This is a decadent dessert in a diet-friendly size (but try eating just one)! We loved this recipe, especially my husband. I used a chocolate cake mix and decided to leave off the cherries. I was also out of sour cream, so I left off the topping. I have only one regular-size muffin tin, so I used a min-muffin tin for the remaining mixture, baking that tin just over 10 minutes. Next time I'll make sure I have sour cream for the topping (and a second regular-sized muffin tin). I also think I'll make the chocolate crust and top with a little orange marmelade.
This is a most excellant recipe! I used Duncan Hines Devils Food Cake mix which my husband said made it so good. I made 24 mini cheesecakes and had enough left over to make a 9" pie though I had to make more extra topping for the pie. It's the best cheesecake I've ever made and so easy to come together. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!! I am certain I will be making this recipe many times in the future.
This recipe is a cheesecake lovers dream in a little cup. Followed the recipe to the letter. The little cakes disappeared with in minutes! DELICIOUS.
So good. When people bit into these they got tiny surprises of yummy chocolate cake. I didn't put the sour cream on top, just the cherries. See my photo of 1 doz. of them in a round circle. We love cheesecake, chocolate and cherries so I knew these would be a hit. I rated only 4 stars because some of the cake centers were a bit dry. I think they need a T. or 1 1/2 T. of milk to add to the cake mixture. Plus, I still have half a batch of cake mix left. If you do these, use only half the cake mix and leave the rest to make cupcakes or more of these.
Thanks for a great recipe! I used the devil's food cake mix so the crust was like a chocolate wafer crust - not cakelike. And the bit of sourcream on top of the cheesecake is very tasty. Easy recipe to follow - one I'll be making again!
Followed the recipe as written (using the yellow cake mix), and these are just delicious!! I have tried several recipes for individual cheesecakes, but this one is different than the rest. The proportion of regular cake to cheesecake makes them like little coffeecakes, and I think they would be nice to serve for a brunch, as well as for dessert. Thanks for sharing the recipe!