Do you love cheesecake as much as I do? I’ve found a way to make plain cheesecake in the microwave in just minutes. Now it does need time to cool because cheesecake is best eaten when it’s cold.

Title image for How to make Plain Cheesecake in the Microwave with a close up slice of cheesecake with a fork holding up a bite.

But, this recipe for plain cheesecake is creamy and delicious and perfect for topping with so many things. Scroll down to see ways you can top this cheesecake for all kinds of variations!

What ingredients do you need to make Plain Cheesecake in the Microwave?

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to make a Plain Cheesecake in the Microwave?

Graham cracker crumbs in a silicone cake pan after adding melted butter to make the crust.

Melt the butter and combine with graham cracker crumbs.

The graham cracker crust pressed and cooked in the microwave for a plain cheesecake.

Spread in a microwave-safe 8 x 8 baking dish, porcelain pie plate, or 9-inch silicone cake pan. Heat for 1 minute in the microwave, then immediately place in the fridge while preparing the cheesecake batter.

Using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.

The batter ready to pour into the crust for a plain cheesecake in the microwave

Add one egg at a time until each is completely incorporated. Add the vanilla, cream, and flour and beat until completely incorporated. Pour the batter over the crust in the microwave-safe baking dish.

A plain cheesecake in the silicone pan with a plate underneath it ready to go in the microwave

Heat for 4 minutes on HIGH in the microwave, then check doneness — the cheesecake should be mostly set and just jiggle like firm jello. The very center should be the only part that is mostly jiggly.

I found with my 1000-watt microwave, it took about 6 minutes before it was mostly firm with a small amount of jiggle.

The finished plain cheesecake in the microwave ready to cool

If it’s still very jiggly or runny, continue cooking in the microwave in 2-minute increments, checking for the jiggliness.

Allow it to cool for a few minutes on the counter before cooling for at least 4 hours in the fridge, preferably overnight.

A finished plain cheesecake in the microwave on a white plate topped with whipped cream and strawberry slices with a slice cut out from it.

What do you top Plain Cheesecake with?

I love plain cheesecake and you can top it with so many things. Here’s just a few ideas:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Canned Pie Filling – Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, etc.
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping
  • Fresh Peach, Apricot, or Nectarine Slices
  • Fresh Berries
  • Fruit Compote
  • Strawberry Syrup
  • Frozen Sliced Strawberries
  • Blueberry Sauce
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Melted Chocolate Chips & Crushed Peppermints

How do you make Fresh Whipped Cream?

I make small batches of fresh whipped cream all the time. You can easily make it in a cereal bowl with a dash of sugar and 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream and a handheld electric mixer.

A glass bowl on a wooden table with a white electric mixer over the top with fresh whipped cream in the bowl and on the beaters.

Just use an electric mixer or a hand egg beater or even a milk frother. Believe it or not, I use the hand egg beater more than anything to make a quick batch in just a minute.

How do you store leftover microwave cheesecake?

Because it contains cream cheese, store it in the fridge in a covered container for up to 3 days.

You can also freeze it for up to a month in a sealed container safe for freezing. Just let it thaw on the counter until it’s no longer frozen all the way through.

Can you make plain cheesecake in the microwave ahead of time?

I would definitely recommend making it the day before.

In fact, that’s what I do because I like to leave it in the fridge overnight to completely chill before serving. I find that it needs several hours to completely chill, and overnight it easiest for me.

More Microwave Desserts

Plain Cheesecake in the Microwave
Yield: 8 slices

Plain Cheesecake in the Microwave

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake Batter

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter and combine with graham cracker crumbs.
  2. Spread in a microwave-safe 8 x 8 baking dish or 9-inch silicone cake pan.
  3. Heat for 1 minute in the microwave, then immediately place in the fridge while preparing the cheesecake batter.
  4. Using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
  5. Add one egg at a time until each is completely incorporated.
  6. Add the vanilla, cream, and flour and beat until completely incorporated.
  7. Pour the batter over the crust in the microwave-safe baking dish.
  8. Heat for 4 minutes on HIGH in the microwave, then check doneness -- the cheesecake should be mostly set and just jiggle like firm jello. If it's still very jiggly or runny, continue cooking in the microwave in 2-minute increments, checking for the jiggliness.
  9. Allow it to cool for a few minutes on the counter before cooling for at least 4 hours in the fridge, preferably overnight.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 5g

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