Mini Cheesecakes

Here at British Bakeware, we love New York cheesecake, and this mini New York cheesecakes recipe was too good to ignore thanks to the good people at BBC Good Food!

New York cheesecake is a favourite in the dessert world, and this recipe is a perfect party food for you to serve on New Year’s Eve if you are having a party! The vanilla undertones of this cheesecake will melt in your mouth, and if you top it off with lemon curd, the contrast of flavour will make the perfect bite size treat!

Photo by Megan Chromik (view original here)



  • 250g ginger snap biscuits
  • 100g butter
  • 250g ricotta
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 200g soured cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 lemon, finely grated rind and the juice
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2-4 tbsp lemon curd or raspberries for decoration


Step 1-Preheat your oven to 160 degrees celcius/140 degrees for a fan oven/gas mark 6. Line the base of a shallow cake tin with baking paper.

Step 2-Blend the ginger biscuits in a food processor until they are in fine pieces. Melt the butter on the hob and stir it in to the ginger biscuits until it is well mixed together. Empty the ginger biscuit and butter mixture in to the tin and spread out across the base until it is compressed.

Step 3-Rinse the food processor bowl and use it to mix together the lemon rind and juice, the soured cream, cream cheese, ricotta, eggs, caster sugar, cornflour and vanilla extract. Blend all the ingredients until it becomes smooth.

Step 4-Pour the mixture on top of the biscuit base and bake in the oven for around 40 minutes until it starts to set. One this is the case, take it out of the oven to allow it time to cool.

Step 5-Whisk the double cream until it is soft and spread over the top of the cheesecake. Refrigerate overnight to allow it to set properly.

Step 5-When you want to serve the New York cheesecake, remove it from the tin before removing the baking paper. If you are serving this for your New Year’s Eve party, cut the cake in to 48 squares, or however many you think you will need. If you have chosen lemon curd as the topping, put the lemon curd in to a piping bag and pipe a bit of lemon curd on to each piece of this delicious New York Cheesecake. If you have chosen the raspberries as a topping, place one on top of each piece. Or you can serve it as it is with no topping, it is completely up to you!

Source: BBC Good Food 

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