Solar Oven Cheese Cake

I have a really great little cheese cake pan. It makes individual sized cheesecakes. It looks similar to a cupcake pan; but, like any other cheese cake pan, the bottoms of the little cups come out, and you have – voila! – tiny little cheesecakes.  These little cheese cakes are easy to make and make a wonderful presentation at potlucks; for guests; or just for family. And, because they are solar baked, that is another reason that these delicious gems will be marveled over.

Solar oven cheesecake

Solar Oven Cheese Cake

Cheesecake

(Recipe from the box of the Norpro Mini Cheesecake Pan)

  • 1 (12 oz) pkg vanilla wafers or your favorite cookie
  • 2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pie filling or fruit garnish

Pre-heat the solar oven while preparing the ingredients.  Lightly grease the tins

Crush the vanilla wafers, evenly place the crushed wafers into each tin.

crushed vanila wafers in mini cheesecake pan

Crushed vanila wafers in pan for mini cheese cake

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Fill each tin with mixture, almost to the top.  Bake in solar oven under brown and crust pulls away from side of pan, about 2 – 2 1/2 hours. (In kitchen oven, bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees).

Cheese cake mixture in cake pan ready for the oven

Cheese cake mixture in cake pan ready for the oven

Mini cheese cakes baking in the SOS Sport solar oven

Mini cheese cakes baking in the SOS Sport solar oven

Cool slightly.  Remove from pan.  Finish cooling and top with pie filling or fruit garnish.

Mini cheese cakes topped with cherry pie filling

Mini cheese cakes topped with cherry pie filling

I used half of the mixture in the mini cake pan and half in a regular cheesecake pan.  Even in the solar oven, the cheesecake browned very nicely. 

Cheese cake baked in the solar oven, browned and pulling away from pan

Cheese cake baked in the solar oven, browned and pulling away from pan

Cheese cake baked in solar oven

Solar Oven Cheese Cake

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5 thoughts on “Solar Oven Cheese Cake

  1. Started solar cooking just this summer after discovering a solar cooker could be made with an auto sunshade. Now cheesecake can be added to my repertoire! Just what I needed. Thanks for posting.

    Found your site while searching for locals that solar cook. I’m so very pleased to meet you.

    —————–July

  2. Okay, now, you’re entering dangerous territory! Cheesecakes are EVIL! I could hear my hips grow just reading this one — but, you bet I’m gonna try it! Thanks for sharing. Actually, that cupcake size is just about all one needs for a dessert; don’t you think? Have a great day.

    • Hi Sharlene, This is the perfect size for a dessert. This way I am not tempted to cut the piece just a tiny bit bigger – perfect portion control. These also freeze very well and are just the right size to take in my lunch.

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