Red Velvet cheesecake topped with vanilla cheesecake on top of a sweet Digestive biscuit base. No-bake and perfect mini cheesecakes for Valentine’s Day!

Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m getting into all this romantic baking – if you haven’t already, check out my Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate MuffinsFrosted Funfetti Cookies, and Red Velvet Roulade to make your loved one swoon!

Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Today I bring you Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes. Mini desserts are always better, right? These are perfect to share with your Valentine, whether you like Red Velvet or vanilla, you can have it all in one mini cheesecake! Did I mention that these also contain no eggs? No need to worry about consuming raw eggs in this recipe!

Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cheesecakes may seem daunting to make for some, but this recipe is super quick and easy, you just can’t go wrong. This is a perfect recipe for beginners who don’t want to start off making a full-sized cheesecake. Oh, and these are no-bake! Who doesn’t love a no-bake cheesecake recipe? 😉

Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Yield: 6

Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Crust
  • 8 - 10 Digestive biscuits
  • 1/4 cup (56g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Cheesecake
  • 6g powdered Gelatine (or 2 leaves*)
  • 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream
  • 1 cup (225g) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (112g) caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Red food colouring (I used Sugarflair Spectral Concentrated Paste in Velvet Red)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

    For the Crust
  1. Grease six 7.6cm x 5.0cm food rings, place on a baking tray, and set aside.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the biscuits into fine crumbs. Mix in the sugar, and cinnamon, then add the melted butter, and mix until all the crumbs are moist. Press the mixture into the prepared food rings. Chill whilst preparing the cheesecake.
  3. For the Cheesecake
  4. Microwave the 50ml of heavy cream until warm. Add the Gelatine, and stir until dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool, but not set (give it a whisk often).
  5. Whip the remaining heavy cream until stiff peaks start to form.
  6. Using a handheld or stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Beat the Gelatine cream into the cream cheese mixture, then fold in the whipped cream.
  7. Spoon about 2/3 of the mixture into a separate bowl, mix in the cocoa powder, and red food colouring (1/4 teaspoon, then add more if needed), then divide between the prepared food rings. Smooth out the surfaces. Top with the remaining mixture, and smooth out the surfaces. Chill for at least 2 - 3 hours to set.
  8. To serve, stand the cheesecakes at room temperature for 10 minutes before transferring to serving plates and carefully pushing them out of the rings. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.

Notes

*If using Gelatine leaves, soak the leaves in a bowl of cold water until softened, then add to the warm cream as normal, and stir until melted.

NOTE: You can use larger sized food rings, but make sure to double or triple the recipe.

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Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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45 Comments

45 Comments on Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes

  1. Marushi
    February 11, 2016 at 12:51 pm (7 months ago)

    Beautiful pictures! And they look delicious!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 11, 2016 at 2:29 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Marushi!

      Reply
  2. Lynn | The Road to Honey
    February 11, 2016 at 1:36 pm (7 months ago)

    Oh. . .these cheesecakes are absolutely divine Marsha. I love that they are no bake which means they are easy to whip and a no fail way to satisfy any and all impromptu sweet cravings (it happens!). And the digestive biscuit crust. . .so, so good.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 11, 2016 at 2:31 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Lynn! 🙂

      Reply
  3. The Food Hunter
    February 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm (7 months ago)

    I love minis…they are super fun to eat

    Reply
  4. Whitney
    February 11, 2016 at 5:11 pm (7 months ago)

    Oh man, I am so wanting to bite into these! They are beautiful and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Whitney!

      Reply
  5. grace
    February 11, 2016 at 6:01 pm (7 months ago)

    luscious! holy smokes, these are lovely. perfectly festive and fun. 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 11, 2016 at 7:22 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Grace! 🙂

      Reply
  6. Kari
    February 11, 2016 at 7:39 pm (7 months ago)

    One of my go to desserts is oreo mini cheesecakes. I love this mini size. I’ll have to give these a try. The coloring is so pretty!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 1:29 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Kari!

      Reply
  7. Amanda
    February 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm (7 months ago)

    I’m one of those people who always gets a little nervous making a cheesecake, but these look very doable and so cute! They are just the right size for Valentine’s Day and that shade of red is so pretty!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 1:29 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

      Reply
  8. Lokness @ The Missing Lokness
    February 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm (7 months ago)

    These mini cheesecakes are beautifully decorated! I love digestive biscuits, but I haven’t tried using them in crust. Can’t wait to try these! Sharing of course.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 1:30 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Lokness!

      Reply
  9. Rebecca Hubbell
    February 11, 2016 at 10:16 pm (7 months ago)

    These are so fun! I LOVE anything mini, especially when it’s covered in heart sprinkles!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 1:31 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Rebecca!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 1:31 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Rahul!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 2:57 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Marvellina!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Sophia!

      Reply
  10. Puja Darshan
    February 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm (7 months ago)

    This looks gorgeous and delicious….

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Puja!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Nicole!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 11:47 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, AiPing!

      Reply
  11. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    February 12, 2016 at 10:18 pm (7 months ago)

    I love red velvet cake and cheesecake, so I’m sure I’d love those cute little miniature versions! They look beautiful, and the layers are gorgeous!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 11:47 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Melanie!

      Reply
  12. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss
    February 13, 2016 at 4:40 am (7 months ago)

    Mini desserts are ALWAYS better, it’s fact. Beautiful photos, the red velvet is absolutely stunning!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 13, 2016 at 11:33 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Jessica!

      Reply
  13. kushi
    February 13, 2016 at 4:59 am (7 months ago)

    Such a lovely color. They look gorgeous and delicious. Happy Valentine’s day and Have a great weekend!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 13, 2016 at 11:34 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Kushi! You too!

      Reply
  14. Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    February 13, 2016 at 9:02 am (7 months ago)

    Oh my gosh! Love these gorgeous little gems. Perfect for a romantic day! The flavors going on here are just incredible!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 13, 2016 at 11:34 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Anu!

      Reply
  15. Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    February 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm (7 months ago)

    So pretty and I’m sure just as delicious. Gorgeous photos – and love that they’re no bake!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 13, 2016 at 2:41 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Tara!

      Reply
  16. Kelly
    February 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm (7 months ago)

    These are the prettiest cheesecakes, Marsha! I love that they are no bake and the red velvet is just perfect for Valentine’s Day!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 13, 2016 at 2:43 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Kelly!

      Reply
  17. Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next
    February 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm (6 months ago)

    These cheesecakes are gorgeous, Marsha! Love no-bake desserts! Also loving the red velvet flavour – it’s so perfect for Valentine’s Day! 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Jess! 🙂

      Reply
  18. jacquee | i sugar coat it!
    February 18, 2016 at 2:46 am (6 months ago)

    These are simply adorable! No-bake makes them perfect for when the hot weather rolls around!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 18, 2016 at 11:10 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Jacquee!

      Reply

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