Sunday, May 12, 2013

Individual Cheesecakes for Mother's Day

This bake is to respond to my current craving to something cheesy
After all, all mummies today deserve to indulge themselves right? LOL

So many cheesecake recipes in my to do list. Steamed, baked, no bake, light, spongy, buttery, creamy, fruity, chocolaty...which one, which one...
I read my craving and it told me I wanted something rich and creamy, hence my choice on this recipe by one of my trusted site, Joy Of Baking

To accompany the cakes, the toy car was contributed by Ian, the pink dress doll by Abby and the yellow lily was DH's LOL

Oh my, so rich, so creamy, just like I wanted!
The sweetness of this cake went so well together with the tangy berries

What you need:

For the base:
100g crushed digestive biscuits (I used marie biscuits)
15g white sugar
65g melted butter

For the filling:
454g (2 boxes) cream cheese, room temperature
130g white sugar (I used 120g caster sugar)
a pinch of salt
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon zest (I used zest of 1 lemon)
120ml sour cream, room temperature (I used plain low fat yoghurt)


Preheat oven to 150 degC and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners

For crust:
In a small bowl combine biscuit crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press a heaping tbsp of crumbs onto the bottoms of the 12 muffin cups. Cover and refrigerate while you make the filling

For filling:
In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat cream cheese on low speed until creamy and smooth. Add sugar and salt and beat until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. Add vanilla extract, lemon zest, and yoghurt and beat until incorporated

Remove the crusts from the refrigerator and evenly divide the filling among the 12 muffin cups.
Bake for 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 and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (a few hours or even overnight)

Serve with fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries or strawberries/raspberries sauce. Also nice to drizzle them with some chocolate sauce

To all mummies, hope you had a great time today celebrating Mother's Day :)


  1. These are so pretty! My kind of sweet cheesy treat too.

  2. to Yan, Jessie and shaz...
    i'm really sorry I accidentally deleted your precious comments instead of publishing them :(
    anyway, thank you so much for dropping by :)

  3. Such a clever idea.. Wish to make this soon.. Bookmarked it.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..

  4. Hi Alice,
    Your cheesecakes are looking soooooo good! Delish!



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