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Tiramisu Cheesecake Dessert

 Tiramisu Cheesecake Dessert
"I wasn't a big fan of tiramisu until I tried this recipe with its distinctive cheesecake- and coffee-flavored layers. It's one of my favorite desserts to make during the fall." —Christie Nelson Taylorville, Illinois
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling


  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers
  • 5 teaspoons instant coffee granules, divided
  • 3 tablespoons hot water, divided
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Layer half of wafers in a greased 13x9-in.
  • baking dish. In a small bowl, dissolve 2 teaspoons coffee granules
  • in 2 tablespoons hot water. Brush wafers with half of coffee; set
  • remaining mixture aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in
  • sour cream. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Divide
  • batter in half. Dissolve remaining coffee granules in remaining hot
  • water; stir into one portion of batter. Spread over wafers. Layer
  • with remaining wafers; brush with reserved coffee. Top with
  • remaining batter.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack
  • 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of dish to loosen;
  • cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Spread with whipped topping; dust with cocoa. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Tiramisu Cheesecake Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 536 calories, 37 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 171 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.