- 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 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup whipped topping
- 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
- Preheat oven to 325°. Layer half of the wafers in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, dissolve 2 teaspoons coffee granules in 2 tablespoons hot water; brush 1 tablespoon mixture over wafers.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Remove half of the filling to another bowl. Dissolve remaining coffee granules in remaining hot water; stir into one portion of filling. Spread over wafers.
- Layer remaining wafers over top; brush with remaining dissolved granules. Spread with remaining filling.
- Bake 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from dish with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
- To serve, spread with whipped topping. Dust with cocoa. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews forTiramisu Cheesecake Dessert
"For those complaining about the texture, please go back and read the title of the recipe. It is not purported to be tiramisu. It is a cheesecake (which would be dense in texture) with the flavors of a tiramisu."
"Could not find any Lady fingers at several stores - so thought I would give this a try. I did add 1/4 cup heavy cream based on other comments about the texture and more coffee over the wafers. While I think the dessert turned out fine.. I would not present this as “tiramisu” to my dinner guests. Well the “Coffee Cream Cheese Squares” were enjoyed by all and I have changed my rating to a 4.Thank you"
"I thought it was very dense. I won't make this again."
"Can't believe how yummy it was. Never heard of tiramisu before, now I made and share often ..... Thanks Christie! Meant 5 stars."
"Blech! I LOVE tiramisu but have trouble with the raw eggs, so I thought this would be a great choice. NO it was not! Hardly any coffee flavor at all, like eating baked cream cheese. Even my husband had half a piece and pushed back, saying it was too rich, too dense, and not sweet enough. I threw out the rest."
"Good, but not great. Some combination just wasn't quite right for me. I think next time, I need to stick to a more traditional Tiramisu."
"Has anyone tried this recipe with reduced-fat Cream Cheese? Or at least a mix of regular and reduced-fat? I know the real thing all the way is best, but gosh, so much fat/saturated fat. Just curious how it turned out as there's no note not recommending it."
"I agree with previous reviewers who didn't give this many stars: the texture is incredibly dense. I think one layer of cookies would be plenty. I understand that because it is a cheesecake, it would be a little more dense, but it was too much. The flavor was good, but because I'm such a coffee lover I guess, I could tell that it was instant coffee and I didn't care for that. I'd make this again, but I'd omit one layer of cookies, and make some strong coffee for the flavoring instead. Also, I used about 2 cups of whipped topping; I don't think 1 cup is enough."
"The recipe is delicious however I used more ladyfingers than called for, which made it dry..... my fault."
"I made this for a family reunion this weekend and it is delicious. I amped up the coffee a bit in the recipe, but otherwise didn't change a thing. Loved the texture of the cheesecake filling."