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Easy Microwave Cheesecakes for Two |
You know that feeling when you’re snuggled up on the sofa on a Friday night after a long week and a sudden sweet craving hits you? You search your freezer, fridge and cupboards but nothing appeals.

Nope – it’s going to have to be a home-baked treat. But you can’t mess around pre-heating the oven, waiting for chocolate to melt in double boilers, greasing baking trays or any of that nonsense. That’s where these cheesecakes come in.

 I was sat at home last Friday night when I was suddenly hit with a cheesecake craving. I’d been looking at microwave mug cakes earlier in the day and thought ‘microwave cheesecake – why not?’

There are only two of us living at home, so two tiny individual portions of cheesecake was perfect for us. The fact that it took minimal effort and minimal time – most time was spent waiting for the dessert to cool down – was also ideal.

I really love this microwave cheesecake. It doesn’t taste exactly like an oven-baked cheesecake, but hey – it takes 3 minutes to cook in the microwave and less than 5 minutes to prep! The taste and texture are similar, but not quite as firm or as fluffy as an oven-baked cheesecake. My Official Treat Taster wasn’t as keen as I was, but he finished off his ramekin and kept giving mine sideways glances and puppy eyes.

Using different ramekin sizes and microwave settings will give you different results, so you’ll have to experiment. (That is just a round-a-bout excuse as to why you get to eat a lot of cheesecake.) My round ramekins were about 3” wide and I had a bit of cheesecake filling left over, so you may want to try slightly larger ramekins.

Easy Microwave Cheesecakes for Two
4 tablespoons cookie crumbs
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup cream cheese (full fat or light – your choice!)
4 tablespoons cream
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 egg
Topping of choice – jam, chocolate, peanut butter, Nutella, fresh fruit…

1. Melt the butter and pour it into a small bowl with the cookie crumbs. Mix well until all the liquid has been absorbed. Divide the cookie mix into 2 small ramekins and press down to form the base. Cook in the microwave on medium for about 1 minute or until puffy.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, cream, vanilla, powdered sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Scoop evenly into the ramekins and cook in the microwave on medium for 2 minutes or until the edges are fully set but the middle is still a bit wobbly.

3. Leave to cool slightly before placing in the fridge for around 2 hours to fully set. Sprinkle on the topping of your choice and grab a spoon.

Go, on then. Since it’s Friday and you’ve worked so hard this week you can eat them both.
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22 Responses to Easy Microwave Cheesecakes for Two

  1. This looks awesome and easy! Pinned it and can’t wait to try it!

  2. This is pure genius! Totally pinned, I can’t wait to make it.

  3. I love cheesecake! The normal recipes always make too much for my husband and I though cause they’re so rich. This will be perfect!

  4. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

  5. MuseBootsi says:

    The only thing stopping me from constantly eating cheesecake is that it’s too hard to make…you just made it too easy!

    Looks delicious!

  6. Jaime Lyn says:

    Oh, how I know that Friday night feeling all too well!! But I seem to have that feeling every day of the week! :)

    I’d love to invite you to share this recipe at my link party ~ Mom’s Test Meal Mondays! This week is all about desserts so please feel free to link any other recipes you may have too!!

    Have a great Monday!

  7. girls says:

    Microwave cheesecake??? Awesome! I can’t wait to try this! I love cheesecake and the quicker I can make it the better! So glad I found you blog… I am your newest follower! If you ever have a chance come check out mine!


  8. This recipe could be dangerous for the waistline!

  9. Kaylee says:

    I love this idea! I am always look for quick and easy small serving desserts.

    I would love for you to share this at Mealtime Monday!


  10. love the quick cheesecake idea

  11. I love recipes like this! I usually only want enough of a dessert that I am not left eating forever. It’s sad to get tired of a dessert… but this is such a quick and easy recipe (and yummy I bet), thanks for sharing!

  12. Lisa says:

    OMGOSH! Gonna hafta try this! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

  13. Winnie says:

    I just loooooooove this idea and definitely going to use it
    I’m pinning this

  14. Kiesha says:

    I can’t wait to try this!

  15. Oh wow, this looks super yummy! I love cheesecake and this would be so easy. I would love to have you link it up at my linky party

  16. Becolorful says:

    This looks interesting. There are only two of us at home too and I don’t like a lot of desserts sitting around – too tempting but an occasional treat like this sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  17. Genius!

    Thanks so much for linking up at my link party last week!

    I am going to feature you on my blog!

    Have a great day!

  18. CM2 says:

    Sounds great, but could you clue me in where the powdered sugar is added?! I read the recipe several times, saw the ingredient but not it’s placement in the directions! I’m guessing with the cream cheese but just checking before I give it a shot! Thanks for the share!

    • Hi! Glad you want to try the recipe out. I love it! You’re right – the powdered sugar goes in with the cream cheese. You can see it in step 2, but I’ve only said ‘sugar’, not ‘powdered sugar’ – I think that’s where the confusion came in. Thanks for pointing it out – I’ll change it now! :)

    • CM2 says:

      Thanks for the quick response! Former FCS (Home Economics educator) was just double checking I hadn’t missed it!

  19. Sarah E. says:

    That is completely awesome. Can’t wait to try them out (:

    Stopping by from Something Swanky!

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