I came across a meme recently that said:
“How’s the diet going?”
“Not Good. I had eggs for breakfast.”
It made me laugh out loud because I can completely relate! When I was making these mini cheesecakes, I would say about half of the eggs went into the recipe and the other half went straight into my mouth. They are too addicting! Plus the pastel colors are so pretty—perfect for blog pictures! For this recipe I chopped them up and mixed the pieces in with the cheesecake batter. It adds a delicious touch of chocolate! The individual-sized portions are perfect for serving at a buffet-style Easter get together. You can top with whipped cream and more Cadbury eggs (if you didn’t eat them all!). Just be careful because the whipped cream won’t hold its shape for too long. At least it didn’t for me and then it became a melted (but tasty) mess. They are good without any topping too, so either way they’ll be a hit with your guests!
Mini Cadbury Egg Cheesecakes
These mini cheesecakes are perfect for an Easter celebration. Mini Cadbury eggs add the perfect touch of chocolate! Adapted from Chef Savvy.
For the Crust
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
For the Cheesecake Filling
- 16 oz. (typically 2 bricks) cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 cup sour cream room temperature
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup mini Cadbury eggs chopped
Preheat oven to 325F. Line muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Evenly distribute between cupcake liners. Use a spoon or measuring cup to pat it down to create an even layer. Bake for about 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool completely.
In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. It's important that it's at room temperature otherwise it starts to curdle.
Add sour cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Mix one last time until fully incorporated.
Gently fold in the mini Cadbury egg pieces. Once evenly distributed, fill cupcake liners with batter. It should be almost filled to the top. They won't rise like cupcakes.
Bake for about 20 minutes until cheesecake is set. It will still jiggle a little bit and when it starts to crack on top you've gone to far. Let cool in muffin pan, then place in refrigerator to chill.
Before serving top with whipped cream and a mini Cadbury egg for garnish.