Easy Microwave Cheesecakes for Two

You know that feeling when you’re snuggled up on the sofa on a Friday night after a long week and a sudden sweet craving hits you? You search your freezer, fridge and cupboards but nothing appeals. You’ve been there, right?

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Nope there’s nothing in the house ready-made that will satisfy that sweet craving – it’s going to have to be a home-baked treat. But you can’t mess around pre-heating the oven, waiting for chocolate to melt in double boilers, greasing baking trays or any of that nonsense. That’s too much hassle. And that’s where these cheesecakes come in.

I was sat at home last Friday night when I was suddenly hit with a cheesecake craving. Sure, I could have made a no-bake cheesecake in about the same amount of time – if not less – but I wanted the light and fluffy texture that you only get with a baked cheesecake. And I wanted it now – not in 24 hours’ time. I’d been looking at microwave mug cakes earlier in the day and thought “microwave cheesecake – why not?”

There are only two of us living at home, so two (rather generous) individual portions of cheesecake was perfect. The fact that it took minimal effort and minimal time – most time was spent agonisingly waiting for the dessert to cool down in the fridge – was also ideal.

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I really love this microwave cheesecake. It doesn’t taste exactly like an oven-baked cheesecake, but hey – it takes 3 minutes to cook in the microwave and less than 5 minutes to prep! The taste and texture are similar, but not quite as firm or as fluffy as an oven-baked cheesecake. My Official Treat Taster wasn’t as keen as I was, but he finished off his ramekin and kept giving mine sideways glances and puppy eyes.

Using different ramekin sizes and microwave settings will give you different results, so you’ll have to experiment. (Or at least that’s the excuse you can give if you want to gorge on cheesecake for weeks on end.) My round ramekins were about 3”/7.5cm wide and I had a bit of cheesecake filling left over, so you may want to try slightly larger ramekins, or a little less cream cheese.

Since each cheesecake is individual, you can top it with your own favourite flavoured toppings. So just because you love Nutella and the person you’re eating with hates the faintest sight of it (that’s how it is in my house, anyway) doesn’t mean you have to dip out. Yay!

Easy Microwave Cheesecakes for Two
Servings: 2 individual cheesecakes
  • 4 Graham crackers/digestives
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • your toppings of choice
  1. Crush the Graham crackers or Digestive biscuits into crumbs by processing them in your food processor or placing them inside a Ziploc bag and bashing them with a rolling pin.
  2. Place the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave on full until melted - about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour the crushed Graham crackers or Digestive biscuits into the bowl with the melted butter and stir until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Evenly divide the mixture into two ramekins and push it down to form a base. Microwave on full heat for 1 minute until puffy.
  5. In another medium-sized bowl, beat together the cream cheese, yoghurt, white sugar, egg, vanilla extract and lemon juice for around 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  6. Evenly divide the mixture between the two ramekins - make sure you leave at least a 1cm gap from the top because the cheesecakes will puff up.
  7. Place the cheesecakes in the microwave and microwave on medium heat for around 3 minutes or until the edges are set and the centre is still slightly wobbly.
  8. Leave to cool to room temperature before storing in the fridge until completely cool - at least 2 hours.
  9. Top with your favourite toppings and grab a spoon!

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  1. I love cheesecake! The normal recipes always make too much for my husband and I though cause they’re so rich. This will be perfect!

  2. The only thing stopping me from constantly eating cheesecake is that it’s too hard to make…you just made it too easy!

    Looks delicious!

  3. Oh, how I know that Friday night feeling all too well!! But I seem to have that feeling every day of the week! 🙂

    I’d love to invite you to share this recipe at my link party ~ Mom’s Test Meal Mondays! This week is all about desserts so please feel free to link any other recipes you may have too!!

    Have a great Monday!

  4. Microwave cheesecake??? Awesome! I can’t wait to try this! I love cheesecake and the quicker I can make it the better! So glad I found you blog… I am your newest follower! If you ever have a chance come check out mine!


  5. I love recipes like this! I usually only want enough of a dessert that I am not left eating forever. It’s sad to get tired of a dessert… but this is such a quick and easy recipe (and yummy I bet), thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks interesting. There are only two of us at home too and I don’t like a lot of desserts sitting around – too tempting but an occasional treat like this sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  7. Sounds great, but could you clue me in where the powdered sugar is added?! I read the recipe several times, saw the ingredient but not it’s placement in the directions! I’m guessing with the cream cheese but just checking before I give it a shot! Thanks for the share!

    • Hi! Glad you want to try the recipe out. I love it! You’re right – the powdered sugar goes in with the cream cheese. You can see it in step 2, but I’ve only said ‘sugar’, not ‘powdered sugar’ – I think that’s where the confusion came in. Thanks for pointing it out – I’ll change it now! 🙂

    • Thanks for the quick response! Former FCS (Home Economics educator) was just double checking I hadn’t missed it!

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  9. This looks fantastic! I love cheesecake but rarely eat it. First of all, a regular recipe makes just too much for me and my little family. Second, I hate to buy just one piece. Thank you! I will pin this!

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