Mini Cake Batter Cheesecakes

Sunday, September 9, 2012

For the most part, I have a plan of what I'm going to post…for the most part.  Then, sometimes I make something and that plan goes straight out the window.  This was one of those times.  

We have been planning on going down to Mr. Schwartz's sister or my sister (in-law) and brother-in law's house to watch the first Vikings game for a while.  Things have been a bit let's just say "wild" at my day job so I hadn't put much thought in what I should bring.  I don't like to show up empty handed. So, after we already ran all of our errands on Saturday I thought "crap, what are we going to bring to Jenna and Chris'? Bahhh my life is so hard why do I never think of things in the store!?"  Then I saw a no-bake cheesecake mix and sprinkles sitting right next to it.  Sure enough I had half a bag of white cake mix sitting on top of that.  Hummm…what to do.  MINI CAKE BATTER CHEESECAKES that's what.  And TA-DA this recipe was born.  

Oh, and it was a good excuse for me to do a giveaway…scroll to the bottom to check it ouuut.  
 Start by making the crust.  Pay attention this is uber difficult.  Melt butter.
 Pour in graham cracker mix.
 Add sugar and stir.
 Add a little to each muffin cup.
 Press down gently to create the crust.  Done.
 The filling is equally difficult.  Add powdery mix to a bowl.
 Dump in some cake batter mix.  If you are wondering what to make with the rest of the bag check this recipe out.
 Add milk.
 Using a hand mixer, mix the heck out of it.  I only have two hands so just pretend you see a hand mixer mixing this.
 Quickly spoon over the crust.  This stuff sets quick.
 Then whip up some whipped cream.  I used the real deal and was pretty stinking happy about it.  If you have the canned stuff, that would do just fine as well.  However, you won't be able to make these ahead of time.  The fake stuff melts.
 Look what I did, figured out how to take a picture of it mixing.
 So mix and mix until it looks like this…
 Keep mixing a bit more until it is a little firmer.
 Put it into a zip top or pastry bag using the cup method.
 Pipe the whipped cream onto the cheesecake mixture.
And top with a little additional crust.  
 These are to diiiie for.
 For real.
Do it.  Word to the wise, whipped cream melts quickly, I didn't let it.  I popped these in the freezer and when it was time to travel I packed them in a thermal bag.  They made it safely and did not melt in the almost two hour car ride.  
 Okay, enough of the blabbing, let's get to the giveaway!  How would you like to win these adorable cupcake liners?
 I think you would.
See that rainbow of adorableness?  It could be all yours!  Just use the widget below to enter.  The contest will start tonight (September 9, 2012) and will go until Thursday evening.  Good luck and let me know if you have any difficulties with the widget.  : ) 

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Mini Cake Batter Cheesecakes
(makes 12)
1 Package Jell-O No-Bake Cheesecake 
5 tablespoons butter, melted 
2 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup cake batter mix (either white or yellow) 
1 3/4 cup milk (I used skim) 
2 cups heavy cream (or whipped cream from a can) 
2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles 

Combine the graham cracker crust packet with the melted butter and sugar.  Place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan and press crust into the bottom of each cup reserving about 1/8 cup of the crust for topping.  

In a large bowl, combine the cheesecake mix, cake mix and milk using a hand mixer.  Once things are combined, spoon onto the crust on each cup.  

In a sperate large bowl, whip the whip cream using a hand mixer.  Spoon into a zip top or pastry bag and pipe on the top of the cheesecake.  

Sprinkle remaining crust crumbles and sprinkles.  


Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz 


  1. My favorite cupcake is carrot cake cupcake from crumbs bake shop

  2. I love these cheesecakes! And the cupcake liners!

  3. i love any cupcake that has fresh berries in it. i might have to check out these cheesecakes though, these look delicious!

  4. I did not see the widget...clicked in from the link on Facebook. There is blank space above the recipe, but no widget...

    1. I Deb! I just tried it and it came up from me. Maybe try refreshing and letting the whole page load again. If that doesn't work for you, just let me know what ways you were trying to enter (following on twitter, facebook etc) and I can enter you manually. Thanks for letting me know your difficulty!

    2. I tried again today and it worked! Thanks...

  5. What adorable cupcake liners!!! Quick and easy mini cheesecake...I am using this at a party soon!

  6. I LOVE tiramisu cupcakes! Yum.

  7. I love vanilla cupcakes--with big flavour frosting! Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. The vanilla cupcakes I make from the Traditional Vanilla Birthday Cake recipe from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. Between the cupcakes and the frosting the recipe involves an entire pound of butter. Oh, yeah.

  9. I love chocolate cucakes with peanut butter frosting! But these look pretty tasty too!

  10. My favorite cupcake??? One I didn't have to make LOL( or lemon)

  11. Mmmmmm chocolate peanut butter! Or red velvet.. or, or.... :) BTW, I was already pinning the recipe so giveaway is a bonus!! Thank you!

  12. I think this recipe will be my favorite!

  13. Gatherings are always so much fun but for some reason I fret over what to bring. You've answered my question! I'm making this for my neighborhood party this weekend. Thank you!

  14. I like all the different designs - cute!!

  15. So simple and so dreamy!!! Love this cheesecake recipe! I can't resist those cupcake liners!

  16. Chocolate with cream cheese filling! Nummy! Love the liners Krysten!!

  17. Ahh! GO VIKINGS!!! I wish NY played the games, but alas they don't :(

    Those cheesecakes look so incredible. Gotta make them soon - I love the cups too.

    Stopping by from Something Swanky.

    P.S. I noticed you had CAPTCHA enabled. A lot of bloggers have been refusing to comment on blogs that use it. I like using the comment moderation - it's a good way to filter what little spam comes my way. Hope that helps a little and more comments come your way :)

    1. Hi Sarah!

      Thanks for stopping by. You totally need to make these and soon! They are so tasty!

      Thanks for letting me know about the CAPTCHA thing. I don't even know what that is! I know, I'm horrible. How do I disable it!?


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