Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes
Servings: 6 Yield: mini cakes Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins Microwave 2 1/2 minutes

Ingredients

Crust
  • 18 Nabisco Famous chocolate wafers, finely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Cheesecakes
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Make It

Crust

1. Combine crushed wafers and butter in a bowl. Set aside.

Cheesecakes

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees . Line 6 indents of a jumbo muffin tin with jumbo muffin liners.

3. Microwave chocolate 1 minute. Stir until smooth, microwaving more if there are lumps. Set aside to cool slightly. Beat egg whites with 2 tsp sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

4. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining 1/3 cup sugar, the sour cream and cornstarch; beat until sugar is almost dissolved, 2 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate, egg yolk and vanilla until smooth and no white streaks remain, scraping sides of bowl. Fold in beaten egg whites. Divide evenly among indents in prepared muffin tin, 1/3 to 1/2 cup batter in each.

5. Top each cheesecake with 3 tbsp of the crumb mixture, patting slightly to adhere. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes, until puffed and set in the center. Remove from oven and cool 30 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

6. Once cheesecakes are cool, remove from pan, invert them and remove liners (some crumbs will fall off). Place on a wire rack set over wax paper.

Topping

7. Stir strawberries and sugar. Let stand to blend flavors. Microwave heavy cream 30 seconds. Pour over chopped chocolate and whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth and shiny. Refrigerate 10 minutes. Spoon over cheesecakes and spread with a small spatula. Top each cake with 1 heaping tbsp of the strawberry mixture and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 339, Fat, total (g): 24, chol. (mg): 73, sat. fat (g): 14, carb. (g): 27, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 170, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.