These miniature cheesecakes have a delicious chocolate Digestive biscuit crumb, and an indulgent dark chocolate layer on top, decorated with Mini Eggs!

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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This week is my birthday week! My birthday is on Friday, and I’m starting my week off with these adorable Mini Cheesecakes. I love miniature desserts, and cheesecake, so these are just perfect! It’s also Easter at the end of the month, so why not decorate these with Mini Eggs?

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I’m going to be honest now. These are actually my first successful baked cheesecakes. Not because the recipe was no good, but because my oven temperature was way off. I definitely recommend buying an oven thermometer, because not all ovens are accurate, and could be as much as 100 degrees off! Cheesecakes are one of those recipes you need the correct oven temperature to get right.

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

But here they are, the perfect mini cheesecake recipe (made with the right oven temperature)! This recipe is so quick and simple, with only a few ingredients. These can also be prepared the night before, and kept in the fridge overnight!

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Yield: 12

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes

30 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Crust
  • 10 Digestive biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Cheesecake
  • 2 cups (450g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (112g) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Topping
  • 1 cup (175g) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (115ml) heavy cream
  • 36 Smarties Mini Eggs

Instructions

    For the Crust
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin cases, and set aside.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the biscuits into fine crumbs. Add the cocoa powder and melted butter, and mix until all the crumbs are moist. Press the mixture into the prepared muffin cases. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, then allow to cool whilst preparing the cheesecake.
  3. For the Cheesecake
  4. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar until combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then mix in the vanilla extract.
  5. Divide the mixture between the prepared muffin cases, and bake for 20 - 22 minutes, or until the cheesecakes are just set. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  6. For the Topping
  7. Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. In a microwave-proof bowl, heat the heavy cream until hot, then pour over the chocolate. Leave for 30 seconds before stirring until smooth.
  8. Spoon the melted chocolate over the cheesecakes, top with Mini Eggs, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until set.
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Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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48 Comments

48 Comments on Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes

  1. Felesha
    March 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm (9 months ago)

    These are just so super cute!!! The grand kids will love them! Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Felesha!

      Reply
  2. Christie
    March 8, 2016 at 1:47 pm (9 months ago)

    These are adorable. Great tip about your oven temperature too.

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    • Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Christie!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Peter!

      Reply
  3. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    March 8, 2016 at 2:41 pm (9 months ago)

    What a cute way to end a nice holiday meal. Love cheesecake and in mini form even better.

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    • Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Gloria!

      Reply
  4. Diana
    March 8, 2016 at 2:46 pm (9 months ago)

    These mini cheesecakes are adorable!! I loved baked cheesecake, but never tried making mini cheesecakes at home. Will have to try your recipe 🙂

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    • Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Diana! 🙂

      Reply
  5. grace
    March 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm (9 months ago)

    the ganache on top really seals the deal–these are an extraordinary treat!

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    • Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Grace!

      Reply
  6. Megan - The Emotional Baker
    March 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm (9 months ago)

    Yay! Happy Birthday! These are the best for celebrating Easter and birthdays! So pretty 🙂

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    • Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 8:42 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Megan! 🙂

      Reply
    • Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 8:43 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Kari!

      Reply
  7. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    March 9, 2016 at 1:46 am (9 months ago)

    These are the cutest little Easter cheesecakes, Marsha! I love the idea of making individual cheesecakes over a large one because they’re ready to enjoy a lot sooner (which is always a good thing!) Cheesecake with chocolate ganache is just the perfect combo too! I wish I had one right now!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 9, 2016 at 1:57 am (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Joscelyn!

      Reply
  8. kushigalu
    March 9, 2016 at 4:52 am (9 months ago)

    They look so cute and delicious 🙂 Thank you for such a lovely share!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Kushi! 🙂

      Reply
  9. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 10, 2016 at 1:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Happy early Birthday, Marsha!!! Woot woot – hope its a day as fabulous as these mini cheesecakes! Love these, girl! Anything mini makes me swoon and these are so perfect for Easter! Cheers!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:23 am (9 months ago)

      Thank you, Cheyanne! 🙂

      Reply
  10. demeter | beaming baker
    March 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Happy Birthday, Marsha! 🙂 It’s so cool that you managed to not only figure out the right oven temperature for these baked cheesecake cups, but also create a new, super-cute Easter recipe. I’m definitely pinning these. 🙂 Happy Birthday Week!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:20 am (9 months ago)

      Thank you, Demeter! 🙂

      Reply
  11. Linda @ Today She Loves
    March 10, 2016 at 2:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Whoo hoo, I’m a day early, but happy birthday! Mini desserts are hands down awesome because then you don’t feel so guilty for eating an entire slice of dessert. Your cupcake size cheesecakes are totally cute.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:19 am (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Linda! 🙂

      Reply
  12. Amanda
    March 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm (9 months ago)

    These are so cute. They would definitely bring a smile to everyone’s face!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:19 am (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

      Reply
  13. Kim | Low Carb Maven
    March 10, 2016 at 4:46 pm (9 months ago)

    Happy Birthday! How nice of you to share these delicious looking mini cheesecakes with us. My daughter saw these and wants me to make them! I hear you about ovens being off and using a thermometer. I finally broke down and bought an electric/digital oven thermometer and it made all the difference. Thanks for this great recipe!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:19 am (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Kim!

      Reply
  14. Muna Kenny
    March 10, 2016 at 4:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I missed many of your delicious recipes 🙁
    Love these cute mini cheesecakes =)

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:18 am (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Muna! 🙂

      Reply
  15. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
    March 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Happy early birthday – I must say, your birthday week is off to a great start with these mini cheesecakes – they are gorgeous and wow – I wish my first attempt at cheesecake looked as good and delicious as these do!

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    • Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:18 am (9 months ago)

      Thank you, Shashi! 🙂

      Reply
  16. Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 11, 2016 at 7:08 am (9 months ago)

    I am right on time to wish you, Marsha! Happy Birthday to you! Have a blast! And these mini Chocoalte easter cheesecake looks absolutely divine. Perfect!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 11:54 am (9 months ago)

      Thank you, Anu! 🙂

      Reply
    • Marsha
      March 12, 2016 at 11:48 am (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Ashlyn!

      Reply
  17. AiPing | Curious Nut
    March 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Digestives!!! Chocolate!!! Cheesecake!!! I think you just killed me. And those mini eggs on top are just the cutest, prettiest lil things. Love this.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, AiPing!

      Reply
  18. Adina
    March 13, 2016 at 9:59 am (9 months ago)

    Happy Birthday! I hope you had a good time on your day! These cheesecake look amazing, I’d love one right now.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 13, 2016 at 8:21 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Adina! 🙂

      Reply
  19. Johlene Orton
    March 14, 2016 at 10:46 pm (9 months ago)

    Happy Birthday for last Friday!! These mini cheesecakes are so stinkin cute, love them!!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 14, 2016 at 11:15 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Johlene!

      Reply
  20. Baking a Mess
    March 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm (9 months ago)

    These look like such yummy cheesecakes! Love how easter is basically an excuse for consuming lots of chocolate xx

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Hollie and Jess! Like I need an excuse, but yay for Easter! 😉

      Reply
  21. Kirsten @ Treat Yourself Sweeter
    March 19, 2016 at 1:07 am (9 months ago)

    Oh my gosh.. two of my favourite things. Chocolate and cheesecake. How could anyone ever say no to these?!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Kirsten!

      Reply

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