I am a lover of cheesecake, it’s my number one go-to dessert.
So creamy and simply decadent. I love baking and at times I can’t help myself and go a little overboard with the cheesecake batter.
It’s not only wasteful to throw the extra cheesecake batter down the drain, it’s wasteful of a perfectly good future cheesecake.
So what do you do with this cheesecake leftover batter?
There are several things you can make using leftover cheesecake batter.
I will be showing you some of the things I make using my leftover cheesecake batter.
Keep reading and I know you will find some of these ideas will work for you too.
Things to Do with Leftover Cheesecake Batter
1. Refrigerate the Cheesecake Batter
The best way to store the cheesecake batter is to place it in a covered container and refrigerate it.
This will keep the batter fresh for a couple of days.
Also it will give you a head start on your next cheesecake.
When you’re ready to bake, take the batter out of the fridge and start baking.
This is a great way to make sure you have a fresh cheesecake without any extra work.
Your family and friends will thank you for always having a cheesecake ready.
2. Store Cheesecake Batter in The Freezer
If you want to store the cheesecake batter for a longer period of time, you can place it in the freezer. When you’re ready to use it, let the batter thaw out and then start baking.
Always remember to cover your container before placing it in the freezer.
This will ensure that the cheesecake stays fresh and does not pick up any odors from other foods in the freezer.
This is a great way to have a cheesecake on hand for unexpected guests or special occasions.
Just like that, you have a fresh cheesecake without any extra work.
3. Make Cheesecake Bars
Cheesecake bars are the perfect treat to make using extra cheesecake batter.
They are so quick and easy to make, you can have them ready in less than 30 minutes.
All you need to do is line a baking pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking oil spray.
Then simply spread your leftover cheesecake batter over the bottom of the pan and bake until set (about 20 minutes).
Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into small squares.
You can make these bite size or larger if desired, depending on the size of your family.
Place bars on cooling rack until completely cooled before storing in an airtight container.
I like to place wax paper between layers of bars for easy separation.
You can store these in the freezer if desired.
4. Make Cheesecake Pudding
Make your family’s favorite chocolate or vanilla pudding using leftover cheesecake batter.
This is so creamy and delicious, it will become a go-to dessert at your home too!
You will need one package of instant pudding (chocolate or vanilla) and two cups of milk for each container of pudding you wish to make.
Prepare the pudding according to package instruction.
Then simply stir into the prepared pudding about 1 cup of leftover cheesecake batter (more or less depending on how much cheesecake you have).
Mix well until all ingredients are combined.
Divide pudding into 4 serving dishes or containers and place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving.
If desired, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
5. Cheesecake Dip
You can also make cheesecake dip using cheesecake batter.
I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer to mix the ingredients together, but you could just as easily use a hand mixer or even a whisk if desired.
I start by adding 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/4 cup of milk to my bowl.
You will need slightly more or less depending on how big your batch is, so adjust accordingly.
Then add about 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (or whatever flavor you want).
Stir until smooth and creamy.
Next add in cheesecake leftover and continue stirring until all ingredients are combined well and there are no lumps in the mixture.
Transfer dip to a serving bowl and serve with graham crackers, cookies, or fruit for dipping.
6. Make Cheesecake Pancakes
You can also use leftover cheesecake batter as pancake batter.
All you have to do is thin out the batter slightly with some milk until it reaches a thin consistency that will work well as pancake batter.
You may even want to thin out some of the liquid from the batter, but be sure not to make it too thin or runny otherwise your pancakes will not turn out right.
Pancakes are one of our favorite breakfasts, so why not try these out?
I start by heating a griddle or large heavy bottomed frying pan over medium-high heat and lightly grease surface with butter, oil, or cooking spray.
Then I add pancake batter to a small bowl and slowly whisk in some leftover cheesecake batter until there are no more lumps.
Be sure to whisk as you go so there are no clumps of cheesecake batter left in the bowl.
Add some chocolate chips, blueberries, or strawberries to your pancake batter right before cooking for a sweet surprise inside each delicious pancake.
Cook pancakes until bubbly and cooked through on one side (about 2-3 minutes) then gently flip and cook on the other side until cooked through.
Serve pancakes with your favorite pancake toppings, such as syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips, blueberries, strawberries, or bananas.
7. Cheesecake French Toast
You can also use batter leftover from cheesecake to make delicious French toast. You can impress you friends and family for a fancy weekend brunch.
All you have to do is combine 1 cup of leftover cheesecake batter with 2 eggs and a splash of milk.
Then heat a griddle or large heavy bottomed frying pan over medium-high heat and lightly grease surface with butter, oil, or cooking spray.
Next add your French toast bread slices to the batter and let soak on both sides for about 90 seconds, or until the batter has been mostly absorbed.
Cook your French toast bread slices in a hot skillet over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes on each side just until golden brown.
Serve French toast warm with maple syrup, powdered sugar, chocolate chips or strawberries if desired.
8. Cheesecake Cake
You can also use leftover cheesecake batter to make a delicious cheesecake cake.
This recipe is a little more complicated, but it is worth the effort.
You will need two 9-inch round cake pans and about 1-1/2 cups of leftover cheesecake batter.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour the sides of the cake pans.
Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into each pan and spread evenly. Reserve the remaining batter for later.
Bake the cake for 8 minutes, or until the edges are brown and the centers are set.
Allow cakes to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Repeat the same steps again with the two remaining cakes and cheesecake batter, then place one silver cake on a plate and top with 2/3 of the cream cheese frosting. Repeat with other silver cake.
Top with remaining third of cream cheese frosting and swirl into a decorative pattern using the back of a spoon or knife.
Garnish with chocolate chips or strawberries if desired before serving.
9. Cheesecake Brownies
If you love brownies, then you will love this delicious recipe for cheesecake brownies.
This recipe is easy to follow and only takes a few simple steps.
You will need an 8×8 inch baking pan, an oven preheated to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and 1 cup of leftover cheesecake batter and 3 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate until melted over low heat.
Line the bottom of the baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with cooking spray.
Whisk all ingredients together. Pour the cheesecake batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of the brownies.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
10. Cheesecake Ice Cream
Making cheesecake ice cream is easy to do and can be enjoyed year round.
You will need one cup of leftover cheesecake batter, 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tbsp sugar, 3/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1 large container of your favorite vanilla ice cream (softened), and a few chocolate chips for garnish if desired.
Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir together until well blended.
Pour into an airtight freezer-safe container then freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
Garnish with chocolate chips just before serving if desired before serving.
There are many delicious ways to use leftover cheesecake batter. You can make pancakes, French toast, a cake, brownies, or ice cream.
No matter which recipe you choose, you’re sure to impress your friends and family with these tasty treats.
So what are you waiting for? Get started baking!