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Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

A sweet and buttery graham cracker crust topped with creamy cheesecake filling and mouth-watering cherries. 

A cherry cheesecake cupcake with a bite taken out of it on a red checkered surface.

I’d like to see your face when you serve these to a group of people and witness them all dispensary in literally, a matter of minutes. I mean, I like to serve a successful dessert as much as the next person but people tend to inhale these, I don’t know what it is, (other than the fact that cheesecake is amazing and I’m obsessed with it as well).

The Secret to Smooth Cheesecake

Have you ever made a lumpy cheesecake? Yeah, me too. It still tastes good but it’s not really what you aim for. The key is in the temperature of the ingredients:

Let the cream cheese and eggs sit at room temperature for at least an hour before beginning.

Beat the cream cheese separately from any other ingredient until it’s smooth and whipped. After that, you’re good to add the other ingredients as instructed.

Other Pie Filling Options

  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Blackberry
  • Berry Medley

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Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

5 from 8 ratings
A sweet, buttery crust topped with a creamy cheesecake filling and beautiful cherries. 



  • 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 24 cupcake liners


  • 16 oz. cream cheese, *at room temperature*
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, *at room temperature*
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 21 oz. cherry pie filling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line each tin with a cupcake liner. Combine all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl & divide evenly on the bottom of each cupcake liner and press down until firm to form the crust.
  • Bake for 5 minutes and remove from the oven. Let it cool completely in the tin.
  • Use a hand mixer to beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy, the cream cheese must be at room temperature to ensure a smooth consistency. Add the sugar together until smooth.
  • Whisk the eggs in a small bowl. Use a silicone spatula to carefully fold in the eggs until just combined. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix gently until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Transfer into each muffin tin, leaving each 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Top each with cherry filling and chill in the fridge until cooled completely.


I love to freeze these in an airtight container 😉 They defrost well and even taste good frozen if you ask me!


Calories: 171kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 138mg, Potassium: 66mg, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 445IU, Vitamin C: 1.2mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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42 comments on “Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes”

  1. Made these lovely tarts the other day. They baked up perfectly. Soooo delish. Love so many of your recipes Stephanie. 

    • I’m so happy you loved these! I’m way overdue with these, I’ll have to make them again next time I have some friends over. Thanks so much for your support Liz, I’m so happy you’re enjoying the recipes!💗

  2. My mother use to make these all the time. She would use the Nilla wafer, but I really like your recipe! These are the BEST Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes I have ever eaten! I really like the Tbsp. of lemon in the batter!

  3. Hi,
    I want to try this recipe. Are these mini or regular size Cheesecake Cupcakes?

  4. Can I use a different fruit like blueberries

  5. Big win at gatherings. So easy to make. 

  6. I love this recipe. How long do I bake the crust and cream cheese mixture if I want to bake it in a 9 X 9 pan?

  7. did they have vanilla extract in the colonial time or cherry pie filling because i coped you recipe so that i can bring it to school for my choice board for social studies and i will get a F if it isn’t from colonial time

  8. I made these for my mom on her birthday last year because she’s a cheesecake lover… and they were a hit! ( PS I cannot bake 🙂 ) I will definitely be making them again..thank you for the simple and fantastic recipe

    • Hi Carleena! That makes me sooo happy! I can’t bake either, SO happy it worked out. (And now I want cheesecake….) -Thank you for taking the time to let me know what you thought of it, I really appreciate it! Have a great day! -Stephanie

  9. I have never made any sort of cheesecake but do bake a lot! I wanted to do mini muffin size ones…so do you know how long I would then cook the crust/filling? I don’t want to overcook them. Looking forward to it! TYIA

    • Hey Pam! I would probably bake the crusts for 3-4 minutes, and bake the filling for 10 minutes. Those are going to be SUPER duper cute, enjoy!

  10. These cheesecake cupcakes were the best I ever made. Had to make 3 batches in 5 days. Every one loves them.

    • Hi Linda! I am SOOO happy to hear that, it totally makes my day! Cheesecake is my favorite thing on the planet! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for taking the time to let me know what you thought of these! -Stephanie

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