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Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

How would you like a delicious bite-sized dessert? These mini cheesecake desserts are not only simple but a gorgeous red color. These wonderful Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes are a great choice for any occasion. You can share this lovely treat with your loved ones and may just become a favorite in your household.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet cheesecake
Servings: 24
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookie Crust :

  • 16 oreos
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted

Red Velvet Cheesecake Ingredients :

  • 2 - 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp Sour cream
  • ¾ C Sugar
  • ¼ C Hershey Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Red Gel Food coloring
  • 2 large Eggs

Chocolate Ganache topping

  • 1 C Semi Sweet Chocolate chips
  • ½ C Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ C oreo crumbs

Instructions

Chocolate Cookie Crust Directions :

  • Using a food processor, bled up the oreo cookies and the melted butter
  • until combined and wet sand like
  • Set aside
  • Line a cupcake pan with white cupcake liners
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop the crust into the cupcake liners
  • Using a flat bottomed cup or measuring cup, press the crust down firmly
  • Set aside

Red Velvet Cheesecake Directions :

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and cocoa until combined
  • Beat in the vanilla until combined
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time until combined
  • Beat in the Red Gel Food coloring until combined
  • Scoop about 1 ½ tbsp of the cheesecake batter into the cupcake liners
  • Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes or until the top is firm
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature
  • Once cooled, place in the fridge overnight

Chocolate Ganache topping Directions

  • Using a medium pot, bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a medium bowl, pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips
  • Let sit for 2 minutes and then mix until smooth and combined
  • Remove the cheesecakes from the fridge
  • Scoop 1 tbsp of the chocolate ganache on top of the cheesecakes and smooth evenly with a butterknife
  • Sprinkle some oreo crumbs on top