The more you think about it, making a cheesecake in the microwave makes so much sense. as A cheesecake is is a cooked custard consisting of cream cheese, cream, sugar and egg. An oven bakes this slowly, and with dry heat, which is why most home made baked cheesecakes crack. Microwaves cook things by vibrating the fat, sugar and water molecules of the food, distributing the heat internally.
This method of cooking a cheesecake in the microwave works like a charm, gently cooking the ingredients, leaving a perfectly set, rich, cream cheese custard. Honestly, starting out I was not sure about this, but lo-and-behold, a Microwave Cheesecake, made in just 10 minutes, can you believe that?
For this microwave rendition I decided to go for a classic New York style cheesecake. In one bowl you simply mix cream cheese, sugar and cream like you would for a no-bake cheesecake. The addition of 2 eggs make this rich and creamy and perfect for cooking in the microwave.
This classic New York style cheesecake complete with graham cracker crust is the real deal only made in way less time and with so much more ease. If you’ve ever felt intimidated by making a baked cheesecake you have got to trust me on this one! You are going to love this Microwave Cheesecake!
How To Make Microwave Cheesecake
- 1 3/4 cups (7 1/2 oz/210g) graham cracker crumbs
- 8 tablespoons (4oz/120g) butter, meltedFilling:
- 1 cup (8oz/240g) cream cheese, room temperature
- 3/4 cup (6oz/180g) sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup (5floz/150ml) cream
- 2 eggs* , room temperature
- Microwave Safe Mold
In a small bowl melt the butter in the microwave. Pour butter over graham cracker crumbs and mix until all the crumbs are coated and you’ve reached a sand like texture.
To form the crust press the graham cracker and butter mixture into the bottom of a microwave safe cake mold. Refrigerate while making the filling.
To make the filling whip the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Once light and fluffy add in the vanilla and the cream then mix to combine.
Lastly, add the eggs one at a time allowing to fulling incorporate between each addition.
Pour cheesecake filling over refrigerated crust. Tap on the counter to insure the top is even.
Put in the microwave for and cook in 2 minute intervals. After 4 minutes my cheesecake had some bubbles on the stop and still a bit of a jiggle in the middle. (This cooking time is based on my microwave which is 1200WATTS so check your microwave wattage as your cook time may vary)
Remove from the microwave and allow to cool fully before removing from the microwave safe tin. slice and enjoy!