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8 Great Things to Do With Your Leftover Cheesecake Batter

8 Great Things to Do With Your Leftover Cheesecake Batter

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Cheesecake has to be one of the most delicious desserts ever conceived, and you probably enjoy making it for your family from time to time.

Sometimes you might get a bit overzealous with how much it you make, though. When this happens, you might end up with way more batter than you’ll be able to use.

It seems like such a waste to discard the extras instead of finding a way to use it. What can you do with leftover cheesecake batter so that you don’t feel so wasteful?

Read on to learn about your options, so you can put those extras to good use!

1 – Store the Cheesecake Batter in the Fridge

One idea is to simply store the cheesecake batter in the fridge for a few days. You should be able to easily store it in the refrigerator for two or three days.

Just place the batter in an airtight container and then put it in the fridge. It’ll be fine for a few days while you decide what you want to do with it.

There are many options that you’ll learn about later that will help you to use the cheesecake batter up. You could also decide that you want to bake another cheesecake in a couple days after you’ve finished your current one.

Either way, it’s good to know that refrigerating the batter is an option. This is a good choice to make when you need time to decide what to do with the batter.

2 – Freezing Cheesecake Batter

Opening The Freezer Door

You can also choose to freeze cheesecake batter if you want to be able to store it for longer periods of time. This is convenient when you want to make batter ahead of time so that it will be ready to go the next time you’re craving some cheesecake.

Granted, you do need to be careful about how you’re freezing the batter. This is because cheesecake batter often contains sour cream (although there are alternatives), and freezing sour cream improperly could negatively impact the texture of the batter.

To get things right, you’re going to want to store the batter in a freezer-safe airtight container. Place it in the container and then ensure that the lid is closed properly.

Write the date somewhere on the container so that you will know when you placed it in the freezer. The cheesecake batter should stay good for up to three months if you did everything right.

When you go to thaw the batter, it’s important to stick it in the fridge. Allow the batter to sit in the fridge until it is fully thawed.

Doing things this way will keep you from ruining the texture of the batter. It’ll likely take several hours for the batter to thaw, but you’ll be able to use it once everything is done.

3 – Make Cheesecake Balls

Cheesecake balls are very much like cake balls, but you’ll be using cheesecake to make them. If you don’t want to use the batter to make a standard cheesecake, this could be a good route to take.

This is only going to be possible if you have a no-bake cheesecake batter, though. No-bake cheesecakes don’t use eggs, and this means that you can safely eat the batter without baking it.

Basically, you put the batter in the fridge and allow it to set for a few hours. Next, you roll the batter into balls and then dip the balls in chocolate.

Put lollipop sticks in the balls, and you’ll have a tasty treat that the family will enjoy. Cheesecake balls are a lot of fun, and they make great party appetizers.

4 – Make Cheesecake Brownies

Cheesecake Brownies On A Cooling Rack

Making cheesecake brownies will be another popular choice. It allows you to combine the creaminess of cheesecake with the deliciousness of brownies.

This is very simple to make, too. You make brownie batter as normal and then you place the cheesecake batter on top of that.

With this done, you’ll want to use a knife to gently swirl the cheesecake batter into the brownies. Bake them as you normally would and you’ll have a fantastic dessert that everyone is going to like.

5 – Make Cheesecake Dip

Have you ever had cheesecake dip before? If not, you’re going to be in for a treat.

Cheesecake dip is easy to make and you can use it in many different ways. Just like the cheesecake balls above, you’ll need to use no-bake cheesecake for this as well.

You’ll just allow the batter to set a bit and then you can use it as a dip!

Dip graham crackers into the cheesecake batter as a snack. You could dip pretty much whatever you want in the batter (within reason) and it’d taste delicious.

6 – Make Cheesecake Muffins

Cheesecake Muffins

How about taking the time to bake some cheesecake muffins? This gives you a new way to enjoy the classic cheesecake flavor that you love so much.

Many people choose to combine cheesecake batter with chocolate chip muffin recipes. You can do this by preparing the muffin batter as usual and then adding one tablespoon of cheesecake batter to each muffin.

You’ll be left with delectable muffins that will probably be eaten fast due to how great they taste. You’ll have options as well since you can make cheesecake muffins using many muffin recipes.

People have made cheesecake muffins with pumpkin muffins, zucchini muffins, and more. If you think that a certain muffin type would taste better with a bit of cheesecake batter added to the mix, you can always try it out.

7 – Bake Some Mini Cheesecakes

Baking mini cheesecakes will be a good idea, too. These can be fun little desserts that you can eat whenever, but you can also use the mini cheesecakes to top other desserts.

Grease a mini muffin tin and then place cheesecake crust in the bottom of the tin. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and then bake the crusts for five minutes.

Once this is done, you can pour the cheesecake batter into the muffin tin slots. Bake the mini cheesecakes for around nineteen minutes and allow them to cool before you eat them.

If you have kids, they might like eating mini cheesecakes better than slices of normal cheesecake. This is a lot of fun, and it’s a good way to use up the extra batter so that it doesn’t go to waste.

8 – Fill a Bundt Cake with Cheesecake Batter

Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This next idea might seem a bit hard at first, but it isn’t. You could fill a bundt cake with cheesecake batter to add a little something special to the dessert.

To accomplish this, you just need to fill a bundt cake pan halfway with cake batter. Then you add the cheesecake batter on top of that before adding the rest of the cake batter.

Now you just need to bake the cake as normal. Follow the recommended steps for baking the bundt cake in whatever recipe you’re using.

When the cake is finished baking, it’ll wind up being extra tasty. The cake will be filled with cheesecake batter, and it’ll be different enough that everyone will want to have some even if you just had cheesecake recently.

There are many great options to choose when you want to use up leftover cheesecake batter. Simply pick whichever one sounds the most appealing to you.

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Wednesday 15th of November 2023

OMGosh, TY for this! I often seem to end up with a little too much (actually, of whatever) when cooking or baking. Just hate to wash it down the drain. Adding it to brownie or muffin batter is brilliant!


Tuesday 8th of August 2023

You use raw cheesecake batter to make cheesecake pops?

Sarah Bridenstine

Friday 11th of August 2023

Hi Samuel!

Thanks for catching that! I should have noted that a no-bake cheesecake batter is needed for that. I fixed it!