This Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake is the perfect indulgent treat for any chocolate lover. The creamy cheesecake filling is topped with a light and airy chocolate mousse, creating a decadent dessert that is sure to impress. With a combination of rich chocolate and smooth cream cheese, this dessert is a must-try for any special occasion or celebration.

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Serves: 8


  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust and bake for 40 minutes or until set. Let cool completely.
  5. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in the melted chocolate chips and powdered sugar.
  6. Spread the chocolate mousse over the cooled cheesecake and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 480 || Fat: 32g || Carbohydrates: 41g || Protein: 7g || Fiber: 2g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of creamy cheesecake and light chocolate mousse is a match made in dessert heaven.
  2. The rich chocolate flavor is complemented perfectly by the smooth cream cheese filling.
  3. This recipe is easy to make but looks and tastes like a gourmet dessert from a fancy bakery.
  4. It’s a great make-ahead dessert for entertaining or special occasions.
  5. The texture of the mousse and cheesecake layers creates a delightful contrast that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overbaking the cheesecake, as it can become dry and lose its creamy texture.
  2. Make sure to cool the cheesecake completely before adding the chocolate mousse layer, or it may melt and become messy.
  3. Be careful not to overmix the heavy cream when making the mousse, as it can become stiff and grainy.
  4. Chill the cheesecake in the refrigerator for the full recommended time to allow it to set properly and develop the best flavor.
  5. When slicing the cheesecake, use a sharp knife dipped in hot water for clean, even slices without sticking.

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