Layered Honey and Sweet Potato Cheesecakes

I was very tempted to make pie for this month’s challenge.

It’s one of Mr. Ginge’s favourites so I know it would get gobbled up. However, I make it fairly often for him, so it just didn’t seem in the spirit of the challenge.

That is, until I thought of cheesecake. We love cheesecake. And there are almost no cheesecake recipes on my blog.

Smooth, creamy, and lightly spiced, they are perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Layered Honey and Sweet Potato Cheesecakes

makes 12 mini cheesecakes

  • 2 cups crushed Digestive biscuits ( or graham cracker crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 12 oz cream cheese ( 1.5 packages), softened
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  2. Combine the digestive biscuits and the butter in a bowl, and mix until combined. Divide between the 12 cups and press into the bottom of the liners.
  3. Beat together the cream cheese and the sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating just into smooth.
  4. Divide the batter in half. In one half add the mashed sweet potato, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.  To the other half, stir in the honey.
  5. Pour the sweet potato batter even over the crust, then carefully spoon over the honey batter over top.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the batter is set. Let cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes, then refrigerate for 2-4 hours to chill.
  7. Serve on it’s own or with some whipped cream!

Keely wanted in on some cheesecake action.

Don’t forget to check out some of the other great sweet potato and honey recipes!


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I’ve also linked this recipe to Strut Your Stuff Saturdays and The Weekend Potluck!

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18 thoughts on “Layered Honey and Sweet Potato Cheesecakes

  1. Oh my! Now don’t those look too delicious! So many favorite flavors bound up in one tiny cheesecake. Wish I had one with my coffee right now!

  2. Mini cheesecakes are so fun! Great job on your pictures, very fall like.

  3. In my book cheesecake trumps pies any day of the week. Great looking recipe.

    My sweet potato & honey recipe: Sweet Potato Glass Noodles with Honey Garlic Lime Shrimp.

  4. Yum! Looks super good. I made gingersnaps for this month’s challenge.

  5. What a great idea to make cheesecake! Love it! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Love the pic of the cat in the cheese cake. Kids and pets have so little respect for our art! Those cheesecakes sound amazing. What a great idea!

  7. Keely is one smart kitty! I want some of your wonderful cheesecake, too!

  8. I love cheesecake! Never thought of putting sweet potato in mine…love it!

  9. danandmariel

    These look so delicious. Perfect fall recipe! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…’ There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

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