This Creamy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Cups Recipe is so easy to make! And it's possibly the creamiest and smoothest cheesecake mixture I’ve ever made. It's very much like a chocolate mousse with a crust, if that's even a thing! Serve in individual cups and they're perfect for parties or special events!
Months ago I shared this No-Bake Cheesecake Cups Recipe and I mentioned that I'd also made a chocolate version. As usual, I got distracted and never slowed down to actually share that recipe. Until today.
Since so many of you have asked recently, I'm finally sharing the Creamy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Cups recipe! And you're going to love it!!
Check out my most popular cheesecake recipe here... Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust and I have a whole slew of Fall Cheesecake Recipes here!
But why stop there, also check out these Cheesecake Cupcakes from my friend Lois! YUM!!
Before making these, I don't think I'd ever tried chocolate cheesecake. Maybe I did and don't remember but I knew I when I was coming up with recipes for a women's conference, I wanted to give guests at least two desserts to choose from.
I agonized over what to make for weeks. Initially, I thought I'd just do cupcakes because they're so easy. But honestly, that didn't feel fancy enough. This was going to be a really nice sitdown lunch between conference sessions so I wanted the dessert to be a little "extra."
After talking it over with my sister-in-law, who was organizing the whole thing, she thought cheesecake sounded like a great idea. The idea of baking cheesecake for 100 guests stressed me out a little. So I started searching for alternatives and decided on a no-bake version.
After I got started... I knew I'd made a good choice. These were so easy to make. And delicious. And a huge hit with the women in attendance.
Creamy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Cups
Maybe one of my favorite things about this recipe is that you can minimize dirty dishes. If you're using a Bosch Mixer (or another stand mixer), you can actually mix the first half, scrape it into another bowl, then mix the second half in the same bowl without even washing in between.
Toppings for Chocolate Cheesecake Cups
- Chocolate Curls
- Chocolate Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Sugared Berries
When I made these together, the people who tried both the original and the chocolate couldn't decide which they liked better. And I agree... they're both amazing!
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Creamy Chocolate No-Bake Cheesecake Cups
- Total Time: 12 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
This Creamy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Cups Recipe is so easy to make and possibly the creamiest and smoothest cheesecake mixture I’ve ever made. It’s very much like a chocolate mousse with a crust, if that’s even a thing! Serve in individual cups and they’re perfect for parties or special events!
- ¾ cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs (or crushed OREO cookies)
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 2 cups heavy cream or whipping cream
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs until it’s evenly distributed. Put approximately 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture into the bottom of each glass or serving dish.
- Add the heavy cream, unsweetened cocoa powder, and ¾ cup powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until stiff peaks form. I prefer to do this in my Bosch mixer with whisk attachments, but any stand mixer or hand mixer will work.
- In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and remaining powdered sugar until soft and completely smooth. Add the vanilla and beat again to combine. Note: if you're using a stand mixer, you can transfer the chocolate mixture to a different bowl and use the same bowl to beat the cream cheese, without cleaning in-between.
- Fold the cream cheese mixture into the chocolate whipped cream mixture and mix until completely combined.
- Spoon the mixture into a piping bag (if you like) and pipe it into the cups. Or divide it evenly among your cups and spoon it in.
- Top with fresh fruit or more cookie crumbs, then cover and chill for at least an hour before serving.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 2
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: cheesecake, no-bake, no-bake cheesecake, dessert, no-bake dessert, cream cheese, chocolate, chocolate cheesecake
How long can they last?? I am sure they will be gobbled up but if I have a busy weekend ahead and want to prep a few days ahead I mean!
If covered with plastic wrap, at least 2-3 days.
HELLO GOOD DAY TO YOU ROSE,,, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE.. I REALLY LOVE THIS.. AND THANK YOU ALSO FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL CAKE WITH MY NAME ON IT,,, ACTUALLY IM NOT USED TO REPLYING MESSAGES BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT... ANYWAY I HOPE GOD WILL BLESS YOU AND HEAL YOU IN WHATEVER PAIN YOUR SUFFERING NOW... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
Can the powdered sugar be substituted with regular sugar or raw sugar? I am not a huge fan of anything too sweet, so gay I am inquiring before I make these.
I don't think the texture would be right using regular sugar.
Can you make this as one 8” cheesecake?
I would think so...just layer in your larger dish like you would the cups, and refrigerate for it to set up to slice.
Can these be frozen and then brought up to temp the day of serving? I'm thinking of making these on a Thursday night to be served Sunday afternoon.
I haven't frozen them before but if you try, I'd recommend thawing them in the fridge overnight.
Hi I noticed your regular recipe uses regular sugar and this one uses powdered sugar. Why is that?
Is the 2 cups of whipping cream correct? And if so does it make more than 6 servings? The non chocolate version only uses 1 cup or whipping cream and says it makes 6 servings as well. I'm hoping to use both the recipes this weekend for a ladies Christmas event.
It is correct - I'm sorry I missed this comment before!
The white cheesecake ones call for REGULAR sugar while the chocolate cheesecake ones call for powered sugar. Is this CORRECT?
Yes, that's correct!
oh these look so good!!! and really easy to make too!
This recipe looks SCRUMPTIOUS, Rose!
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They look so elegant and perfect for parties! Thanks a bunch for sharing at Fiesta Friday party! I hope to see you next week.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Thanks for sharing at our What's for Dinner party! Hope your week has been great - come back again this Sunday for the new party too!