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Mini Cherry Garcia Cheesecakes

Lip Smackin' Mini Cherry Garcia Cheesecakes Recipe

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Cherry Garcia cheesecakes are not only a pretty addition to your table, but they are tasty too. Who doesn't enjoy the taste of semi-sweet chocolate with maraschino cherries? I know I do. I can even eat them without the cheesecakes.
2.32 from 16 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Chill Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 9 hrs 16 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cheesecakes
Calories 263 kcal


  • 1 large piping bag fitted with star tip



Cheesecake Filling

Whipped Cream Ingredients


Cheesecake Crust

  • Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Crush the cookies into fine crumbles and pour into a bowl
  • Mix together the melted butter and sugar into the crushed cookies
  • Scoop about 1 tbsp of the crust into the cupcake liners
  • Using a flat bottom cup, lightly press the crust into a flat disk

Filling Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Beat in the sour cream, vanilla and salt until combined
  • Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined
  • Fold in the mini chocolate chips and chopped maraschino cherries.
  • Scoop about ¼ C of the cheesecake batter into the cupcake liners.
  • Bake in the oven for 17-21 minutes or until the edges start to turn a light golden brown color and the center is set.
  • Allow to cool completely
  • Please into the fridge to continue cooling overnight

Chocolate Ganache

  • Using a small saucepan, heat up the heavy whipping cream to a slow simmer.
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a medium bowl and pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the ganache into the piping and cut the tip off
  • Drizzle over the cheesecake and allow the ganache to harden in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Whipped Cream

  • Using a large bowl and hand mixer, beat together all ingredients until stiff with peaks.
  • Pipe dollops of the whipped cream onto the top of the cheesecakes.
  • Top with mini chocolate chips and a maraschino cherry.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1mini-cheesecakCalories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 459IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherry garcia, mini-cheesecakes, valentine dessert
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