It's the season of chocolate everybody! Come to chocolate land and let's admire these easy mini chocolate cheesecakes.
Yes, they're easy to make. I promise.
Let's dive in, shall we?
Have you tried my easy mini cheesecakes recipe? If you haven't, well you really should.
It's one of our readers' favorite recipes and it has almost 19 million views on our Youtube channel. Many of you have messaged us saying that you're selling the mini cheesecakes in your bakeries, schools, and even homes. They sent pictures and we're beyond happy and excited every time we get them.
And.. this is the chocolate version of that recipe!!
I'm beyond excited to share this with you as you know, who doesn't like chocolate and who doesn't like easy peasy dessert. Right?
We all know that baking a cheesecake is a bit of a hassle and seeing cracks on a baked cheesecake makes us want to kill ourselves. Well, at least I do.
Not that you will have cracks with my previous recipe but I do get a few messages from our readers asking how to prevent cracks on theirs. I've already written tips on that but I wanted to help more.
So with my easy and improved recipe today, you don't need to worry. Here are 2 things that I made better:
Even less mixing - I changed the way of incorporating eggs in this recipe so that you will end up mixing the batter even less, and that my friends, will prevent cracks on your cheesecake.
Lower oven temperature - I've also changed the oven temperature to a much lower one. This also will help prevent cracks.
Just follow my other tips on how to get it right in my easy mini cheesecake recipe and more tips in my Pecan cheesecake bars. Trust me, you will have nothing to worry about.
Do give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.
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These mini chocolate cheesecakes are:
- perfect for the holidays!
- easy to make, I promise 🙂 You don't even need to use bain-marie method.
- the chocolate version of our readers' favourite mini cheesecakes
- with improved recipe that will make it even easier for you to make
- I have to be bias here, they are to FREAKING AMAZING AND DELICIOUS!
Hungry For More Cheesecakes?
I've got you covered, check these out:
- No-bake chocolate cheesecake
- No-bake caramel apple cheesecake
- Mini creme brulee cheesecake
- No-bake tiramisu cheesecake
- No-bake peanut butter chocolate cheesecake
Easy Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes
- 7 oz Oreo cookies (200 g)
- 3 tablespoon butter (45 g), melted
The Chocolate Cheese Filling
- 10 oz full fat cream cheese (280 g), room temperature
- ⅓ cup sugar (65 g)
- 1 cup sour cream (210 g)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 oz semisweet chocolate (110 g)
- 2 large eggs , room temperature
- Blend Oreo cookies in a food processor until you get a fine mixture. Skip this step if you're using already made crumbs. Pour into a bowl together with butter and mix well.
- Line a 12 hole muffin pan and distribute the mixture evenly into every hole. Using the back of a small spoon, press the mixture evenly. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
The Chocolate Cheese Filling
- Chop chocolate and melt in microwave. You can also use double boiler method. Set aside and leave until it has cool slightly before using.
- Add cream cheese into a bowl and using a handheld mixer, whisk on lowest speed just until it gets creamy. Now add in sugar, sour cream, vanilla and salt. Mix everything well.
- Now add in the melted chocolate and mix everything together. Set aside.
- Crack both eggs into another bowl and lightly whisk them. Add the eggs into cheese mixture and fold everything together with a spatula. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin pan.
- Bake in a preheated oven (no fan) at 285ºF (140ºC) for 25 minutes or until when you gently shake the pan, the surrounding of the cheesecakes has set and the center wiggles.
- Remove from the oven and cool completely before placing the pan in the fridge for min 8 hours.
- Remove the cheesecake from the pan (use a knife or offset spatula to help lift them out). Peel the liners and place the cheesecakes on a serving plate. Drizzle some melted chocolate on top and sprinkle some chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
- Note: please read my tips on how to get it right in my post above.
Rookiya Gany says
Thank you for the delicious n beautiful recipes God's blessings be uppn you. Amen
Hi, I am making these today, just wondering if I should put the tray in the middle of the oven or lower rack of the oven?
Hi! Place it on the lower 2/3 rack in the oven. Hope it helps!
Hi! Can I use chocolate chips instead?
Hi! Yes, you can 😉.
I made these and they were delicious! But I do have a question. Why did my cheesecakes sweat? Even after 8 hours in the fridge they seemed to still be sweating. How can I fix this?
Glad that you liked it, thanks Stephanie! I think the sweating is most probably because the cheesecakes weren't fully cooled at room temperature before chilling it. Hope you give it another try, let me know how it goes.
hello.. can i use dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate
Hi! Yes, of course. Just adjust (or not) the sugar to your liking. Hope it helps!
Hello , thank you . I can read the video now. If I use 6 inches round container, is there a easy way to remove it out ?
Hi Olivia! Maybe you want to check my double chocolate cheesecake, it is the 6 inch version you are looking for.
Love your mini chocolate cheesecake so much. Thank for sharing video 👍🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
I have made this many times with and without chocolate. My friends and mom love it. Thank you.
Happy to know that everybody loved it, thank you for your feedback Nari!
Michele Coletta says
ciao il formaggio e il fhiladelfia grazie
Si, ese es el queso que yo uso siempre para mis cheesecakes.
Michele Coletta says
ciao il formaggio va bene il fhiladelfia grazie
Hi. What can I use instead of eggs in this recipe?
Hi, What are the types of chocolate that you used in preparing the cheese?
Hi! I use semisweet baking chocolate 55%. Hope it helps.
Can we freeze these cheesecakes?
Chris de La Nuez says
Hi Bea, this recipe is so good, I bake them for my friend and they love it, but I need to know how did you Chave the chocolate on top
Awesome! I just run a knife on the bottom of a chocolate block. Be careful while doing it though! Hope it helps.
Emma Williams says
Is there any way I can incorporate nuts into this recipe? Thanks!
Yes! You can add some finely crushed nuts into the base. Hope it helps!
Nicole Caples says
Amazing. Creamy, smooth, beautiful crust. Thank you, it has become a family staple.
Thanks for your comment Nicole! I'm happy to know you enjoy them 😊
Hi. I wanna make the recipe but my oven is with fan is that fine?
Just lower the temperature by 20-30 degrees, cooking time might vary though. Hope it helps.
hi, can i use this recipe for 7inches cake? Do i need to increase the ingredients?
Hi, I already have the 7 inch version of this recipe. Search in my web for Easy Cheesecake.
Can I use Godiva chocolates and still have the same sweetness?
Sorry, I'm not familiar with it so i can't really say. I'd recommend you to use baking/bakers chocolate regardless the brand, not the ones that you snack on. Hope it helps.
Hi whats the cocoa percentage of the chocolate you use? We get everything from 50 to 94% in our country
Hi Farhan! I use 55% of cocoa. Hope it helps 🙂
If I can’t find sour cream what can I use in place of it ?
You can use Greek yogurt 🙂
Do we use the bake time and settings as in this recipe for your mini cheesecakes too? Or stick to that recipes time and temperature?
Simply follow the instructions that comes for that particular recipe. Hope it helps 🙂
Mercy Antonio says
Hello! When you say no fan oven, what does it mean? Im using an electric portable oven fo I need to use the top and bottom heat mode.?
I will bake mini oreo vjovo cake using your recipe.
Let me kmow please my concern.
Hi! I meant turn off the fan-assisted function (if you're using a convection oven). And yes, use top and bottom heat. Hope it helps 😊.
Made it for boyfriend first and he loved it so much he’s been making it with me all the time now. So many friends have now tried it and they all love it so much. I live in Maldives and it’s generally hard to find good cheesecake here- a lot of people can’t believe this is homemade! Thank you so much for this recipe.
Well that's awesome Tonti! I'm happy to hear that everybody is enjoying it. I have more cheesecake recipes if you're interested 😉 . Thank you!
Bianca Nogoy says
Hi! How can I adjust the measurements and baking time if I bake this in a 7” springform pan? Thank you!
I made this for a birthday..outdoor birthday..just family.. yesterday..they won rave reviews.Thank you.
This looks great and I can’t wait to make it! I was just wondering what chocolate you’d recommend for the ganache? Thanks heaps in advance!
Hi Phoebe! I use the same chocolate for the cheesecake, a semisweet one. Hope it helps.
Awesome recipe! Made this twice n everyone loves it!
The only problem I have is after adding the sour cream the mixer becomes lumpy. I left the sour cream out for over an hour to make it room temp. Any tips on how I can make it lump free?
Hi Anna! Glad to know you liked it. What you can do is make sure all ingredients are at specified temperature, don't over mix and don't leave the melted chocolate too long/cold. Hope it helps!
It looks great yummy ..... but only problem with me is i dont eat eggs ..😘🥰😘🥰😍
Can u please help we with this can u let me know the substitute of eggs....🥰😍😘😍
Hi Munmi! I haven't tried this recipe without eggs, sorry though!
Hi. May i know if there any other ingredient can be replace if i dunt have sour cream on hand?
Hi Tammy! Though I haven't tried it but some mentioned they used Greek yogurt (full fat) in my other cheesecake recipes and it worked great. Hope it helps.
Could you please explain how you make the ganache for decorating ?
Can I use mascarpone instead of cream cheese?
Yes, it'll taste richer though. Hope it helps.
Thanks so much! Awesome recipe!!! Dear husband loves it too!
Can I used whipping cream instead of sour cream?
Hi Sam! Honestly I haven't tried it so I can't really say. Some said they've tried using full fat Greek yogurt and it worked beautifully. Hope it helps.
I really want to make this but I don’t have sour cream can I substitute with something else
Hi Saima! I haven't tried but some people told me they used full fat greek yogurt or creme fraiche and both worked. Hope it helps.
Hi, you can make homemade sour cream by adding lemon juice to whipping cream at the ratio of 1:6 i.e. 1g of lemon juice for every 6g of whipping cream. Hopefully it helps.
Made this and...it was sooo tasty! Thank you for sharing this recipe: 🙂
That's awesome! Thank you Agnese! 😍
Hi! How many calories per serving?
sophia sideras says
how can i avoid lumps in the cheese cake batter? also awesome recipe. it’s super tasty!!
Make sure that you have all the ingredients at the mentioned temperature. This way they will be easier to mix without lumps. Hope it helps! 🙂
Estoy por hacer hoy por la tarde ,cuando ya estén listos los tengo que conservar en la nevera?
Hola Giovana! Si, puedes leer las instrucciones que puse arriba. Saludos!
Tried this yesterday. The recipe looked simple and so i set out to make my first cheesecake. Turned out really well. I halved the recipe and substituted fresh cream for whipped cream.
Thanks much for this. Keep inspiring!!!
Awesome! I'm happy to know that. Thank you for your feedback Akky! XO
Neha Paul says
I am allergic to egg, so what can i use instead of eggs?
Kathy Babiak says
For the chocolate cheesecakes, you say to use digestive biscuits, but the picture shows a chocolate base. Should you use chocolate crackers instead?
Sorry Kathy, yes I used Oreo cookies for the base. I already corrected the post. Thanks!
These cheesecakes are so delicious! I'll be making them again. Thanks for the recipe 😊
I'm happy to know that, thank you Yuliya! XO
Paulina Altamira says
Can I use the same recipe to make a full size cheesecake?
Yes you can, but you'll need to adjust the cooking time and maybe the temperature also.
Paulina Altamira says
Is it possible to freeze these cheese cakes