Instructables

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Cupcakes

FeaturedContest Winner
Picture of Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Cupcakes
cheesecake cupcakes 022.JPG
cheesecake cupcakes 053.JPG
cheesecake cupcakes 058.JPG
cheesecake cupcakes 010.JPG
cheesecake cupcakes 018.JPG
cheesecake cupcakes 055.JPG
My family loves cheesecake but we all like different flavors. My daughter-in-law loves The cheesecake Factory (cheesecake) however I think this recipe is better.  I came up with this recipe to make all of them happy. Personally I like a plain cheesecake but everyone else likes either blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries. This instructable is the solution to our problem and it is so versatile! The Greek Yogurt is what makes this recipe sing!  Did I mention it is gluten free? Yes, and it taste just like cheesecake!   Follow through and I will show you how to make your family happy! 
 
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Ingredients

Crust:
4 Tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1/2 Cup crushed pecans
1 Tablespoon Coconut flour (optional) this adds to the flavor of the crust
1 teaspoon honey or Agave Nectar 
 
Pie Filling:

2 8 oz.  packages of softened cream cheese less 1/4 cup ( this will be saved for frosting if desired.)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt (room temperature)
3/4 Cup sugar
1 Teaspoon Pure vanilla
2 fresh eggs room temperature

These cheesecake cupcakes are very light in texture, not dense like a regular cheesecake but . . . If you want them more dense, replace the yogurt with cream cheese. I like it better with the Greek yogurt because the flavor is more like a real cheesecake but you do sacrifice the heavier texture.
 
Topping:

1/8 Cup softened cream cheese
1/8 Cup Greek yogurt
1 vanilla bean
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 - 1/4 Cup fresh berries as desired  I used frozen raspberries
1/2 teaspoon of desired sweetener or less
Mint for garnish if desired

 
I used raspberries and Blueberries with the topping for this but you could use strawberries or different flavors. I made another variation using the juice from the berries and making a light syrup. This recipe makes about 12 cupcakes. I had filling left over so I put the filling into a custard dishes and baked them also! They tasted so good even without the crust and topping.
 
Syrup:
 
Arrow Root starch flour or corn starch
Mashed berries

 


 

mclare5011 months ago
These look amazing!!!!!!
sunshiine (author)  mclare5011 months ago
Thanks, they were delicious! Have a beautiful day!
sunshiine
bajablue1 year ago
Beautiful work! Can't wait to make these! :-P~
sunshiine (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thanks Mary! It sure is good to see you, hope life is grand for you!
sunshiine
All of your mise en place photos are stunning! great job.
sunshiine (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
Gee thanks! I appreciate your compliment! Hope your weekend shines!
sunshiine
mmmmm now I'm hungry!!!! They look great!
sunshiine (author)  Pane-Bistecca1 year ago
Thanks so much for your support! Oh they were so good! Have a beautiful week!
sunshiine
knixon41 year ago
Can't waiting to make. I will defiantly give my review.
sunshiine (author)  knixon41 year ago
Thanks so much! I hope you like them as much as we do! Have a beautiful day!
sunshiine
pecospearl1 year ago
Mmmmmmmmm! So beautiful too that I could eat one right off my screen.
sunshiine (author)  pecospearl1 year ago
So good to see you here! I will make these the next time I visit! You won't be disappointed! Huggs
sunshiine
Amazing cupcakes, Sunshiine!!!! I want!!!!! Definitely, you have my vote!
sunshiine (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago
Thanks MC! I was so happy my idea turned out! It was very tasty! I hope you are having a great day!
sunshiine
Thanks!!! :-)
I can't get enough cheese cake! Also, very nice photos.
sunshiine (author)  WhatWasIthinking1 year ago
Thanks I hope you try it! Have a super weekend!
sunshiine
Wow, they look good! :)
sunshiine (author)  nerfrocketeer1 year ago
Thanks, they are very good! Thanks for commenting and please have an incredible day!
sunshiine
Sure you too! :)
sunshiine (author)  nerfrocketeer1 year ago
Thanks!