5-Minute Microwave Cheesecake Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: August 14, 2020 Modified: October 21, 2020
5-Minute Microwave Cheesecake Recipe

Making cheesecakes should be a fun and calming activity. However, we understand that sometimes, it can be quite frustrating especially for beginners. Now, you don’t have to worry about a thing. Follow this simple microwave cheesecake recipe and you never have to stress again.

Crushed Graham crackers work wonders for easy and instant desserts. Grab a bag or two while you’re at it, that will serve as the crust for this microwave cheesecake recipe.

Tip: This simple cheesecake can still look like a restaurant-quality dessert! Simply garnish it with some sauce around the sides as we did in the video and your guests will never know it’s a microwave dish! Don’t worry, your secret will be safe with us.

Serve this absolutely delectable dessert after a filling lunch or dinner. You can use any type of syrup for this cheesecake. For instance, in this recipe, we used strawberry syrup but you can definitely use chocolate as well. If you are interested in other easy cheesecake recipes, you might want to try this No-bake Chocolate Cheesecake!

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5-Minute Microwave Cheesecake Recipe

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Create this absolutely delectable dessert within 5 minutes!

Chill Time: 30 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 35 mins
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  • ½ tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp Graham crackers, crushed
  • ½ tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  1. Butter your ramekin with the melted butter, making sure to coat the sides well. Set aside.

  2. In a bowl, combine softened butter, vanilla extract, cream cheese, and sugar. Mix until the mixture is well combined and smooth.

  3. Add crushed graham into the buttered ramekin. Mix crushed graham with the butter, making sure that it is all evenly coated in butter. Press graham into ramekin base, packing it to create a solid crust base. Make sure the top is flat and even.

  4. Spread the filling evenly on top of the crust.

  5. Microwave for at least 4 minutes at half power.

  6. Chill in the freezer for around 30 minutes, or until the cheesecake has cooled completely.

  7. Using a small knife or a palette knife, loosen the edges of the cheesecake from the ramekin.

  8. Carefully flip the ramekin onto a plate and release the cheesecake onto a plate.

  9. Garnish with strawberry sauce, then serve and enjoy.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use crushed cookies instead of Graham crackers?

Yes! You can use Oreos or any of your preferred cookies as a base for this cheesecake recipe. Simply grind them finely using a mortar and pestle or a grinder. We recommend peanut butter cookies as well for an added flavor.

Can I make this cheesecake ahead?

Yes, you can. Make sure to keep your cheesecake refrigerated or frozen. Cream cheese has a relatively short shelf life, so it must be kept at low temperatures. If stored properly, this microwave cheesecake can last for a couple of days.



This cheesecake recipe is quick, easy, and has just the right amount of sweetness. It is perfect for afternoon tea, coffee breaks, or whenever you just have a sudden pang for a decadent cheesecake!

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