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Chocolate mousse mini cheesecakes

Chocolate Mousse Mini Cheesecakes - quick and easy mini cheesecakes frosted with chocolate mousse and garnished with chopped nuts or fresh fruit! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 423 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

!for the crust:

!for the filling:

  • 8 oz package cream cheese , softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

!for the mousse:

  • 12 5/8 oz .chocolate ( I used 1 bar of Hershey’s Special Dark and semi-sweet chocolate chips and measured it out on a kitchen scale )
  • 1 c water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk (optional)
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

!to make the crust:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, soda, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add melted butter and mix until dough forms.
  3. Press the dough into the bottoms of cups in the pan, dividing equally. Set aside.

!to make the filling:

  1. Place all filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer and mix until all combined.
  2. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake mini cheesecakes for 15 minutes. They will puff up but go down as they cool. Cool in the pan completely.

!to make the mousse:

  1. Place chocolate and water in double boiler. Melt completely. Whisk till smooth.
  2. Transfer the melted chocolate into a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Whip for 4 to 5 minutes. In the meantime, fill a very large pot or mixing bowl with a cold water. Fill it only 1/4 of the way up.
  3. Turn of the mixer and place the mixer bowl in the cold water bath. Make sure no water gets inside.
  4. Leave it for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the mixer bowl back into the mixer base. Whip the chocolate mousse until lighter in color and stiff like frosting. Add vanilla slowly and continue whipping.
  6. Chill the mousse thoroughly (at least 2 hours). It will harden up. To soften it up to a spreadable consistency, place back in the mixer bowl and whip adding the milk.
  7. Decorate the mini cheesecakes. Top with chopped hazelnuts.
  8. Serve chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate mousse mini cheesecakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 250mg11%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.