Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake


Make the day before desired; this cake improves with time. Made in a pressure cooker. If desired, garnish with confectioners' sugar or whipped cream and sliced strawberries.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 15 mins
1 8-inch cheesecake


  • ½ cup chocolate cookie crumbs

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

  • 8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ cups water


  1. Grease an 8-inch springform pan that will fit inside the pressure cooker. Mix the chocolate wafer crumbs and cinnamon together. Sprinkle the crumb mixture on the bottom of springform pan, pressing gently to form the crust.

  2. Melt chocolate and butter together and set aside.

  3. With a food processor or electric mixer, process cream cheese until smooth. Add chocolate mixture, and process until mixture is well-mixed and uniformly colored. Pour in the cream, vanilla extract, sugar, and eggs. Beat well. Sieve cocoa powder over batter, and pulse or mix on low speed until cocoa is thoroughly incorporated. Pour mixture over crumbs in pan. Cover cake with a piece of waxed paper. Wrap the entire pan with aluminum foil.

  4. Add water to pressure cooker. Place pan on the trivet in pressure cooker. Seal the cooker and bring it up to 15 pounds (high) pressure. Reduce the heat to maintain the pressure, and cook 45 to 50 minutes. Remove cooker from heat, and let the pressure drop on its own. Remove cheesecake from cooker, and let cool to room temperature in pan on a wire rack.

  5. Remove cheesecake from pan, and refrigerate for 8 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
35g Fat
33g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 21g 104%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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