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Cappuccino Cheesecake

Instead of pouring the decadent ganache over the top of this coffee-flavored cheesecake, I use most of it to cover the chocolate crust. —Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 65 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • GANACHE:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
  • FILLING:
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • Place cookies in a food processor. Cover and pulse until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a bowl and stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 10-in. springform pan; set aside.
  • Place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Stir in liqueur. Pour 1-3/4 cups over crust. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm. For garnishes, drop remaining ganache by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined sheets; cover and refrigerate.
  • Dissolve coffee granules in rum. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the flour, ground coffee, vanilla, molasses and rum mixture. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over ganache. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until center is almost set. Let stand for 5 minutes. Combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; spread over top of cheesecake. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove sides of pan. Just before serving, arrange garnishes over top.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 640 calories, 44g fat (26g saturated fat), 161mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
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  • ChocolateMudCake
    Jan 19, 2016

    This is a very tasty cheesecake and disappeared quickly at the office where I work. Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

  • smile_e2003
    May 29, 2015

    This cheesecake was really good and not overly difficult to make (despite the many steps). At first, I thought the coffee taste was a little strong (and I like coffee). I was afraid my coworkers might not like it but turned out they liked this one better than the simple lime cheesecake I made for the same meeting. It was a huge hit!