Heart shaped cheesecake recipe

Best Heart Shaped Cheesecake Recipe

Make delicious mini heart shaped cheesecakes with this quick and easy recipe. A heart shaped cheesecake makes the perfect addition to any Valentine's Day, birthday, bridal shower, wedding, anniversary or special occasion.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake cupcake, heart shaped cheesecake, mini cheesecake, valentine cheesecake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 20 people
Calories 200 kcal


Cheesecake ingredients

  • 3 packages cream cheese (8 oz. per pkg.)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Topping ingredients

  • 1/2 pint sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz cherry pie filling (canned, optional)
  • 4 oz graham cracker crumbs (optional)


Prepare cheesecakes

  1. Beat softened cream cheese and eggs together until very smooth.

    Beating eggs and cream cheese for heart shaped cheesecake recipe
  2. Beat in 1 cup sugar and add vanilla.

  3. Pour cheesecake batter into muffin tins, preferably with liners, until 3/4 full.

    Valentine's Day heart shaped cheesecake dessert
  4. Bake at 325° for 40-minutes for regular 12-count muffin tin. Note: The recipe may yield up to 20 cakes. Also, there is no need to use a hot water bath.

Prepare topping

  1. Blend remaining 1/4 cup of sugar with the sour cream.

  2. After baking the cheesecakes, add a dollop of sour cream-sugar blend in the center of the cakes and return to oven for 6 minutes.

    Heart shaped cheesecake mini cupcakes

Cool and serve

  1. Cool at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.

  2. Before serving, add a spoonful of cherry pie filling on each cake and sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top. 

    Heart shaped cheesecake recipe