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Welcome to my recipe article for a delectable treat: Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes. Hello there, I’m your barista, and I’m excited to share this cheesecake recipe with you. Cheesecakes are famous for being luxurious desserts enjoyed by millions worldwide. The Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes are a delightful combination of rich chocolate and espresso flavors that will instantly elevate your mood. This recipe has been tried and tested several times, so I guarantee that you’ll enjoy every bite of it.

I am always on the lookout for innovative yet tasty recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth, and the Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes are one of my favorites. It’s a perfect dessert for both coffee and chocolate lovers. The recipe is easy to follow, and all ingredients are readily available in most supermarkets or local stores.

So, whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just craving something sweet, this recipe is perfect for you. Believe me; your taste buds will thank you for preparing these little pieces of heaven in a cupcake that are Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes. Get ready to step into dessert paradise as we embark on this baking journey together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes
Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes

Are you a fan of cheesecakes, cupcakes, or coffee? If so, you’re in luck because this recipe has all three! The Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes recipe will surely be your new favorite dessert.

Not only is it delicious, but it’s also easy to make. The combination of chocolate cookie crumbs and margarine creates the perfect crust for these mini mocha cheesecakes. The cheesecake filling is made with cream cheese, sour cream, and espresso mocha to give it that perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness.

These bite-sized babycakes are perfect for any occasion – whether you want to impress your friends at a dinner party or bring them to a picnic in the park. They’re even great as individual desserts for Thanksgiving or holiday parties.

What’s more, this recipe can be easily adapted to meet different dietary needs. You can make it vegan by using vegan cream cheese and skipping the eggs, or sugar-free by using a substitute sweetener. The possibilities are endless!

So why not give this Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes recipe a try? You won’t regret it! Its decadent flavor is sure to please any crowd and leave them begging for more.

Ingredient List

 A sinfully delicious cheesecake with a mocha twist!
A sinfully delicious cheesecake with a mocha twist!

Ingredients for Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes Recipe:

  • Chocolate Cookie Crust

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate cookie crumb

  • ½ cup margarine, melted

  • Mocha Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 cups cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ½ cups granulated white sugar
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp espresso or instant coffee powder, dissolved in a bit of hot water (optional)

  • Chocolate Mocha Topping

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • OR use whipped cream or chocolate ganache


The crust ingredients are the base for the cheesecake bottom. I like to use crushed Oreo cookies or any other type of chocolate cookie crumbs for this recipe. The recipe makes about six mini cheesecakes or one whole cake that serves eight to ten people. You can adjust the amount of ingredients depending on whether you want to make more or less mini cheesecakes. The cheesecake’s taste can go up a notch by adding some espresso powder, but it is not necessary.

The Recipe How-To

 Creamy, chocolaty, and irresistible: these Mini Mocha Cheesecakes are a true delight.
Creamy, chocolaty, and irresistible: these Mini Mocha Cheesecakes are a true delight.

Alright, we made it to the most important part, the recipe how-to! Although the ingredients may seem a bit overwhelming, making these Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes is actually pretty simple. Follow these step-by-step instructions and you’ll be on your way to enjoying a deliciously creamy cheesecake dessert.


  • 1 ½ cups (340g) chocolate cookie crumbs (I recommend Oreos)
  • ½ cup (113g) melted butter
  • 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups (285g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (115g) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (120mL) freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Mix your chocolate cookie crumbs with melted butter until well combined.
  3. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cups and evenly distribute the mixture among them.
  4. Press down each cookie crumb mixture with a spoon or with fingers, making sure it’s evenly distributed on the bottom of each muffin cup.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Add eggs one at a time, beating each addition just until blended.
  7. Stir in sour cream, coffee or espresso, vanilla extract, salt, and flour until well combined.
  8. Stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Scoop the mixture into the cookie crusts you prepared earlier until about three-quarters full.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until set.
  11. Once done, remove and let it cool before serving.

Enjoy your homemade Mocha Babycakes Cheesecake dessert!

Substitutions and Variations

 Bite-sized treats that will leave you begging for more.
Bite-sized treats that will leave you begging for more.

If you’re looking to switch things up in this recipe, there are a few substitutions and variations you can make. Here are some ideas:

– Vegan cheesecake: If you want to make this recipe vegan-friendly, you can substitute the cream cheese and sour cream with vegan alternatives. For example, use tofu cream cheese and soy-based sour cream. You can also switch out the butter for a vegan margarine.

– No-bake option: If you don’t feel like using an oven, you can opt for a no-bake version of this recipe. Simply mix all of the ingredients together and chill in the fridge until set. You can also use a mini cheesecake pan instead of cake pops.

– Sugar-free option: For those who are watching their sugar intake, you can use a sugar-free chocolate cookie crumb or substitute it altogether with almond flour or coconut flakes. You can also use honey instead of sugar as a sweetener, just be sure to have the right proportion.

– Coffee cheesecake cupcakes: Want to switch things up? Instead of making cake pops, try making mini mocha cheesecakes in cupcake liners. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top and sprinkle with chocolate chips for a delicious coffee-house inspired dessert!

– Blueberry cheesecake: If you love blueberries, you can add 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries or blueberry jam to the batter before baking. This will give your babycakes cheesecakes recipe an extra fruity twist!

These substitutions and variations are easy ways to tailor this recipe to your preferred taste or dietary requirement without compromising the unique taste of Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes Recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for coffee lovers who love their caffeine fix and their sweets.
Perfect for coffee lovers who love their caffeine fix and their sweets.

Now that your mini mocha babycakes cheesecakes are baked to perfection and have cooled down, it’s time to serve them up! These little treats make a great addition to any party or gathering, but also work well as a special treat for yourself. Serve them as an after-dinner dessert, or enjoy one with a cup of coffee for a midday pick-me-up.

As for pairing these little cheesecakes, there are a few options to consider. If you’re a fan of strong coffee flavors, consider pairing them with a freshly brewed espresso or black coffee. The bold and robust flavor will complement the rich smoothness of the cheesecake.

If you prefer something sweeter, try serving these treats with a glass of chocolate milk – the perfect complement to the mocha and chocolate flavors in the cheesecake. Alternatively, you can top them off with some whipped cream, chocolate chips or even fresh fruit like sliced strawberries or blueberries.

Another great pairing is with tea. The mildness of tea can help bring out the subtle flavor notes in these minis that may not be found when paired with coffees. So take your time enjoying the soft flavor of tea while reaching for another minis.

Overall, these mini mocha babycakes cheesecakes are versatile enough that they pair well with almost anything. Experiment and find what works best for you.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect dessert to impress your guests at your next dinner party or potluck.
The perfect dessert to impress your guests at your next dinner party or potluck.

One of the best things about this mocha babycakes cheesecakes recipe is that it is easy to make ahead and store for later. After baking, let the cheesecakes cool down to room temperature, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.

When you’re ready to serve, simply remove the cheesecakes from the refrigerator about 15-20 minutes before serving so they can come back to their soft texture. If you prefer them heated, place them in the oven at 325°F (165°C) for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can microwave one or two cheesecakes at a time on high for 10-15 seconds, depending on your preference.

Make sure not to freeze these babycakes cheesecakes, as freezing will compromise their creamy texture and cause them to lose flavor.

On the other hand, if you have any leftovers after serving, be sure to wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. When reheating them, unwrap each piece from its plastic wrap and place it on a baking sheet. Preheat your oven at 350°F (175°C) and heat them for about 5-7 minutes.

By following these instructions, you can enjoy these delectable mini mocha cheesecakes anytime without sacrificing any flavor or texture.

Tips for Perfect Results

 An indulgent and easy dessert recipe that looks as good as it tastes.
An indulgent and easy dessert recipe that looks as good as it tastes.

If you want to ensure the perfect result of your Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes, here are some tips and tricks that I recommend:

Firstly, make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature before cooking. This includes your cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs. Bringing these ingredients to room temperature will ensure that they mix together properly and create a smooth batter without any lumps or bumps.

Secondly, when making this recipe or any other recipe that involves baking, measure all your ingredients accurately. Using too much or too little of an ingredient can affect the texture and taste of your final product.

Thirdly, it is essential not to overmix the batter. Overmixing can cause the cheesecake to crack while baking or become dense in texture. Make sure to mix just until all the ingredients are combined.

Fourthly, if you prefer a crustless version, you can skip using chocolate cookie crumbs in the base.

Fifthly, if you want to elevate this recipe’s flavor profile a notch higher, use espresso mocha instead of regular coffee. It gives an extra kick of caffeine and bolsters its coffee flavor notes.

Moreover, baking time is also crucial for achieving perfect results. You want to bake your cheesecakes until they are set on the edges but still slightly jiggly in the center. It takes about 20-25 minutes in total in a standard-sized muffin tin at 325°F.

Finally, once they’re done baking, allow them to cool completely before serving or storing them. Due to their miniature size, they tend to dry out quickly if left exposed for longer. You can store these Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes in the fridge for up to three days in an airtight container.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll have luscious Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes with no cracks and even better flavor.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes recipe is a delectable treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and coffee cravings all in one. With its rich chocolatey flavor and creamy cheesecake texture, it’s no wonder why this recipe is a fan-favorite among coffee and dessert lovers alike.

Thanks to its versatile ingredients, you can easily customize the recipe to your liking by adding your favorite toppings or substituting certain ingredients. Plus, with its unique presentation as mini cheesecakes or cake pops, it’s perfect for parties or just as an individual treat.

Overall, this recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves coffee-flavored desserts or just wants to indulge in something sweet and satisfying. So go ahead, grab some cream cheese, cookie crumbs, and espresso powder and get baking! Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes

Mocha Babycakes Cheesecakes Recipe

you will need 4 3" cans for this recipe....
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 790.6 kcal



  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup chocolate cookie crumb


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup melted semisweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup strong coffee
  • 1 tablespoon maria your favorite liqueur


  • Spead bottom and sides of can with margarine and press crumbs in firmly.chill while making batter.
  • Beat cream cheese till smooth, add sour cream and egg, mix well.blend in melted chocolate and remaining ingredients.batter may stiffen as chocolate cools --
  • Pour equal portions into each can -- and bake at 325* for 25-30 minutes -- or center is jiggly and edges are semi-set.DO NOT OVERBAKE.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 1 hour.
  • Run smooth knife around inside of can and invert onto saucer.invert onto serving plate, crumb side down --
  • Chill 1 hour before serving.Top with Mocha Syrup.
  • 1 tbls instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbls boiling water, add to 1 cup chocolate syrup.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 207gCalories: 790.6kcalCarbohydrates: 45.2gProtein: 13.9gFat: 68.8gSaturated Fat: 35.4gCholesterol: 161.3mgSodium: 527.6mgFiber: 5.5gSugar: 0.5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cheesecake, Dessert
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