Blogmas Day16: Mini Celebration Cheesecakes
As I mentioned in a previous post it was recently my boyfriends birthday; he doesn’t have a big sweet tooth, but if there is one sweet thing he loves it’s a berry cheesecake. Last year I made a full sized strawberry cheesecake that we could barely finish between the two of us, so this year I wanted to do mini sized cheesecakes and also decided to try baking them as well. These cheesecakes are the perfect size if you’re having a party, or if you have a boyfriend who likes little desserts, and they were really easy to make.
You will need:
- A muffin tin
- 250g cream cheese
- 110g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- 125g digestive biscuits
- 25g butter
- fresh/frozen berries
- Start by melting the butter in a saucepan. Crush the biscuits and add to the butter. Spoon this mixture into the muffin tin, using the back of a spoon (or a second muffin tin) to press the crumb firmly into the tin. Allow this to cool and place in the fridge for 1-2 hour to fully set.
- In a large bowl whisk together the cheese, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract. You may wish to add a small amount of blended berries (about 2-3 tbsp) to give the mixture colour. Beat the eggs into the mixture, one at a time.
- Spoon the mixture onto the biscuit bases in the muffin tin. Place in a preheated oven at 180’C for about 20mins or until they have slightly risen and begun to crack on top.
- Allow the cheesecakes to to fully cool in the muffin tin before using a pallet knife to remove them. Add some finishing touches by decorating with loose berries. For an added extra, blend together 1 cup of mixed berries, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp of icing sugar, them drizzle this over the cheesecakes.