Cheesecake in a Jar ~ Microwave Cheesecake



Did the title intrigue you? Yes, today I am going to share how to make a baked cheesecake in a microwave! Isn’t that interesting? A cheesecake is something that I avoid making just because I am scared of the calories that come with it. Not that I am really bothered as such, but still… There is something addictive in a cheesecake, that you feel like having more and more of it. So when I saw this cheesecake in a little book called “Mug Cakes”, I had to try it. And boy, wasn’t I happy? This tastes as good as any baked cheesecake! The only thing you have to be careful is about the microwave time – do NOT microwave it at one stretch, instead you do it in batches, so that you have your microwave in one piece! Since it has egg in it, it can built up a lot of pressure in the oven, so it is better to be done in batch. The other thing is the waiting time, for it to settle down and cool. But it is all worth it. I topped mine off with some mixed berry compote and delicious cheesecake was ready to dig in! Wanting the recipe? Go on…


This is the third one in the series of the 3 back-to-back microwave treats, after the bread pudding and coffee walnut cake… Hope you enjoyed this series… πŸ™‚




5 from 2 votes

Cheesecake in a Jar ~ Microwave Cheesecake

Course Cakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/2 tbsp soft butter
  • 2 digestive biscuits crushed
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese I used Kraft
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tbsp corn flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • Mixed berried compote for topping


  • Melt the butter in the microwave for 15 seconds or till done. Stir in the crushed biscuits and press down the mug.
  • In another mug, combine all ingredients from egg to salt and whisk well till combined. Pour over the prepared biscuit base.
  • Cook in the microwave in 30 second busts for around 2 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and then chill in the fridge for an hour before topping with mixed berry compote and serving.


Cooking in bursts of 30 seconds will ensure that the mixture doesn't overheat and explode!

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  1. Wowie!! That is one interesting cheesecake Rafee!! Love how quick it. Can be made to satiate a quick cheesy cake!! That berry compote on top is super inviting !!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  2. Simple delicious cake

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Beena…

  3. 5 stars
    I love the idea of cheesecake in small jars. Not only do they look pretty, but you get a dessert but not too much of it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Balvinder….

  4. Such a great idea! I love that berry compote.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  5. cheesecake looks yummy.pass me that jar:)luscious berry compote there

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ramya… πŸ™‚

  6. To confess ,not a fan of cheese cake .once something ruins your pallete you need to muster a lot of courage to try it once again.I think it is hight time to try cheese cake once again.This recipe seems to be perfect .That berry compote????.love the shape of the jar.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I totally agree to you, and going back to it is like a long step… Thank you so much Nusrath, that was a honey jar… πŸ˜‰

  7. Interesting and absolutely tempting !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Priya…

  8. Looks so yum..loved it in the jar..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana…

  9. 5 stars
    What an adorable little cheesecake! I wonder if you could put it into the freezer to chill it faster?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… I don’t think that would be a problem, Bibi… Thank you so much dear…

  10. ohhhh…that looks yummm…wish I could just pick it off the screen and have it..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

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