Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Indulge in a heavenly treat that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the vibrant sweetness of raspberries in our Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes recipe. These delightful cupcakes are perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to special celebrations. With a buttery graham cracker crust, velvety cheesecake filling studded with fresh raspberries, and a luscious raspberry compote topping, each bite is a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more.


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 tbsp raspberry jam

Raspberry Compote:

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp cold water


  1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and line a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Prepare Crust: In a bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of each cupcake liner to form the crust.
  3. Make Cheesecake Filling: In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla extract and sour cream. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add Raspberries and Jam: Gently fold in fresh raspberries and raspberry jam into the cheesecake mixture, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Fill and Bake: Spoon the cheesecake mixture into the cupcake liners, filling each one almost to the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.
  6. Make Raspberry Compote: While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the raspberry compote. In a saucepan, combine raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Cook until the berries break down and release their juices. Add the cornstarch mixture and stir until the compote thickens. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Top and Serve: Once the cupcakes are cool, spoon raspberry compote over each cupcake and garnish with additional fresh raspberries if desired.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Calories: 320 kcal
Servings: 12 cupcakes

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Suggestions:

  1. Serve Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes as a delightful dessert at gatherings, parties, or special occasions.
  2. Pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra decadent treat.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint leaves or a dusting of powdered sugar for an elegant presentation.

Storage Tips:

  1. Store leftover cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  2. To freeze, wrap the cupcakes individually in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  3. For best results, add the raspberry compote topping just before serving to maintain freshness and texture.


  1. Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Substitute fresh blueberries for raspberries in the cheesecake filling and compote for a twist on the classic.
  2. Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Use fresh strawberries in place of raspberries for a sweet and fruity variation.
  3. Mixed Berry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Combine a variety of fresh berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, for a colorful and flavorful option.
  4. Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Add cocoa powder to the cheesecake batter and top with chocolate ganache and raspberries for a decadent dessert.
  5. Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Incorporate lemon zest and juice into the cheesecake filling for a refreshing citrus twist.
  6. Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Mix shredded coconut into the cheesecake batter and sprinkle toasted coconut flakes on top for a tropical flair.
  7. Almond Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Use almond extract in the cheesecake batter and garnish with sliced almonds for a nutty complement to the raspberries.
  8. Honey Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Drizzle honey over the cheesecake filling and compote for a natural sweetness.
  9. Mint Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Add chopped fresh mint leaves to the cheesecake batter for a burst of refreshing flavor.
  10. Vanilla Bean Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Use vanilla bean paste or scraped vanilla beans in the cheesecake batter for an intense vanilla flavor.
  11. Caramel Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Drizzle caramel sauce over the cheesecake filling and compote for a rich and indulgent treat.
  12. Pistachio Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Fold chopped pistachios into the cheesecake batter for a crunchy texture and nutty taste.
  13. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Add melted white chocolate to the cheesecake batter and top with white chocolate shavings and raspberries.
  14. Red Velvet Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Use red velvet cake crumbs in the crust and add a layer of raspberry compote between the crust and cheesecake filling for a stunning dessert.
  15. Salted Caramel Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Sprinkle sea salt flakes over the caramel drizzle for a sweet and salty contrast.
  16. Gingerbread Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Mix ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves into the graham cracker crust for a spiced holiday treat.
  17. Matcha Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Incorporate matcha powder into the cheesecake batter for a vibrant green color and earthy flavor.
  18. Peach Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Add diced fresh peaches to the cheesecake filling for a juicy and fruity addition.
  19. Cherry Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Use cherry pie filling or fresh cherries in place of raspberries for a delightful cherry twist.
  20. Orange Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Add orange zest and juice to the cheesecake batter for a citrusy burst of flavor.
  21. Pineapple Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Fold crushed pineapple into the cheesecake batter for a tropical spin.
  22. Black Forest Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Layer cherry pie filling and chocolate ganache between the crust and cheesecake filling for a decadent dessert.
  23. Coconut Lime Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes: Mix shredded coconut and lime zest into the cheesecake batter for a refreshing flavor combination.
  24. Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups: Press graham cracker crust into mini muffin tins, fill with cheesecake batter, and top with raspberry compote for bite-sized treats.
  25. Raspberry Cheesecake Parfaits: Layer graham cracker crumbs, cheesecake filling, and raspberry compote in glasses for a no-bake dessert option.


  1. Can I use frozen raspberries instead of fresh? Yes, frozen raspberries can be used in both the cheesecake filling and compote. Thaw and drain them before using.
  2. What can I substitute for graham cracker crumbs? Crushed digestive biscuits or vanilla wafers can be used as a substitute for graham cracker crumbs.
  3. Can I use a different type of jam for the compote? Yes, you can use any flavor of jam or preserves that complements raspberries, such as strawberry or blackberry.
  4. How can I make these cupcakes gluten-free? Use gluten-free graham cracker crumbs or a gluten-free cookie for the crust to make the cupcakes gluten-free.
  5. Can I make these cupcakes ahead of time? Yes, you can make the cupcakes ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Add the compote just before serving for the best results.
  6. Do I need to use a water bath when baking the cheesecake cupcakes? A water bath is not necessary for this recipe since the cupcakes are baked in a cupcake pan.
  7. Can I use a different type of cheese for the cheesecake filling? While cream cheese is traditional, you can experiment with other soft cheeses like mascarpone or ricotta for a different flavor.
  8. Can I omit the sour cream from the cheesecake filling? Sour cream adds richness and tanginess to the cheesecake filling, but you can omit it if necessary.
  9. Can I use store-bought raspberry compote instead of making it from scratch? Yes, you can use store-bought raspberry compote or preserves if you prefer a quicker option.
  10. How can I prevent the cheesecake cupcakes from cracking? Avoid overmixing the cheesecake batter and do not overbake the cupcakes to prevent cracking. Additionally, cooling the cupcakes slowly can help prevent cracks from forming.

With their irresistible combination of creamy cheesecake filling, tangy raspberry flavor, and buttery graham cracker crust, our Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes are a true delight for the senses. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply treating yourself to a sweet indulgence, these cupcakes are sure to impress. Follow our easy recipe to create a batch of these delectable treats and savor every decadent bite.