Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes


Bake a batch of these light, lemony cheesecake cups this weekend for a scrumptious, low-carb sweet treat everyone will love! They’re absolutely addictive!

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes – Light, lemony cheesecake cups with Nilla wafer crust. Such a scrumptious, low-carb sweet treat everyone will love! |

First it was oranges, then it was grapefruit, and now? Now, only pure, cheek-puckering citrus will cut it for this lemon-lovin’ lady taking up residence in my belly. Seriously. If my grocery store were experiencing a severe shortage of lemons, they can just follow the trail of yellow fruit to my home. I feel like I could peel and devour them whole!

It’s a problem.

Is that weird? Yeah, that’s weird.

Better just stick to lemon desserts. Enter these fabulous little lemon cheesecake cupcakes!

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes – Light, lemony cheesecake cups with Nilla wafer crust. Such a scrumptious, low-carb sweet treat everyone will love! |

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes – Light, lemony cheesecake cups with Nilla wafer crust. Such a scrumptious, low-carb sweet treat everyone will love! |

In one word, these are cheesecake cups are incredible. And creamy and delicious, and oh my god, so addictive (oops). And not only to me and my lemon obsession as of late! I believe I saw hubby snag more than a few, too.

The man isn’t big on cheesecake, but toss on whipped cream and raspberries, and he’ll eat anything. I’m talking anything.

That probably doesn’t sell this dessert very well.

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes – Light, lemony cheesecake cups with Nilla wafer crust. Such a scrumptious, low-carb sweet treat everyone will love! |

So, what I’m trying to say is, you need these. And I’d commit a crime for a plateful of these cheesecake cups. Straight up, yo. I mean, maybe not really. I might speed to the grocery store a little. Is that bad?

These cupcakes so easy, lusciously creamy and low-carb, with a citrusy tang and subtle sweetness. A vanilla wafer acts as the bottom “crust” and makes each little bite all the better. With a dollop of light Cool Whip, they’re mouthwateringly good!

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes – Light, lemony cheesecake cups with Nilla wafer crust. Such a scrumptious, low-carb sweet treat everyone will love! |

Bake a batch for your next girls’ night, baby/bridal shower, or to add a little summery sweetness to any day. These skinny-mini lemon cheesecakes are absolutely delicious, with all the flavor of a full-fat cupcake but just 108 calories per serving.

Though it may still be cold where you are, the sun is shining in Austin and it’s got me in a bright, lemony mood! Get in your kitchen for some springtime-inspired baking, too – you’re just gonna love these!

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes

Servings 12 cups


  • 12 reduced-fat vanilla wafers
  • 1 8 oz. package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 12-24 fresh berries your choice (I used raspberries and blackberries)
  • 12 Tablespoons Cool Whip Lite optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Place one vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until smooth. Beat in yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, lemon zest and flour until well blended. Pour into cupcake liners, filling half way.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until center is almost set. Cool to room temperature. Chill a 2-3 hours in your refrigerator before removing cheesecakes from muffin cups.
  • Top with fresh berries and 1 Tablespoon each of Cool Whip Lite, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. These are fabulous!
    Only yesterday found a recipe for mini cupcake-cheesecakes for the first time, and now you post these?! Life is teasing me :P They look wonderful though, and I agree with you – citrus is great! I don’t like whenever desserts are too sweet, so citrus definitely helps levelling it out a bit :D x

  2. These are amazing! No complaints here about all the citus… I love all things lemon!

  3. Lemon cheesecake and I are good friends. I would make these, no doubt. And if someone else made them I’d steal a few like your hubby did.

  4. These cupcakes are making me crave SUMMER! Loving these!

  5. AH I am a cheesecake addict! I don’t eat it very often but I could eat it everyday if I had the chance. This recipe is super approachable too, thanks for sharing Georgia!

  6. These look so good! I love making cheesecake in little cups, because it’s easier for people to pick up and eat and it has a better portion control. These look great, thanks for sharing!

  7.….. these look incredible! I happen to share your lemon obsession, but mine is a permanent one, if I don’t have a lemon in the house, there’s a problem!
    I can’t wait to go and make these!!

  8. Yum! I love lemon desserts, especially cheesecake! Can’t wait to make these!

  9. These are beautiful! I can’t get enough lemon lately!

  10. These are the perfect spring cupcake!

  11. The idea of mini cheesecakes is very nice especially for a party. Cheesecake is one of the most delicious desserts and it can be decorated in a plenty of ways. Raspberry and lemon is a nice combination of tastes!

  12. How fun! Love the skinny touch – I’ll just have 2 servings then!

  13. Gotta love a skinny cheesecake… so I can eat twice as much! I love lemon too. :)

  14. I’m a lemon freak — it’s one of my favorite flavors! So you know I’ll love these. Such a terrific recipe! Thanks.

  15. Only 108 kcals per lovely cupcake??? These are brilliant!
    I love cheesecake anything, and I’m really inot citrusy flavors so I really really really need to try these. Oooh I’ll take a dozen, please! They look super lovely!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend <3

  16. What a pretty dessert and delicious too!

  17. These cheesecakes are the epitome of perfection, Georgia! Bring on the lemony, springtime desserts!!

  18. Aww! These are so dainty! I bet the little lady is loving all these goodies. :)

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