Triple Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 cheesecake cupcakes
Triple Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes. Oreo Cookie crust layered with chocolate cheesecake and topped with a chocolate ganache. Perfect for chocolate lovers!

Ingredients

Oreo Crust

  • 18 oreos
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Chocolate Cheesecake

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate melted and cooled

Chocolate Ganache

  • 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • chocolate shavings for topping if desired

Instructions

Oreo Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a regular size muffin pan with paper liners. (I recommend using the paper liners over foil) Set aside.
  3. Add Oreos to a food processor and pulse until they resemble fine crumbs.
  4. Add the crushed Oreos and butter to a small bowl and mix to combine.
  5. Evenly divide the mixture into the lined muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes.
  7. Take out of the oven and cool completely.

Chocolate Cheesecake

  1. Meanwhile assemble the cheesecake filling. Beat cream cheese in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  2. Add in sour cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined. Make sure to scrap the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add in the cooled melted chocolate and mix to combine.
  4. Pour cheesecake mixture into cooled muffin tin. It will be about 2 tablespoons of filling each. Fill almost all the way to the top.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheesecakes are set. They will still jiggle a bit. Do not over cook them. If they start to crack they are getting over cooked.
  6. Allow them to cool in the muffin tin completely.
  7. Prepare the ganache.
  8. Pour 1 tablespoon or so of the ganache on top of each cheesecake and smooth the top. Place back in the refrigerator to set.
  9. Serve chilled with chocolate shavings on top, if desired.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Add chocolate chips and heavy cream to a medium microwave safe bowl. Heat in 15 second intervals until fully melted.
  2. Allow the ganache to cool for about 2-3 minutes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Chocolate Ganache, Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes, Oreo Crust, Triple Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes