Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cake Batter Cheesecake Bites



I love cheesecake and think it's the perfect treat to serve at parties! The only thing, though, I don't like cheesecake with a crust. Many years ago, just out of college and in a new job, a co-worker brought in the most delicious homemade cheesecake I have ever tasted and without a crust, too! It was a melt in your mouth cheesecake and I had to have the recipe! The lady wrote it out and gave it to me and I still have it to this day, although a bit faded, and that was over fifty years ago.


 I've made a lot of cheesecakes since then using that recipe, unfortunately, I've never found a similar one in all these years! The cheesecake is quite large and I haven't made it in a very long time since it's just the two of us, now, but I'm always on the look-out for tasty looking cheesecake recipes.  And I found a delicious one, Cake Batter Cheesecake from Lisa @Wine & Glue that would make the best holiday party food!  It's a no-fuss, no-crust cheesecake that I tweaked so I could use small silicone molds instead of a spring-form pan!

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Holiday Party Food Ideas!

 
Cake Batter Cheesecake Bites


I'm sure you will love how these cheesecake bites tastes! They're really quite tasty! Almost a melt in your mouth type of dessert!  But first, I must say that there is no cake batter anywhere to found in this cake batter cheesecake recipe. It's all coming from the almond extract used which mimics the flavor of a cake batter. 

 As I mentioned earlier, the original Batter Cheesecake recipe is from Lisa @ Wine & Glue! I tweaked the recipe by changing the baking temperature, time and also changed the amount of the almond extract to 1 teaspoon (I think almond extract can be overpowering). Lisa used a spring form pan and I used small silicone molds for single servings or individual bites. I also lowered the temperature to 350 degrees because I thought the oven seemed too hot at 375 and browned the bottoms too much. She also used rainbow sprinkles and I used larger round Christmas color sprinkles. (i couldn't find smaller Christmas colors and I didn't want to use sugar crystals.) So here's the recipe: 
Cake Batter Cheesecake Bites
Ingredients:
  • 3  8oz pkgs. Cream Cheese - room temperature
  • 1 14oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbls Vanilla
  • 1 Tsp Almond Extract*
  • 3 Eggs - room temperature
  • 1/2c Sprinkles
Directions:
Make sure all of your ingredients have set out for a few hours and are room temperature. This is a must! If you are using silicone molds, preheat oven to 350 degrees.* 

Using a mixer, beat cream cheese on low until smooth. Add in the condensed milk, vanilla and almond extract and mix together. Make sure you add the eggs last, beating together with all the ingredients until smooth and you don't see any yellow egg yolks.

Slowly mix in sprinkles with a spoon. 

Next, pour the batter into a four cavity mini fluted tube pan - like mini bundt pans. I decreased Lisa's baking time to 20 minutes.


And after 20 minutes, I turned the oven off  and let them sit for an half an hour. Then I put them in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, I popped them out of the silicone molds and added additional sprinkles all over (just for picture taking) The sprinkles on the outside were too scrunchy! But the ones that baked were nice and soft.

Hmmmm .  .  . doesn't this look delicious!

 I had plenty of batter left over, so I poured it into a segmented silicone treat mold with 24 square cavities. I wasn't quite sure about how long to bake but there was 8 minutes left on the mini-bundt cakes, so I put the pan in the oven with them. And they turned out perfect! I was pretty lucky taking that chance! 


 And they were so tasty and yummy, too!

Try it - if you like cheesecake, you'll love these!

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9 comments:

  1. Definitely want to try this recipe, Gail. I love the idea of serving them mini bundt cake style and how pretty with the melted candy!

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  2. They are so cute and festive! I love mini, single serve desserts so these are speaking to me!

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  3. I never would have guessed those were sprinkles! I know quite a few family members who will go nuts for these! Thanks for the super festive and fun recipe!

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  4. These look tasty, Gail. I love that you tweaked the recipe to work for you. The little bites would be perfect on a dessert buffet for the holidays.

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  5. Two of my favorite things- cake and cheesecake. Sprinkles make everything prettier. These would be a eaten up at my house!

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  6. Looks like a winner to me. The sprinkles are the icing on the cake.

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  7. What a festive holiday dessert! I love cheesecake and these are so pretty...adding to my party recipe list :)

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  8. They are so cute and Christmasy looking! And I'll bet they're delicious too.

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