Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe

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Christina Ross
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Indulgence has a new name, and it’s Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes. These delightful bite-sized treats combine the creamy richness of classic cheesecake with the irresistible allure of chocolate.

Whether you’re planning a special celebration or just craving a sweet escape, this recipe is sure to satisfy your dessert desires.

NameMini Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time20-25 minutes
Total Time2 hours and 40 minutes (including chilling time)
Servings12 mini cheesecakes
Yield12 mini cheesecakes


For the Crust

  • 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs (you can use chocolate graham crackers or Oreos)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners (about 12 liners).

Prepare the Crust

In a mixing bowl, combine the chocolate cookie crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated with butter.

Fill the Cupcake Liners

Divide the crust mixture evenly among the cupcake liners, pressing it down firmly to create the crust base.

Make the Cheesecake Filling

In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the granulated sugar and cocoa powder, and mix until well combined. Add the vanilla extract, eggs, sour cream, heavy cream, and melted chocolate chips. Beat until the mixture is smooth and silky.

Fill the Cupcake Liners

Spoon the cheesecake filling over the crust in each cupcake liner, filling them about 3/4 full.


Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the cheesecakes are set with just a slight jiggle in the center.


Allow the mini cheesecakes to cool in the muffin tin for about 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prepare the Chocolate Ganache

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips and heavy cream in 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Allow it to cool slightly.

Top with Chocolate Ganache

Drizzle or spoon the chocolate ganache over the cooled mini cheesecakes.


Refrigerate the mini chocolate cheesecakes for at least 2 hours, or until they are well chilled.

Serve and Enjoy

Serve your Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes chilled, garnished with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or fresh berries for an extra touch of decadence.

These Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes are not only visually appealing but also a true symphony of flavors for your taste buds. So, the next time you’re looking for a sweet escape, give this recipe a try and savor every delectable bite. Happy baking!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 280
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 17g
  • Protein: 4g

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