5 Minute Cheesecake in a Mug

Yes you read the title right. And yes, it's amazing, and yes it seriously only takes 5 minutes to make... the only bad part is you then need to let it cool and chill in the refrigerator... which in reality is a really good thing, because I might be making this every night if it didn't requiring the chilling time. So lets be thankful for that... so my bum doesn't double in size. I think John will be very thankful for that too!

I read about this fabulous idea over at Not Quite Nigella. A beautifully stunning and tasty blog. She takes the best pictures and is always tempting me with different high end restaurant reviews. Her original recipe can be found here. I changed up a few things (hers involved berries and lemon- much healthier than my version). I decided to have it mimic my 100% favorite dessert ever: Amaretto amaretti chocolate cheesecake. YUM


I wish I had some amaretti cookies on hand, that would have put this over the top... I had to settle for some almond biscotti I had made the day before.

5 minute amaretto chocolate cheesecake in a mug
adapted from Not Quite Nigella

2 1/2 tablespoons icing sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons low fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
1 tablespoon amaretto
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
1 egg white beaten well
1 amaretto cookie in a zip lock bag to crush

1. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, egg, icing sugar and whisk well until very smooth. Add amaretto and cocoa powder and stir. (If you want to get fancy, add the amaretto and then separate into 2 bowls and add cocoa to one... then mix back together to create a fun swirl pattern)

2. Spoon into cup or mug and place on a plate in the microwave. Microwave for 1 minute on medium. Once done, check it for doneness (it shouldn’t be cooked). Microwave for 45 seconds on medium again. Jiggle it gently, the center should be slightly wobbly and it will firm up once refrigerated. If it’s still liquidey give it another 30 seconds on 50% power.

3. Bash the cookie in the ziplock bag with a rolling pin. Sprinkle the bashed up cookie crumbs on top of the cheesecake.

4. Place cooled cheesecake in the fridge for a couple of hours. When cold and set, eat greedily and smugly knowing that this only took you 5 minutes to cook it and it is low fat. (love her description of this step!)


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21 chews:

Sunshinemeg said...

Wow, this may be the best thing I have heard all week. Heck, in the last month! What an awesome treat. Great post!!!

You had me at the title! Must try this. Soon!

Jessica said...

OMG does that sound great!!!

VeggieGirl said...

What a fun idea!

OOooh so glad that you liked it and thanks for your super kind words Steph! You are the best! :D

Astra Libris said...

Oh my goodness, SO awesome! Dangerously, dangerously awesome! Except it's low fat, right? So, um, I can justify making it quite frequently, right? ;-)

oh wow this is so cool like it

Mags said...

What a great recipe! And great for portion control too.

Ang said...

Cheesecake! My favorite! :)

Hmmm, the chilling time is a factor, I'd eat it all the time if it weren't for the chilling like you said:) Thank goodness!
Looks like a wonderful little treat if you can decide what you want ahead of time....a weekend dessert!

thank you so much for the mention and for participating in the series! i'm honored to have you:)

Jeanne said...

That sounds way too good to be true! Yum.

I wish I had not seen this!! I make the five-minute chocolate cake version. I know what I'll be making next time!

Megan said...

This is sooo dangerous! Ha ha. Thanks for the recipe!

I agree with Megan, totally dangerous ... but what a fabulous recipe! I can't wait to try it ... I might make mine chocolate! (who are we kidding, I will make mine chocolate!) ;)

Pam said...

Now I am totally craving cheesecake - this recipe is so quick, easy and delicious!

Simply Mel said...

Just found you via D&OC - and I am totally hooked! I'm going to make those sweet potato fries tonight - my McDreamy and little crumb are going to be on cloud 9!

Jenny said...

get out of town! this recipe is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!

Kat said...

this sounds SO GOOD. And kind of.. unreal. I mean ... cheesecake... it's supposed to be a labor of love :D. I'll definitely be trying this.

Lucy said...

Yup, the title alone had me hooked. Then I saw the gorgeous photos and sinfully delicious recipe..I think I'm in trouble here!

Karine said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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