Decadent Chocolate Cheesecake with Swipe of Coffee Cream

Have you ever craved for a rich dessert with a hint of caffeine? Look no further because I have just the recipe for you – Chocolate Cheesecake with Coffee Cream! This irresistible dessert is perfect for coffee and chocolate lovers alike.

As a barista, I understand the importance of creating the perfect balance between coffee and sweetness. And that’s exactly what this recipe does – it combines creamy cheesecake with decadent chocolate and gives it a subtle coffee flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Not only is this dessert delicious, but it’s also easy to make. And trust me when I say, the result is worth every bit of effort you put in. So, whether you’re looking for something to impress your guests or just satisfy your sweet tooth, this cheesecake recipe has got you covered. Just follow these simple steps and indulge in the ultimate combination of flavors!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Cheesecake With Coffee Cream
Chocolate Cheesecake With Coffee Cream

Are you a coffee and chocolate lover? If the answer is yes, then you’re in for a treat! This Chocolate Cheesecake with Coffee Cream recipe is just what you need. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also a decadent dessert that will leave your taste buds craving more.

At first glance, this cheesecake might look like any other chocolate cheesecake, but what sets it apart is the addition of coffee. The creamy coffee flavor perfectly complements the rich chocolate taste, creating a match made in heaven. Even if you’re not a huge fan of coffee, don’t worry – the sweetness of the cheesecake balances out the bitterness of the coffee.

But wait, there’s more! This recipe also includes hazelnut meal and amaretto liqueur that adds a nutty and slightly almond flavor to the cheesecake. And instead of traditional graham cracker crust, we used chocolate cookie crumbs to enhance the chocolatey goodness of this dessert.

To complete this masterpiece, we topped it off with a layer of chocolate ganache and coffee whipped cream. The smooth and luscious ganache complements the soft texture of the cheesecake while the creamy coffee whipped cream gives it an extra punch.

Trust us, your taste buds will thank you for trying this recipe. Perfect for any occasion, whether it’s for a cozy movie night or an elegant dinner party, this cheesecake will surely impress your guests. So why settle for plain old chocolate or vanilla when you can have the best of both worlds with our Chocolate Cheesecake with Coffee Cream recipe?

Ingredient List

 A decadent slice of heaven on a plate: chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream.
A decadent slice of heaven on a plate: chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream.

Before we start creating this heavenly dessert, let’s gather all the ingredients that we’ll need.

For the crust:

  • Chocolate cookie crumbs (1 1/2 cups)
  • Soft unsalted butter (2 tablespoons)
  • Sour cream (1/4 cup)
  • Hazelnut meal (1/3 cup)

For the filling:

  • Cream cheese, room temperature (24 ounces)
  • Mascarpone, room temperature (8 ounces)
  • Semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (5 ounces)
  • Dark chocolate, chopped (5 ounces)
  • Soft brown sugar (1 1/2 cups)
  • Cocoa powder (1/4 cup)
  • Instant coffee powder (2 teaspoons)
  • Eggs, room temperature (5 pcs)
  • Amaretto liqueur (1/2 cup)

For the ganache:

  • Heavy cream (1 ½ cups)
  • Bittersweet chocolate, chopped (12 ounces)
  • Dark chocolate, chopped (6 ounces)
  • Espresso coffee, brewed and hot (3 tablespoons)

For the coffee whipped cream:

  • Whipping cream, cold from the fridge (1 ½ cups)
  • Icing sugar (3 tbsp)
  • Instant coffee powder mixed with a little warm water to dissolve it(2 teaspoons)

Make sure to double-check your pantry for these ingredients and procure them in advance.

The Recipe How-To

 This recipe is the perfect marriage of two of my favorite things: chocolate and coffee.
This recipe is the perfect marriage of two of my favorite things: chocolate and coffee.

Instructions for the Chocolate Cheesecake With Coffee Cream Recipe

Step 1: Making the Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and set the rack at the center of the oven.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and mix it with 1 1/2 cups of cookie crumbs in a bowl.
  • Press the mixture onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until slightly firm.

Step 2: Making the Chocolate Cheesecake

  • In a small bowl, melt 5 ounces of dark chocolate and let cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 24 ounces of full-fat cream cheese (room temperature), 3/4 cup of caster sugar, and 2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder until smooth.
  • Add in 4 eggs (room temperature), one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Scrap down sides and add in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, melted chocolate, and 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, whisk until completely combined.
  • Pour cheesecake mixture over cooled crust and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until almost set yet still slightly jiggly.

Step 3: Making the Chocolate Ganache

  • Heat up 1/2 cup of heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  • Remove from heat and pour over 6 ounces of chopped semi-sweet chocolate, stir gently until silky smooth.
  • Spread ganache on top of cooled cheesecake.

Step 4: Making the Coffee Whipped Cream

  • Using an electric mixer, combine 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar, and 2 teaspoons of instant coffee granules, beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Decorate cheesecake with whipped cream.

Step 5: Serving And Pairing

  • Serve the cheesecake chilled or at room temperature.
  • Pair it with ice cream or some coffee cream on the side.

Making this chocolate cheesecake recipe is a labor of love that will be rewarded with a slice of heaven. This mocha chocolate delight is perfect for your next occasion.

Substitutions and Variations

 Trust me, this cheesecake will make your taste buds do a happy dance.
Trust me, this cheesecake will make your taste buds do a happy dance.

There are many ways to get creative with this Chocolate Cheesecake With Coffee Cream recipe. Here are some substitutions and variations you could try:

– For a more decadent cheesecake, replace the hazelnut meal with crushed chocolate cookies or graham crackers for the crust.

– Instead of amaretto liqueur, try adding a flavored liqueur such as Bailey’s Irish Cream or Kahlua to the cheesecake filling.

– If you don’t have sour cream on hand, you can substitute Greek yogurt or heavy cream for a similar tangy flavor and creamy texture.

– Adding in some mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the cheesecake filling will give it a nice crunch.

– For a lighter version, replace some or all of the cream cheese with an equal amount of Greek yogurt or cottage cheese i.e. mix 1 cup cream cheese and 1 cup greek yogurt.

– If you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, increase the amount of instant coffee in both the crust and the cheesecake filling.

– To switch things up, try making this recipe into No Bake Coffee Cheesecake with cookie dough crust that uses Oreo cookie crumbs instead of chocolate cookie crumbs for added flavors!

– A fun variation would be to make a Triple Chocolate Cheesecake by using three different kinds of chocolate, such as milk, dark, and white chocolate since these are always crowd pleasers.

These options will not only allow you to jazz up your traditional chocolate coffee cheesecake recipe but also cater to special dietary needs, giving you more control over your dessert choice!

Serving and Pairing

 This rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake is the ultimate indulgence.
This rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake is the ultimate indulgence.

This chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream is the ultimate decadent dessert that is perfect for any occasion, be it a special date night, a dinner party, or simply indulging in a sweet treat. Pairing this rich and creamy cheesecake with the right beverage will enhance the flavors and truly elevate your dining experience.

Serving this cheesecake is a treat in itself as every slice is silky smooth and packed with chocolatey goodness. One complementary way to serve this dessert is with a dollop of whipped cream, which adds lightness to the dense and creamy cheesecake. You can also garnish it with some shaved chocolate or cocoa powder for an extra touch of decadence.

When it comes to pairing beverages, coffee is an obvious choice that perfectly complements the chocolate and espresso flavors present in this dessert. A cup of hot strong coffee or a shot of espresso is a fantastic way to enhance the richness and depth of flavor of this dessert. You can also serve it with a coffee-based liqueur like amaretto for an extra layer of complexity.

If you are looking for non-alcoholic options, consider serving this chocolaty dessert with a glass of cold milk or even hot cocoa, both of which will complement the sweet and rich flavors while providing a refreshing contrast.

Overall, serving and pairing this chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream will take your indulgence to new heights. Experiment with different beverages to find your perfect palate match and savor every bite of this irresistible dessert.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Don't skimp on the coffee cream! It adds the perfect balance to the sweetness of the chocolate cheesecake.
Don’t skimp on the coffee cream! It adds the perfect balance to the sweetness of the chocolate cheesecake.

One of the many benefits of this Chocolate Cheesecake with Coffee Cream recipe is that you can prepare it in advance. The cheesecake can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to three days before serving. If you’re making it ahead, be sure to let it cool completely before wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap or foil.

When it’s time to serve, remove the cheesecake from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before slicing. This will allow the cheesecake to soften slightly, making for easier cutting and better texture.

If you have any leftovers after serving, don’t worry! This cheesecake makes great leftovers, and can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat a single slice, place it on a microwave-safe plate and heat on medium power for about 20-30 seconds until just warmed through.

If you want to reheat the entire cheesecake, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Remove the cheesecake from the fridge and let it come to room temperature while your oven is preheating. Once ready, place the entire cheesecake in the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until just heated through. No need to worry about losing any of that delicious moisture or creaminess either – this recipe stays just as good reheated as it does fresh out of the oven.

In terms of storage options, if you’re short on space in your fridge, you can also freeze this cheesecake. To do so, wrap it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and then store in an airtight container or large Ziploc bag. When thawing frozen cheesecakes, ensure that they are returned to room temperature before slicing into them – otherwise you’ll risk ruining both the texture and flavor. Overall, making ahead of time and storing are simple steps with big rewards when it comes to this Chocolate Cheesecake with Coffee Cream recipe.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Move aside pumpkin spice, this chocolate and coffee combo is the new fall favorite.
Move aside pumpkin spice, this chocolate and coffee combo is the new fall favorite.

When it comes to making a chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you achieve the perfect result. Here are some suggestions to ensure your cheesecake turns out creamy, flavorful, and delicious.

– Room temperature ingredients: It’s essential to have all your ingredients at room temperature before starting the recipe. This will make it easier to mix everything together and prevent lumps from forming in the cheesecake batter.

– Preheat oven: Make sure to preheat your oven to the correct temperature before baking. This will allow for even cooking and prevent uneven baking or undercooking.

– Use high-quality ingredients: Using high-quality ingredients is key when making any dessert. It will enhance the flavor and texture of your chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream.

– Don’t over-bake: Over-baking can dry out your cheesecake, so it’s important to keep an eye on it as it bakes. Test the cheesecake by gently shaking it; if it jiggles slightly in the middle, it’s done!

– Let it cool slowly: After removing the cheesecake from the oven, let it cool down slowly. Place it on a wire rack for 1-2 hours before refrigerating to prevent cracks from forming.

– Chill thoroughly: To ensure your chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream sets properly, be sure to chill it thoroughly for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.

– Decorate just before serving: Add your whipped cream and chocolate ganache topping just before serving, so they don’t melt or ruin the presentation.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to creating a delicious and impressive chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream that will have everyone asking for seconds!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream recipe is truly irresistible. Its rich chocolate flavor and creamy texture infused with a hint of coffee will leave you in culinary heaven. Additionally, it’s versatile enough to be served for dessert at any occasion or even for breakfast with a cup of coffee on the side.

So, don’t hesitate to give this recipe a try! Follow the instructions carefully, and feel free to experiment with any substitutions or variations that you want. Whether you bake it as a mocha cheesecake or a cappuccino cheesecake, this recipe is sure to impress anyone who tries it.

Lastly, if you’re looking for an indulgent treat that’s easy to make but still impressive enough to impress your guests or satisfy your sweet tooth, then look no further than this chocolate cheesecake with coffee cream recipe. Treat yourself today and enjoy the rich and decadent flavors of this delectable dessert!

Chocolate Cheesecake With Coffee Cream

Chocolate Cheesecake With Coffee Cream Recipe

This delicious cheesecake comes from the April 07 issue of an Australian magazine called Real Living. The coffee cream is optional. You can serve with ice-cream or whipped cream if you prefer. prep time includes chill time.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 451.6 kcal


  • 300 g plain chocolate biscuits, such as Digestives
  • 75 g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut meal
  • 2 tablespoons Frangelico or 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • icing sugar, to dust


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon strong espresso (cooled)


  • Preheat oven to 170c (150c fan forced) and grease a 23cm springform cake tin.
  • Blend biscuits in processor until crumbs are fine.
  • Transfer to a bowl & stir in butter until combined, then spoon mixture into your cake tin and press over base & halfway up the sides, using a small glass to roll over it & smooth it out.
  • Chill for 10 mins until firm to touch.
  • Place remaining cheesecake ingredients except egg whites into a food processor & blend until smooth, then transfer to a large bowl.
  • Whisk egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff.
  • Using a metal spoon, fold whites into cake mixture until combined.
  • Spoon into tin and bake for 50-60 minutes until just set.
  • Remove from the oven & allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl & beat until mixture forms soft peaks.
  • Remove cheesecake from tin & dust with icing sugar and serve with you choice of coffee cream, cream or ice-cream.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 96gCalories: 451.6kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 6.8gFat: 26.8gSaturated Fat: 14.4gCholesterol: 133.1mgSodium: 322mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 30.4g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Cheesecake, Dessert, Sweet
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