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Vanilla Cheesecake Cups

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These easy vanilla cheesecake cups are a cheesecake lover’s dream. Single-serving portions of a rich and creamy cheesecake are perfect to bring to a bbq, potluck, or event!

Cheesecake Cups

Vanilla Cheesecake Cups

Vanilla cheesecake is one of my favorites desserts. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true for the rest of my family, so I can’t make it unless I have somewhere else to take it unless of course, I feel like eating an entire cheesecake!
Making them in cupcake sized portions is a perfect solution. Cheesecake doesn’t have to be complicated and hard. If you follow the proper techniques, it can be incredibly easy, and impressive.

How to Make Cheesecake Crust

Take your Nilla wafers and pulse in a blender until a fine crumb is made.

Vanilla Cheesecake Cups

Mix with the melted butter and press into a lined cupcake tin.

Vanilla Cheesecake Cups

Put the softened cream cheese & sugar into your mixer and mix until combined. Add the milk, heavy cream, sour cream, vanilla, and flour in and mix on low until fully incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix just until combined. Don’t over-mix after the eggs are added!

Place the vanilla cheesecake batter into the cupcake tins.

Vanilla Cheesecake Cups

Bake in a preheated oven. Bake at 350 until the centers are just set, or about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and chill for several hours, or overnight.

To make strawberry sauce, hull and wash berries. Pulse in a food processor with sugar and vanilla until a sauce is formed. Spoon onto chilled cheesecake cups and garnish with a fresh strawberry. You can also use this super easy Instant Pot Strawberry Sauce recipe on these as well!


Vanilla Cheesecake Cups
Yield: 12 people

Vanilla Cheesecake Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes

These easy Strawberry topped vanilla cheesecake cups are perfect single-serving portions to bring to a bbq, potluck, cookout, or any event!



  • 2 cups Nilla wafers, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temp
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Strawberry Sauce

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place the Nilla wafers in a blender and pulse until they are fine crumbs. In a bowl, mix well with melted butter and press into cup cake tin lined with paper liners.
  2. Place cream cheese and sugar into your mixer and mix until combined. Add milk, heavy cream, sour cream, vanilla, and flour. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix JUST until combined.
  4. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until the middles are just set. Remove from oven and refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Make strawberry sauce by washing and hulling berries, and then mixing in a food processor with sugar until the sugar is absorbed into the sauce. Add vanilla and spoon onto strawberries. Garnish with fresh berries.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2

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