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5-Minute Microwave Cheesecake

4.48 from 134 votes
Make a traditional baked New York Cheesecake in about 5 minutes with my Microwave Cheesecake recipe for amazing, creamy baked flavor with less fuss.
Microwave 'Baked' Cheesecake - Yes, you read it right, a whole Cheesecake MADE IN THE MICROWAVE!!!!

Hi Bold Bakers!

By popular demand, I’m sharing my recipe for a 5-Minute Microwave Cheesecake. Now, not to toot my own horn or anything, but I have been called the micro-baking maven! From over 100 Microwave Mug Recipes, to Microwave Snacks, and even a 3 Layer Microwave Cake, you know I take full advantage of my most accessible kitchen appliance, the microwave. After the success of my 3 tier cake in the microwave I thought I had done it all.  Then I thought if I can make a cake in the microwave, why not try to make a Microwave Cheesecake? With that, this recipe for Microwave Cheesecake, was born!

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The more you think about it, making a cheesecake in the microwave makes so much sense. as  A cheesecake is is a cooked custard consisting of cream cheese, cream, sugar and egg. An oven bakes this slowly, and with dry heat, which is why most home made baked cheesecakes crack.  Microwaves cook things by vibrating the fat, sugar and water molecules of the food, distributing the heat internally.

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This method of cooking a cheesecake in the microwave works like a charm, gently cooking the ingredients, leaving a perfectly set, rich, cream cheese custard. Honestly, starting out I was not sure about this, but lo-and-behold, a Microwave Cheesecake, made in just 10 minutes, can you believe that?

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For this microwave rendition I decided to go for a classic New York style cheesecake. In one bowl you simply mix cream cheese, sugar and cream like you would for a no-bake cheesecake. The addition of 2 eggs make this rich and creamy and perfect for cooking in the microwave.

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This classic New York style cheesecake complete with graham cracker crust is the real deal only made in way less time and with so much more ease. If you’ve ever felt intimidated by making a baked cheesecake you have got to trust me on this one! You are going to love this Microwave Cheesecake!

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The recipe is similar to my super popular No-Bake Cheesecakes which I’ve made in flavors like Fudge Brownie and Cookie Butter. Look out Cheesecake Factory, with my recipes anyone can make delicious cheesecakes at home.

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Microwave Cheesecake Recipe

4.48 from 134 votes
Make a traditional baked New York Cheesecake in about 5 minutes with my Microwave Cheesecake recipe for amazing, creamy baked flavor with less fuss.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 -12
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Make a traditional baked New York Cheesecake in about 5 minutes with my Microwave Cheesecake recipe for amazing, creamy baked flavor with less fuss.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 -12

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 3/4 cups (7 1/2 oz/210g) graham cracker crumbs
  • 8 tablespoons (4oz/120g) butter, melted
    Filling:
  • 1 cup (8oz/240g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/180g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (5floz/150ml) cream
  • 2 eggs* , room temperature
  • Microwave Safe Mold

Instructions

  • In a small bowl melt the butter in the microwave. Pour butter over graham cracker crumbs and mix until all the crumbs are coated and you've reached a sand like texture.
  • To form the crust press the graham cracker and butter mixture into the bottom of a microwave safe cake mold. Refrigerate while making the filling.
  • To make the filling whip the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Once light and fluffy add in the vanilla and the cream then mix to combine.
  • Lastly, add the eggs one at a time allowing to fulling incorporate between each addition.
  • Pour cheesecake filling over refrigerated crust. Tap on the counter to insure the top is even.
  • Put in the microwave for and cook in 2 minute intervals. After 4 minutes my cheesecake had some bubbles on the stop and still a bit of a jiggle in the middle. (This cooking time is based on my microwave which is 1200WATTS so check your microwave wattage as your cook time may vary)
  • Remove from the microwave and allow to cool fully before removing from the microwave safe tin. slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Egg substitutes: for this type of recipe, which is really a custard, will be different to the norm. What will work for this is a thickening agent, such as cornflour/cornstarch. 1/4 cup/1oz/28g of cornstarch. Slake it (that is blend it until you can pour it) with a little cream or milk, then add it to the batter, mix it through, and bake. The egg in this recipe is to set it, and the cornflour/cornstarch will do that too.
Bake: Bake this cheesecake in the oven at 325oF(160oC) for roughly 40-45 minutes. 

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Dlionyss
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Dlionyss
15 days ago

Hi my name is melissa can I use nuts as a crust

ANWESHA DAS
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ANWESHA DAS
18 days ago

I tried it in microwave and the result is beyond my expectations… My question is if I want to bake it do I need to put steaming hot water under?

Rose Mercer
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Rose Mercer
1 month ago

Tks for this, sounds delish. Do you think I can turn it into a lemon cheese cake by adding grated rind? And/or some juice? Tks. 🙂

Hendrina van Schalkwyk
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Hendrina van Schalkwyk
1 month ago

Can you please share the link where to buy the silicone mould you used in your 5min york microwave cheesecake.

Camille Ramirez
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Camille Ramirez
1 month ago

Hello i just wanna ask how many minutes should i bake the cheesecake on the oven if the microwave is only 900w

Cathie
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1 month ago

I have made this recipe twice now. First time I over cooked it. Second time time I may have under cooked a little. But nether have risen very high. What I’m I doing wrong? I have watched your video a lot. You don’t add salt, so that wasn’t it. Cream is good, could it be the eggs? Could they be bad? I have never made cheese cake before. When I have poured the filling in the pan it looks as good as yours. Help!

Tee
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Tee
2 months ago

Hi
I really want to try this but my microwave oven is only a 700watt so how long would I need to put it in for .
Thanks.

Cookie Monster
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Cookie Monster
2 months ago

What are the measurements for the same receipe but only for a single serving cheesecake in the microwave. I love your recipes especially your microwave brownies and apple crisp.

Zee
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Zee
2 months ago

If I want to make blueberry cheese cake. I just have to put topping on the final prepared cheesecake. Or mix blueberry in the batter also?
And one more thing. Is there any difference in New York style cheesecake or other cheesescake.
Because the cake which I like is white in colour and this is urdu..

Chef Tomasso
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Chef Tomasso
3 months ago

Disappointed: It does not elevate to the level to be considered a cheesecake. I thought sprinkle some shredded coconut on top and it is very definitely a Coconut Custard Pie. Its dominated by egg, sugar and vanilla (one teaspoon would due) one cannot even taste the “Cheese” as in cake… No the consistency is that of an oversweet egg custard. Too” moist” to be in a cake category.. The recipe was followed to a TEE…10 minute refrigeration of the crust which you do not say but imply is DEFINATELY not enough.. more like a half hour..2 pieces of crust separated… Read more »

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