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Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Nutella Ganache and Chocolate Cookie Crust

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Nutella Ganache

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Nutella Ganache are the perfect chocolate-y bite. The creamy chocolate filling and Chocolate Cookie Crust is topped with delicious Nutella Ganache
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Muffin Pan
  • Cupcake Papers
  • Whisk
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Electric Mixer


  • Chocolate Cookie Layer
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • For Cheesecake Filling
  • 2 - 8 oz packages 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
  • 1 Cup Nutella Ganache Recipe My favorite Nutella Ganache recipehttps://www.everydaysouthwest.com/easy-nutella-chocolate-ganache-nutella-recipe/
  • Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts or Whopper Chocolate Candies


  • Directions for Chocolate Cookie Crust
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together in a large
  • Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
  • Add the egg yolks, milk and vanilla extract and beat again.
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until well combined
  • Spoon about 1 tbsp of the batter into each cupcake liner
  • Bake in the oven for about 5 - 7 minutes
  • Set aside to cool
  • Directions for Chocolate Cheesecake Filling
  • Bring oven temp down to 325
  • Beat the cream cheese and sugar until together until smooth and creamy
  • Add sour cream, vanilla, cocoa powder and salt, beat 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 centers are set but slightly jiggle
  • Allow cheesecakes to cool completely
  • Scoop 1 ½ tbsp of ganache onto the top of the cold cheesecakes
  • Place a Chocolate Covered Hazelnut or Whopper Candy in the center of each cheesecake.
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