These cheesecake concoctions are a delicious treat for serving on a holiday, or any day! Choose different sprinkle colors to suit the theme…pink and red for Valentine’s Day, red and green for Christmas, etc. You can’t go wrong combining cake batter flavor with creamy cheesecake!
This recipe and images are courtesy of Catch My Party.
For the Filling
8 ounces cream cheese (1 8oz packages)
3 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup vanilla cake mix
1/4 cup sprinkles
For the Crust
1/4 box graham crackers
2 tablespoons walnut pieces
4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Melt the butter (about 30 seconds on high in the microwave). Put the graham crackers, walnuts, and salt
into a food processor and pulse until broken down into crumbs. Add the melted butter and pulse until combined. Spray the pan with some non stick spray. Place 2 teaspoons of graham cracker into each mini cheesecake container and pack firmly with a spoon.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add the egg, mixing until incorporated. Mix in the sugar and cake batter, adding a few tablespoons at a time. You don’t want to over mix, you just want a smooth consistency.
Stir in the sprinkles, reserving a few pinches for garnish.
Pour the mixture into the mini cheesecake pan, about 1 1/2 tablespoons for each mini cheesecake.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Let it cool on the counter until you can handle the pan, pop out each cheesecake, and chill for an hour or two. They will fall a little while cooling.
Optional: Sprinkle the top of each cheesecake with sprinkles before baking. If you see the photo of the ones right out of the oven, those were topped with sprinkles, but the ones in the bottom photos with the whipped cream, were not. Totally your choice.