Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cheesecake Made in the Microwave!

 Last night, at like 10 pm., I was craving something sweet. Looking through my cabinets, I couldn't find anything that would "hit the spot". So, what did I do?

Of course, I turned to my recipe books and e-books!

A few months ago, I had downloaded this e-book called 25 Marvelous Microwave Desserts. My first thought of this cookbook e-book was, "Oh, how interesting! Desserts I can do in the microwave! I'll have to try some of these one day!"

Well, that day came last night. As I was flipping through the pages of this e-book, searching for a recipe that I knew I had all the ingredients to make, I came across this one! 

Who would have thought you can make a cheesecake in the microwave?!

 The recipe says to use a quiche dish, however since I don't actually own a quiche dish, I used a microwave-safe round casserole dish, and doubled the recipe.

Here's my altered recipe for all you eager, cheesecake-loving fans!


  • 5 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • 5 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, melted


  1. Spray the inside of a small microwave-safe round casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the melted butter with the graham cracker crumbs and press into the bottom of your casserole dish.
  3. Whisk together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream and eggs in a small bowl until smooth.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice then spoon the mixture into the casserole dish.
  5. Microwave on medium for 1 1/2 minutes. Microwave longer, if necessary, at 15 second increments on medium power. The center should be slightly wobbly when done.
  6. Chill the cheesecake for a few hours in the refrigerator then serve.

Nutritional Information:

Servings per Recipe: 8 slices
Serving size: 1 slice

Calories: 168.2
Calories from Fat: 129
Total Fat: 14.3g
Saturated Fat: 8.3g
Cholesterol: 82.4mg
Sodium: 140.3mg
Total Carbohydrates: 7.9g
Sugar: 6.3g
Dietary Fiber: 0
Protein: 2.5g

*If you add berries, cool whip, or anything else to this after it is made, please be aware that it will change the nutritional values shown above!

I must say, for a microwaved dessert.... this is pretty tasty! Go try it out and tell me what you think!

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