Easy And Delicious Mini Cheesecake Recipe – No Bake, No Gelatin

As you know from our baked cheesecake recipe, my family loves any kind of cheesecake, baked or no-bake. And these flavorsome light and creamy mini cheesecakes are no exception.

These delicious mini cheesecakes don’t need to be baked and have no gelatin which is very important to my almost 12-year-old daughter who is vegetarian.

Other dessert recipes you might like: Sweet Cream Cheese Fritters, Trifle, and Authentic German Apple cake.

cheesecake crust
the crust is ready for the filling

The crust consists of crumbed biscuits mixed with melted butter. Once you pressed the mixture into individual cupcake form, it is best to put them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

The filling is so light and creamy and has an almost mousse-like texture. The freshly pressed lemon juice and lemon zest give it a slightly tangy flavor.

I don’t add too much sugar, in this case, powdered sugar, so it doesn’t taste too sweet.

cream cheese filling
cream cheese filling

And quite frankly, cream cheese mixed with double cream is a perfect match to achieve a glossy smooth mixture, ready to be poured into our cupcake holders.

Just tap it to release air bubbles and put it into a muffin pan. Then these little treats go into the freezer for at least 3 hours.

Take them out 30 minutes before serving. That is also the best time to decorate them.

Extra Tip

I always have a few mini cheesecakes in my freezer for unexpected guests. Once your guests arrive, simply take the cheesecakes out of the freezer and let them defrost.

By the time your cup of coffee is ready, the mini cheesecakes should be almost ready too.

Chocolate Decoration For The Mini Cheesecakes

chocolate decoration

I do love to make my own chocolate decoration even though I am not an artsy person. And you don’t have to.

Making your own chocolate creations is fun and the more you practice the better you become.

All you need to do is make a little piping bag from parchment paper or small plastic bag. Melt cooking chocolate over hot water and fill it into the piping bag.

Now you just draw the decorations on parchment paper. Once you’re done, the sheet with the chocolate ornaments goes into the fridge for at least 15 minutes or until they are set.

Extra Tip

You can keep the decoration in a plastic container in the fridge for a few weeks.

That way, you always have some handy when you need it.

Easy And Delicious Mini Cheesecake Recipe – No Bake, No Gelatin

mini cheesecakes
decorated with whipped cream, raspberries, and chocolate decoration

The mini cheesecakes look so pretty now. I do love the contrast of the red raspberries, the dark chocolate in combination with the creamy-colored cream and cheesecakes.

Trust me, they just don’t look gorgeous, the cheesecake tastes amazing too. But don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself with our easy no-bake, no gelatin mini cheesecake recipe.

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