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Bite-Sized Mini Decadent Cheesecakes
- 16- oz. cream cheese room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp real vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sour cream
- Fillings pictured: Lemon curd raspberry jam, and/or fresh strawberries
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F and line 24 cup mini muffin tin with small cupcake liners. Set aside.
- Mix the cream cheese with the granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix in one egg at a time to the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
- Add in the flour, vanilla, and sour cream and mix on low speed until smooth.
- Once smooth, divide the filling mixture evenly between the 24 mini muffin cups. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the tops turn lightly golden brown.
- Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Once cool to the touch, transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 3-4 hours.
- To serve, remove from refrigerator and top each mini cheesecake with your choice of filling. Enjoy!
Cheesecakes have always been a favorite. Whether it is your simple no-bake recipes or the recipe that you slave over for hours. There are so many different flavors to choose from to make. You will find these bite-sized mini cheesecakes will be a welcomed treat with three different flavors.
Where Did the First Cheesecakes Originate From?
Did you know that small cheesecake were served to athletes during the very first Olympic games held in 776 B.C.? The oldest written cheesecake recipe is written by writer Athenaeus and dates back to 230 AD.
Physical anthropologists dug up cheese molds which were dated circa 2,000 B.C. Cheese and cheese products have likely been around for thousands of years before this. But earlier than this goes into prehistory (before the invention of writing) so we will never really know. Greek brides and grooms were also known to use cheesecake as a wedding cake. The simple ingredients of flour, wheat, honey, and cheese were formed into a cake and baked. This is a far cry from the more complicated recipes available today! I wonder how they tasted? Must be good enough to be served as a wedding cake or an Olympian dessert.
Cheesecake in America Wasn’t Invented Until the Late 1800s
William Lawrence, a New York dairyman accidentally invented cream cheese in 1872. He was while trying to recreate a soft French cheese called Neufchatel. New York-style cheesecake, with cream cheese and egg yolks, was later created in the 1900s. The creation was invented by German immigrant Arnold Reuben.
There are other styles of cheesecake besides “New York.”
There’s Pennsylvanian, Philadelphian, Farmer’s, country, and Chicagoan. Then you have Asian, Australian, German, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Brazilian, and Colombian. There are dozens more, and they all sound pretty incredible. For now, if you are in need of some delicious mini cheesecakes this recipe will hit the spot. Take it to your next gathering, you will be a hit.