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Mini Red Velvet and Vanilla Cheesecakes

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!

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

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yields 6

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 8 - 10 Digestive biscuits
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar 56g
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 56g, melted

For the Cheesecake

  • 6 g powdered Gelatine or 2 leaves*
  • 1 cup heavy cream 250ml
  • 1 cup cream cheese 225g
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar 112g
  • 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.

For the Cheesecake

  1. 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).
  2. Whip the remaining heavy cream until stiff peaks start to form.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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

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

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    Marushi
    February 11, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Beautiful pictures! And they look delicious!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      February 11, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks, Marushi!

  • Reply
    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    February 11, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    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

      Thanks, Lynn! 🙂

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    February 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I love minis…they are super fun to eat

  • Reply
    Whitney
    February 11, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    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

      Thanks, Whitney!

  • Reply
    grace
    February 11, 2016 at 6:01 pm

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

    • Reply
      Marsha
      February 11, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks, Grace! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kari
    February 11, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    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

      Thanks, Kari!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    February 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    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

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • Reply
    Lokness @ The Missing Lokness
    February 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    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

      Thanks, Lokness!

  • Reply
    Rebecca Hubbell
    February 11, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    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

      Thanks, Rebecca!

  • Reply
    Rahul @samosastreet.com
    February 12, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Such a wonderful Valentine treat!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 1:31 am

      Thanks, Rahul!

  • Reply
    Marvellina @ WhatToCookToday
    February 12, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Perfect for Valentine’s for sure

    • Reply
      Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 2:57 am

      Thanks, Marvellina!

  • Reply
    Sophia @Veggies Don't Bite
    February 12, 2016 at 6:11 am

    I love a no bake recipe!! So yum. And these are seriously adorable!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks, Sophia!

  • Reply
    Puja Darshan
    February 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    This looks gorgeous and delicious….

    • Reply
      Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks, Puja!

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    February 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    These are adorable! And I bet they taste amazing too.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks, Nicole!

  • Reply
    AiPing | Curious Nut
    February 12, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Marsha!!! These are just perfect.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      February 12, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks, AiPing!

  • Reply
    Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    February 12, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    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

      Thanks, Melanie!

  • Reply
    Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss
    February 13, 2016 at 4:40 am

    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

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • Reply
    kushi
    February 13, 2016 at 4:59 am

    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

      Thanks, Kushi! You too!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    February 13, 2016 at 9:02 am

    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

      Thanks, Anu!

  • Reply
    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    February 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    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

      Thanks, Tara!

  • Reply
    Kelly
    February 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    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

      Thanks, Kelly!

  • Reply
    Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next
    February 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    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

      Thanks, Jess! 🙂

  • Reply
    jacquee | i sugar coat it!
    February 18, 2016 at 2:46 am

    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

      Thanks, Jacquee!

  • Reply
    Chele
    February 10, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I am wanting to make the cheesecake in a 23cm tin. How much ingredients will I need. Will liquid food colouring be ok to use? Thank you for your time

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