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Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe

Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe

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 YIELD:16 servings


  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (10 ounces) 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
  • 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
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Remove sides of pan. Just before serving, arrange garnishes over top. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 162783 242063
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7111430 227111
Reviewed 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!"

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