Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes are rich, creamy cinnamon cheesecake bites topped with fresh whipped cream and decorated with colorful sprinkles.

Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts ever. Mini cheesecakes are great because they are the perfect serving size. They’re great for snacking and entertaining, and they’re just so cute. These Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes are delicious as is, but the fresh whipped cream icing adds a little something special because of the combination of flavors and textures it creates. The colorful sprinkles are a simple and fun way to add color, making them the perfect treat for your Mardi Gras celebration, welcoming spring, or any time. Here’s how to make them.

This recipe makes 24 Mardi Gras mini cheesecakes.

Equipment Needed

Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients

  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted 

Cinnamon Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 5 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted butter

Cheesecake Filling Ingredients

  • 2x 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened 
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • ½ cup sour cream 
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt 
  • 2 large eggs

Fresh Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream 
  • ½ cup powdered sugar 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • purple, green and yellow sprinkles
Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees f.

Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

Place all of the graham cracker crust ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and mix until combined.

Using a tablespoon, scoop the crust mixture into the cupcake liners.

Use a flat bottomed round cup to press the cup into the crust mixture, until the crust is firm.

Set aside.

Cinnamon Filling Instructions

Combine all of the cinnamon filling ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix until combined.

Set aside.

Cheesecake Filling Instructions

Place the sugar and cream cheese into a large glass mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to eat together until combined and smooth.

Beat in the sour cream, vanilla and salt until combined. 

Beat in 1 egg at a time until combined.

Scoop 1 1/2  tbsp of the cheesecake mixture into each crust.

Spoon 1 tbsp of the cinnamon filling mixture onto the cheesecake.

Spoon another 1 ½ tbsp of cheesecake on top.

Swirl in 1 tsp of the cinnamon filling mixture on top.

Bake in the oven for 17-22 minutes or until the edges of the mini cheesecakes are firm and are turning a really light golden brown. 

Allow the cheesecakes to cool for a few hours in the fridge before decorating and serving. 

Fresh Whipped Cream Instructions

Place the fresh whipped cream ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and beat together until stiff peaks form. 

Scoop the fresh whipped cream into the piping bag.

Pipe dollops of the fresh whipped cream on top of the cheesecakes.

Sprinkle some of the colored sprinkles on top.

Serve and enjoy!

Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

If you’re looking for other cheesecakes to try, be sure to check these recipes out!

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Yield: 24 servings

Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes

Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Cinnamon Filling Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • Cheesecake Filling Ingredients
  • 2x 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • Fresh Whipped Cream Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • purple, green and yellow sprinkles

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees f.

Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

Place all of the graham cracker crust ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and mix until combined.

Using a tablespoon, scoop the crust mixture into the cupcake liners.

Use a flat bottomed round cup to press the cup into the crust mixture, until the crust is firm.

Set aside.

Cinnamon Filling Instructions

Combine all of the cinnamon filling ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix until combined.

Set aside.

Cheesecake Filling Instructions

Place the sugar and cream cheese into a large glass mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to eat together until combined and smooth.

Beat in the sour cream, vanilla and salt until combined. 

Beat in 1 egg at a time until combined.

Scoop 1 1/2  tbsp of the cheesecake mixture into each crust.

Spoon 1 tbsp of the cinnamon filling mixture onto the cheesecake.

Spoon another 1 ½ tbsp of cheesecake on top.

Swirl in 1 tsp of the cinnamon filling mixture on top.

Bake in the oven for 17-22 minutes or until the edges of the mini cheesecakes are firm and are turning a really light golden brown. 

Allow the cheesecakes to cool for a few hours in the fridge before decorating and serving. 

Fresh Whipped Cream Instructions

Place the fresh whipped cream ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and beat together until stiff peaks form. 

Scoop the fresh whipped cream into the piping bag.

Pipe dollops of the fresh whipped cream on top of the cheesecakes.

Sprinkle some of the colored sprinkles on top.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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8 comments

Lubna February 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Wow…these look moist and yum.

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Kechi February 12, 2021 - 12:45 pm

I can eat a couple of these, look so tasty and delicious! I will make these cheesecakes minis with my kids; it will be a fun little project! Can’t wait!!

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Beth Sachs February 12, 2021 - 1:20 pm

Cheesecake is my favourite dessert and these mini cheesecakes look so cute.

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Heidy Linn February 12, 2021 - 1:51 pm

I have to tell you those Mardi Gras Mini Cheesecakes are so adorable, and that comment is coming from an old Southern girl that lived in LA for years. Charming idea!!!!!! Please keep ’em coming, girl your on the right track! Looking forward to seeing your following recipe

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Jess February 12, 2021 - 2:01 pm

These are too good, I can’t eat just one!

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Krissy Allori February 14, 2021 - 1:43 pm

Such a great recipe! The cinnamon filling is simply wonderful. Love this dessert!

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Jenn February 14, 2021 - 3:42 pm

I made these as soon as I saw them and I can tell you they’re every bit as delicious as they look! Only problem is I ate too many of them! LOL

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Claudia Lamascolo February 14, 2021 - 5:34 pm

Making these for my Valentine he is going to be super happy these look decantly delicious

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