Mini Margarita Cheesecakes can be made in a muffin pan so easily. A great dessert to take to a party.
When it comes to the Super Bowl, there are two types of viewers - those who watch the game and those who watch the commercials. For me it depends on who's playing.
If it's the Pittsburgh Steelers, then it's about the game. However, if they're not, then I'm in a third category - those who only care about the food.
Sure, I'll have the game on in the background and watch the commercials so I know what everyone's talking about the next day, but really I'm there to shove my face full of dips, wings, and cheese ball.
Good thing I have dessert covered (maybe that's why I get invited?). Since we're talking about party food, dessert needs to be something that's small and easily portable.
I know several people who serve margaritas for parties, so I got the idea to turn that into dessert with these mini margarita cheesecakes. Smaller than a regular slice, these mini cheesecakes can easily fit onto your towering plate of food as you make your way back to the couch.
Margaritas have three specific ingredients that make it a margarita - tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Of course, you can vary it up by adding other fruit and making mango coconut margaritas or even using lemons instead of limes.
However, for these mini margarita cheesecakes, I stuck with traditional flavors. Because I added a good bit of extra liquid to the batter to mimic the flavors of a margarita, I added some all-purpose flour to balance it out.
Unlike a regular cheesecake, you don't need any special tools or pans to make these. Sure, some manufacturers make dedicated mini cheesecake pans, but really all you need is a regular muffin pan and 12 cupcake liners.
As you can see by the photos, I peeled my liners before serving, but for easy transport, you can leave the liners on.
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