I come from a cheesecake obsessed family. Whether it’s mini cheesecakes in jars for a spring birthday party or a pumpkin cheesecake on Thanksgiving, a cheesecake of some variety graces our table for almost every occasion. It’s one of those desserts that immediately takes me back to being a kid and baking with my Nana.
Perched up on a kitchen stool, I’d help her every step of the way. From sifting cups of flour and cutting shapes into pie dough to rolling up the perfect pumpkin roll, I was always her right hand girl. Many times, we’d bake the day away and then deliver our sweet treats to neighbors, church friends, and family. I loved every minute of it. In that kitchen is where my love for baking began.
When McCormick asked me to bake and share a recipe that reminded me of my mom or grandma, I knew exactly what I wanted to share with you – yep, you guessed it – cheesecake. And since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I thought Easy Mini Lemon Cheesecakes would be the perfect way to celebrate the day.
I’m always been a fan of individual desserts. They’re super cute and come with built in portion control, which is definitely a good thing for this cheesecake loving girl! With a short list of ingredients and about 30 minutes, you’ll have perfectly baked cheesecakes that are full of spring flavors and fit for any Mother’s Day brunch.
Nana always used McCormick vanilla extract, it was a staple ingredient in all of her baked goods. And there’s no question why – McCormick’s Pure Vanilla Extract has been one of America’s essential baking ingredients for over a century. Starting with a staff of three in 1889, McCormick has grown to become the country’s largest producers of extracts. Every time I pick up a bottle of McCormick vanilla extract, I’m reminded of our time in Nana’s kitchen.
Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by My Baking Addiction on behalf of McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract . The views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are purely my own.