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Mug Cheesecake (2 Minutes Microwave)

Life just got a little more perfect.
Cheesecake in a mug, how sweet is that?!
After some tries and changes here and there it actually really tastes like normal cheesecake, I couldn’t believe it. Same texture as the normal oven-baked cheesecakes, it is amazing!
It’s the perfect single serving size and there is endless variations you can make.From chocolate chips to berries over pumpkin, everything is possible.
And they are so much healthier than normal cheesecakes. Low fat, low cal, super light … I love it!
I wanna show you the basic recipe and hope you have a lot of fun creating your own individual Mug Cheesecakes.

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Mug Cheesecake (2 Minutes Microwave)
Recipe type: Dessert
What you need
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons low fat cream cheese
  • ⅛ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ egg, beaten fluffy (egg substitute works too)
  • Mix-in of your choice (if desired)
  • 1 vanilla wafer
How you make it
  1. In a small bowl mix together sugar, sour cream, cream cheese, lemon juice and egg until well combined
  2. Fold in your favorite Mix-in (if you want a plain cheesecake, just leave this step out)
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute
  4. Open microwave door for 20 seconds, close, and microwave again for 45 seconds (if you use a mix-in you might need additional 20 seconds)
  5. Take out of the microwave, let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to the fridge for about 2 hours
  6. Serve with a crushed vanilla wafer on top (or if you take it out of the cup put crushed vanilla wafer on the plate and place cake on top)

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  1. Devoria Hall says:

    Oh my gosh!!!!

  2. Cookie Martinez says:

    oh boy!!! I’m doomed! gonna try this tomorrow for dessert after lunch….oh my goodness, I feel my pants getting tighter as we speak…oh well!!!

  3. What wattage is the microwave you used – a 1200 watt microwave oven? Everyone’s microwave oven is different
    – for instance, mine is a 700 watt. I usually have to add extra time to my
    heating times since the wattage on my microwave is lower.

  4. I don’t have fat free…can I use full strength? 😉

  5. Pam Plante says:

    this is wonderful but can I ask what you mean by –your favorite mix-in? What are you mixing in?

  6. Sandra goldberg says:

    Oh would love to make this

  7. How do u use half an egg?

  8. Just ate this and it’s delicious! I substituted Splenda for the confectioners sugar.

  9. It states mug cheesecake are you suppose to put the mix in a mug?

    • Yes, you “bake” it in a mug in the microwave and then you can either spoon it out of the mug or dump it on a plate like I did (but only after the cooling time :)

  10. This looks good will be making it one night this week for a after school treat for my grandson

  11. Perfect answer to “cheesecake craving” without the temptation of an entire cheesecake!!! This is a must-make recipe!

  12. OMG this is perfect. I do the 1 2 3 cupcake so I won’t have an entire cake is the house this would be a great solution for cheesecake. Thanks again can’t wait to try it

  13. stacee dickey says:

    I can’t wait to try this. I looooooove cheesecake

  14. what is 1 2 3 cup cake?

  15. Brooke Hallman says:

    This is 5 points for Weight Watchers—I substituted Splenda for the sugar, Fat free Cream Cheese for the low fat—used eggbeaters instead of the egg, and left off the cookie crumbs making it 2 Weight Watchers points. I added 1 Tablespoon of drained crushed Pineapple in t’s own juice—very good.

  16. gloria hodges says:

    I work in a nursing home and we are always looking for cooking club ideas they can mix and make on their own this is perfect. thanks

  17. My favorite treat through weigh loss has been the 3-2-1 cakes in a mug. These little delectacies will now replace those!! Thanks for working out the details for us recipe challenged!!

  18. I am definitely going to try this

  19. Sandra Guzman says:

    Thank you for those great recipes and your time, ! I personally have not done none of them yet but my granddaughter is coming to stay a few days with us ( she is 6 years but acts like 15, ) she is great kid! Anyway, I’m excited because she loves to bake with me, but for the last 6 months, the ovens have not been working and the holidays are around the corner. Know I got to show her a new way to MicroBake! She will love this…
    Please keep getting more ideas for recipes in the Microwave.
    You may have save my reputation as a good baker with my in laws and my familia this recipe.
    P.S. need more microwave recipes

  20. I made a small crust with graham crackers and butter at the bottom before i cooked the cheesecakeand it was soooo goog.

  21. Can’t wait to try this.

  22. Can’t wait to try this. I assume you could make two instead of tossing half the egg and no longer than it cooks, just cook separately. I have graham cracker crumbs, too and that could also go on top.thanks for figuring this out

  23. Oven directions?

  24. Amanda Sergent says:

    So good!! I used 2 T. ground xylitol and a couple drops of liquid stevia, one T. pumpkin purée, chopped pecans, and pumpkin pie spice. Delicious!! Thank you!

  25. I’m at the point of cooking it for the second time in the microwave. I don’t know how I’ll be able to wait 2 hours to eat it.

  26. I’m gonna try to THM this recipe and see if Stevia works instead of powdered sugar and greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Wish me luck! The recipe looks and sounds delish!! ~ Jamie

    • I am eating this right now. I used powdered xylitol, ff greek yogurt, ff cream cheese (it is what I had), 2 drops of french vanilla stevia, 2 drops of lemon oil. It was wonderful! The best mug cheesecake yet!

  27. Oh my God! I can’t wait to try this.

  28. Yum! I made it with flax meal instead of egg (1tb flax + 3tb water = 1 egg : 1.5 tsp flax + 1.5tb water = 1/2 egg) and it adds yummy texture like the crust!!! Mine overflowed but was still good!

  29. Would you happen to know the carb count and calories? It sounds wonderful.

  30. To author Jutta: Your Introduction Mug Cheesecake… What is “wanna”? Do you have an english degree? Please, when you write; use the entire two words ( Want to instead of “wanna”). English language is not baby talk and I do not consider you an author using slang. Thank you. TK.

    • Hi Thomas. Thank you for your “kind” comment. I apologize if my choice of words is upsetting you. To answer your question, no I do not have a degree in English as I am born and raised in Germany. Since this is my blog, I decide how I WANNA write. If my “slang” keeps you from enjoying my recipes, please feel free to browse through the internet for other recipes. I am sure there are more than enough authors out there using proper english and not “baby talk”. I hope you are having a great day leaving comments like this on blogs. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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