Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes!

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Individual and Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes that Everyone Will Love – Gooey Chocolate Chips, Baked Vanilla Cheesecake, with Cream & a Chocolate Drizzle!


For quite a while I have wanted to post a recipe of mini baked cheesecakes, as they always look so delicious and cute. After the success of my No-Bake Lemon Cheesecakes, I knew you guys loved mini cheesecakes like myself. I have tried a few recipes and have always felt a bit ‘meh’ about them, but after a bit of experimentation I think I have found a winner. I wasn’t too sure what flavour to go for, so I thought I would go for something in the middle of every favourite flavour of mine… Vanilla Cheesecakes, with Chocolate Chips!

I know that I preach about No-Bake Cheesecakes, and don’t get me wrong, I adore them… But if the right baked cheesecake comes along, it can really blow your socks off that its baked such as my New York Cheesecake! These little beauties have a biscuit base on the bottom, with a light and creamy vanilla cheesecake. In the cheesecake are some Milk Chocolate Chips, with a pirouette or whipped cream on top, and a drizzle of even more chocolate. I used some Vanilla Bean Extract in my cheesecakes as I find it stronger than normal vanilla extract, and I love the speckles of vanilla throughout.


I use Callebaut chocolate in my bakes, as I like the size of the chocolate chips, and they always seem to bake well. Any chocolate will work though! I often use my favourite bar of chocolate, and chop it in to chocolate chip size pieces – it still works perfectly! You could even use a flavoured chocolate for example, like Terry’s Chocolate Orange and it would be DELICIOUS. But for the basic recipe, I used normal Milk Chocolate.

Even though the recipe seems simple, its perfect. I realise it could be slightly annoying to have to bake the cheesecakes, leave them to cool, and then refrigerate them over night, but its worth it. If you skip any of the stages, the texture really won’t be the same. I piped cream on top as I adore cream with Cheesecake, and the extra drizzle of chocolate is TOTALLY necessary. Like, it wouldn’t be the same without it. I’m kidding, it would be fine, but I love a good chocolate drizzle as you might have noticed… But anyway, I hope you love these as much as I do! Enjoy!


This recipe makes 12 Mini Cheesecakes! 


Biscuit Bases
– 200g Digestives/Graham Crackers
– 100g Butter, Melted

Cheesecake Filling
– 425g Full-Fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
– 115g Caster Sugar
– 2 Medium Eggs
– 1/2tsp Vanilla Bean Extract
– 125g Milk Chocolate

– Whipped Cream
– Chocolate Drizzle



1) Preheat your oven to 170C/150CFan and line a Muffin Tray with 12 Muffin/Cupcake cases.

2) Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb and add the melted butter – pulse a few times until it is combined well. Split between the cupcake cases, and prress down firmly into the bottoms of the cupcake cases that you use.

3) With an electric mixer (I used my KitchenAid) Mix the Philadelphia until smooth, it’ll only take a few seconds! Then, add in the Caster Sugar and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.

4) Beat the eggs in a separate bowl/jug and gradually pour them into the mix whilst still beating the mixture together, making sure each incorporation of egg is mixed in before adding more! Fold through the chocolate chips till throughout the mix.

5) Spoon the mixture across the 12 cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. It’s better to slightly underbake then overbake these, so there should still be a sliiiight wobble in the middle! Leave them to cool in the tin completely, then refrigerate for 4-5 hours, or overnight.

6) To decorate the Cheesecake – Pipe some whipped creamed on and then use any sprinkles you choose, or maybe a drizzle of melted chocolate!


Tips and Ideas

I used Callebaut Chocolate in this mini little cheesecakes as I have oodles of it. I just used Philadelphia Full-Fat Cream Cheese, as I only believe in full fat cream cheese, and I used Double Cream for the whipped cream that I have piped on top!

You could use different chocolates inside this as I mentioned earlier in the post, as this delicious recipe is so versatile!

These will last in an airtight container, in the fridge, for 2-3 days after baking!


Find my other Cheesecake Recipes on my Recipes Page!

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  • Jennie
    July 28, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Hi Jane, I’ve recently made these delicious mini cheesecakes which turned out amazing! I’m making some for my friends baby shower but I’ve ordered ‘ ‘ culpitt Baking Cups to put them in. Will they still set in these or should I just use cupcake cases? Thank you xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      Yes they would set in them – they’d be cute to use if you were going to keep them in them, but I wouldn’t bother if you were planning on removing them xx

    • Jennie
      July 28, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      Aww thank you so much for your reply.. Yes I’m going to keep them in them now I know they’ll set 🥰. Thank you again xx

  • Corrie
    June 19, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Do you use salted or unsalted butter? I have used unsalted as that’s what I had in the fridge.

  • Corrie
    June 19, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    When putting them in the fridge to cool, do I take them out of the tin?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 19, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      I just leave them in the tin as they’re easier to handle when cold!

  • Carl
    June 18, 2020 at 6:47 am

    I’m so confused! Ive made this last night and i never struggle with your recipes but the mixture is so thin! I’m talking pancake batter thin. The choC chips just sink to the bottom of my kitchen aid mixer.

    Please help ha.

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 18, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      It sounds like you’ve over mixed the mixture. Also, some cream cheese can contain more water, especially if using low fat which you shouldn’t! Baked cheesecake mix is thinner than no-bake mix.

  • Emily
    June 8, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Love this recipe!!!
    Is it normal for the cakes to rise and crack a little? I don’t mind as I plan on decorating them with ALOT of cream but just wondering is it normal for this to happen?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 8, 2020 at 7:25 pm

      For these mini cheesecakes I have never experienced that – but sometimes baked cheesecakes in general can crack! Sometimes it’s to do with over mixing, or the oven temp being slightly too high! Usually for a big cheesecake you can prevent this by baking in a Bain Marie, but that’s harder for mini ones like this! x

  • Corrie
    June 7, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for you reply! I have another question… if using a loose base 12 hole sandwich tin, do I need to use cases? If not, do I need to grease the tin?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 8, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      I wouldn’t use the cases as they aren’t built for mini sandwich tins (because of the cupcake shape) – but you could line it with parchment paper instead! x

  • Corrie
    June 7, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Can I use a loose base 12 hole sandwich tin instead of a muffin tin?
    Do you have a recipe for no bake mini cheesecakes?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 7, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      Yes you can! And I have a couple but they’re served in ramekins – more will be on my blog this year though!

  • Paula
    June 5, 2018 at 2:34 am

    These look so good.Can it be changed to a no bake cheesecake?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      This recipe is for a baked cheesecake only as it contains eggs.

  • Safiyah Amir
    August 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    These look sooo delicious! Just wondering did u pipe double cream on top or just use whipped cream out the can? Also what too did you use to pipe? Xxx

    • Safiyah Amir
      August 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Sorry I meant what tip did you use!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      August 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Piped double cream on – and a closed star piping tip.

  • MD
    March 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I made these cheesecakes and they are delicious! They turned out perfect as do all of your recipes. I was just wondering if I could replace the chocolate chips with raspberries instead? Do you think that would work?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 16, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Hiya! I’m sure you could, but I wouldn’t use too many as they’ll produce a lot of water content and they might therefore take longer to bake. Or maybe try freeze dried raspberries? x

  • Ann
    August 25, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    These really are delicious! I was a bit concerned when I put them in the oven as my mixture seemed very watery, but I needn’t have worried, they turned out great. The first baked cheesecake I’ve made that I’ve been happy with ☺️

    • Jane's Patisserie
      August 27, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Ohh that’s amazing Ann, thank you!! ❤️

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