Easy 3-Minute Microwave Cheesecake in a Mug

This post is sponsored by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Rich and creamy cheesecake on top of a buttery graham cracker crust, in a perfect single-serving portion. This recipe comes together in just minutes, making it perfect for last minute entertaining! Whip a few together before your guests arrive, pop them in the fridge, and you have got a super fun and impressive treat to serve to your friends... and no one has to know how easy it was. ;)

This cheesecake bakes up in the microwave in minutes, for a portion controlled indulgence you can enjoy, without having an entire giant cheesecake tempting you from the fridge all week.

A traditional baked cheesecake takes hours to prep, bake and cool. With this convenient little recipe, you can have your own personal portion of cheesecake in no time. It takes just minutes to whip it together, pop it in the microwave, and let it chill in the fridge while you have dinner, and voila. By the time dessert rolls around, voila, you have your own single-serving portion cheesecake!

Then a few simple ingredients are mixed together for a super simple, creamy, dreamy cheesecake layer on top.

Pop it in the microwave, and you are just minutes away from baking up a perfect individual cheesecake, all for yourself.

Once it has had a little time to chill in the fridge, dig in and enjoy!

Whether you’re having the girls over for a last minute movie marathon or want a little something special to indulge in after dinner, this simple and delicious recipe is perfect to whip up for any casual occasions. Since the cream cheese is the start of the recipe, make sure to use the best quality. I always use Philadelphia Cream Cheese. It is made with fresh milk and real cream, with no preservatives, so it will give you the best-tasting results, every time!

Easy 3-Minute Microwave Cheesecake in a Mug

Yield: serves1


  • 2 graham cracker sheets, finely crushed
  • 1 tablespoon. butter, melted
  • 2 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese spread, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of a beaten egg

Combine graham crumbs and butter; press onto bottoms of a microwave-safe mug (pre-spray mug with cooking spray if you want to remove cheesecake after baking).

Mix Philadelphia Cream Cheese with a fork until smooth (microwave it for a few seconds to soften and remove lumps, if needed). Mix in sugar, sour cream and vanilla until smooth and thick. Beat an egg in a separate cup and measure out 1 tablespoon of the egg. Add to cheesecake mixture and mix well, until fully incorporated. Pour over crumbs.

Microwave at 50% power for 1 min. If needed, cook at 50% power an additional 20-40 seconds until edges begin to set, but it is still a little wet and shiny in the center. Do not over cook. Cool for 10 minutes, before placing in the fridge to cool and set for at least 1-2 hours, or overnight.

For quick & easy entertaining, turn to Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Always have it on hand to create fun appetizers and desserts that pop. I had a great time developing my easy cheesecake in a mug for a quick and simple single-serving treat. For more creamy, delicious recipe ideas, click here: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/philadelphia/default.aspx)