Double Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

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I love chocolate, I also love cheesecake but I was never really one for chocolate cheesecake. Until mothers day this year. At the restaurant I run we chose a chocolate cheesecake to go on the Mother’s Day Menu. And since we are serving it to paying customers it’s only right I taste test it for approval? So I did. And it was amazing. And I was in love. And I hit my self for resisting chocolate cheesecake for all these years. Truly stupid decision on my part. Well Mother’s Day came and went and unfortunately so did that cheesecake.

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Fast forward two weeks later, I had the urge to bake. Lemon Cheesecakes were what my sister requested. So I went to Target on the way home to pick up some Lemons but no fresh fruit at that Target. 🙁 And no more lemons on my tree!! WAAH Double Chocolate Cheesecake Cups  www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

That was then the fabulous idea struck. chocolate cheesecake. I went looking for a package of plain Oreo’s for the crust but only found Golden Oreo’s, Peanut Butter Oreo’s & Berry Oreo’s. Another annoying mishap! Then I found an open box of Speculoos Cookies (TJ’s version of Biscoff Cookies).

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So basically things happen for a reason people, I ended up with Speculoos Crusted Double Chocolate Cheesecake Cups. And I won’t lie they were delightful. I throughly enjoyed every single bite! I topped mine with fresh whipped cream and a fresh strawberry slice

doublechocolatecheesecakecups (1 of 1)-2  I am excited for the show Mistresses on ABC- I just can’t get over Desperate Housewives is still not on 🙁 But you know what I am so HAPPY about?  Last week my sister and two of my best friends and I booked our summer trip…..a cruise around the Mediterranean ! WOOOO fraeking HOOO! Starting in England and ending in England so I can spend time with all my fam bam and then the cruise starts in Barcelona and ends in Venice. Basically life is good. And I am so happy and blessed!! Are you doing anything fun this summer?

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Oh, and by the way do yourself a favor make these gorgeous babies.

Double Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Yield: 16

Double Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Creamy chocolate cheesecakes are baked on Speculoos cookie crust topped with fresh whipped cream and a strawberry slice. These cheesecakes are easy to make, you will love them!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Speculoos cookies, crushed
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 8 oz blocks cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Strawberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a muffin pan with liners.
  2. Use a food processor or a plastic bag and rolling pin to crush the Speculoos cookies into crumbs. Put crumbs in a medium bowl, add melted butter, sugar and mix until fully combined. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese for 2 minutes. Add in sugar and cocoa powder mix for 1 more minute. Mix in eggs, vanilla extract and sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Scoop 1 tbsp of crust mixture into each muffin section of pan, make sure to press down evenly. Pour cheesecake mixture on top of crust into 2/3 full. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top of cheesecake layer and press down lightly. Bake for 17-20 minutes, until the cheesecakes are not giggling, if the cheesecakes crack they are beginning to over bake. Let cool in pan for 1 hour and transfer to refrigerator to chill. Let cheesecakes chill in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Scoop a small dollop of whipped cream on top of mini cheesecake and top with a slice of strawberry.
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17 Comments

  1. Don’t you love when you make something unexpected and it turns out so well?! These sound so much better than just regular lemon cheesecake! I’m loving the crust too. Yummm, yum, yum. Hopefully your sister was happy that you veered from her suggestion and made these instead. 🙂
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  2. These look luscious! I love little dessert bites. Easy to eat and easier not to over eat. 🙂 I also happen to have an open package of TJ’s speculoos cookies in my kitchen looking for a good use. They are not as spiced as Biscoff cookies (a disappointment) but I think that would make them even better as a crust in a chocolate cheesecake. Meant to be. Thanks!
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