Easy Cheesecake Cupcakes

 

Due to my hectic schedule, I was not intending to cook up anything for the February Home Baker’s Challenge, which is being hosted by Siri of The Brave Cook. She had given a list of Valentine bakes which were really irresistible, but all of them needed some time and patience to make that I was considering not doing it. That is when my eyes fell on this recipe in the list.

 

One Friday, to be precise the Friday when Valentine’s Day fell, I made this as dessert for lunch. Let me do this with a disclaimer that we don’t celebrate this day at all! It just happened that I ended up baking on that day, hehe… Even though it was slightly on the more sweet side with the DDL contributing to the sweetness even more, every body enjoyed it, considering that the portions served were also quite small to enjoy after a heavy meal!

 

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Easy Cheesecake Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 package 200 gm Philadelphia Light cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dulche de leche for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 160 degrees. Keep ready your 6-muffin pan with liners, or like I did, you can use silicon muffin liners on a baking pan.
  • Beat the cheese with a hand-held mixer till smooth.
  • Beat in the sugar, egg and the extract one after the other till all gets well incorporated.
  • Divide equally among the liners and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
  • Top with anything of your choice - I topped with some DDL - and serve as an after-food dessert!!!

Notes

Despite using only 1/3 cup sugar instead of 1/2 cup as per the recipe, I found the cupcake too sweet, even without the DDL!
You can use any extract, vanilla or otherwise for your favorite flavor.
I was intending to keep an Oreo and the bottom of the muffin and bake the cheesecake, but my B who was supposed to buy it along with the cheese, conveniently forgot it, so I skipped it! πŸ™‚

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  1. looks too yummy,soo colourful presentation

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  2. Delicious cheese cakes…so soft and yummy dear πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Chikku… πŸ™‚

  3. nice one, but need to find this cheese here….

    1. I guess you can use normal cheese dear, since you will be baking it… thanks a lot, Razina…

  4. cute looking cakes yum yum yum

    1. Thank you so much Sireesha…

  5. cheese cup cakes looks so delicious and tempting….

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  6. Ooh…that scooped one stole my heart

    1. Thank you so much Hasna…

  7. O my my lovely Cheese cakes πŸ˜› I am loving heart shaped cupcakes πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  8. absolute kiddies delight..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  9. Wonderful pics rafee…easy recipe…but I don't have that cheese here…any substitutes??

    1. I guess you can use normal cheese dear, as when you beat, it does loosen up, and then as you bake, it will firm… thanks a lot, Suji…

  10. Its so cute….that scoop wow really yummy….

    1. Thank you so much Resna…

  11. looks cute, maybe you can reduce the sugar some more if too sweet. πŸ™‚

    1. I reduced it from the recipe, still it was sweet.. I guess next time I make, I may just add a few spoons… thanks a lot, Nammi… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  12. nice way to make individual portions…love cheese cake

    1. Thank you so much Biny…

  13. How cute… Looks delicious

    1. Thank you so much Shema…

  14. I have been thinking DDL for a while,lovely cakes,looks yum

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  15. Looks very tempting.. DDL makes it more delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  16. hmm looks tempting .Lovely cakes.

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  17. They look so cute in those little heart shapes..

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  18. How I love cheesecakes! ! I am coming over to have them…:))))))

    1. Thank you so much dears… vannittu kaaryamilla, kazhinju poyi! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Bhawna…

  19. Ohh heart shaped dish and cheesecake !! wowww ..btw u wrote excatly what i thought in ur previous post..i m the only one who takes the initiative to stay in touch friends and sometimes wonder why only me and takes a break from keeping in touch…not good all πŸ™‚

    1. I was just wondering about it and hence just typed that in… glad to know u think the same like me… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot Vinee….

  20. Cute cute cuppies, am in love with ur DDL touch.. Makes me drool..

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  21. Wau…..!amazingly easy and cutie cheese cake…….I have fallen on the pic named scooped……..I bookmarked ….! Wll try it πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  22. Those look so cute I wish it was unmolded so the sides would look really good …ya I too sometimes just want to dig in and my people stare at me saying aakrantham :)))

    1. Hmm… yeah, maybe I will do that next time, Meena… πŸ™‚ My B gets irritated when he wants to eat, and I am still clicking the pics, hehe…

  23. Cute cakes! Live those moulds!

    1. Thank you so much Madhavi…

  24. They look cute Rafee… I think that portion would be too little here since all of us love Cheese πŸ™‚

    1. Then you can have two each Rekha… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot dear…

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  25. This must have tasted heavenly!

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  26. delicious looking cupcakes..

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  27. looks so tempting… colourful presentation…

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  28. these look so cute and I am so sharing this as this is a fab idea for using heart shape silicone liners πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Jehanne dear… πŸ™‚

  29. Cake looks so yummy ! love the colorful clicks !

    1. Thank you so much Reni…

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

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