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Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake with a chocolate graham cracker crust

Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Recipe

This Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Recipe is a smooth and creamy dessert on on a buttery chocolate graham cracker crust. Topped with a light chocolate frosting, this will definitely give you the chocolate fix you are craving!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, chocolate mousse
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 8 hours
Servings 8 people
Calories 412 kcal


  • 3/4 cup finely crushed chocolate graham crackers about 5 large graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 bricks 8 ounces each, cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • half a tub white frosting
  • half a tub of chocolate frosting


  1. Place a 9x13 baking pan full of water on the bottom shelf of the oven. Leave the shelf above open for baking the cheesecake. Preheat oven to 325 and grease an 8" springform pan.
  2. Mix together graham crackers and melted butter. Spread into the bottom of prepared pan and press firmly with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate while making the filling.
  3. In a small bowl, add chocolate and butter.
    Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Instructions include melting the chocolate and butter together.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute on 50% power and stir well. Repeat, microwaving in 1 minute increments and stirring after each addition until completely melted and smooth.
  5. Add cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and beat well. Pour in chocolate and beat well.
  6. Add cream, vanilla, sugar, cocoa powder and egg. Beat well, scraping down the sides halfway through.
  7. Pour batter into pan, on top of crust. Smooth. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until there's about a 2" jiggly center.
  8. Remove from oven and cool completely before refrigerating overnight.
  9. Mix frosting together. Place into a piping bag fitted with a tip. Pipe onto the cheesecake. Slice to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.