Chocolate and cream cheese yumminess – Mini no-bake chocolate cheesecakes


Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy chocolate

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I was feeling in need of some chocolate. Some silky smooth desert. Maybe some chocolate lava? Some ganache-filled pie?

But as the weather outside is so hot, I gave up any baking and went for some lighter version of  a ganache, let’s call it a chocolate and cream cheese yumminess. This no-bake chocolate cheesecake recipe is very fast (except for the waiting for it to cool in the fridge), calls for no gelatine (not a big fan of it), no extra butter for the crumb mixture (in fact no crumbs today, just gonna use a sandwich biscuit) and has little added sugar.

Cold mini no-bake chocolate cheesecakes

Cold mini no-bake chocolate cheesecakes

If dieting, watch out portion control, as these tend to be quite fat although i used low-fat cream cheese, so each serving still brings about 280 kcal.

Prep time :25 minutes
Total time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients*:

  • 300g dark chocolate (I used 200g dark chocolate + 100g milk chocolate)
  • 200g light cream cheese (I used 6.5%)
  • 200ml light whipping cream (I used 30% fat)
  • 50g icing sugar
  • a sprinkle of sea salt
  • double-chocolate sandwich biscuits
  • fresh fruits, syrup or jam (optional)

Scroll through the photo gallery for step-by-step instructions.

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The mixture will be quite runny, but don’t worry.  Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Take the mini cheesecakes out of the molds and enjoy cold with some fresh fruits or jam.

* As this was an experiment, I ended up with quite a lot of  chocolate-cream cheese mixture, so I used about one third of it for the mini chocolate cheesecakes and the rest I just spooned into small glasses and garnished with some homemade light strawberry jam (my mom ate it right away, unchilled).

Cold chocolate and cream cheese yumminess in a glass

Cold chocolate and cream cheese yumminess in a glass

If you want to make a smaller quantity, just enough for 6 silicone cupcake moulds, use the following quantities:

Ingredients 6 mini no-bake chocolate cheesecakes:

  • 115g dark chocolate
  • 75g light cream cheese (I used 6.5%)
  • 75ml light whipping cream (I used 30% fat)
  • 20g icing sugar
  • a sprinkle of sea salt
  • 6 double-chocolate sandwich biscuits

Try them, it only takes a few minutes and they are so so yummy. Let me know if you tried them. Hope you liked them.  Feel free to comment with any help, opinions, or suggestions.

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3 thoughts on “Chocolate and cream cheese yumminess – Mini no-bake chocolate cheesecakes

  1. GG's Handmade Gifts July 4, 2013 at 13:46 Reply

    WOW, thanks a lot! I’m starting this right away. Will let you know what happened 🙂

    • iuliatuca July 4, 2013 at 13:54 Reply

      Thanks for the WOW 🙂 Hope it turns out just as yummy as my batch. You’ll love it cold from the frige

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