Indulge in a homemade mini Kahlua cheesecake recipe that is a fusion of chocolate, Kahlua, and a crunchy chocolate crust. Perfect easy treat!
Bite Size Bliss – Mini Kahlua Cheesecakes
Looking for a dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth?
This Mini Kahlua Cheesecake recipe combines the rich flavors of chocolate, Kahlua, and a crunchy chocolate crust, this dessert is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion.
Our family has been making this recipe for years.
And just like our Raspberry Cheesecake, it never fails to be the hit of the party.
The mini cheesecakes feature a chocolate cookie crust, a creamy chocolate cheesecake filling that will melt in your mouth, and infused with Kahlua, a coffee liqueur.
The best part? They’re incredibly easy to make!
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply treating yourself, these Mini Kahlua Cheesecakes are sure to delight.
So go ahead, indulge today!
This Recipe Is…
- Rich Flavor: Coffee liqueur adds a deep, rich coffee flavor to the cheesecakes, enhancing their taste.
- Decadence: The combination of creamy cheesecake and the boldness of Kahlua creates a luxurious, indulgent dessert experience.
- Balances Sweetness: Khalua adds a subtle bitterness that balances out the sweetness of the cheesecake filling and crust.
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Makes 12 mini cheesecakes
Prep 20 minutes
Bake time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Chocolate graham cracker crumbs
- Unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
- Muffin/cupcake pan
- White cupcake liners
Kahlua Cheesecake ingredients
- Semi-sweet chocolate
- Cream cheese softened
- Large egg
- Pure vanilla extract
- Heavy whipping cream
- Powdered sugar
- Instant espresso
- Large piping bag with a star tip
For exact measurements, please see the printable recipe card below.
How to Make Mini Kahlua Cheesecake
To satisfy your cravings for a heavenly dessert, try making these delicious homemade mini Kahlua cheesecakes.
With their chocolate cookie crust, creamy cheesecake filling, and irresistible Kahlua flavor, they are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating these delightful treats:
- Prepare the crust: Combine chocolate cookie crumbs with melted butter in a bowl. Press the mixture into the bottom of mini cheesecake pans or cupcake liners. Using a flat-bottomed cup, gently press down to make an even crust layer. Bake the crust in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
- Make the filling: Using a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until combined and smooth. Beat in the egg until combined. Mix in the pure vanilla extract, melted chocolate, and the Kahlua until combined.
- Pour the filling: Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cheesecake batter into the cupcake liners. Gently tap the pan onto the counter to release any ‘bubbles’ in the batter.
- Bake the cheesecakes: Reduce the oven temp to 250 degrees. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the center doesn’t jiggle.
- Cool and refrigerate: Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before removing and placing on a smaller cookie sheet and place in the fridge overnight.
- Make the Whipped Cream: Using a small bowl beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
- Garnish and serve: Scoop into the piping bag. Pipe dollops of whipped cream onto the top of the cheesecakes. Using a duster, sprinkle a dusting of the espresso powder over the cheesecakes.
- Serve and enjoy!
These mini Kahlua cheesecakes are not only delicious, but they are also easy to make.
Their decadent flavors and creamy texture make them the perfect dessert for any occasion.
Impress your friends and family with this homemade treat.
Tips for Perfect Mini Kahlua Cheesecake
To ensure that your mini Kahlua cheesecake comes out perfectly every time, follow these helpful tips:
1. Use quality ingredients: When making any dessert, the quality of the ingredients can make a significant difference in the final result. Opt for high-quality cream cheese, fresh eggs, and premium chocolate for the best flavor and texture.
2. Let the ingredients come to room temperature: Before starting the recipe, make sure that the cream cheese, eggs, and other ingredients are at room temperature. This allows for smoother mixing and helps create a creamy and evenly baked cheesecake.
3. Be mindful of the baking time: Mini cheesecakes bake faster than regular-sized ones, so keep a close eye on them while they’re in the oven. Over baking can result in a dry texture, so start checking for doneness around the recommended baking time and remove them as soon as the centers are set with a slight jiggle.
4. Chill before serving: After baking, allow the mini Kahlua cheesecakes to cool at room temperature for an hour before transferring them to the refrigerator. Chilling them for a few hours or overnight helps the flavors meld together and the cheesecakes to set properly.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to create delicious mini Kahlua cheesecakes with a rich chocolate flavor, a hint of Kahlua, and a perfectly creamy texture.
Enjoy these decadent treats at your next gathering or as a delightful indulgence for yourself!
- 1 ½ C chocolate graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ¼ C unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
- 1 muffin/cupcake pan
- 12 white cupcake liners
Kahlua Cheesecake ingredients
- 2 oz semi sweet chocolate
- 12 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ C sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ C Kahlua
- 1 C heavy whipping cream
- ¼ C powdered sugar
- ¼ C instant espresso
- 1 large piping bag with star tip
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the cupcake pan with white cupcake liners.
- Using a large bowl, whisk together the chocolate graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
- Gently mix in the melted butter until a sandlike mixture forms.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon into each cupcake liner.
- Using a flat-bottomed cup, gently press down to make an even crust layer.
- Bake the crust in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool completely.
- Reduce the oven temp to 250 degrees.
- Using a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until combined and smooth.
- Beat in the egg until combined.
- Beat in the pure vanilla extract and the Kahlua until combined.
- Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cheesecake batter into the cupcake liners.
- Gently tap the pan onto the counter to release any ‘bubbles’ in the batter.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the center doesn’t jiggle.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before removing and placing on a smaller cookie sheet and place in the fridge overnight.
- Using a small bowl beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
- Scoop into the piping bag.
- Pipe dollops of whipped cream onto the top of the cheesecakes.
- Using a duster, sprinkle a dusting of the espresso powder over the cheesecakes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 447Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 82mgSodium 350mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 1gSugar 29gProtein 6g
In conclusion, this Mini Kahlua Cheesecake recipe is a must-try for any dessert lover.
With its rich flavors, decadent texture, and ease of preparation, it’s a no-brainer addition to any menu.
Whether you’re a fan of coffee or just love indulging in delicious desserts, these cheesecakes are sure to satisfy your cravings.
And while you’re at it, why not experiment with different liqueurs and toppings to create your own unique variations?
The possibilities are endless with this recipe.
But before you rush off to the kitchen, tell us in the comments below: what is your all-time favorite cheesecake flavor?
We can’t wait to hear from you!
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