Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes
Who wants to come to my house for Valentine’s Day? For our first dessert course we will be having Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes with a dollop of hot fudge.

Did you catch that? I said for the first dessert course. Valentine’s Day is all about dessert and chocolate, and homemade pizza.

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes
We’ve been baking up a Valentine’s Day storm in our kitchen – and we’ve been sharing some sneak peeks on our Facebook and Instagram pages, we invite you to join us so you’ll never miss out on this deliciousness.

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes
I almost forgot about the best part of these mini chocolate strawberry cheesecakes..

they are healthier than regular mini cheesecakes! 57% less fat, 61% less saturated fat, and 37% fewer calories than the original recipe.

Which means it’s okay to have two, haha!

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes
Cook time
Total time
Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes
  • 12 foil baking cups (must be foil!)
  • 12 thin chocolate wafer cookies, crushed (2/3 cup) I used Oreos without the filling
  • 12 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 oz bittersweet or semisweet baking chocolate, melted
  • Fat free hot fudge, a dollop per cheesecake
  • Slice of strawberry, one per cheesecake
  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place 12 foil liners in a regular-size muffin pan.
  3. Evenly divide the crushed chocolate cookies between the 12 liners. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press the crumbs into the bottom of each foil cup.
  4. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in cocoa.
  5. Beat in whole egg and egg white until well blended. Stir in the melted chocolate.
  6. Divide this mixture evenly among the foil cups.
  7. Bake for 28-32 minutes. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes.
  8. Store in the refrigerator.
  9. Before serving add a dollop of warmed hot fudge and top with a strawberry slice.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.


    • The First Year Blog says

      Hey Joann, thanks for letting me know where you are coming from! I know so much valentine’s yumminess!

  1. says

    These look amazing and my hubs would love them (since cheesecake and chocolate are his fave.) Pinning! I’d love for you to come link up over at The Makers going on now at Hope to see you there!

    • The First Year Blog says

      I sure who your husband picks a great valentine’s day treat for you too since you found his fav! I am coming over to your site!

    • The First Year Blog says

      Oh, thank you Crystelle for your sweet comment! Sometimes I don’t feel like I know what I am doing though!

  2. says

    Hi Beth, I am really loving this mini strawberry cheesecakes and your blog as well. What great photography skills you have. So glad I found your blog. I was searching for desserts to make for Valentine’s Day and I think this would fit the bill perfectly – lower fat too, winner! Pinned!

  3. says

    Oh my goodness….these look absolutely delicious! I’ve been looking for a dessert to make for a birthday party tomorrow, and I think I have just found a winner! Will definitely be making these & can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. says

    Oh my goodness…I want an invite! These look great, and gorgeous pics. Stopping by from Show Stopper Link Party. Love this. My problem is that mini means not just 2 but 10!

  5. says

    Hi Beth,
    These look so yummy! Wish I could grab one right off my screen! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board and will be featured at this weeks party! I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  6. says

    I would love to come to your house for Valentine’s Day Beth!! If this is the first course, I can’t wait to see what comes next….Yum!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. Have a great week. ;)

  7. says

    wow, these look amazing…and deadly Beth!! Thanks so much for linking up at Creativity Unleashed! Featuring you tomorrow and hope to see you back in the morning for another great party!

  8. says

    If they’re healthier, I think I’d eat three instead of two! They look so good. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  9. says

    These look amazing Beth! I love cheesecake and chocolate ~ great combo.
    Thank you for sharing on DIY Showcase on VMG206 this week.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  10. says

    This recipe looks fantastic!

    You ROCK for linking up this week to Tip Me Tuesday. {high fives}

    Just a heads up, Tip Junkie can help you index your blog more effectively if you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room!

    Simply login and click “add a project” on your profile page to get started. {yep I’ve got your back!}
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