LOVE is in the air. Can you feel it too?!?
Just look at this beautiful and crazy-delicious cheesecake heart, and tell me.
Can you feel the butterflies in your stomach, and the leap in your heart at the sight of it? How about that tingly feeling on the tip of your tongue, and the innermost desire to lick the whipped cream right off the top, and take a big bite. To taste and savor the luscious creamy center, the chocolate crust, and the sweet and juicy strawberry. All in one amazing bite.
This cupid-inspired dessert has all you love about cheesecake. The buttery and crumbly crust. Sweet but not too sweet, with a touch of chocolate flavor. The rich, velvety, light but perfectly dense creamy middle.
And when you add whipped cream on top, you know you are in for a treat. I guess anything (or most things) taste better covered in whipped cream.
For the crust, you can use your favorite cheesecake crust. You can use regular graham cracker, or chocolate flavor. You can use Oreos (minus the cream filling), vanilla wafers or tea biscuits. You can make it plain or add some cocoa powder to add a little chocolaty flavor to it, like I did.
As usual you need to add melted butter and a little sugar. I know, the cookies are already plenty sweet, but the extra sugar helps to keep the crust together when baking.
I do recommend using silicone molds or a mini cheesecake pan (with individual removable bottoms). If you don’t have either, you should use paper liner to make it easy to remove them from the muffin cups.
Ready to try it out?! Here is my step-by-step, simple recipe.