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Air Fryer Chocolate Cheesecake (Yummy)

Chocolate cheesecake is one of the most delicious desserts in an air fryer. It’s the perfect choice for a holiday.

You can make this yummy, chocolaty cheesecake using oreo cookie crust. It’s rich in chocolate ganache and served on a cookie base—truly a chocolate paradise.

This delicious recipe yields a 7-inch cheesecake that serves 8 people. It has an extremely delicious blend and an appealing appearance when topped with raspberries, strawberries, or whipping cream.

In this blog, I’ll share an easy recipe for making chocolate cheesecake in your air fryer.

Make A Chocolate Cheesecake In The Air Fryer

I enjoy creating pastries, particularly chocolate desserts.

And now I can whip up this delectable chocolate cheesecake in no time! It takes a fraction of the time to bake because it is cooked in an air fryer.

This chocolate cheesecake is silky and rich. The air fryer has no effect on the flavor or richness of the food, nor does it sink or break on the top.

Ingredients

Oreo cheesecake crust requirements:

  • 30 Oreo cookies
  • ½ cup unsalted butter

Cheesecake filling requirements:

  • 3-8 oz. Cream cheese: This recipe uses full-fat block-style cream cheese. However, you can also use low-fat spreadable cheese.
  • Cream: Use full-fat sour cream for topping. Light sour cream is thinner and might interfere with the setting of the cheesecake. Thick, full-fat Greek yogurt can substitute for it.
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips: Use melted chocolate chips or chopped baking chocolate for making the ganache.
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract
Chocolate frosted cheeesecake
Refrigerating the cake helps retain the chocolate frosting.

Directions To Cook

A) Prepare the Crust

Mix the crushed cookies, melted butter, and sugar in a large bowl.

Place it in a springform pan, press it into the bottom, and 1 inch up the edges. Air fry at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Remove it from the air fryer, then let it cool. In the meantime, you can prepare the cheesecake filling.

B) Prepare the Topping

Combine sugar, sour cream, vanilla, eggs, and melted butter in a small bowl by stirring with a spatula. Add cocoa powder and melted chocolate to this mixture and stir again.

You can use Oreo cookies by crushing them in the food processor or look for ready-made Amaretto cookie crumbs available at any grocery store. Add the eggs one by one into the batter. Blend the batter with an egg beater for 15 to 20 seconds.

C) In the Air Fryer:

Prepare the pan by coating the bottom with a circle of parchment paper and then lightly brush the interior of the pan walls with butter. It will help remove the cheesecake from the pan.

Place the basket in the air fryer and bake it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the cooking time has been completed, take it out.

Cheesecake should not have a fluid tendency. Give it a slight shake to see if it’s done or not.

If it’s still liquid, put it back in the air fryer and bake it for another 5 minutes. Let it cool at room temperature for 30 minutes before placing it in the refrigerator. Let it refrigerate for half an hour. Take it out and proceed to decorate the cake.

D) Decorate the Cake

To make the frost, you’ll have to combine the heavy cream and chopped chocolate in a small bowl. To make smooth chocolate syrup, microwave it for 15 seconds, stirring halfway through. Your ganache is ready!

Pour the ganache over the cheesecake and spread it evenly with the help of an offset spatula or a butter knife. Serve the cheesecake as is, or top it with your favorite toppings.

Suggestions for Topping:

Use the following topping to decorate the cheesecake further:

  • Whipped cream
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cherries
  • Sprinkles
cheese cake sponge in the air fryer basket
A Springform pan is used for baking cakes in air fryers.

Tips & Suggestions for Perfect Results

  1. Keep the cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs at room temperature before starting the recipe.
  2. Crush the Oreos into crumbs in a food processor. Or put the Oreo biscuits in a zip-top plastic bag and roll the rolling pin over it to make crumbs.
  3. Use parchment paper to line the air fryer’s pan and brush the sides of the pan with butter.
  4. The cake will dry out or crack up if overbaked. A small jiggly movement of the cake will determine the endpoint. Wiggle it to help it get its shape and texture.
  5. Do not overmix the batter. It should have a soft consistency, neither too thick nor too thin. Over-mixing will cause souffle-like batter that’ll sink or crack.
  6. Carefully add the eggs one at a time. Don’t put it all at once. Whisk them together to make a cake-like batter. There should be at least several air particles in the batter.
  7. The cheesecake needs 4 to 5 hours to set correctly and get the proper flavor. If you eat it immediately after taking it out of the air fryer, it tastes like eggs.
  8. Only decorate or add toppings once the cake is refrigerated for an hour.

Reasons To Bake a Cheesecake

Two reasons why you should try this recipe right away:

Simple Ingredients: This recipe consists of simple ingredients such as cream cheese, chocolate, and other common baking staples.

Easy preparation: It’s easy to prepare this cheesecake with a few steps. The batter is ready in 15 minutes, then placed in the air fryer to cook.

Here’s a short tutorial for air-fried cheesecake.

Air-Fried Cheese Cake

Nutritional Information

NutrientsAmount (g/mg)
Carbohydrates62g
Protein7g
Fat38g
Cholesterol80mg
Calcium48mg
Sugar41g
Iron7mg
The number of nutrients in a single slice of cheesecake

FAQs

Do you need a springform pan to prepare cheesecake?

A springform pan is helpful for baking a cake. It is much easier to remove it from the air fryer.

It is suitable to use two deep-dish pie plates, cake, or loaf pan for making a cheesecake. Line it with parchment paper or brush it with butter to help you get the cheesecake out without hassle. You can avoid air bubbles with it. Any other pan might not offer you the same benefits.

Can we freeze leftover cheesecake?

Yes, you can freeze any cheesecake, whether whipped or no-baked.

New York-style cheesecakes are less likely to separate with a denser texture. Cover it in plastic wrap or tinfoil to store it for 3 months. Remove any whipped cream before freezing, as it may liquefy when thawed.

No-bake cheesecake is frozen to make a solid cheesecake filling that resembles a baked cake. Freezing helps to harden the filling.

What is the difference between New York-style and simple cheesecake?

Regular cheesecake uses heavy and sour cream to provide a silky, creamy texture. On the other hand, the New York cheesecake contains a lot of cream cheese and is quite thick and dense.

cheesecake slice with raspberries
Raspberries enhance the taste as well as the color of the cake slices.

What happens if cheesecake isn’t chilled thoroughly?

Refrigerate the cheesecake or allow it to sit at room temperature after air-frying. Milk and eggs contain a lot of protein and moisture, keeping the batter intact.

If cheesecake is left out at room temperature, bacteria will start to grow. Sweet foods are more prone to microorganism contamination than salty foods. 

Therefore, it’s important to keep the cheesecake refrigerated so that it gets chilled thoroughly.

Is It Possible To Make a Cheesecake Without A Springform Pan?

Cheesecake may be made in nearly any pan. However, make sure to line it thoroughly because the springform pan is much easier to remove and present.

Just keep in mind that the cooking time will vary depending on the size of the pan. In other words, a shallower pan allows the cake to cook faster.

Why Isn’t My Cheesecake Creamy?

The cream cheese texture has a significant impact on the filling.

If it is not softened, it will be lumpy and chunky. If you use refrigerated cream cheese, it will not mix well and may interfere with the addition of melted chocolate.

Can A Cheesecake Be Assembled Without A Springform Pan?

Cheesecake may be made in nearly any pan. However, make sure to line it thoroughly because the springform pan is much easier to remove and present.

For your cheesecake, you may use practically any baking pan. Just keep in mind that the cooking time will vary depending on the size of the pan. In other words, a shallower pan allows the cake to cook faster.

There’s no need to change the oven temperature when you know how to identify when a cheesecake is done.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, I’d like to say that:

  • Air-fryer cheesecakes require some simple ingredients. The three steps to be prepared are making the crust, then preparing the batter and ganache.
  • First, prepare the crust in a springform pan and add the batter. Then air fry it at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes. Once ready, let it cool and refrigerate before adding the frosting.
  • Air fryers provide these cakes with small ingredients and no complicated steps. Raspberries, whipped cream, and cherries are just right for topping it.
  • Keep the advice in mind to get the most accurate results.

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