Cheesecake Muffins Recipe - Creamy and Indulgent Dessert

Cheesecake Muffins

Cheesecake Muffins Recipe - Creamy and Indulgent Dessert
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 12


Cheesecake Muffins
Cheesecake Muffins

Cheesecake muffins are a delicious and convenient twist on the classic cheesecake dessert. These individual-sized treats are perfect for parties, gatherings, or simply as a sweet indulgence for yourself. With a creamy and rich texture, these cheesecake muffins are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.


The origins of cheesecake can be traced back to ancient Greece, where it was served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 BC. Over the centuries, cheesecake has evolved into many different variations, including the popular cheesecake muffins. This modern twist on the classic dessert combines the creamy goodness of cheesecake with the convenience of a muffin.


How to prepare

  1. Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water and stir until fully dissolved.
  2. Cut the cream cheese into small pieces and add them to the dissolved gelatin.
  3. If desired, add melted chocolate and mix well to combine.
  4. Add vanilla and sweetener, then beat the mixture with an electric mixer on moderate to high speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the mixture into a buttered pie pan or 12 paper-lined muffin cups.
  6. Chill the mixture until firm, approximately 2–3 hours.


  • For a fruity twist, add a layer of fruit preserves or fresh fruit on top of the cheesecake mixture before chilling.
  • Experiment with different flavors of gelatin, such as strawberry or lemon, for a unique twist on the classic recipe.
  • Swirl in a tablespoon of peanut butter or caramel sauce for a decadent flavor combination.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.

- Be sure to dissolve the gelatin completely in the boiling water before adding it to the cream cheese mixture.

- For a richer flavor, you can add melted unsweetened chocolate to the mixture before chilling.

- To prevent the cheesecake muffins from sticking to the pan, be sure to butter the pie pan or use paper liners for the muffin cups.

Serving Suggestions

Cheesecake muffins can be served plain or topped with fresh berries, whipped cream, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for added flavor.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to beat the cream cheese mixture with an electric mixer on moderate to high speed for 2 minutes to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.

- Chill the cheesecake mixture for at least 2–3 hours to allow it to set and firm up before serving.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use sugar instead of splenda if desired, adjusting the amount to taste.

- For a lower-fat option, you can use reduced-fat cream cheese in place of the regular cream cheese.

Make Ahead Tips

Cheesecake muffins can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the cheesecake muffins on a decorative platter or cake stand for an elegant presentation. - Garnish with fresh mint leaves, chocolate shavings, or a dusting of powdered sugar for a finishing touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Cheesecake muffins pair well with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful dessert or snack.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cheesecake muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply allow them to come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of cheesecake muffins contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of cheesecake muffins contains approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of cheesecake muffins contains approximately 12 grams of fats.


Each serving of cheesecake muffins contains approximately 4 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheesecake muffins are a good source of calcium, providing approximately 10% of the recommended daily intake per serving.


Cheesecake muffins contain dairy (cream cheese) and eggs, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Cheesecake muffins are a delicious and indulgent treat that are relatively high in fats and calories. They are best enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Cheesecake muffins are a delicious and convenient dessert that combines the creamy goodness of cheesecake with the portability of a muffin. With a rich and indulgent flavor, these individual-sized treats are perfect for any occasion. Enjoy them plain or with your favorite toppings for a sweet and satisfying treat.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It was a rainy afternoon and I was flipping through an old cookbook that I had found tucked away in the back of my pantry. As I turned the pages, my eyes landed on a recipe for Cheesecake Muffins and my mouth started watering at the thought of them.

I had always loved cheesecake, but the idea of having it in muffin form was something new and exciting. I immediately set to work gathering all the ingredients I would need to make them. Cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and graham cracker crumbs were all lined up on my kitchen counter, ready to be transformed into delicious muffins.

As I followed the recipe, I couldn't help but think back to all the different recipes I had learned over the years. Some were handed down from my own mother, while others were shared with me by friends and neighbors. Each recipe held a special place in my heart, and I loved the idea of adding Cheesecake Muffins to my repertoire.

The smell of the muffins baking in the oven filled my kitchen with a warm, comforting aroma. I couldn't wait to taste the finished product. When the timer finally went off, I pulled the muffins out of the oven and let them cool before taking my first bite.

The muffins were everything I had hoped for and more. The creamy cheesecake filling was perfectly balanced by the sweet graham cracker crust. Each bite was a little slice of heaven, and I knew that this recipe would quickly become a favorite in my household.

Over the years, I have made these Cheesecake Muffins countless times. They have become a staple at family gatherings and potlucks, always disappearing quickly as everyone clamors for seconds. I have shared the recipe with friends and coworkers, spreading the joy of these delicious muffins far and wide.

One of my favorite memories involving these muffins was when my granddaughter, Sarah, came to visit me for a weekend. She had always loved helping me in the kitchen, and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to teach her how to make Cheesecake Muffins.

As we measured out the ingredients and mixed them together, I told Sarah all about the history of the recipe and how it had become one of my favorites. She listened intently, her eyes wide with excitement at the prospect of baking something so delicious.

When the muffins were finally ready, Sarah eagerly took a bite and her face lit up with delight. She declared them to be the best muffins she had ever tasted, and I couldn't help but feel a swell of pride at passing down this recipe to her.

As Sarah grew older, she continued to make Cheesecake Muffins on her own, often sending me pictures of her latest creations. It filled my heart with joy to see her carrying on the tradition and sharing the recipe with her own friends and family.

And so, the recipe for Cheesecake Muffins has become a cherished part of my family's culinary history. It is a reminder of the joy that cooking and baking can bring, and the bonds that are formed over shared meals and recipes. I will always treasure the memories of making these muffins, and I hope that they will continue to bring happiness to those who taste them for years to come.


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