Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

Ever since I saw Lori’s Chocolate Cheesecake Cake, I have been dreaming of making something that could satisfy my desire to lock myself in a room with the cake and a fork.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

And while the last thing I need is an entire cake on my hands (oh wait, I do have an entire cake in my freezer… er…), cupcakes just seem so innocent.  Individual portions, easy to share with friends, harder to eat all at once since you have to unwrap each one… you get the drift.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

Well, unfortunately, or fortunately, these cupcakes are anything but innocent.  Light chocolate cake, creamy and mousse-like chocolate cheesecake and a hard chocolate glaze, well, you get my drift.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

So if you want to find a husband, get laid be the husband of the year, or turn your children into perfect angels, you might want to make a batch of these not-so-innocent cupcakes.


Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:
Cake Layer:
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 x-large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups water
Cheesecake Layer:
1 8-ounce packages light cream cheese softened at room temperature
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 x-large egg
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Glaze:
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350 and line 24-cupcake tins with foil or paper cupcake liners
Prepare cake layer; microwave choc and butter in a bowl in 30-second increments stirring in-between until butter and chocolate are completely melted
Stir sugar into melted choc mixture until well blended; beat in eggs one at a time with a whisk
Beat in vanilla
Add 1/2 cup of flour, baking soda and salt and mix well
Add remaining flour alternating with water (starting and ending with flour) stirring in-between each addition just until smooth
Pour into prepared tins, ~2 tablespoons of batter per cup, and bake ~5 minutes or until cake layer is set but still wet
Reduce oven temperature to 325 and prepare cheesecake filling; beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light, creamy and lumps are gone (about 5 minutes)
Add granulated sugar and combine on medium-high speed well until light and creamy
Beat in egg, on medium speed
Stir in flour
Add vanilla extract and salt and beat until mixture is thick and creamy
Melt chocolate chips and remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave using the same method as above with 30-second increments; mixture will get very thick
Add chocolate to the cheesecake filling and combine thoroughly
Pour chocolate batter over cake layer and bake for 6-8 minutes or until cheesecake is set
Once cupcakes are cool, prepare glaze; combine chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup in a small pot over low-medium heat and stir constantly until mixture is completely melted
Stir in vanilla and remove from heat; pour glaze over pie
Chill cupcakes in fridge for at least 2 hours and until ready to serve; they will keep in the fridge for a few days

Inspired by Recipe Girl, cake layer from Baker’s, glaze from All Recipes

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

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67 Responses to “Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes”

  1. Alida February 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    These are adorable! Cheesecake cupcakes are so fun…make them triple chocolate, and I’m in love. :)

  2. Choc Chip Uru February 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    These look simply amazing – I just finished off a three layer brownie cheesecake made recently but could totally make and devour these right now!
    Another stunning recipe :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Healthiest Sugarless Muesli Bars

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

      Yum, a 3-layer brownie cheesecake sounds amazing!

  3. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    They look wonderful and adorable. Love the heart wrappers…too cute!

  4. Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    These are beautiful!!! Perfect VDay treat :D

  5. Victoria (District Chocoholic) February 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Aw, the heart on the bottom is super cute.

  6. Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy February 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    I love the little heart on the bottom. I will be your valentine if you send me one :)

  7. myfudo February 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    Awesome combination! The chocolate glaze tops it all. You can always have room for sweet choco treats during Valentine’s, can’t you? Let’s triple the dose! I am definitely making this!

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

      I completely agree! Let me know if you try them:-)

  8. Anna @ hiddenponies February 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Mmmmm, these look dangerous!

  9. Bertie's Bakery February 13, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    These look fantastic… and dangerous all at the same time!

  10. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 13, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    Yum! I love a good cheesecake. I especially love that these are portion controlled…I have a tendency to slice a whole cheesecake just a little to big. ;-) Mmm!

  11. thelittleloaf February 13, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    These look totally dangerous – I could see myself happily munching my way through at least five! Boyfriend would be lucky if he got a look in ;-)

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

      Haha we are too alike!

  12. Joanne February 13, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    I had to laugh at your get laid cross-out. Note to boy who I am going out with tomorrow – you will NOT get laid no matter what. Even if you make these cupcakes.

    Lauren..if you made me these. That’s a whole other story. :P

    • KeepItSweet February 13, 2012 at 8:35 am #

      Hahaha! And it is only semi-awkward now that my old boss subscribes to the blog, no biggie.

  13. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) February 13, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    I could say that cheesecake is my one weakness, but that’d be a lie. However, cheesecake is my BIGGEST weakness. Especially when combined with chocolate. I’m dying for one of these! I’ll use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to eat something so decadent and amazing! :)

  14. Kristina February 13, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Adorable cupcakes!! I awarded you something cute on my blog :) I am in love with all of your recipes and wanted to share some love with you and your blog!! Thanks for all of the yummy posts!

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      Thank you so much, Katrina!!

  15. Cassie February 13, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    These are gorgeous. We love cheesecake and I adore the miniature version!

  16. Kim - Liv Life February 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I adore the little heart on the bottom! Liv would so love that. And the cheesecake in the middle? Irresistible!!! Nicely done!

  17. Liz February 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    These look FABULOUS!!! Love that they are mini-cheesecakes…I seem to need portion control these days.

  18. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Wow, Lauren! These look so delicious and decadent – perfect for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing your yummy, creative recipe. I’ll have to give it a shot sometime soon!

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      Thank you so much, Georgia!

  19. Nicole February 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    There’s a lot of love in those little cupcakes!

  20. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray February 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Mmm, these definitely say Valentine’s to me!! :)

  21. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts February 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    So full of chocolatey goodness! Perfect to get what you want on V Day!

  22. Krissy's Creations February 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Not-so-innocent is right! Beautiful pictures!

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

      Thank you, Krissy!

  23. kyleen February 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    These triple chocolate cheesecake cupcakes look sinfully good! I love mini things.

  24. Diane {Created by Diane} February 14, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    they look delicious and I love the hearts on the bottoms!

  25. Noah Berkowitz February 14, 2012 at 1:08 am #

    U mm… Yummy!!! I think your cake is going to be a great idea to serve for my special someone tonight, thanks for giving a brilliant suggestion!

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

      Thanks, Noah! Hope you got a chance to make the,:-)

  26. Let Me Eat Cake February 14, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    love that these are cute and individual and love that the cheesecake is chocolate! decadent little cups of heaven :)

  27. Daisy@Nevertoosweet February 14, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    These are perfect :) Yum! How can it get better than this ~ Triple Chocolate cheesecake cupcakes ~ WOO HOO!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  28. Sandra February 14, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    You go girl, Congratulations!!!

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

      Thank you, Sandra!

  29. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray February 14, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    These look SO yummy! WOW!

  30. Matt @ RecipeLion February 14, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    This looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: http://bit.ly/wJSl1h

  31. Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) February 14, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    What adorable and tempting cupcakes! Happy V-day!

  32. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite February 14, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    ah how adorable! I have really been obsessed with cheesecake lately, not sure why! I love your sweet cupcake liners too! Happy V-Day!

  33. Ann February 14, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    What can I say, but WOW! Those little show stoppers have it all!

  34. Rosendo February 14, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Tienes un blog fascinante! Estoy aprendiendo mucho con tus recetas!

  35. alyce culinary thymes February 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    OMG sounds yummy!

  36. Val February 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Triple Chocolate – Love!!!

  37. Erin February 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Uninnocent desserts are the way to be!

  38. Dara February 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Triple chocolate? Yes please! Congrats on Top 9.

  39. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods February 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    WOW. That looks INTENSE!

  40. Kiri W. February 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    Oh YUMM! How delectable!! Well deserved Top 9!

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Thanks, Kiri!

  41. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen February 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    So perfect for Valentines Day! Congrats on the top 9…these cupcakes look insanely delicious! :)

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

      Thank you, Christina!

  42. Smitten By Food February 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    These are sooooo cute and adorable. Great size to munch on =)

  43. RisaG February 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    such adorable little individual cheesecakes. Great idea. One is the perfect portion. I did a similar thing with leftover Peanut Butter Cup Bars mixture – I made 9 small versions for myself. I made one huge one for my husband in a heart-shaped cake pan and 9 tiny ones for me. I need the portion control.

    Good job.

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

      Oh, your creation sounds wonderful! Thanks for the nice note, Risa!

  44. Baking Serendipity February 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    Adorable! Individual sized desserts are always trouble in my house.

  45. Tina Culbertson February 15, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Thank you for the very nice comment you left me at my site about the goat shaped crackers. I’m glad you did because now I found your blog – wow, amazing looking muffins! I am a huge fan of chocolate.
    Have a great day :-)

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

      Yay! Thanks, Tina!

  46. April February 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    These are adorable! and they look sinful too. Congrats on the Top 9, well deserved!

    • KeepItSweet February 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

      Thanks, April!

  47. Aimee @ ShugarySweets February 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Love these, yummers!

  48. Reem | Simply Reem February 16, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    These are just so cute and adorable….
    Cheesecake, cupcake and triple chocolate…. Heaven.

  49. Laurie {Simply Scratch} February 16, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Did somebody say chocolate!? YUM!!

  50. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family February 16, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    I love the strike through. These are indeed some delicious looking cupcakes.

    I agree you can control your portions better when you have to “Work” to get the food.