

For the crust

  • 3/4 cup honey graham crumbs
  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter,  melted
  1. Line muffin tray with muffin liners
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F
  3. Mix graham crumbs and brown sugar together
  4. Add butter and mix well
  5. Put one heaping tablespoon of mixture into each muffin cups and press firmly
  6. Bake for about 8 minutes, set aside to cool

For the filling

  • 1 package (8 oz) of plain cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  1. Reduce oven heat to 325°F
  2. Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment,  beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until light and smooth
  3. Add vanilla,  flour and egg, mix until blended
  4. Put about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture in each muffin cup and bake for about 18-20 minutes until set
  5. Cool in muffin tray,  then on rack
  6. Refrigerate for about 4 hours
  7. Top with your favourite syrups or fruit jams

For the marble cheese cake

  1. Melt about 1 oz of semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler or microwave
  2. After putting cream cheese mixture in muffin cups, put 1 to 2 drops of melted chocolate in centre (before baking)
  3. Swirl chocolate around with a small knife
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