Hi! I was so excited to find this community because my husband is a nut for cheesecake. I prefer plain with a fruit sauce, but am constantly looking for something special to make for gifts and various occassions.
My brother was married a couple of years ago and I was asked to make mini cheesecakes for the reception. I had made numerous cheesecakes, but to make them small and offer a variety was fun. I made 200 of them the night before and it proved to be rather simple. Here's how I did it:
First, I took a very basic cheesecake recipe and multiplied it by 10. The original recipe called for
Because I believe that the crust is a necessity in cheesecakes, I made a simple graham cracker crust mixture. I used cooking spray on muffin pans and carefully formed the crusts in the pans instead of using muffin cups.
I portioned out some of the cheesecake mixture and added cocoa to some, chocolate chips to another portion, peanut butter chips to another, and left a large portion plain. I then filled the crusts and baked for about 20-25 minutes at 350. To add more variety, I topped many of the minis with 1 of the following:
- Shaved chocolate
- Chocolate chip or peanut butter chip
- Melted chocolate or peanut butter
They were a hit and looked wonderful on tiered serving trays!