Cheesecake Cupcakes {With Strawberry or Salted Caramel Topping}

04.27.2013

cheesecake cupcakes | Cooking Classy

First of all, please do not bake these cheesecake cupcakes in foil liners! I learned the hard way. I made these cupcakes for a get together for like 40 people. I made them a day in advance and had poured them into foil liners to bake. That night they tasted fine and the next day they tasted like the foil so I had to throw all 24 away. Luckily I had made some other cupcakes but still, it was horrible throwing away so many cupcakes. They should smack a warning across the label of the foil liners, WARNING this may make your food taste like metal. I don’t think I’ve ever even used foil liners, so maybe I got a bad brand or something but I don’t know that I’ll be using them again.

Anyway on to these cupcakes of mouthwatering perfection. During what would be “my last supper” before I die someday, I want cheesecake to be there and every other carb heavy high calorie comfort food there is for that matter :). I made this recipe to be creamy and velvety smooth, with just the right amount of sweetness because that is how I prefer my cheesecake. I also couldn’t decide whether to do a caramel topping or a strawberry sauce so I did half of each and I don’t know that I could pick a favorite. So, in other words try them both (note that each of the sauce recipes make enough for 24 cupcakes, so half if making both). You could even make a different topping like a blueberry, raspberry, caramel apple, Nutella or chocolate sauce. If you want the actual cheesecakes to have more of a caramely flavor (if making the salted caramel), you can simply replace the granulated sugar with brown sugar. Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cupcakes | Cooking Classy

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cupcakes | Cooking Classy

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cupcakes | Cooking Classy

cheesecake cupcakes | Cooking Classy

Cheesecake Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Cheesecake Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely crushed graham crackers (from 16 sheets)
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 7 Tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 4 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salted Caramel Sauce or Strawberry Sauce, recipes follow

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together crushed graham crackers with 3 Tbsp granulated sugar. Pour in melted butter and stir mixture until evenly coated. Divide graham cracker mixture among 24 paper lined muffin cups, adding about a heaping Tbsp to each. Press mixture into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool while preparing filling.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar with 3 Tbsp flour until well blended. Add softened cream cheese to a separate mixing bowl and pour sugar mixture over top. Blend mixture on low speed until smooth. Mix in eggs one at a time and blend on low speed, while scrapping sides and bottom of bowl and mixing just until combined after each addition. Add vanilla, sour cream and heavy cream and mix just until combined. Tap mixing bowl against counter top about 30 times to release some of the air bubbles. Divide mixture among muffin cups filling each cup nearly full. Bake in preheated oven 20 - 23 minutes, centers should still jiggle slightly, don't overbake (if they begin to crack they are starting to become overbaked). Remove from oven and allow to cool 1 hour. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and transfer to refrigerator and chill 2 hours. Serve chilled with a spoonful of Salted Caramel Sauce or Strawberry Sauce (note: for best results spoon topping on just before serving). Store in an airtight container in refrigerator or freeze.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/04/cheesecake-cupcakes/

Strawberry Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, rinsed and dried
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp fresh lime or lemon juice

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well chopped and mixture is beginning to break down and liquefy (I liked it with some small pieces not completely pureed). Transfer to an airtight container and chill 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/04/cheesecake-cupcakes/

Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 1 /2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp water
  • 6 Tbsp salted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Maldon or coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

Directions

  • Gather all of your ingredients and have them nearby ready to add to the mixture as needed. In a heavy-bottomed 3 quart saucepan, heat sugar and water over moderately high heat whisking constantly to dissolve sugar. Once mixture reaches a boil, stop whisking and allow mixture to boil until it reaches a dark amber color, carefully swirling pan occasionally. Once mixture reaches a dark amber color, immediately add butter and whisk until butter has melted then immediately remove from heat. Wait 3 seconds then carefully pour in cream and immediately whisk to combine (it will bubble vigorously). Whisk until mixture is smooth. Allow caramel to cool several minutes then pour into a glass jar to cool. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt after spooning caramel over cheesecakes.
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/04/cheesecake-cupcakes/

344 comments

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Thanks for the tip about foil liners. I rarely, if ever, use them…honestly can’t think of if I’ve ever tried them and now knowing they can make the food taste like foil…talk about literally ingesting heavy metals..blech! Thank you for sharing that and sorry you had to pitch so much good food.

    These turned out just beautiful! April 27, 2013 at 11:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Averie! Yeah like I said maybe it was a bad brand but it was the grossest taste and I know it was the liners because these ones turned out great. April 28, 2013 at 9:38am Reply

      • terry: The foil cups aren’t made to be liners but baking cups, they come with a paper liner inside them. They are good for when you are making multiple batches, and don’t have enough muffin tins they can be lined up on a cookie sheet and baked independently. After cooking toss the outer aluminum cup and your cupcake is still in paper.

        Tese look so good can’t wait to try!! May 3, 2013 at 2:23am Reply

        • Jaclyn: That may have been the problem! Mine didn’t come all lined with paper liners? It was really strange they came with 4 paper liners stacked on top of all the other foil ones and I was thinking what are these 4 random paper liners for. I bought them at the local kitchen supply store they weren’t the hefty brand from the grocery store so maybe I’ll have to try those out sometime. Thanks for your comment! May 7, 2013 at 9:24am Reply

        • Teresa: I always wondered why the foil baking cups had paper liners, too. You’ve solved a mystery for me. Thank you! June 12, 2013 at 2:53pm Reply

        • Angela: Ha! I NEVER knew that! Now it all makes sense!!! June 14, 2013 at 5:00am Reply

      • ava south: Could these be made with artificial sweeteners? October 31, 2013 at 8:14pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: Probably, I just don’t know what amounts and which would work best. I’d just research online cheesecakes with stevia or something then try to replace it comparably. Hope that helps! November 1, 2013 at 7:50am Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: Mmm what a treat!! These look awesome! April 28, 2013 at 4:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Katrina! April 28, 2013 at 9:13am Reply

  • Mindy: Wow! These sound delish! I’m gonna make a trial test before baking them for my Garden Club! I’m positive they will wholeheartedly luv ‘em. Thanks for your recipes. I’ve had just wonderful success with them, that I’m hooked on this fantastic food blog. April 28, 2013 at 7:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That is great to hear Mindy! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my blog! Thanks for your comment and I hope you love these cupcakes :)! April 28, 2013 at 12:22pm Reply

  • Rachel @ Bakerita: These are so cute!! I love that there are two options too…they both sound incredible!! So sad that you had to throw away a whole batch though…bummer! Pinned these :) April 28, 2013 at 3:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the pin Rachel! I know it was a total bummer, especially the fact in throwing away 2 lbs of cream cheese plus the effort and patients in making them. At least being able to enjoy the second batch made it worth it :). April 28, 2013 at 8:09pm Reply

  • Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen: These look amazing! I love that they’re cupcake sized and I really love that you made both strawberry and salted caramel – double yum! April 28, 2013 at 5:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Rosie! April 29, 2013 at 12:02am Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: Yes to anything with salted caramel! These little cheesecakes look fantastic! I feel so terrible that you had to throw so many out- always a horrible feeling! April 29, 2013 at 6:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Jessica! It is a terrible feeling and it happens quite a bit when you try to make recipes and you are a self taught baker like me :). May 2, 2013 at 8:40pm Reply

  • spice: Jaclyn, those cheesecakes look so cute…..I love both but salted caramel is the one I want to grab right now. Can’t take my eyes off those delicious cutties…..I believe it’s regular size muffin pan you have used, your cupcakes looks quite straight from the side…is it some special kinda a pan u r using….I’m trying to find a muffin tin with straight edges but all the pans available are usually tapered form the edges…Thanks for any info U can give me on pans April 29, 2013 at 5:47pm Reply

  • Karen: OMG these look absolutely gorgeous! Yumm! April 30, 2013 at 8:06am Reply

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites: Gorgeous! I kind of want to make these with lime zest…I’m on a citrus kick. =) May 2, 2013 at 6:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Aimee! A citrus version would be amazing! My kick right now is peanut butter, I always go through phases of latest food obsessions, it’s funny how it happens :). May 2, 2013 at 8:17pm Reply

  • Lazy Budget Chef: I think I died and went to cupcake heaven May 2, 2013 at 8:21pm Reply

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  • Curry and Comfort: So sorry to hear about the foil liners… I use them a lot in cupcakes and they never stick or taste funny. Maybe because the cheesecake is so moist and liquidy… but that’s horrible that you had to throw away 24 of these beauties. I hate to throw away good food. :( I love these mini cheesecakes for a buffet dessert table. They look amazing. :) May 3, 2013 at 4:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yeah I was thinking it may have to do with the ingredients in the cheesecake and the way one of them reacted to the foil or like I said it was maybe a bad brand or batch who knows :). It was strange because it was the graham cracker base that tasted metalic but the cheesecake portion tasted ok. I also hate to throw away good food – especially cheesecake I’d never thrown that away before. It was honestly hard for me to let them go. May 7, 2013 at 9:19am Reply

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  • Debbie: Cupcakes look wonderful, as do all your recipes. How much caramel did you use for the sauce and when did you add it to cooking? May 3, 2013 at 3:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I didn’t add the caramel to the cupcake batter, if you want a caramel like cupcake – replace the granulated sugar with brown sugar then add the caramel sauce to the top when ready to serve. I hope you love them Debbie :)! May 7, 2013 at 9:14am Reply

      • Debbie: I was talking about the sauce….I guess I expected to see caramels in the sauce….not so?

        No caramel candy to melt? May 7, 2013 at 1:43pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: Oh sorry I misunderstood, no, the caramel sauce is simply a homemade caramel sauce and doesn’t require the addition of store bought caramels, the real deal with sugar, cream and butter it’s the best :). May 7, 2013 at 9:08pm Reply

  • Nathan @ Artemis Stationery: Wow, can rarely say no to salted caramel or cheesecake seperately May 3, 2013 at 4:31pm Reply

  • Brooke: Love this recipe. Just made it and the cupcakes themselves came out great, but the caramel sauce was a little thin and light. Maybe I didn’t cook the sugar enough? Still tastes amazing, but the presentation isn’t as nice as yours. :( May 3, 2013 at 6:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked these cupcakes! As far as the caramel sauce goes, you may want to cook the sugar/water mixture longer next time (just make sure it reaches a dark amber color) and if that doesn’t help you can add less of the cream. Sometimes if you even put it back on medium heat for a few minutes, after adding in all the ingredients (if it didn’t reach that dark amber color), putting it back on and heating while stirring seems to help thicken it and also deepen the flavor. Also be sure to chill it to allow it to cool as that also changes the consistency. Hope that helps! May 3, 2013 at 8:41pm Reply

  • Karen: This looks amazing – I can’t wait to try for my family dinner tomorrow night. Are they full size cupcakes? They look like mini-cupcakes from the pictures… May 4, 2013 at 6:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: They are full size cupcakes. I hope you love them! May 4, 2013 at 12:36pm Reply

  • Cheryl: are these actually baked in regular sized muffin pans, or the mini? I am wondering about making these for a wedding reception and wonder about using the mini muffin size? May 4, 2013 at 7:02am Reply

    • Jaclyn: In a regular size muffin pan, but they’d probably work in mini muffins you’d just need to reduce the baking time probably by half (is my guess). May 4, 2013 at 12:35pm Reply

  • Amy: Can you make the caramel sauce a day ahead? May 4, 2013 at 10:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, if I’m remembering right it stores about 2 weeks in the fridge. May 4, 2013 at 12:30pm Reply

  • Yii-Huei: Ah this looks so delicious! I’m just like you, I would love a huge, tall slice of cheesecake and something carby for my last meal before I die :) I’ve never made caramel before, but I think I would with these cheesecake cupcakes! May 4, 2013 at 6:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you try them soon :)! Thanks for your comment Yii-Huei! May 7, 2013 at 9:35am Reply

  • Núria: I love this recipe, Your blog are gorgeus. xox May 5, 2013 at 12:37am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Nuria! May 5, 2013 at 9:15pm Reply

  • Kelly @ IdealistMom.com: I was looking for something like this for a holiday party this last year, and now I found it, thank you! Pinning to remember for my next party. :-) May 5, 2013 at 7:54am Reply

  • Sam M. | Atkinson Drive: This looks delicious! I would love for you to add it, and anything else you fancy, to the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-party-week-18/ May 5, 2013 at 2:57pm Reply

  • Jane: You copied this idea from Bakers Royale and didn’t even acknowledge it. May 5, 2013 at 8:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Jane – I honestly didn’t, I love Naomi’s site and would never steal anything from her. But thanks for calling me out on something I didn’t do. I don’t steal recipes from people and I wouldn’t want people to do it to me. I develop recipes for a living and I know the copyright laws, besides that’s just shadey to steal from people. I never even noticed she made a similar thing to this until I did a google search after you’d posted this comment – you’ll notice our recipes are entirely different by the way. Plenty of people make a recipe of the same kind of food – do a search for chocolate chip cookies and your going to get a lot of recipes that doesn’t mean they stole someone’s recipe/idea. May 5, 2013 at 8:35pm Reply

  • Amy: Made these for a brunch I had and they were fantastic. I made ones with each topping, using brown sugar to make my caramel sauce. The strawberry sauce was light and fresh. Soo good! Thanks for the recipe. May 6, 2013 at 10:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked these Amy and that you tried both toppings :). Thanks for your comment! May 15, 2013 at 1:48pm Reply

  • Amy: I made these last night and they were delicious! Any idea what the calorie count per serving would be? May 6, 2013 at 11:40am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry Amy I don’t have calorie count and nutritional info on my recipes, I’d recommend using sites like myfitnesspal to find that info. Hope that helps! I’m glad you liked them! May 7, 2013 at 9:16am Reply

  • Sam: Just made these after seeing them tagged on pinterest and they are heavenly. A little time consuming but well worth the effort. My caramel sauce turned out a little runnier than I wanted but it doesn’t matter, it’s so delectable and the salt add just the right amount of savoury to contrast the sweet on the palate. I used silicone cupcake mold so didn’t need to use the paper cases as I like the way it looks more without cases, but just my opinion. Great recipe. Thanks! May 7, 2013 at 2:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you like them Sam, thanks for your comment! May 14, 2013 at 6:51pm Reply

  • Jill: Thank you so much for this recipe! I LOVE to cook and bake, but rarely cook the recipes on pinterest bc I hear horror stories about them, & the majority of people who pin recipes don’t actually cook them, they just like they way they look or sound. Anyway, my boyfriend & I both love cheesecake & I love salted caramel. I did read your recipe and reviews & decided to try it last night. They are DELICIOUS!!!! I 1/2′d the recipe bc there’s only two of us. I asked my boyfriend if he could run a few over to the neighbors (bc I thought 12 was still a lot for us) and after trying them he said “whoa, there’s only 9 now right? I really don’t want to share ANY of these” hahaha & I was kind of glad he decided that, bc I thought they were THAT amazing to not share too!!! : ) He’s not a dessert person and eats TWO of these for every one that I eat. I already told my family I would make these for the next big family function we have! Thanks sooo much, & your cooking blog will be the first one I will start to follow. : ) May 7, 2013 at 1:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you and your boyfriend enjoyed these Jill! I know what you mean about sharing with the neighbors :), you plan on it but then just like it too much and it makes it too hard. May 14, 2013 at 6:51pm Reply

  • Pam: Made these tonight for a birthday party!!! We’re very easy!!! It made alot!!! My husband put his olliaberry jam on his and said it was yummy!!!!!
    Instead of making the Carmel I bought a jar of dulche Carmel !!!! May 7, 2013 at 8:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I like that idea Pam I love dulce de leche! I’m glad you they were enjoyed thanks for your comment! May 11, 2013 at 11:04pm Reply

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  • Terra: Hi Jaclyn, I made these for Mother’s Day along with the caramel topping. I don’t think I let the sugar mixture get to the correct color before panicking and taking it off the heat too early, but I re-boiled it after all the ingredients were mixed in. I let it sit overnight and it’s just perfect. We did a quick taste test and we loved the cheesecake and the salted caramel. (I used fleur de sel in place of the sea salt.) A perfect portion size. Thanks and Happy Mom’s Day! May 10, 2013 at 8:00am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your comment Terra and the Happy Mother’s Days :). I’m glad you like these! May 16, 2013 at 10:10pm Reply

  • Lori: I made these yesterday with the caramel sauce and they are delicious! Thanks! May 11, 2013 at 6:52am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you like them Lori! Thanks for your comment! May 11, 2013 at 9:27am Reply

  • Kristen: Can you substitute the Caramel sauce, with a pre-made, store bought caramel? May 12, 2013 at 3:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yeah that would be fine, it’s probably not as thick (as mine was anyway) but it should be a good alternative, another good option would be to melt caramels with cream. May 14, 2013 at 10:41am Reply

  • Tracey: Can’t wait to try these!! Jaclyn u are a bad influence!! Xx May 16, 2013 at 1:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Haha… just what I like to hear :)! I hope you love them Tracey! May 16, 2013 at 9:58am Reply

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  • Sara: It looks as though you used mini cupcake tins if I don’t have those would regular tins be ok, and if so how would baking time change? May 21, 2013 at 9:54am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s funny people keep thinking that :) these are regular muffin tins not minis. They could probably be made both ways but these are the regular size. May 21, 2013 at 10:04am Reply

      • Sara: Oh wow, that’s awesome! Thank you. I’m not a big baker but I love love sweets and a pre portioned cheesecake you can’t find any better I am psyched to try these. Thank you again:) May 21, 2013 at 9:27pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Sara! I hope you love them! May 21, 2013 at 10:11pm Reply

  • Mar: Love Cheesecake, this is a great idea for individual desserts, especially to take someplace

    thanks ! May 22, 2013 at 1:26am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome, hope you love these Mar! May 22, 2013 at 8:05am Reply

  • Kristine: Is this the correct amount of cream cheese it seems like a lot- 4 8oz packages. May 22, 2013 at 8:14am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, it makes a lot of cupcakes. You may only need half as many cupcakes so you could half the recipe. May 22, 2013 at 8:31am Reply

  • Melanie: Can I use unsalted butter and splenda in this recipe? May 25, 2013 at 5:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Unsalted butter would be fine but I’d say to add a pinch of salt, I’m not sure on the splenda as I’m not too familiar baking with other sweeteners like that. I know baked good are very temperamental with adjustments like so, so I’d just suggest researching online to see if it’s worked in other cheesecake recipes. May 25, 2013 at 8:30pm Reply

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  • Jess: These look delicious! I’m looking For a birthday recipe for my boyfriend, but We Are Both Just Starting Diets. Any Idea If The Reduced fat Neuchatel Cream Cheese Would Work Here? May 28, 2013 at 5:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that would be okay, it might change the texture just a bit but as long as your not using fat free you should be okay. May 29, 2013 at 10:09am Reply

  • Sammy King: Do you think these would be okay to freeze for a couple of days and then thaw them? Or would the texture be ruined? May 29, 2013 at 4:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: No I think cheesecake freezes really well, it’s one of the few desserts that I do freeze. Just allow them to thaw in the fridge. I hope you love them Sammy! May 29, 2013 at 4:49pm Reply

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  • Laura: Made these for work today. Wow. These were a HUGE hit! Everyone loved them even though my caramel didn’t come out as thick as yours. May 31, 2013 at 5:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Awesome Laura! I’m glad they were a hit! Next time as far as the runny sauce goes, try putting it back on the burner after you’ve mixed in the butter and cream and heating it longer. It helps me thicken mines sometimes. You could also just reduce the amount of cream slightly next time instead. June 3, 2013 at 10:16pm Reply

  • Alyx: Hi Jaclyn,

    Do I have to line these cheesecakes with paper? Can I just use a nonstick pan or lightly spray the pan with nonstick baking spray and put the mixture directly in? Do you know if they would be difficult to get out after chilling? I’m making them tomorrow for a birthday party…hopefully I won’t eat them all in the car on my way there! Thanks for sharing the recipe! May 31, 2013 at 9:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hi Alyx, I think they would be pretty hard to remove without using liners so I probably wouldn’t recommend it. I hope you love them though! June 1, 2013 at 8:06am Reply

  • Kelly: Oh my goodness…these look incredible and seem just about at my baking skill level, so I’m eager to try them out. How long do you think they would keep in the fridge? Because my plan is totally to make them and then eat one or two every day until they’re gone. I suppose if they don’t last terribly long in the fridge I’ll just have to eat more of them a day, oh won’t that just be a shame. ;) June 1, 2013 at 3:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d say you can keep them in the fridge for 3 days or freeze them for 1 month and thaw in the fridge. I hope you love them Kelly! June 1, 2013 at 4:11pm Reply

      • Kelly: Oh okay, thanks! Hmm, maybe I’ll have to share a few of them after all…lol. June 4, 2013 at 9:44am Reply

  • Ashley: I found this recipe on Pinterest and agree with Jill that sometimes I’m hesitant to try things I find on there since instructions aren’t always clear. I’d never read your blog before either but so glad I found you both :) I decided to halve the recipe since it’s just my husband and I. Baked them for 21 mins and they set up perfect. After filling a dozen of the regular cupcakes, I had just enough leftover of both the crust and filling to make a full dozen of mini cupcakes as well! I halved the baking time exactly (10mins) and they set up great. Very excited to sample them later tonight…I will try the strawberry topping sometime but really craving the caramel. I’m glad I read through the comment section to pick up on everyone else’s tips/tricks. Thanks again for sharing this recipe! June 1, 2013 at 3:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you found my blog too Ashley :)! Thanks for the tip for mini cupcakes! June 10, 2013 at 11:20pm Reply

  • Dawn: can you tell me what kind of biscuits the graham crackers are? we dont have them in Australia, will need to substitute! June 2, 2013 at 7:25am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Do you have tea cookies, digestive biscuits, animal crackers or nilla wafers? Those would work too. June 2, 2013 at 11:04pm Reply

  • Cheryl: I made these today and they are spectacular!!! And they weren’t too hard for a novice baker like myself. One question: How should I store leftover caramel sauce? In the fridge? Not that we’ll have much leftover if I keep eating it from the jar… June 3, 2013 at 6:00am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Cheryl – I’m so glad you you liked these! For the caramel sauce, store it in the fridge in an airtight container or glass jar and it will keep several weeks (if it lasts :). June 3, 2013 at 9:58am Reply

  • Tanalee: My husband has been whining for the past couple of weeks about wanting cheesecake. When I saw this recipe I knew it was the one to make. Single cupcake size is so perfect. I cut the recipe in half, but since now I know they freeze well, I may not next time. They turned out perfect! Fantastic recipe and very quick and easy! June 3, 2013 at 8:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear they turned out perfect for you Tanalee! Thanks for your comment! June 4, 2013 at 10:43pm Reply

  • joann: have you ever made these in mini muffin cups? I would love to make them bite size but i am horrible at downsizing and wondering how long to cook them for. June 6, 2013 at 11:06am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would say anywhere from 8 – 12 is usually what the minis convert to from the regular. Just don’t let them crack or become golden brown. I hope that helps! June 10, 2013 at 11:09pm Reply

      • Jaclyn: I forgot someone mentioned above they did minis with this recipe and baked 10 minutes – so about there. June 10, 2013 at 11:22pm Reply

        • joann: thank you so much, you put the fun in it for me June 11, 2013 at 11:34am Reply

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  • Evelyn: Just made these tonight…I am not sure why I was intimidated by this recipe, but I’m glad I finally made it, it was SO EASY! I made both sauces and I was wondering, if I store the caramel sauce in the fridge….when I want to use it tomorrow morning, will it have hardened? Do I need to warm it up or something? I plan on making these for my 2 yr old’s birthday brunch in a few weeks and this is a sort of practice run :) June 7, 2013 at 9:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes store it in the fridge and no you shouldn’t need to soften it. I’m glad you thought they were easy to make :). June 8, 2013 at 12:24am Reply

  • Jessie: I have just pulled these out of the oven and had to comment on here about how amazing they are!! Easy to make and have already burnt mouth because I was so excited to try! Thanks so much for this recipe!! June 8, 2013 at 2:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Haha that sounds totally like something I always do, it’s too hard to wait sometimes when you have to smell them baking :). I’m glad you liked this recipe Jessie, thanks for your comment! June 8, 2013 at 9:16pm Reply

  • Celine: Okay so I just stumbled upon your site ad I have been looking at recipes for half an hour now and I think I can honestly say two things with absolute certainty :
    1) you are an artist , a food artist!
    2) me and my fat now hate you

    Obvs just kidding about the second one but seriously , you’re amazing :)))! June 9, 2013 at 7:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thank you so much Celine! That is so nice of you to say and means a lot to me because I have loved art my whole life :). June 17, 2013 at 10:26pm Reply

  • Steffi: Hi Jaclyn!
    I’d like to follow your blog via Bloglovin, but it isn’t available there. Could you please add it? As the GFC becomes unavailable, I’ve moved all my stuff to Bloglovin, and it is pretty neat. June 11, 2013 at 1:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I need to get on that asap! July 31, 2013 at 6:35pm Reply

  • Christina: Hi Jaclyn,
    I was wondering how many individual cheesecakes this recipe makes? Also if taking out the heavy cream, and using plain yogurt instead of sour cream, would affect the outcome of the product? June 13, 2013 at 12:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It makes 24 cupcakes – just added that above, thanks! And yes you would probably okay to omit the heavy cream but replace it with an equal amount full fat plain yogurt as well as the replacing that amount of sour cream with the yogurt. It will effect how rich and creamy the cheesecake is but it would be a bit healthier :). June 19, 2013 at 8:13pm Reply

  • Mary: I’m making these this weekend! However, we have a gluten allergy situation, so I’d want to avoid using the flour. Can I use corn starch and if so, how much? June 14, 2013 at 7:45am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that would be fine to use cornstarch in place of flour, just use half as much. June 19, 2013 at 8:53pm Reply

  • Diane: Can these be frozen? They look delicious and I can’t wait to try them! June 16, 2013 at 7:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, I think cheesecake always freezes well. Just allow them to thaw in the refrigerator before serving and of course don’t freeze them with the topping on add it after thawing. June 19, 2013 at 10:47am Reply

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  • Sylvia brown: Hello. I am going to attempt to make these this weekend. Never made cheesecake in my life! Two questions. Did you use a mini muffin pan or regular size? Also, can I make the caramel sauce a few hours ahead and bring with me and then put in top of cupcakes? Or can I put caramel sauce in at home and just bring with me all done already?
    Thanks so much!! June 19, 2013 at 8:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: This recipe is meant for regular size muffin pans (but mini would work if you wanted to use them, you’d just have to bake half as long), and yes you could definitely make the caramel sauce a few hours ahead – that way is best because then it has time to chill well. I would pour it on the cupcakes within 30 minutes of serving. I hope you love them Sylvia! June 19, 2013 at 8:58pm Reply

  • wendy: I just made these last night for my bookclub, they were sooo good! I made the caramel the night before and refrigerated it. The shell recipe makes way too much, I think I had enough left over for a pie! I used 18 full sheets of graham cookies. The cupcake itself was pretty easy to make, however the baking was tricky, it was only 14 min baking when I noticed cracks and panicked, so I took them out, then noticed they deflated and looked too watery in the middle so I had to put them back in for a few more minutes. Other than that it was great! Will definetly make them again with strawberry sauce instead :) oh the recipe also makes a looooot of caramel, you’ll have plenty left over for other recipes, June 21, 2013 at 9:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them, thanks for the info. I like a lot of crust :). June 21, 2013 at 11:19pm Reply

  • Zoe: Awesome recipe!! Quick question though: I have an overabundance of heavy cream (and no sour cream) in my fridge. Could I use 1cup of heavy cream and no sour cream? Do you know how that would affect the cake? June 22, 2013 at 7:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that would be fine, they may be slightly creamier but still delicious :). June 27, 2013 at 6:37pm Reply

      • Zoe: ooh okay. if I try it I’ll let you know! June 28, 2013 at 9:15am Reply

  • 52HertzWhale: Oh my goodness, these are absolutely beautiful! The photography is amazing too! I seriously have to try this with my friends now–this is simply too amazing to not do! July 2, 2013 at 3:31pm Reply

  • Myca: hi,

    your cupcakes are amazing. i want to give them a try. is it possible to add how much the graham crackers weight? because in germany we don’t have graham crackers and i don’t know how much german crackers i have to add.

    thank you so much for this recipe :) July 3, 2013 at 8:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hi Myca, the weight of the graham crackers would be 268g. I hope you love these! July 3, 2013 at 8:54am Reply

  • Ashley: When making the caramel sauce are you suppose to make it right before serving or can I keep it cold than heat it up when it comes time to serve them? Thank you! July 5, 2013 at 1:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can definitely make it in advance that’s actually what I’d recommend so it has enough time to cool. I wouldn’t recommend warming it for serving – slightly warm or room temp might be okay but we liked it best cold. I hope you love them Ashley! July 5, 2013 at 7:34pm Reply

  • Shannon: I’m making these for my husband’s birthday. Can’t wait to eat them! I noticed that the recipe makes more than 24 cupcakes, at least by my measurements. And, after 15 minutes in the oven they were cracking and just barely jiggly in the middle. I live in Denver, and perhaps altitude makes a difference with the baking time. July 5, 2013 at 4:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It could be a number of things – the altitude, hotter oven, or over-whipping the batter. I would try softening the cream cheese a little more next time and beating the very minimum. You could also use a bain marie in the oven to help and maybe even reduce the oven temp slightly. Hopefully that helps and hopefully the batch you made turned out ok after chilling! July 5, 2013 at 7:32pm Reply

  • Elena: Do you think your recipe will work well in a mini muffin pan rather then the full size cupcake?? July 6, 2013 at 2:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes I think that would be fine, you’ll need to reduce the baking time for both the crust and cheesecake filling probably by half but you may want to check them a little before that even. July 6, 2013 at 10:41pm Reply

  • Andrea Spilman: Just made the caramel cheesecake cupcake- yum! It feels good to finally make my first cheesecake recipe :) July 7, 2013 at 4:30pm Reply

  • Marie: TOTAL FLOP! Followed to a T
    what a waste of money. July 10, 2013 at 6:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry you must have done something wrong. July 10, 2013 at 10:44am Reply

    • Cassandra: Obviously you did something weong because these are AMAZING! I just finished my batch. Plus, I’m pretty sure negative comments are not appreciated. Next time maybe you should look back ask yourself what you could have done wrong! July 10, 2013 at 7:54pm Reply

      • Jaclyn: Thanks for your comment Cassandra :)! I’m glad you liked them! July 10, 2013 at 8:10pm Reply

  • Carly: These look so good! How can you tell if they are done? I’m nervous about overbaking them. July 10, 2013 at 10:03am Reply

    • Jaclyn: They should wiggle in the center a bit. They definitely shouldn’t be firm – I’d say similar to the jiggle of jello :). They shouldn’t brown or crack. Hopefully that helps! July 10, 2013 at 9:44pm Reply

      • Carly: So when the 20 minutes are up you just shake the pan to see if they are ready? July 11, 2013 at 9:06am Reply

  • Melissa: These are the unhealthiest most delicious cupcakes EVER! I knew immediately by looking at the recipe that I shouldn’t have made them…they are not good for my diet….however, I just had to make them! I could not turn away from that caramel sauce. I am having a hard time sticking to one. Great job with the sauce! DELICIOUS!!!!! I will be making these for my sons birthday party. Thanks a bunch! July 11, 2013 at 11:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Melissa! I’m so glad you liked them and I hope they are enjoyed at the birthday party. Happy Birthday to your son! July 17, 2013 at 9:58pm Reply

  • Callie: Just made a batch today and I can’t wait to try them at a party tomorrow! Super easy to make and they smell delicious! My only question/concern is, they are chilling in the fridge right now and it seems the center is rather sunken in. I’m a bit sad they aren’t as perfect as yours look :) Do you think they’ll level out or did I perhaps make another “novice” error? THANK YOU! July 13, 2013 at 6:49pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Mine sank in the center slightly as well but that is what most cheesecakes will do so they should be fine. It actually works good for this recipe as it makes a slight bowl for the topping :). July 17, 2013 at 9:56pm Reply

      • Callie: Didn’t get a chance to write back to you. The first batch sank more than the second. Still absolutely perfect to hold the topping. I’ve never had a dessert get such rave reviews! Caramel sauce was the best ever. The bonus was the left over caramel perfect for dipping apples :) THANK YOU!!!! August 9, 2013 at 11:37pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Callie! I’m so glad they got good reviews :)! August 11, 2013 at 6:44pm Reply

  • Fern: Hi all,
    Desperate to join in and make some too! Usually make cheesecakes with a digestive biscuit base in the Uk. Can someone share a substitution for Graham Crackers please – are these the same as digestives or?????
    Thanks! July 14, 2013 at 1:53pm Reply

  • Fuller: Yes Fern I also live in UK and use digestives as an equivalent to graham crackers. The graham crackers are flatter and usually in strips so they weigh different. Jaclyn suggested the weight of the crackers should be 268grams to a german lady who couldnt get graham crackers either. July 15, 2013 at 2:55am Reply

  • Laura Nolan: Hi, many thanks am going to give this a try, do you or anyone else have any idea at what temp I should bake at in the UK with a fan assisted oven? Tx July 18, 2013 at 9:00am Reply

  • LuAnn: I can’t wait to try BOTH of these. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with all of us. I am going to be taking them to a birthday party for my husband next weekend. I will have to be putting the toppings on them early enough to take them to the restaurant so it will probably be a couple hours before they get eaten. Do you think that is going to affect how the toppings look? I was wondering about maybe adding a little gelatin to the strawberry topping? maybe to keep it from becoming watery if it sits for a while? your thoughts would be appreciated :) July 19, 2013 at 9:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Someone had added a little bit of gelatin to the strawberry topping on the strawberry lemonade cheesecake cupcakes I had posted so if you are going to be letting them rest for a few hours already covered with the topping then you may want to add a bit (don’t overdue it or youll have jello topping though :) and – just be sure to dissolve it in hot water first). I hope everyone loves them! July 19, 2013 at 10:44pm Reply

      • LuAnn: Thanks….I think I’ll try a little. I’ll report back lol I’m sure they”ll be amazing one way or the other. July 20, 2013 at 7:44am Reply

  • Jessica: Just found these on Pinterest – can’t wait to try out the recipe :-) July 28, 2013 at 6:07pm Reply

  • Lisa: I followed the directions exactly but it made a little bit too much crust and then I couldn’t fit all of the filling into the cups so I had to make a little more crust & make an extra small cheesecake in a small Pyrex dish. No one else posted this problem so maybe it was operator error. Delish! And you can do several different toppings if you wanted. Already posted your link for my friends & family. Thanks for the recipe! July 28, 2013 at 10:02pm Reply

    • Kim: I had too much crust as well! Kept trying to see if someone else had this problem! February 14, 2014 at 10:03am Reply

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  • Tanya: These look delicious!!! I want to try the caramel apple topping you mentioned for fall. Have you ever made them in a mini muffin pan? July 30, 2013 at 8:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t made these in a mini size yet but they should turn out fine if you reduce the baking time. July 31, 2013 at 5:47pm Reply

  • Alycia: I had a ton of the batter leftover….is that supposed to happen :/ I used all of the graham cracker mixture, it looked like a lot. I hope it doesn’t over-power the cheesecake. I filled them nearly full, so I’m not sure what happened. August 3, 2013 at 11:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Did you press the crumb mixture down firmly? Others have mentioned they thought it was a lot of crust – I do like a decent amount of the crust so next time you could definitely use less if you’d like. August 6, 2013 at 9:38am Reply

      • Alycia: I’m making them again right now, I’ll try that! I’m cutting the recipe in half, so hopefully it all works! Thanks! btw, it tasted great! August 31, 2013 at 1:38pm Reply

  • Veronica Hill: Tried the Strawberry recipe yesterday and they turned out AMAZING!!!! First time ever making cheesecake and I just simply followed your directions! It was a hit with my friends and husband! I am now the person to go to if someone wants cheesecake for an event! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Some people don’t like to share recipes but I’m sure glad that you did….it was so simple to make! Don’t know how someone could have messed it up or complained that it flopped…when I don’t even cook a lot but the first time I make these they come out perfect! Great instructions too! August 3, 2013 at 2:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you and your husband and friends liked these Veronica, and that you found they were simple to make with good instructions for follow! Thanks so much for leaving a comment! August 6, 2013 at 9:37am Reply

  • Janet B: These look terrific, I will have to make them for my son, who has been asking for caramel cheesecakes. Interesting about the foil taste though – I’ve made cheesecakes in foil cupcake holders (wrapper? papers? whatever :)) and never had a problem. But I always have used Reynolds brand, maybe it’s a brand thing. I didn’t know you were supposed to use the white papers – I thought they were to keep the foil separated! August 5, 2013 at 1:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Good to know – I’m going to have to try reynolds! To be honest I don’t know if you do use the white liners with them or not? Anyone else know for sure? August 6, 2013 at 9:36am Reply

  • Alli: Hi! I saw this on Pinterest and made these for a friend’s birthday party. They were a big hit! I did a blog post about them here, with credit, of course: http://www.allirense.com/2013/08/06/pinned-there-done-that-mini-salted-caramel-cheesecakes/ August 6, 2013 at 12:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Alli! Thanks for sharing! August 11, 2013 at 6:54pm Reply

  • Kat: I made this and it was amazing! My first time making cheesecake, my bf was skeptical to try it but it turned out amazing. I read the recipe wrong and only had 2 packets of cream cheese so I just cute the recipe in half and it still turned out wonderful!

    Thanks :) August 8, 2013 at 10:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Kat! Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment! August 9, 2013 at 10:07pm Reply

  • Desiree: These little cheesecakes are AMAZING!! I made a different variation of them by adding some white chocolate to the batter and some white choc shaving on top with the caramel sauce and sea salt. Everyone loved them!! Making them again this weekend for a family get together. Going to do half with caramel sauce and half with a raspberry sauce (hopefully will go great with the white chocolate).

    I have also used the foil liners before and from my understanding the paper liners are there to keep the foil liners from fusing together in packaging and you do not use them with the foil liners. The foil liners are made so you can bake cupcakes on a cookie sheet. August 9, 2013 at 8:34am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the info Desiree. Something I should probably know baking as much as I do :). I’m so glad you liked the cheesecakes! I need to try raspberry sauce next time, yum! August 11, 2013 at 6:19pm Reply

  • Penny: Made these today; they were great! I used mini cupcake tins and quartered the amounts, and they turned out perfectly, with a little graham cracker crust left over. Thanks for the recipe! August 10, 2013 at 4:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Happy to hear they turned out well as minis! Thanks for your comment Penny! August 13, 2013 at 10:26am Reply

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  • Jessica: I found you on pinterest,

    Thought your idea was brilliant. Once I read your recipe and noticed it was different than the one I normal use I had to try it out. my batch yielded 24 normal cupcakes and one 8 inch spring form cake. I think I could have gotten 36 cupcakes if I had more liners.

    they’re resting as we speak and my family is patiently waiting to dig in. August 13, 2013 at 6:07pm Reply

  • paula warren: I am doing a cupcake display for our wedding. I want to do some cheesecake cupcakes. Can you tell me the consistency after you thaw them out? we are getting married on a saturday and i dont want to refrigerate them for 3-4 day. August 13, 2013 at 6:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Congrats on the marriage! I haven’t tried freezing and thawing these yet myself, I’ve tried with several other cheesecakes though and the texture always remains the same. Cheesecakes are one of the only baked goods I will freeze though. Anyone else tried freezing these yet? August 14, 2013 at 8:38pm Reply

  • Stephanie: These look amazing and may have to try them out for a taste test for my sister and her fiancee to see if they may want to use this as part of their cake idea at their reception. Big question though: do you have a recipe to do the Nutella sauce or would you just pipe or spoon it in? They both love Nutella so I thought I would try this and maybe the caramel topping. August 14, 2013 at 12:11am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I did post a nutella drizzle recipe once, all I did was add some milk to thin the nutella. So I’d just recommend the same thing for a sauce, that you slowly add a little milk (like a tsp or two at a time) until you get it the consistency you’d like it then I’d just spoon it over the tops. August 14, 2013 at 10:28am Reply

      • Stephanie: ok thank you very much! I may be trying these out Saturday as I also have a baby shower/bbq I am going to and want to bring something as well to eat. August 15, 2013 at 6:53am Reply

  • Tara: This is the second time i’ve made these little gems, i’m in love with them, as well as everyone who trys them! Great recipe, thank you :) August 15, 2013 at 3:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Youre welcome Tara! I’m so glad you’ve loved them! August 15, 2013 at 8:57pm Reply

  • Samara: These look amazing! I’m hoping to make them for my daughters 1st birthday. How long will they keep in the fridge in an airtight container without the toppings? August 23, 2013 at 5:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d say 2 or 3 days or you can freeze them probably 1 – 2 months then thaw in the fridge before serving. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I hope she love and everyone else loves them :)! September 1, 2013 at 12:39pm Reply

  • Anya: I just made these, and I have to say, I don’t think I’ve made a better or more painless dessert in my life!

    I halved the recipe since I was using a mini muffin tin. For those who wondered if you could use a standard muffin tin without liners – no. I tested 4 with no liners and the crust fell apart and the edges browned. The ones in the liners, however, came out perfectly and stand on their own.

    I actually had enough leftover crust and batter to make a shallow pie pan cheesecake, which I made the strawberry sauce for.

    For the mini cakes, I made the caramel sauce. I was terrified because I have tried unsuccessfully on several occasions to make caramel from scratch, but your instructions are so well written, it was a breeze!

    I returned the cupcakes to the oven because it seemed like they needed another minute, but a couple cracked, so I would definitely stick with 10 minutes for minis.

    Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe – I will most certainly be making it again! August 23, 2013 at 7:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the tips Anya! I’m so glad you liked them and though they were easy to make! September 1, 2013 at 12:46pm Reply

  • belen: hi, do you think i coukd make half a recipie??? August 24, 2013 at 5:44am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes definitely I have before. August 24, 2013 at 8:51am Reply

  • Samara: How many days would these keep in the fridge in an airtight container? August 26, 2013 at 5:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d recommend no more than three but you could keep them in the freezer for a month or two then thaw and enjoy. August 26, 2013 at 8:42pm Reply

  • Alexis: These look so good! If i was to make and freeze these how long do you think I could freeze these for as I am getting married on a saturday and didn’t want to ma mucking around. I was thinking of making these like a week or two in advance and freezing them but letting them thaw in the fridge a day before the wedding. Do you think they would stil turn out ok? August 27, 2013 at 10:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that would work perfect to freeze them for the week (or 2) then thaw in the fridge the day before. Congratulations on the marriage Alexis! How exciting! August 28, 2013 at 11:56am Reply

  • Jo: I just made my first ever successful caramel! Thank you :) I also just tried salted caramel for the first time…YUM!!! August 28, 2013 at 12:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Jo – I’m so happy to hear you had your first success with caramel! The stuff can be so temperamental :). And yes salted caramel is the best! August 29, 2013 at 8:43pm Reply

  • Vivian: Hi, I’m hoping to make these cheesecakes for Father’s Day this weekend, they look great! I’m in australia so I was wondering about the cream cheese, do you need 4 8oz packs? I worked it out to be about 900 grams. Does that sound right? August 28, 2013 at 6:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, according to the conversions online it’s 900 grams (225 g per 8 oz) but I’ll check the weight on the cream cheese I have at home when I get there… September 1, 2013 at 12:53pm Reply

      • Vivian: Thanks they were a hit! I wanted to freeze a few to see how they turn out but there weren’t any left :) September 5, 2013 at 3:47am Reply

        • Jaclyn: Of course I totally forgot to do that when I got home – so sorry Vivian (I just did and 1 8 oz pkg was 226 g). I’m so happy to hear they were a hit though! Thanks for much for leaving another comment :)! September 5, 2013 at 7:03am Reply

  • Emma: These look divine. Would love to make them for Father’s Day, but if I just wanted to make one large cake instead, what size pan do you think it would convert to?
    Thanks a million, Emma August 29, 2013 at 5:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: A regular 9-inch cheesecake springform pan is probably what I would use. August 29, 2013 at 6:40pm Reply

  • Mary Schreiber: Both times I have made cheesecake cupcakes (not your recipe) they fall in the middle. What is the best way to prevent this. September 1, 2013 at 5:13pm Reply

  • Michele: I made these for work and they were a huge hit!!! I received several comments of”these are the best cupcake you’ve ever made”. I substituted half of the sugar with dark brown sugar and so I ended up with caramel cupcakes and salted caramel glaze. Thank you, Jaclyn, ONCE AGAIN, for an amazing recipe!! September 5, 2013 at 2:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome Michele :)! I’m so happy to hear they were a hit! September 14, 2013 at 8:30pm Reply

  • Lindsey: Hi! I just made these last night, along with the caramel, and brought some to work. They are amazing!! My coworker is in love with them and just so happens to have a baby shower coming up so I offered to bake some for that. Do you happen to know how long these will last in the fridge? Thanks! September 6, 2013 at 1:34pm Reply

    • Lindsey: Oops, just read a previous comment about them lasting about 2-3 days! :) September 6, 2013 at 1:36pm Reply

  • Leona: Wow these are amazing and easy. Love the strawberry with it! Half the recipe and used heavy cream. Hard to find sour cream, haha. My husbands not a sweet tooth and he loved this!! September 8, 2013 at 12:14am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you thought they were amazing and easy Leona, happy to hear your non-sweet tooth husband liked them too :). Thanks for your comment! September 14, 2013 at 8:48pm Reply

  • raizy: I am a cheesecake-olic and this is by far the most delicious creamy heavenly recipe ever! I made it as one cheesecake and am happy to say that it was an absolute hit! And the caramel…omg! Dangerously good! Your directions were so easy to follow, never again am I buying ready caramel sauces!
    Thank you for your awesome blog. I am llooking forward to trying many more of your recipes! September 9, 2013 at 4:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I love your review Raizy :)! Thanks for leaving it, and thanks for the compliment! I hope you love any other recipes you try from my blog! September 14, 2013 at 9:03pm Reply

  • Shayna: These look amazinggg. I am going to make them Tuesday night. Question though, so you aren’t using cupcake pans? You’re using muffin pans? Can you just go over that for me? Thanks ! October 6, 2013 at 8:24am Reply

    • Jaclyn: They are the same thing as far as I know :). I just frequently refer to them as muffins pans. I Hope you love them Shayna! October 6, 2013 at 9:31am Reply

      • Shayna: Muffin pans are bigger than cupcake pans. Usually only have 6 slots. You’re using 12 slots? October 6, 2013 at 5:16pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: I think you are thinking of the jumbo or giant muffins pans, those are 6 slots. But yes with these it’s the 12 slot pans :). October 6, 2013 at 5:46pm Reply

  • sherlyn: I intend to bake this for my bestfriend’s birthday however I’ll only be able to bake it 2days before the celebration. Will I be able to prepare the caramel sauce on the same day as the cheesecake but kept seperately in the glass jar till the actual day of celebration?

    Thanks! :) October 6, 2013 at 8:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that would be perfect, just store both in refrigerator (covered) and top them before serving. I hope everyone loves them – especially your friend on their birthday :)! October 7, 2013 at 4:55am Reply

      • sherlyn: Thanks for your prompt reply! Can’t wait to try baking them.
        Last qn before I make a trip to the nearest store to pick up the ingredients.. Will it be okay if I subsitute granulated sugar with caster sugar?

        Thanks! :) October 7, 2013 at 7:44pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: That should be just fine. Wish I had one now :). October 11, 2013 at 7:16pm Reply

      • sherlyn: I think my reply didn’t got thru as it wasn’t shown here.

        Will it be ok to replace granulated sugar with caster sugar instead?

        Thanks :) October 10, 2013 at 12:33am Reply

        • Jaclyn: I think that should be just fine. I hope you love these Sherlyn! October 10, 2013 at 5:50am Reply

  • Shayna: Yes, thank you so much :-) I’ll let you know how they turn out! Xoxo October 7, 2013 at 3:02am Reply

  • Brittany: So I made these tonight along with the caramel sauce, however my caramel sauce is very thin and tastes bitter… I assume it is burnt, but I waited till the amber color developed to add the butter, then again to add the cream. Any suggestions as to what I did wrong?? So sad :-(( October 7, 2013 at 9:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would recommend lowering the burner heat level a bit next time and take it off a bit sooner than you did before. The bitter is from being burnt, caramel is tricky but once you get the hang of it it gets much easier :). October 13, 2013 at 6:20am Reply

  • Shayna: CAN i substitute almond milk for the heavy cream? Do you think it’ll change the recipe drastically? October 8, 2013 at 10:41am Reply

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  • sabrina: Hi! Instead of making caramel sauce, can i substitute with dulce de leche? i heard that i can just pressure cook a can of condesend milk and after a while, it turns into dulce de leche! hoping for your response. thanks :) October 9, 2013 at 4:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that would also be delicious. It’s a bit thicker than caramel sauce so you might want to thin it out with a tbsp or two of milk once it’s cooked. October 9, 2013 at 6:47pm Reply

  • Rachel: Hi! I just made the cupcakes and they are twenty minutes into their cooling phase, but how far in advance do you make the carmel sauce? I have to be at my mother-in-law’s in two hours. October 10, 2013 at 1:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can make the caramel sauce even like a week in advance, you just don’t want to add it into the cheesecake until you’re ready to serve them. So I’d make it now and chill it in the freezer for a bit to cool it off before your go. Hope you and your family love them Rachel! October 10, 2013 at 4:26pm Reply

  • Amy: Hi Jaclyn!
    Thanks for a simple caramel sauce. Just tried it for the first time. Is it possible I left it too long (it got darker than your photo). To me it tastes like caramel at first but has a yuck aftertaste. Is this from burning? Any tips?
    Thanks!
    Amy October 11, 2013 at 6:59pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, that yuck aftertaste would be burnt caramel, once it goes barely over the point of too hot it gets a bitter taste. Once you get the hang of it and learn the right color it’s easier not to burn it. Once it becomes a deep orange then you want to add the butter and sometimes I even remove it from heat when adding the butter if I feel its really close to being burnt – these photos on this link might help: http://bakeeatlove.com/?p=823 October 23, 2013 at 7:42am Reply

  • Meghan: I made these cheesecakes last night & they were so light & not too sweet like some cheesecakes can be. Just successfully made the caramel sauce without burning it, so proud of myself :) it was very simple you just have to be patient, can’t wait to taste it all together, thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! October 12, 2013 at 8:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Meghan! I’m so glad you liked these and that you had success with your carmel sauce :). Thanks for leaving a comment! October 17, 2013 at 8:49am Reply

  • Theresa: These look so good!! I want to make one big cheesecake instead if small ones. What size pan would be best? 8inch, 9inch? I think I might even have a 10inch.
    Thanks! October 14, 2013 at 8:27am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think it would work great in a 9-inch springform pan and also I’d do a bain marie if doing a full cheesecake. I hope you love it Theresa! October 16, 2013 at 7:48pm Reply

  • Loan Ly-Pham: I cannot wait to try this! What a great holiday season find! If I wanted to make one big cheesecake (more for the “wow” factor than anything), Would I just follow the recipe as is but adjust baking times? Any ideas on the times? Lol! Thank you! October 16, 2013 at 1:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: For a full cheesecake I’d image it would be around 1 hour (a little more or less maybe). October 23, 2013 at 7:36am Reply

  • Theresa: Thanks Jaclyn! October 17, 2013 at 8:36am Reply

  • AMy: I found your recipe on pinterest. I made homemade graham crackers to go with this so it has taken me days of drooling and kids eating all my grahams before I finally had enough to make this. I made mini and full size. My kitchen is bursting at the seems with cheesecake and I couldn’t be happier. I am new to baking and am just crossing my fingers the caramel turned out right. I ate a ton of raw cheesecake so I know that tastes good :) October 25, 2013 at 2:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you loved them! The homemade graham crackers sound amazing! October 29, 2013 at 7:49pm Reply

  • Hannah: How would I make a pumpkin cheesecake? November 4, 2013 at 11:32pm Reply

  • Hannah: Like little cheesecakes just like these but pumpkin ones November 4, 2013 at 11:40pm Reply

  • Chloe: Hi there!! I just made these this weekend and they were a huge hit at our “friends giving”… We have a few left over and I just want to gobble them up. I actually did use the foil liners with the papers liners inside because I only have one muffin pan and read that I could use those on a cookie sheet, well they do not come out the same and expand when use the foil liners just on the cookie sheet. Thanks so much for the recipe!! November 25, 2013 at 8:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked them Chloe and thanks for the info on the liners! November 28, 2013 at 8:09pm Reply

  • Janna: These turned out wonderfully. Your recipe was very easy to follow! I did have a little trouble with the caramel. After about ten minutes of swirling, I thought it looked more amber in color so I added the butter and then the cream. It seemed very thin. I placed the pan in the fridge and the next day it was still not the consistency I’d hoped for. We had strawberry or plain. I’m going to try the caramel again, thanks for this delicious recipe!! November 26, 2013 at 10:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’ve done that before and I just boiled it a little longer even after I’d added the butter and cream to help it thicken, for future note – sorry I wish I would have told you sooner. I’m so glad you liked the cheesecakes though Janna! December 2, 2013 at 8:17pm Reply

  • Jeri: I just made these for Thanksgiving… they are delicious! I can’t wait for my family to enjoy them tomorrow! Thanks for sharing. November 27, 2013 at 5:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Jeri! I’m happy to hear you liked them! Happy Thanksgiving! November 28, 2013 at 8:05pm Reply

  • Cecilia: Made these for Thanksgiving and had to taste test- they are amazing! I did the salted caramel and am in heaven. What a great recipe! November 27, 2013 at 7:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for letting me know you liked them Cecilia! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! November 28, 2013 at 7:57pm Reply

  • YJ: Could I use oreo cookies instead of graham crackers? November 30, 2013 at 5:18am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes but you’ll want to reduce the amount of butter. I would do this recipe but double for the crust: http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/11/black-forest-cheesecake-cupcakes/ November 30, 2013 at 10:33am Reply

      • YJ: My cupcakes sank :( I took special care not to over-beat the batter but they still sank :(

        One question — what is the main difference between the baked cheesecakes and those that are merely chilled? Do they taste better? I compared the ingredient lists and they are mostly similar… December 6, 2013 at 7:20pm Reply

  • suxy: Made the cheesecake cupcakes for my husband birthday, it was my first time to bake cheesecake and turn out really really GOOD. even my husband like it and his a very picky eater.

    Had really hard time with the caramel sauce, when it turn cold it become hard.. maybe I did something wrong.. well I will try it again next time.

    but this recipe is definitely a keeper!!!

    Thank you so much for the recipe.. <3 December 3, 2013 at 3:51am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you and your husband liked these! Next time with the caramel, if it still seems runny you can return it to the heat for a moment after you’ve added the cream and butter and let it cook a little longer (I’ve found that helps when I didn’t cook mine long enough in the past resulting in a runny caramel). December 15, 2013 at 10:43am Reply

  • Brittany: I made these before and added pecans instead of sea salt. Today, I’m doing them with a chocolate crust and melted chocolate chips! So good! December 3, 2013 at 6:58am Reply

  • Alena: I just gotta tell you my sis-inlaw & I LOVE this recipe! It’s always a hit where ever we take them. Thanks sooo much for sharing your recipe’ December 6, 2013 at 3:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Alena! I’m so glad you both love this recipe! Thanks for leaving a comment! December 7, 2013 at 9:52pm Reply

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  • Nikki: Can you use this same recipe for a mini muffin pan? I’m trying to make really bite-sized cheesecakes for a party. December 13, 2013 at 9:36am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that should be fine, you’ll just have to use smaller amounts when filling the cups and reduce the baking time. December 13, 2013 at 9:45am Reply

  • Brandy: Made these a few months ago and they were an amazing hit and are in demand again for Xmas so I’m making them as we speak :) December 15, 2013 at 3:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad they are a repeat recipe for you Brandy :)! Thanks for your comment! December 15, 2013 at 10:28pm Reply

  • Divya-Ella: can i make this recipee in a bigger quantity?
    i.e id like to keep the quantity of ingredients but use a big tin to make it all at once? December 16, 2013 at 1:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that should work just fine. December 16, 2013 at 10:52am Reply

  • Poonum: I’m sure you’ve answered this but there are so many comments I couldn’t read through all of them so I do apologize. If I want to prepare these at least partially or even full a day in advance what would you recommend? Which parts to do before, which to day of, how to store, etc… Love this recipe by the way and can’t wait to try it!! December 19, 2013 at 10:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s fine, I wouldn’t want to read through them either :). You could make them both the day before and store them separately in the refrigerator in airtight containers (or the cupcakes in ziploc bags) then I’d top them just before serving them the next day (depending on how thick the caramel sauce is after refrigerating you may want to warm it for a short period of time in the microwave – just long enough so it’s not super thick but still cool). December 22, 2013 at 6:27pm Reply

  • Jen: Omg first off I have these chilling in the fridge and the caramel sauce is amazing! Second I only
    Put in ONE 8 oz block of cream cheese as I did not realize I needed four packs!! Ahhh.. I tried one and they taste good but I can’t believe I did that… December 23, 2013 at 5:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad they still turned out :) and I’m so glad you liked the caramel sauce! I wish I had a spoonful now. December 26, 2013 at 10:25pm Reply

  • Lacey: I made these today for christmas eve, they were AMAZING! i made 18 for a small family party and there was only one left! They were a HUGE hit :)
    I added dark chocolate, cookie butter, milk chocolate, and raspberry on top of some of them before i baked them and made swirls and I also made the crust using Biscoff cookies, it was delicious. Thanks for this awesome recipe! December 24, 2013 at 11:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad these were a hit at your family party Lacey! Thanks for leaving a comment! Merry Christmas! December 25, 2013 at 11:00pm Reply

  • Danielle: hello! im so excited to try this reicpe! my only question is.. does your recipie call for 4 sperate packages of 8 oz.? thank you! December 25, 2013 at 9:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes it’s 4 separate 8 oz packages. I hope you love them Danielle! January 12, 2014 at 9:09pm Reply

  • Trisha: Hi! Does the “4 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese” mean 4 packages of 8 oz cream cheese? So a total of 32 oz? December 27, 2013 at 6:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes exactly :). December 28, 2013 at 4:38pm Reply

  • Carrie: Any storing recommendations if you don’t have a glass jar? December 27, 2013 at 3:13pm Reply

    • Carrie: So I just tried making it – I was super excited for the few ingredients and easy recipe. I stood by it faithfully, watching and whisking. Rather than the mixture turning a dark amber color, it re-crystalized into a super sugar. I had to use a knife to break it up because it was creating mini-glaciers on the side of my pot. What did I do wrong?! December 27, 2013 at 3:56pm Reply

      • Jaclyn: It may have been cooking at too high of a heat, I’d try lowering the burner temperature next time. Also, swirl the pan and you can use a wet pastry brush to brush down the sides of the pan if needed. December 28, 2013 at 4:41pm Reply

        • Carrie: Thanks for the recommendation! I will try that next time. I was so disappointed when it didn’t turn out! December 30, 2013 at 3:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: A ceramic bowl – basically something that’s not plastic and would melt. December 28, 2013 at 4:40pm Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: Hi Jaclyn! I made these for Christmas and they were absolutely divine! They received rave reviews and people that don’t even like cheesecake loved them!! December 30, 2013 at 1:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Shut up, YOU made these Jessica!? That is awesome!! I’m so excited you tried them and more importantly that they got good reviews :). Thanks so much for leaving a comment girl! December 30, 2013 at 10:56pm Reply

  • Hannah: Wow! I made these with caramel topping for my youth group New Year’s Eve party/all nighter and they were gone in seconds! Every single person I’ve given one to has loved them and my friend who hates cheesecake tried one to be nice and she loved it! She wanted more but everyone had already eaten them all! Thank you thank you thank you! January 2, 2014 at 4:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome Hannah! That’s great to hear that everyone liked them – even a cheesecake hater :). January 15, 2014 at 11:24pm Reply

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  • Rpalau74: Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I was looking for a mini-cheesecake recipe and came across this one. I was nervous that they would come out too creamy but the consistency was absolutely perfect! I took 24 of them to a family gathering and they disappeared in about 3 mins. They couldn’t believe they weren’t from a bakery.
    btw: I was short 2 oz of the 4 packages but still followed the recipe and they still were fantastic- made about 32 January 29, 2014 at 9:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear you thought they were fantastic! Thanks for your comment! February 2, 2014 at 10:26pm Reply

  • Dee: I love slated Carmel cheesecakes! I took them to a bridal shower everyone raved over them. They were gone in minutes. Making them again for luncheon today. I know these wii be requested every time. My husband love these too. Thanks. February 17, 2014 at 4:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Dee! Thanks for leaving a review! February 25, 2014 at 11:11pm Reply

  • guylaine: I really want to make those for my daughter’s baby shower, i have 1 question…is heavy cream whipping cream..and if yes you need to whip it before putting it in the receipe right???? February 18, 2014 at 1:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes it is whipping cream – just get the one that list Heavy Cream or Heavy Whipping Cream on the carton. And no don’t whip it first. February 18, 2014 at 5:09pm Reply

  • Mary-Catherine: I made these for a valentine’s party and they were a huge hit! I’m not a huge cheesecake lover and I ate 4 or 5 of them! The caramel sauce was awesome! As was the strawberry! February 23, 2014 at 4:40pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Now you’ve got me craving them again :). I’m so glad you liked them Mary-Catherine! March 4, 2014 at 9:33pm Reply

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  • Thula: This look yummy but just a quick question-are these made in regular cupcake/muffin pans or the mini ones? In the picture they look bite size. March 7, 2014 at 3:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: These are regular size cupcakes but I’m sure they’d work fine as minis. I think somewhere in this big list of comments a few people have mentioned they’ve made them into minis. March 7, 2014 at 7:05pm Reply

  • raizy: Hi jaclyn! So I’ve made this recipe as one cheesecake a while back and today I did it as cupcakes with the caramel topping. They came out so perfect and gorgeous,: I should totally send you some pics! And the taste and texture. … I don’t think there’s a better cheesecake anywhere in the world!
    My hubby’s by far not a big cheesecake lover but u shouldve seen how he devoured this!
    Jaclyn, u have a very concise and clear way of writing your recipes. Theres no way the reader can mess it up! Thanks again for inspiring me in my kitchen each and every day! March 13, 2014 at 6:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You are so nice, thanks for the great review :)! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my blog raizy! March 23, 2014 at 5:13pm Reply

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  • Ashlee: Hey, I would loveeee to make and take these to my course for my birthday in a couple weeks and they would need to be left in the fridge there until lunch. Anyway would it be ok to make these the day before and then put the caramel and strawberry sauce on top the night before? as it would be the only time I could do it. March 21, 2014 at 12:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would recommend making both the sauces the night before (just storing them in small containers in the fridge) then adding them on the next day, the cheesecake will start to soak it up and soften and it might absorb into the liners. It only takes a few minutes to add the sauce so hopefully you’ll be able to do that. I hope you have a great birthday Ashlee :)!! March 21, 2014 at 10:39am Reply

      • Ashlee: What would be best then, adding the sauces before I leave in the morning or once I get to my course? As we sometimes go into our lunch break. Thanks :) March 21, 2014 at 2:33pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: The lastest you can is best :). March 23, 2014 at 6:21pm Reply

  • Lori: Just made them with my daughter… Not hard to do and I’m sure they’re going to taste good too!
    Can’t wait to try them tomorrow! Thank you for the recipe! I’m sure I will be baking them again! March 22, 2014 at 7:21pm Reply

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  • charlotte mullins: They are good but the recipe makes not only 24 cupcakes but also a 8″ cheesecake. Recipe needs to be cut in half atleast for 24 cupcakes. April 26, 2014 at 9:16am Reply

  • Jennifer: Have you ever froze these with the carmel topping? I’m trying to prep everything I can in advance for a shower. Would they thaw fine at room temp or only in the fridge? About how long do they take to thaw in the fridge? Thanks for a great recipe. I’ve pinned and can’t wait to make them today! May 1, 2014 at 6:52am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can store it in the fridge for at least 2 weeks, I haven’t tried freezing it but it might work? May 12, 2014 at 11:47am Reply

  • Kim: I just finished making these (no sauce, though) for a friend’s birthday party tomorrow. I had just enough crust for 24 but enough batter four 29, so of course I used the crustless ones as taste testers. Absolutely delicious! Thanks for a great recipe! May 9, 2014 at 1:32pm Reply

  • Vivian: I absolutely love this cheesecake recipe I’ve made it a bunch of times and they always work perfectly! Could you use the same recipe and make a big cheesecake? Any idea how long I should cook it for and temp? May 19, 2014 at 7:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think it should work just fine as long as you use a water bath. I would cook it at 325 maybe about 1 hr 20 – 30 min then I’d let it cool in the oven for a little while with the oven cracked open. May 19, 2014 at 10:11pm Reply

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  • TrishaLynn: I have made these twice now…and I get rave reviews about the flavor. The only problem I have had both times is they sank considerably in the middle. Not all of them do but 90%. It works fine because I just fill them with the strawberry filling. They just aren’t very “pretty” but the flavor makes up for what the look lacks. I would have loved to have seen a picture of yours before they were filled…it’s hard to tell how “sunk” they are. I know this is an older post but maybe if you check I would like to hear your thoughts. May 25, 2014 at 3:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Mine probably sank about 1/2 inch (just a guess) but you may want to try a water bath and that should help. June 22, 2014 at 10:31pm Reply

  • emily: I made the cupcakes and they came out delicious thank you for sharing your recipe. I’m planning on making them again this weekend for boyfriends birthday since he loved them. What if I wanted to make it as a cake what do you recommend? May 27, 2014 at 2:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would bake it in a 9-inch springform pan in a water bath. I would cook it at 325 maybe about 1 hr 20 – 30 min then I’d let it cool in the oven for a little while with the oven cracked open. Hope that helps! June 22, 2014 at 10:28pm Reply

  • Abby: Yummmmm…. staring at the ones I just made and devouring 2 of them; I knew I had to hop back on this page to comment.

    I LOVE this recipe. I didnt have graham crackers, and I love that crust but I just had to have these last night so I did without. They are still amazing. That caramel sauce is the best part. I didnt read the “it will bubble vigorously” very well, and freaked out for a moment. It was all worth it. The worst part about this: having to let them cool! Ugh, such torture. May 30, 2014 at 3:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Ha ha, isn’t waiting the worst? I am glad you loved them Abby! June 19, 2014 at 11:04pm Reply

  • Susan: Just made these for what was to have been a birthday lunch for two of my grown up children. Lunch today has had to be postponed until dinner tomorrow due to a change in a work schedule so I’ll have to practice extraordinary self control. My husband and I taste tested one and it was just lovely. Thank you! June 8, 2014 at 1:39pm Reply

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  • Josefina Munoz: Hi! This cheesecakes look amazing. Tomorrow is my mom’s b-day and cheesecake happens to be her favourite dessert! She tells me she likes them when they are “mini”, so I was wondering how long I should leave them in the oven since yours were standard. Also, she’s not expecting so many people, so 24 cupcakes would be a lot! Can I cut the recipe in half?
    Thanks :) June 18, 2014 at 5:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes you could definitely cut the recipe in half and you could make mini cupcakes I imagine they’d only have to bake about 10 minutes, just watch them a little before to make sure they aren’t cracking. I hope you both love them! June 18, 2014 at 5:55pm Reply

  • Lindsay: My caramel sauce is water. I followed it to a T. What happened? June 27, 2014 at 10:16am Reply

  • Laila: I tried your recipe with the salted caramel and it turned out to be perfect….love it and my family loved it and will not try another cheesecake recipe cuz I found the perfect one finally…thank you so much…. July 18, 2014 at 1:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome Laila! I’m so glad you and your family loved it! August 6, 2014 at 4:32pm Reply

  • josie: I also have one more question, can i half the recipe?
    Thanks in advance!! July 26, 2014 at 6:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, this recipe can definitely be halved. August 9, 2014 at 11:56pm Reply

  • Meaghan: Can you modify the recipe for mini cupcake pans. I want to make them for my brother’s after wedding brunch for 100 people. Normally when I change a cupcake recipe, the only thing that changes is the cooking time, but I’m not sure if that would work for these. Any suggestions? August 7, 2014 at 10:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t done it before, but if you are willing to go through the comments above others have and I believe they mentioned how long they took to bake etc. August 7, 2014 at 12:51pm Reply

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