This decadent Chocolate Mousse Mini Cheesecake recipe is the perfect way treat for indulging in chocolate, but still managing your portions! Topped with festive chocolate-dipped berries, this cake is as beautiful as it is delicious!
I’m a big one-bowl, no mess, no bake, from-a-mix kinda gal for most events. I’m not too proud to whip up a boxed cake with store-bought frosting for certain celebrations. It makes my life easier, plus sometimes that stuff is delicious. I mean, I might be in my thirties, but give me all the Funfetti®. However, there are some days that call for bringing out the big guns like springform pans, double-boilers, water-baths, a few more bowls, plus a little time and love. One such occasion is Mother’s Day.
Making a cheesecake can be daunting if you haven’t made one before. Making one for someone special, like the mom in your life, is a perfect reason to take the leap. I tried making this Chocolate Mousse Mini Cheesecake recipe last year and had so much success with it that it has become my staple recipe. The ingredients and process are relatively simple. I found that by reading the instructions well, going slowly, and being careful to not over-mix, you can make the most beautiful and delicious cheesecake that will make mom’s day. To make it extra special and decadent, I topped this one off with a fluffy, rich chocolate mousse plus dark chocolate-dipped berries.
Chocolate Mousse Mini Cheesecake Recipe
This Chocolate Mousse Mini Cheesecake recipe is the kind of dessert that is a showstopper and will make any of the moms in your life feel like a queen!
Ingredients Instructions Notes Home Chef Tip: A big part of making a successful cheesecake is to not over-mix the batter. This causes too much air to get into the batter which can lead to cracking when it is baked. The creaming process incorporates air into the cheesecake, so it's important that it is creamed well to give the cheesecake a light and fluffy texture, but don't over-beat the batter once adding the eggs.
Home Chef Tip: A big part of making a successful cheesecake is to not over-mix the batter. This causes too much air to get into the batter which can lead to cracking when it is baked. The creaming process incorporates air into the cheesecake, so it's important that it is creamed well to give the cheesecake a light and fluffy texture, but don't over-beat the batter once adding the eggs.
Isn’t it gorgeous? You don’t need too much of this beauty to feel completely spoiled, so the 6-inch size is perfect and so fun to present to mom. Plus, if you have two 6-inch springform pans around, it is a great recipe to double for a bigger group. Top with different toppings so that guests have a variety to choose from.
There is so much to love about every part of this Chocolate Mousse Mini Cheesecake recipe. From the rich and creamy filling, to the fluffy mousse, and the sweet dark chocolate-dipped berries. Plus it makes the most stunning presentation that is nearly fool proof. Just top the cheesecake with a pillow of frosting, pile on the berries, and go make mom’s day!
What are you making for mom on Mother’s Day? I’d love to hear your ideas!
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