This No-Bake Cheesecake Cups Recipe is so easy to make and possibly the creamiest and smoothest cheesecake mixture I've ever made. I almost called the recipe Cheesecake Mousse because it's so light and silky! Serving in individual cups makes them perfect for parties or special events!
When recently asked to make desserts for 100 people for a SWAT Ministries fundraiser event, I was stumped. For weeks.
My sweet sister-in-law Ariel (who was coordinating the event) had only one request: that the desserts be individually so that nobody had to serve them.
Well, I have no idea why I was so paralyzed but I just could not decide on a dessert to do for a crowd. Of course, I could've done cupcakes or dipped Rice Krispies Treats pretty easily, but I wanted to do something a little fancier than that.
I thought about it, made decisions, mulled over recipes, changed my mind and just kept going around and around in my head for the longest time.
Then, just a day or two before the event, I told myself, "You've got to make a decision." Does anybody else have conversations with themselves?
Nevermind. Don't answer that.
Bottom line is, after talking it over with Ariel, I decided to do individual no-bake cheesecake cups. Ages ago I made these Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Trifles (a low-sugar dessert) and they were so good, I wanted to recreate something similar, but not a low-sugar version. I mean, can you really go wrong with a cream cheese recipe?
No-Bake Cheesecake Cups Recipe
Yeah - I love the combo of raspberries with cheesecake (obviously) and I knew it would be easy to just pop one on each dessert. No slicing or cutting the tops off or anything like that.
Other Raspberry Desserts:
- Raspberry Filling for Cakes
- Raspberry Lemon Sorbet
- Half the Sugar Raspberry Buttercream
- Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
Well, I sort of regretted that decision. I mean - they were amazingly delicious!!
But when cleaning up, I finally had to stop counting how many raspberries were thrown away in the bottom of those cups and on the plates next to them.
It hurt my heart. 💔💔💔 Partly because I hate waste and I knew how delicious they were, but also because they were pretty expensive and it seemed like almost nobody ate them. 😭
But it was done and I learned my lesson. Next time, if I'm donating desserts, I'll go with strawberries. 🍓🍓🍓 Or no berries at all.
Toppings for No-Bake Cheesecake Cups
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Easy Sugared Berries
- Toasted Coconut
- Maple Candied Bacon (Million Dollar Bacon)
- Candied Lemon Slices
So when the No-Bake Cheesecake Cups Recipe was a huge hit at the event (raspberries aside), I knew I wanted to share it. And since I had raspberries leftover, I shot some pics with those and some with strawberries.
So I'll leave that decision up to you... add raspberries. Add strawberries. Add fresh whipped cream and skip the berries altogether. The great thing about this recipe is it only makes 4-6 cups if you do a single batch. So they're perfect for dessert for your family or Valentine's treat or an easy Easter dessert!
OR just eat them plain. These individual cheesecake cups are so creamy. So silky. So melt-in-your-mouth amazing that they really don't need any topping at all to be complete perfection.
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For the pics here, I used the cutest little cups I found at Dirt Cheap. But for the event, I used clear Solo party cups. You'll get anywhere from 6-8 cups per recipe depending on the cup size and how much you fill them!
Dessert Idea for a Party
Whether you're looking to make desserts for a party of 10 or easy desserts for 100 guests - this recipe will serve you well. Serving the cheesecake in plastic cups solves so many problems and they still look nice.
I made cookie sheets full of these mini cheesecake cups, covered them in plastic wrap, then stacked them in my fridge the night before the event. Oh and as you'll see below, I also made some chocolate ones. Click here for the No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Cups recipe.
Here are what my desserts looked like for the event (cell phone pics):
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