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Mini Red Velvet Cheesecake

If you need an absolutely beautiful dessert for a special occasion or just to show off to friends and family. Then, this amazing Red Velvet Mini Cheesecakes Recipe is the perfect recipe for you. This recipe is not only super delicious but also a beautiful festive display of color.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time24 minutes
Total Time49 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet mini cheesecake
Servings: 20
Author: Jill


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 crushed candy canes


  • Using a food processor, blend 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
  • 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
  • Ganache 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 butter knife
  • Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top
  • Enjoy!