Quick Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake (20-Minute Italian Dessert)


This easy chocolate mousse cheesecake is so creamy, so melt-in- your mouth treat! You will love it – looks amazing and tastes even more amazing! Plus, is so easy to prepare –anyone can do it! Here is the recipe:

Quick Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

 Servings 12-16

Ingredients:

For the Cookie Crumb Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups Pan di Stelle cookies or Oreo cookies crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅓ cup melted butter

For the Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Mixture:

  • 3 squares dark chocolate, melted (3 ounces dark chocolate in total)
  • Three 8 oz. blocks (1 ½ pounds) cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream

For the Ganache Glaze:

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

 

Instructions:

To make the Cookie Crumb Crust:

  • Grease and line the bottom of a 9 in. springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine the crumbs, melted butter, and sugar well and press the crumbs into the springform Leave aside. Now, make the cheesecake mixture.

To make the Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake mixture:

  • Cream together well, the sugar, melted chocolate, and cream cheese.
  • Put the eggs, one at a time, whipping well after each addition. Add in the vanilla extract. Mix shortly again.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar to form soft peaks. Next, fold into the cheesecake batter.
  • Using a spatula, spread into prepared spring form pan. Bake in a water bath at 300°F/ 150°C/ Gas Mark 2, for around 60 to 75 minutes, or until the cake’s surface no longer looks glossy.
  • Remove from oven. Immediately run a knife around the edge of the pan in order to release the cake and cool entirely in the pan. Then, assemble with chocolate ganache glaze.

To make the Ganache Glaze:

  • Place ¼ cup heavy cream in a saucepan – scald but don’t boil. Next, on low heat, melt the chocolate chips.
  • Apply over cooled cake and decorate with some fresh berries (if desired).

Buon Appetito!


 

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