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One Valentines Mini Chocolate Cheesecake on a white plate topped with chocolate ganache and frosting and sprinkles.
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Valentine mini Chocolate Cheesecake

Calling all chocolate lovers! Whether you are a chocolate lover or one of your friends or family, this delicious dessert is perfect for you. These Valentine's Day Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes are not only a delicious treat to give to someone on Valentine's day but to have any time you want.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mini chocolate cheesecakes
Servings: 12
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Oreo Crust

  • 16 chocolate oreo cookies creme removed
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ C unsalted butter melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 - 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ C sour cream
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp Hershey Dark cocoa powder

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ C heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Whipped Cream

  • 1 C Heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ C Hershey cocoa powder
  • ¼ C powdered sugar
  • 1 large piping bag with a star tip
  • 1 C Valentines Day heart confetti sprinkles

Instructions

Oreo Crust

  • Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Crush the cookies into fine crumbles and pour into a bowl
  • Mix the melted butter and sugar into the crushed cookies
  • Scoop about 1 tbsp of the crust into the cupcake liners
  • Using a flat bottom cup, lightly press the crust into a flat disk

Cheesecake Filling

  • 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, cocoa powder, 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 cooling completely
  • Place in the fridge overnight

Ganache

  • Using a small saucepan, heat the heavy whipping cream to a slow simmer
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a medium bowl and pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips
  • Allow sitting for a minute before whisking until smooth
  • Spoon on about 1 ½ tbsp of the ganache onto the cheesecakes and smooth evenly
  • Allow hardening in the fridge

Chocolate Whipped Cream

  • Using a standing mixer, beat the ingredients for the whipped cream together until stiff peaks form
  • Scoop the whipped cream into the piping bag
  • Pipe dollops of whipped cream onto the top of the cheesecake
  • Sprinkle some valentines day hearts on top
  • Enjoy!