Even though cheesecake is a popular dessert, sometimes you only want a few small bites. The solution? Baking Cheesecake For Two in Ramekins!
This plain mini cheesecake recipe makes enough dessert for two and can be customized with different toppings and batters. Mini chocolate cheesecake recipe for two also included.
It seems like lately all I’ve been posting are dinner recipes. I usually blog what I’m in the mood for, and my body was totally over sweets and ready for some real food.
In fact, I almost posted another dinner idea today, but how long could I really go without posting any dessert? The third week in January is probably pretty safe, right?
Everybody has been obsessing over detoxing, fruit smoothies, and “skinny” recipes the past few weeks. Surely your sweet tooth needs some love.
And of course my first dessert of 2015 is cheesecake because I wouldn’t be me otherwise.
Now as much as I love cheesecake, I can’t always go making a whole one.
Sometimes I want one slice and am done (not because I don’t want the rest of the cheesecake but rather I know what the consequences would be).
My solution? Scaling it down and making Cheesecake For Two in Ramekins,
You can totally customize this easy cheesecake recipe for two for each person with different toppings (or all for yourself – nobody’s looking).
Make it plain or make it chocolate. Make it with a graham cracker crust or make it crustless. The flavors really are endless!
I have a friend who sent me an “angry” text one day, asking why didn’t I have just a plain cheesecake recipe on my site?
Since then, I have posted my Classic Cheesecake recipe, but I told her she can make my mini version of it (and then share it with me because I’m a good friend. Ahem).
Speaking of sharing, as a blogger I have an obligation to mention this is the perfect dessert for two to serve your loved one for Valentine’s Day (personally I vote for a random date night in any day of the year).
I scaled down my favorite cheesecake recipe, baked in ramekins, then had some fun with the toppings.
Top it with strawberries.
Top it with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
Top it with caramel.
Top it with melted peanut butter chips.
Make them plain. Make them chocolate. Make one plain and one chocolate.
I know you’re smart and will come up with even better flavors than that. Just let your heart (and your taste buds) guide you.
Since ramekins can vary in size (I used 6 ounce and 4 ounce ones because I apparently don’t have a matching set), it is possible the cheesecake may sink in the middle.
This is due to the ramekin being too small, so it rises too high then sinks as it cools.
If this happens, just add extra whipped cream on top. Problem solved.
More Cheesecake For Two Recipes
Leave me a comment telling me: What topping(s) would you put on your cheesecake?
Items You May Need:
- 1/4 cup graham cracker or chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 6 ounces full-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted (optional - only if making chocolate cheesecake)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Various toppings, such as whipped cream, strawberries, maraschino cherries, or chopped peanut butter cups
- Preheat oven to 350F. Have two 6-ounce ramekins* ready and place on a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix together the crumbs and melted butter. Press into the bottom of each ramekin.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Scrape down the bowl then beat in the egg until incorporated, about 1 minute.
- Beat in the vanilla and melted chocolate if using.
- Divide the batter between the ramekins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops puff up and are firm to the touch. There may be a slight jiggle when moved - that's ok.
- Cool completely then refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with various toppings.
Because ramekins can vary in size, it is possible the cheesecake may sink in the middle due to small ramekin size. If this happens, add extra toppings.
If you use 4 ounce ramekins, you may need to divide the batter among three ramekins to avoid overflow.
Source: Adapted from Taste Of Home
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