Red Velvet Cheesecake Cups are mini bites of creamy cheesecake with a vanilla cookie crust. Topped with a drizzle of chocolate, cream cheese frosting and red velvet M&Ms.

Red Velvet Mini Cheesecakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 549 kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Red Velvet Cheesecake Cups are mini bites of creamy cheesecake with a vanilla cookie crust. Topped with a drizzle of chocolate, cream cheese frosting and red velvet M&Ms.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups M&M's® Red Velvet
  • Cooking Spray

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

For Decoration:

  • Red and Pink Chocolate for Drizzling
  • M&M's® Milk Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake tins with liners and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, toss together vanilla wafer crumbs and melted butter until dampened. Press approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons into the bottom of each cupcake tin. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until soft and creamy. Add sugar and flour, blend. Add one egg at a time, blending until incorporated. Lastly, add vanilla extract and fold in M&M's® Red Velvet.
  4. Spoon approximately 2 tablespoons of cheesecake batter into each muffin tin. Tap on the counter to remove air bubbles.
  5. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until tops have set and before they start to brown.
  6. Allow to cool and then refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours, but up to 24 hours.
  7. When ready to decorate, remove cupcake liners and place onto a cooling rack with something underneath to catch drizzled chocolate.
  8. Place colored chocolate into heat proof decorating bags or squirt bottles. Drizzle both colors in opposite directions.
  9. Blend together all ingredients for cream cheese frosting. Transfer to a decorating bag fitted with a round attachment or simply spoon a dollop right into the middle of each M&M's® Red Velvet Mini Cheesecake. Finish with a Valentine's Day colored M&M's® Milk Chocolate.
  10. If you've tried this recipe come back and let us know how they were! 

Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Mini Cheesecakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 549 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Potassium 86mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Sugars 50g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 19.4%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 8.3%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.