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Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Spice Islands®

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

12 servings


12 paper baking cups (2-1/2 inches)

12 vanilla wafers

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon Argo® Corn Starch

1-1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder

1 egg

1/3 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon food color, red

Optional garnishes: whipped cream, chocolate shavings OR sprinkles


Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Line muffin pan with 12 paper baking cups.  Place 1 vanilla wafer in each.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, corn starch and cocoa in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well mixed.  Add egg and blend well.  Add corn syrup, vanilla and red food coloring.  Beat 1 minute.

Pour filling into paper baking cups, dividing evenly.  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until just set. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

Chill for 1 hour.  Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings or sprinkles, as desired.

Recipe Note:  Cheesecakes can be baked without liners but first spray muffin pan with cooking spray.  Chill in pan for at least 1 hour after baking.  Carefully run thin knife around each cheesecake and carefully invert.

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