Mini Strawberry Margarita Cheesecakes

Creamy bite sized strawberry cheesecakes with a hint of lime and a splash of tequila. A perfect mini dessert for Cinco De Mayo or any celebration!

Mini strawberry margarita cheesecakes, perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any celebration! Recipe by @bakedbyrachel

Over the past few days I planted a bunch of flower seeds with my girls. The first bunch is already starting to sprout, while the others will take a few days since we just planted those yesterday. I love having flowers blooming in the warmer months. Color is fun. I don’t love the bugs or the bees, but the pretty flowers make up for the occasional annoyance.

I’ve always had a love for morning glories, going as far back as I can remember. A family friend had them growing around their backyard and I was always fascinated by their twisting and climbing over the fences and arches. I’m growing more morning glories this year than I ever have in the past. I’m hoping for a big and bold display, climbing part of one of our fences. If it works, I’ll be sure to share a photo. Fingers crossed!

In the meantime, I’m still dreaming up other possibilities for flowers or even veggies and fruit. I do that every year… think and dream about the options. Maybe this will be the year I finally take that leap. Have you started a garden yet?

Mini strawberry margarita cheesecakes, perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any celebration! Recipe by @bakedbyrachel

With strawberry season upon us and Cinco de Mayo around the corner I knew a special treat needed to be whipped up. I really wanted to share a margarita but I didn’t have a single margarita dessert recipe here at that time either. So, I decided to mesh those two ideas together.

These mini cheesecakes are the perfect bite sized treat… okay, maybe two bite treat. Full of fresh strawberry and lime flavor and a splash of tequila to make them authentic margarita cheesecakes. I didn’t feel right calling them margarita cheesecakes without a little liquor in them! Fear not, there’s hardly any and the actual alcohol bakes away in the oven.

Creamy homemade mini strawberry cheesecakes, topped off with fresh sweetened whipped cream and a lime garnish. A fun mini dessert for a special occasion or a Cinco de Mayo party! Be sure to add these to your Spring and Summer recipe plans! You’ll be glad you did!

Mini strawberry margarita cheesecakes, perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any celebration! Recipe by @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Makes 12 cheesecakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 24 hours

Mini Strawberry Margarita Cheesecakes

Bite sized strawberry cheesecakes with a hint of lime and a splash of tequila. Perfect for any celebration!

Ingredients:

Crust:
3/4C graham cracker crumbs
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Filling:
1/2C strawberries
1 tsp lime juice
1/2C and 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar, divided
12oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp tequila
1 tsp triple sec
Zest from half 1 lime
1 egg

Whipped cream:
1/2C heavy cream
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a mini cheesecake pan. Set aside.

In a large food processor, combine graham cracker crumbs with 1 Tbsp sugar and melted butter. Using a small cookie scoop, divide equally among prepared cheesecake cavities, adding 1 small scoop to each. Press down to create an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes.

Reduce oven to 325°F.

In a small food processor, puree strawberries with 1 1/2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp lime juice. Pour puree through a fine mesh strainer. Press out all liquid and discard solids. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in remaining 1/2 cup sugar along with zest from half of one lime. Mix in 3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp strawberry puree, tequila and triple sec. Finally, add egg, beating only until mixture is smooth and no streaks remain.

Using a medium cookie scoop, add 1 heaping scoop to each cheesecake pan cavity. Bake at 325°F for 15-18 minutes or until nearly set. Cool in pan to room temperature. Transfer pan to refrigerator to chill thoroughly, at least 6-12 hours or overnight.

Carefully remove cheesecakes from pan, removing pan disc from the bottoms of each.

In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Add to a piping bag with desired piping tip. Pipe whipped cream onto chilled cheesecakes, serve with a lime slice and additional strawberries if desired.

Serve immediately. Store remaining cheesecakes in the refrigerator.

Baked by Rachel original

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35 Responses to “Mini Strawberry Margarita Cheesecakes”

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    Medeja — April 28, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Great two bite treat :) I love the flavors..

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

      Thank you! :)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Too cute! And perfect for a Cinco celebration :)

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

      Thanks Marie!

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — April 28, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Those are so cute!

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

      Thanks Chloe!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — April 28, 2014 at 8:26 am

    This is such a perfect little cheesecake bite. Loving the strawberry addition to these little yummies.

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

      Thanks so much Steph!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — April 28, 2014 at 9:40 am

    so many deliciousness in just one post.

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

      Thank you! :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — April 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I love morning glories too! When I was a kid we used to have them growing up our mailbox. If you like climbing flowers I also love clematis. We also had those growing around a archway we had in our backyard.They have this big colorful flowers and when it all goes into bloom it’s so pretty! Now onto cheesecake :) It It looks heavenly! Love the combo of marg and strawberry…yum!

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

      I’ll have to look that flower up. I’m probably set with climbing flowers for this spot but maybe another location!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — April 28, 2014 at 9:56 am

    these are so adorable Rachel!!! love the margarita infusion, boozy desserts are the best :)

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

      Thanks Christine!

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    Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — April 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Yum! I’ve never made a boozy dessert before, but these look just tempting enough to be my first try! I’m loving all of your other mini cheesecake flavors that you’ve linked to here too!

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

      Thanks so much Kristine!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — April 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Dying over these! So perfect for cinco de mayo. I love your mini cheesecakes!

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

      Thanks Leah!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspectives — April 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Oh, these look and sound amazing! Perfect for cinco de mayo! Love them! Pinned

    • Rachel — April 28th, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

      Thanks so much Sommer! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    These are so cute and perfect for the upcoming drinking day! Hahaha ;) I wish I could plant flowers and have them bloom..I have a brown thumb :(

    • Rachel — April 29th, 2014 @ 9:30 am

      Water, sun, warmth. It’s not too hard. Now if we’re talking about roses or big bushes, I don’t do so well with those lol

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — April 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Ugh, you always create the perfect mini cheesecakes! These look perfect!

    • Rachel — April 29th, 2014 @ 9:30 am

      Thanks Angelyn!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 28, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    If there’s anything I love more than strawberry margs, it’s cheesecake!!!! Love these, Rachel!

    • Rachel — April 29th, 2014 @ 9:30 am

      Thanks so much Sally! :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 28, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I may not be allowed to have a margarita but I can definitely have one of these! Win.

    • Rachel — April 29th, 2014 @ 9:30 am

      You totally should :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — April 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Beautiful, Rachel! I love all of your mini cheesecakes and these are just perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Thanks for sharing, girl. Pinning (of course)!

    • Rachel — April 29th, 2014 @ 9:31 am

      Thanks Stacy!

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    Mir — April 29, 2014 at 6:06 am

    I love the fact that these have triple sec AND tequila in them! It’s literally a margarita in a cheesecake! Best of both worlds, for sure!

    • Rachel — April 29th, 2014 @ 9:34 am

      It is! :) Thanks Mir :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Mini cheesecakes are clearly the way to go. Popable creamy bites–nom! Bees scare the bejeezus out of me. Like you, I love flowers, so I suppose there’s no avoiding them.

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    Sadie — April 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    What type of pan are these made in? Cupcake doesn’t seem quite right.

    • Rachel — April 30th, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

      These are made in a mini cheesecake pan. The link to them on Amazon is within the instructions. The cheesecake cavities are much smaller than a cupcake tin and have removable bottoms like a standard cheesecake pan.

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