Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes

by Olivia

These Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes are not only adorable but also incredibly delicious. They’re perfect for birthday parties, special occasions, or just to add a touch of magic to your day. Let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes ?

  • Fun and Colorful: These mini cheesecakes are visually stunning with their vibrant colors.
  • No-Bake Delight: Perfect for when you don’t want to turn on the oven.
  • Delicious and Creamy: A smooth, rich cheesecake filling with a buttery graham cracker crust.

Ingredients For Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes

For the Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsalted melted butter

For the Cheesecake:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Purple, pink, and blue food coloring, optional

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Purple food coloring, optional
  • Sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Muffin Pan:
    • Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin liners and set aside.
  2. Make the Crust:
    • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add melted butter and mix until combined.
    • Place about 1 tablespoon of the crust mixture in the bottom of each liner. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack the crust down firmly.
    • Place the pan in the freezer while you make the filling.
  3. Make the Cheesecake Filling:
    • In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
    • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add vanilla extract and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
    • Gently fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream until just combined.
    • Divide the mixture between three small bowls. Add 2-3 drops of blue food coloring to the first bowl, 2-3 drops of pink to the second, and 2-3 drops of purple to the third. Stir each until the color is uniform.
    • Drop spoonfuls of each color over the graham cracker crust layer, alternating colors to create a swirl effect.
    • Place the cheesecakes in the refrigerator to firm up for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
  4. Make the Whipped Topping:
    • In a bowl, combine all the topping ingredients and beat until stiff peaks form.
    • Once the mini cheesecakes are completely set, place the whipped cream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
    • Pipe the whipped cream around the edge of each cheesecake and top with sprinkles.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve chilled and enjoy your delightful Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes!
Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes

Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes

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Notes:

  • Food Coloring: Adjust the amount of food coloring to achieve your desired pastel or vibrant shades.
  • Make-Ahead: These mini cheesecakes can be made a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Variations:

  • Different Colors: Experiment with different color combinations to match any theme or occasion.
  • Fruit Toppings: Add fresh berries or fruit puree on top for added flavor and decoration.

Equipment:

  • Muffin pan
  • Muffin liners
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Piping bag with star tip

Tips:

  • Softened Cream Cheese: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature to ensure a smooth filling.
  • Chill Time: Allow enough time for the cheesecakes to chill and set properly for the best texture.

FAQ:

Q: Can I use low-fat cream cheese?

A: Yes, you can use low-fat cream cheese, but the texture might be slightly less creamy.

Q: How long can I store these cheesecakes?

A: These mini cheesecakes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Q: Can I freeze these mini cheesecakes?

A: Yes, you can freeze them without the whipped topping for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before adding the whipped topping and serving.

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Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes

Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes

Yield: Makes 12 mini cheesecakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. Enjoy making and sharing these whimsical treats with your loved ones!

Ingredients

  • For the Crust:
  • - 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • - 2 teaspoons sugar
  • - ⅓ cup unsalted melted butter
  • For the Cheesecake:
  • - 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • - ½ cup powdered sugar
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • - 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • - Purple, pink, and blue food coloring, optional
  • For the Topping:
  • - 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • - ½ cup powdered sugar
  • - ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • - Purple food coloring, optional
  • - Sprinkles, optional

Instructions

1. Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin liners and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add melted butter and mix until combined.
3. Place about 1 tablespoon of the crust mixture in the bottom of each liner. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack the crust down firmly. Place in the freezer while you make the filling.
4. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
5. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add vanilla extract and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
6. Gently fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream until just combined.
7. Divide the mixture between three small bowls. Add 2-3 drops of blue food coloring to the first bowl, 2-3 drops of pink to the second, and 2-3 drops of purple to the third. Stir each until the color is uniform.
8. Drop spoonfuls of each color over the graham cracker crust layer, alternating colors to create a swirl effect.
9. Place the cheesecakes in the refrigerator to firm up for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
10. For the topping, combine all the topping ingredients and beat until stiff peaks form. Once the mini cheesecakes are completely set, place the whipped cream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe the whipped cream around the edge of each cheesecake and top with sprinkles.
11. Serve chilled and enjoy your delightful Unicorn Mini Cheesecakes!

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 250 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 3g

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