Best Homemade Cheesecake Filling
This homemade Cheesecake Filling is my go to recipe when I am making a cheesecake. The filling recipe is just enough to make a 9-inch cheesecake, use it to fill cupcakes, or as a cheesecake bar filling. The cheesecake is thick and rich like a New York cheesecake but so much easier to make and only takes a few minutes to make.
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In a large bowl beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy with a handheld mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Add the softened butter to the bowl and beat for 1-2 minutes or until the butter is completely combined with the cream cheese.
Add the egg and the vanilla extract to the mixing bowl and beat for 3 minutes.
Slowly add the sifted powdered sugar to the bowl and beat on low until combined well. Then beat on high for 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator if using for a cupcake filling or not using immediately. The cheesecake filling can be refrigerated for up to 3 days before using it.
If making an 8 or 9 inch baked cheesecake immediately spread the cheesecake filling into an unbaked graham cracker crust. Place the cheesecake on a baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 350 F. degree oven.
Remove the cheesecake from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Cool to room temp then refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.
Top with homemade strawberry topping, whipped cream, or drizzle with a fruit sauce before serving.
Make 8 servings.
- Nutritional values for a baked cheesecake with a graham cracker crust.
- Makes about 2 ¼ cup of cheesecake filling. See the suggested uses above.
- Leftover cheesecake can be frozen. Wrap the cheesecake in the pie pan tightly with plastic wrap or cover with the lid that came with the Graham cracker crust.
- Freeze the cheesecake for up to 30 days.
- Use this filling recipe to make cheesecake in a jar.
Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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