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Mini Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake is a delicious cheesecake layered on top of a homemade chocolate crust with chocolate ganache poured on top.
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Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake

Mini Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake is a delicious cheesecake layered on top of a homemade chocolate crust with chocolate ganache poured on top.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Chocolate Crust Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Cheesecake Filling Ingredients

  • 2 - 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ C sour cream
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 C Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ C heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Crust Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Beat in the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until combined
  • Spoon about 1 tbsp of the batter into each cupcake liner
  • Bake in the oven for about 5 - 7 minutes
  • Set aside to cool

Cheesecake Directions

  • Bring oven temp down to 325
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy
  • Beat in the sour cream, vanilla and salt until combined
  • Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined
  • Scoop about ¼ C of the cheesecake batter into the cupcake liners
  • Bake in the oven for 17-21 minutes or until the edges start to turn a light golden brown color and the center is set
  • Allow to cool completely

Ganache Directions

  • Pour chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl
  • Using a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream to a slow simmer
  • Pour heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth
  • Scoop 1 ½ tbsp of ganache onto the top of the cold cheesecakes
  • Using remaining ganache, drizzle over the top of the cheesecake
  • Allow ganache to harden
  • Enjoy!