There are thousands of ways to make individual lemon cheesecakes. You can make them from scratch at home, or buy pre-made mixes that come in small containers. You can even throw some spices in to add a bit of zest and flavor. But if you’re feeling creative and adventurous, why not try making them from something you already have on hand?
Lemon Cheesecake Making Tips
For example, did you know that there’s a very simple way to create delicious individual lemon cheesecakes that’s also great for families? It’s with paper liners. They’re inexpensive and easy to make, especially if you use your food processor, and they can be used over again. If you’ve never tried this method of creating mouthwatering cheesecakes using paper liners, give it a try today!
Just like paper liners, graham crackers, and mini muffins, there are several different types of sprinkles that you can add to individual lemon cheesecakes to jazz them up and make them more appealing. If you have a food processor, you could puree some peppermint extract, some sugar, and some milk, and process these items to form a smooth paste. Sprinkle some sugar and put in a cup, and bake mini lemon cheesecake.
Another delicious option is to use mini cheese balls. Take a package of cheese balls, wrap them in foil, and freeze for about an hour. Unwrap and turn them over and spread out onto a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil. Lightly spray oil on both sides of the balls, and bake individual lemon cakes using only the oil. When the cheese ball has cooled completely, remove it from its wrapping and discard.
You can also make a simple cheesecake by using yogurt and whipping cream. Combine yogurt, cream, and cure in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat as you stir to combine. Cover for about 2 minutes and let cool. You can now decorate individual lemon curds in all the same ways you would decorate individual cakes, with icing, sprinkles, and so on.
Individual mini lemon curd cheesecakes are very easy to bake with a full meal theme. They are great for a birthday surprise or just a good dessert for yourself or your family. You can take leftover crumbs and turn them into tasty sandwiches by taking one small piece of bread with a bit of oil and placing it into the center of a bagel, cutting off the end so it forms a bagel sandwich.
You can cut this into the same shape as your cheesecakes but use your imagination. Add some apple sauce and honey, and maybe some additional nuts and/or dried fruit. These easy family-friendly recipes make scrumptious sandwiches that are sure to be a hit at your next cookout!
You can also take leftover cake mix and make your own ‘zest’ for lemon juice. Combine lemon juice and white vinegar in a bowl and add a little bit of salt to make a thick paste. Spread the mixture over the cake mix and smooth it out with a spoon. Wet the crust of the cake and then sprinkle over a few drops of your favorite flavor of cool whip (either lemon or orange). Place into the oven and enjoy!
Individual cupcakes are great for an event like a bridal shower where each guest is expected to bring a special recipe for a cake, so keep some graham cracker crumbs on hand to add to these cupcakes. Line the bottom of each cupcake with a small plastic bag or pastry bag and place a small piece of cheese in the bottom of the bag. Top with a layer of your chosen recipe, followed by a layer of, lemon curd or your favorite cake mix. Once all of your guests have eaten their fair share, the plastic bag will allow you to remove the cupcakes from the pan and have a clean, fresh taste all while preserving the contents of your ‘cherry-cut’ cheesecakes.