Cheese Cake Cups

Cheese Cake Cups


"Very easy recipe that can be made with kids. Top with chocolate chips or cherry pie filling, if you like."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 172 cals

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 16 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffin pans with cupcake papers.
  2. Place one wafer cookie in the bottom of each cupcake paper. In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth. Pour over wafers in cupcake papers.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes, until golden and set.
Tips & Tricks
Apple Cinnamon White Cake

See how to make a simple loaf cake layered with apples and cinnamon.

Carrot Cake III

See how to make a simple, moist, and yummy carrot cake.

Rate recipe

Your rating


Reviews 291

  1. 368 Ratings


I'm only giving four stars to this recipe because I had to alter it as suggested by other reviewers to get the perfect cupcakes. I added a cup of sour cream, increased the sugar by 1/4 cup, and for the crust used two and a half cups of crushed wafers with 1/4 cup butter pressed to the bottom of the cupcake liners. They turn out great after these changes -- people keep asking for the recipe! I also made them using the plain wafer cookies for the crust as described in the recipe and they just turned slightly chewy ... it kinda felt weird having to chew the crust when the cheesecake itself just melts in your mouth. So if you have time, do the extra work and crush your cookies - it's worth the trouble :D


A+ Recipe!! Made this early yesterday morning for a winter sports banquet last night. Vanilla Wafers have shunk over the years, so I crushed 2-1/2 cups, added 1/4 cup melted margarine and pressed 1 T into each paper liner. Also as per previous reviewer, I added 1 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup more sugar to the cream cheese mix and got 20 wonderful cups. Topped 1/2 with 1 T blueberry pie filling and the other 1/2 with 1 T cherry pie and red, my kids HS school colors. First dessert to disappear!! Thanks for sharing this one Diana. It's been printed and filed for lots of future use.


These were easy, fast, and tasted pretty good. After reading some of the reviews, I changed up some things. Also, I only had one pkg of cream cheese so I had to adjust the ingredients accordingly. For the Crust: The wafer cookies were too small for regular muffin size and too big for mini-muffin size. So, I crushed 20 wafer cookies and mixed it with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. After lining the muffin pans with cupcake papers, I put tablespoon full of crushed cookies to each muffin pan. I had exact amount of crushed cookies for 12 cupcakes. I used a measuring cup which fit nicely in the muffin pan to press the crushed cookies to the bottom. Very easy! For the Filling: I used one pkg of cream cheese, added 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Filled each cup evenly and baked it for 20 mins. After it cooled a bit, I put it in the refrigerator to chill. I read in other reviews that cheese cake cups sink afterwards. Well, it sinks quite a bit - about 1/2 inch deep, which provides you more than enough room for your favorite filling. My choice of filling is strawberry (fresh, frozen, or pie filling). With filling and all, I thought it was little too sweet for my taste. Next time, I think I will use a little less than 1/2 cup of sugar. Thanks for the great recipe!