Tiramisu Cheesecake Dessert
Total TimePrep: 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 sour cream
- 4 large eggs, room temperature, 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. 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 blended. Remove half of the filling to another bowl. Dissolve the remaining 3 teaspoons coffee granules in the remaining 1 tablespoon hot water; stir into 1 portion of filling. Spread over wafers.
- Layer remaining wafers over top; brush with reserved coffee mixture. 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 piece: 536 calories, 37g fat (21g saturated fat), 171mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.
Oct 5, 2018
its a great recipe
Jul 18, 2018
Way too dry for us....I would increase the "brushing" of wafers x2 and reduce bake time by 10 minutes at least.....flavor ok but NOT like it should be due to how dry the whole thing was. The wafers are drier than lady fingers would be so may be that is the problem
Jul 16, 2018
The ladyfinger people are thinking of the traditional way of making tiramisu, but I think the vanilla wafers are a good idea since I can't find ladyfingers until around fall time of the year. I think this would be quite delicious but altogether too rich. I made something like it by using ladyfingers dipped in strong perked coffee and an ounce of coffee liqueur, and layered white chocolate diet pudding mixed with cream cheese and Cool whip. Make up the pudding with whole milk (or low fat) then beat the cream cheese and Cool Whip together until you like the texture and add the pudding. It was delicious and nobody knew it was a slimmed down version. I will try the vanilla wafers though.
Jul 15, 2018
The recipe doesn't call for ladyfingers, why are so many reviewers talking about making the recipe with ladyfingers?
Apr 29, 2018
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.
Feb 19, 2018
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
Jan 27, 2018
I thought it was very dense. I won't make this again.
Oct 4, 2017
Can't believe how yummy it was. Never heard of tiramisu before, now I made and share often ..... Thanks Christie! Meant 5 stars.
Dec 24, 2016
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.
Nov 26, 2016
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.