Mini chocolate cheesecakes

Mini chocolate cheesecakes

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


Makes 12
Kids will love making these little chocolate cupcakes, with a crunchy biscuit base and Easter egg topping

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per cheesecake

  • kcal409
  • fat24g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars33g
  • fibre1g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 14 milk chocolate digestive biscuits, finely crushed
  • 100g butter, melted



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

For the filling

  • 500g tub ricotta



    Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey and traditionally a by-product of…

  • 3 eggs, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g cheap dark chocolate, broken into chunks and melted
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    Dark chocolate

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    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 125g icing sugar
  • 36 mini chocolate eggs

    Chocolate ganache


    Chocolate ganache is a combination of chocolate and double cream. It's simple to…


  1. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Line the holes of a muffin tin with 12 paper muffin cases. Put the biscuits in a food bag and bash to small crumbs with the end of a rolling pin. Tip into a bowl, stir in the melted butter until the crumbs are nicely coated, then spoon between the paper cases. Press down into the bottoms to make a firm base.

  2. To make the filling, put the ricotta, eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate in a large mixing bowl. Sift in the icing sugar. Beat everything together with an electric whisk or a wooden spoon until very well combined. Spoon into the paper cases right up to the tops, then tap the whole tin on the bench to get rid of any air bubbles. Bake for 30 mins, then remove from the oven and gently push 3 mini eggs into the top of each cheesecake. Let the cheesecakes cool completely before serving. Can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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laurenamy20's picture
1st Apr, 2018
I’ve been baking for at least ten years so consider myself fairly experienced in the kitchen and good at following recipes. I made these to take along to a dinner tomorrow for dessert and the base of each cheesecake came out dripping through the muffin cases, they are all so oily on the bottom. No idea why. I followed the recipe exactly. Hopefully once chilled overnight they will be OK, otherwise they will have to be thrown out.
26th Mar, 2016
Used leftover chocolate mixture in ramekins with added fresh raspberries delicious!!..
Zytka Maurion
15th Oct, 2014
Great recipe, really! It was probably the one and only recipe that is "compatible" with my muffin tins. I got 12 fantastic muffins that tastes out of this world and I can say that was the best recipe for birthday muffins. You can even invite 12 guests and everybody will be satisfied with just one little cheesecake. :) It is not demanding recipe, it's easy and really can be make ahead, and now - one of my favourite. Next time I'll try this recipe with some ground (or maybe instant?) coffee. :) But be careful - you have to give muffins time to cool!
22nd Jan, 2014
I added chopped hazelnuts to the biscuit base, swapped the ricotta for cream cheese and swapped the mini eggs for white chocolate curls made by drizzling melted chocolate over a rolling pin. It was delicious and really easy to make.
12th Apr, 2013
My 6 yr old made these with a little assistance from me. Really easy to make and tasted delicious. We swapped the ricotta for cream cheese using the same quantities. Everyone who tried them agreed they were really good. I agree that individual ramekins would work well.
30th Mar, 2013
So easy to make and delicious, think I shall try them in a ramekin next time
Lauren M
21st Oct, 2015
Anyone who has made these, is the texture like a baked cheesecake or like a cupcake?
7th Nov, 2013
Has anyone ever tried using white chocolate instead ?
21st Oct, 2013
Can I use anything different to"tub ricotta"?? :)
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