Chocolate Chai Cheesecakes

Chocolate Chai Cheesecakes

By: Jocelyn Brubaker

Three classic flavours blend to form the perfect fall-inspired show-stopping cupcake!

Serves 14


For the Cheesecakes:

  • 12 chocolate cream filled cookies
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 500g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 115g semi-sweet baker’s chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs

For the Chai Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground star anise
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste


  1. Place a large baking tray on the bottom rack of the oven. Fill halfway with water. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place 14 cupcake liners in a muffin tray.
  3. Place the cookies (cream included) in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Mix together the cookie crumbs and butter.
  4. Spoon the crumbs evenly into the cupcake liners. Press the crumbs down firmly. Set aside.
  5. Beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add the sugar and beat again.
  6. Add the sour cream, vanilla, and flour and beat until the mixture is creamy.
  7. Melt the chocolate according to the package directions. Pour into the cream cheese mixture and beat until completely mixed together.
  8. Add the eggs one at a time and gently beat until the mixture is completely mixed. Do not over beat.
  9. Spoon the cheesecake batter evenly into the cupcake liners. Place the pan on the oven rack right above the pan of water. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove and let the cheesecakes cool in the muffin tray for 15 minutes. Remove gently and place on a wire rack to cool for an hour. Refrigerate until completely chilled.
  10. Beat the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, spices, and extracts on high speed until stiff peaks form. Use a piping bag and large open star tip to pipe the cream on the cooled cheesecakes.
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