Chai Cinnamon Bun Mini Cheesecakes

  • serves 24

Courtesy of and DAVIDsTEA.

22 Ratings
Directions for: Chai Cinnamon Bun Mini Cheesecakes


Chai Crust

6 Tbsp butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup DAVIDs Pure Chai Tea, brewed and cooled

1 ¾ cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp kosher salt

Cheesecake Filling

3 (8 oz each) packages cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

⅓ cup heavy cream

2 Tbsp flour

Cinnamon Filling

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup butter, softened

1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Drizzle

¼ cup cream cheese, room temperature

2 Tbsp butter, softened

1 cup icing sugar

1 Tbsp milk


Chai Crust

1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners and coat lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

2. For the chai crust, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and chai tea, mixing until incorporated. On low speed, add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix just until combined. Spread a small spoonful of batter on the bottom of each cupcake liner and set aside.

Cheesecake Filling

1. For the cheesecake filling, using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Add eggs on low speed, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, cream and flour, mixing until smooth and creamy.

Cinnamon Filling

1. For the cinnamon filling, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Mix until thoroughly combined.

2. To assemble, on the bottom of each cheesecake crust, place ½ teaspoon of cinnamon filling. Fill each cup with the cheesecake mixture and sprinkle remaining cinnamon filling over top of each one. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 275ºF and continue to bake 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before topping with cream cheese drizzle.

Cream Cheese Drizzle

1. For the cream cheese drizzle, using an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and milk until well combined. Drizzle over top and refrigerate before serving.

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