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Individual Cheesecakes Recipe


Individual Cheesecakes: Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. 

Crust: In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. (Can also do this step in a food processor.) Press a heaping tablespoon of crumbs onto the bottom of each muffin cup. Cover and refrigerate while you make the filling.

Filling: In the bowl of your electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon zest, on low speed, until creamy and smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the sour cream and beat just until incorporated. Remove the crusts from the refrigerator and evenly divide the filling among the 12 muffin cups. 

Bake for about 18 - 22 minutes or until firm but the centers of the cheesecakes still wobble a little. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Let cool completely and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (a few hours or even overnight).

To serve, gently peel off the paper liners and place on your serving plate. Can serve with a fruit sauce, fresh berries, or drizzle with melted chocolate. These cheesecakes can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. They can also be frozen for about two months.

Makes 12 individual cheesecakes. 

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1 cup (100 grams) Graham Cracker Crumbs or crushed Digestive Biscuits

4 - 5 tablespoons (55-65 grams) butter, melted and cooled to room temperature


2 - 8 ounce packages (450 grams) of full fat cream cheese, at room temperature

2/3 cup (135 grams) granulated white sugar

1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)

2 large eggs (100 grams), at room temperature

1/2 cup (120 ml/grams) sour cream, at room temperature