No Bake Spicy Chocolate Cheesecake Cups Recipe: Heaven In A Bite

This recipe for no bake spicy chocolate cheesecake cups is an offshoot of my recent adrenaline rush to spend time in the kitchen. During the weekend I made tuna spring rolls (finely chopped onion, garlic, carrot, bell pepper, raisin, canned tuna, soy sauce, salt and pepper) and earlier today, some mashed potatoes – really yummy!

The cheesecake recipe is really basic. The twist is the use of spicy chocolate. I made this one by melting some chili dark chocolate I got from a food fair, but if you can’t find some, just use regular dark chocolate and sprinkle some chili powder or cayenne to taste. If you are brave, then try Β hot sauce and see how it works.Β The cheesecake will not be entirely spicy but you will get a warm sensation at the back of your mouth with each bite, which is pretty interesting. πŸ™‚

Anyone who loves cheesecake can make this at home – no more paying ridiculous prices at coffee shops.Β I made these spicy chocolate cheesecake cups yesterday and instead of putting the cheesecake on the usual springform pan, I decided to change things up a bit by making individual portions on baking cups. They turned out really cute, not to mention tasty, light, and indulgent! πŸ˜€Β Try it yourself when you find the free time. You’d be very glad you did.

No Bake Spicy Chocolate Cheesecake Cups Recipe

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cup crushed graham
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • handful of chopped cashews
  • 12-20 pcs 2 oz baking cups

Filling:

  • 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp unflavored gelatin
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup chilled all purpose cream
  • 40 g chili dark chocolate, melted

1. Prepare the crust. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Place 1 Tbsp Β of the mixture on each baking cup and press in place using your fingers. Chill.

2. Beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve the gelatin on the milk over low heat and add to the cream cheese mixture while still hot.

3. In a separate bowl, whip all purpose cream to stiff peaks and fold into the cream cheese mixture. Melt the chili dark chocolate for 10-20 seconds on the microwave and fold to the cream cheese mixture as well.

4. Take out the crumb line baking cups and place 2-3 Tbsp of the cream cheese mixture on each. Chill. Serve with your choice of topping: chocolate syrup, nuts, berries in syrup, whatever you fancy. Dig in!

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22 thoughts on “No Bake Spicy Chocolate Cheesecake Cups Recipe: Heaven In A Bite

    • i find that heat with chocolate adds an interesting sensation at the end of every bite – really nice! yes, your winning truffles, this was for the church bake sale right? i haven’t made truffles yet. they scare me!

  1. tuna spring rolls? mashed potatoes and this dessert?
    wow! ….i wish tina and i have more time to bond in the kitchen.
    we’re usually dead tired after work (lame excuse to cook often).

    haven’t tasted chili chocolate yet then you’re done sampling this so called, heaven in a bite. life is indeed unfair, hahaha! πŸ˜›

    • other people do yoga, i bake for zen. when i’m stressed from work or whatever, i spend time baking and the dark clouds lift. maybe you just need to make more effort and who knows, maybe you’d have tons of fun with your wife in the kitchen – have gab around too! chili chocolate is simply dark chocolate with chili on it, sometimes cayenne too. what’s nice about it is it leaves a warm sensation at the back of your throat, which is primarily sexy. :mrgreen:

    • it adds an interesting dimension to the usual cheesecake, which is really nice. it’s fun to change things up even a little bit sometimes, don’t you think so too?

  2. i also have a recipe for cheesecake! apir! bt i haven’t tried mixing in chocolate.

    by the way, what’s “1 tsp comma,pm”?

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