Microwave Cheesecake

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Prep Time

6 mins

Cook Time

8 mins

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Skip the springform pan and water bath — this microwave-perfected cheesecake has all the taste of the timeless dessert in a fraction of the time and effort. Creamy, slow-cooked custard sits atop a buttery graham crust. Permission granted to eat dessert before dinner.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

American, Desserts, cheese cake, Cream Cheese, Vegetarian, Graham Crackers, Shallow Dish, Small Dish Desserts

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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Select your serving size and microwave wattage in the dropdown. The recipe will change accordingly.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.


To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Small Dish



  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 
  • ¼ cup (20g) Graham cracker crumbs


  • 4 oz (115g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (60g) sour cream
  • ¼ cup (60ml) heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon  cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Melt the butter in the Anyday dish. 
  2. Add the crumbs, and mix well. Make the crust by pressing the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of the dish. 
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the cream cheese and sugar into a smooth creamy paste. Add the remaining batter ingredients and mix well. Pour the mixture into the dish over the crust. 
  4. Cook uncovered in the microwave at Power Level 5tooltip for 6-8 minutes. The cheesecake will look shiny, slightly jiggly, and puffy. Don’t worry if it has a few cracks! 
  5. Cool completely in the fridge for at least 3 hours, or overnight. Top with your favorite fruit or jam to serve.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Try replacing the graham cracker for any cookie flavor you like, such as lemon or chocolate. 
  • For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free cookie crumbs. 
  • Add lemon, lime or orange zest to the batter for a citrusy tang. 
  • Enjoy with fresh berries or a drizzle of chocolate or caramel.

Recipe notes

  • Adjust the power level by 1 as needed — increase if it’s taking longer than expected to set, or decrease if it’s too cracked around the edge.
  • If using whole graham crackers, you can make coarse graham cracker crumbs by placing them in a Ziploc bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. 
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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