Delicious Coffee Cheesecake Recipe for Coffee Lovers

Are you looking for a delicious and impressive dessert to serve at your next gathering? Look no further than this Coffee Cheesecake recipe! It combines two classic flavors – coffee and cheesecake – into one decadent treat that is sure to impress your guests.

This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves the rich, creamy texture of traditional cheesecake, but wants to add a little something extra. The addition of coffee gives the dessert an added depth of flavor and a subtle kick of caffeine. Plus, it’s a fun and unique way to enjoy your morning cup of joe!

Not only is this Coffee Cheesecake delicious, it’s also easy to make. With simple ingredients like cream cheese, sugar, butter, instant coffee, and graham crackers, this recipe comes together quickly and easily. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family with this show-stopping dessert.

So why not try something new and whip up a batch of this delicious Coffee Cheesecake today? Your taste buds (and your guests) will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Cheesecakes
Coffee Cheesecakes

Are you a coffee and cheesecake lover? Look no further! This Coffee Cheesecake recipe is the perfect dessert for you. Here’s why you’ll love this recipe.

Firstly, the combination of coffee and cheesecake is absolutely divine. The subtle kick from the instant coffee adds a hint of caffeine to the creamy cheesecake. The graham cracker crust complements the flavors perfectly, giving it a delightful crunch.

Secondly, this recipe is versatile and can be easily adjusted to match your taste preferences. You can add different extracts such as vanilla, caramel, or even Kahlua to enhance the flavor. You can also top it with some whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or drizzle it with caramel sauce for added sweetness.

Thirdly, this recipe is so easy to make that anyone can do it. With simple ingredients like cream cheese, sugar, butter or margarine, and graham cracker crumbs, it’s no bake or baked at your choice. It’s perfect for novice bakers who want an effortless yet impressive dessert.

Lastly, this recipe makes a great addition to any occasion. Whether it’s a family dinner or a party with friends, serving our Coffee Cheesecake will impress everyone. You can also choose to make mini cheesecakes for individual servings or bake up a large pan for sharing.

In conclusion, you’ll fall in love with this Coffee Cheesecake recipe because of its versatile flavor options, simplicity in preparation, and its ability to impress any eater. It’s time to turn up the music and enjoy making our delicious coffee cheesecake!

Ingredient List

 A decadent treat for coffee and cheesecake lovers.
A decadent treat for coffee and cheesecake lovers.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these delicious coffee cheesecakes:

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs: 1 and 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs will make up the bottom crust of your mini cheesecakes.

  • Granulated White Sugar: You will need a total of 1 and 3/4 cups of granulated sugar, divided amongst different components of the recipe.

  • Butter or Margarine: Melted butter or margarine (1/3 cup) together with graham cracker crumbs will create the flavorful crust for your little cheesecakes.

  • Cream Cheese: For that classic cheesecake taste, mix together Philadelphia cream cheese (24 oz), granulated white sugar (1 cup) and vanilla extract (1 tsp).

  • Instant Coffee Granules: Dissolve 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules in hot water to add a subtle coffee flavor to your cheesecake filling.

  • Sour Cream: Add a tangy twist to your creamy filling with 2 cups of sour cream.

  • Eggs: Beat 3 large eggs separately before adding them to your cheesecake mix.

  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch (1 tbsp) will add texture and help thicken the mixture during baking.

These ingredients are flexible, and can be easily substituted for no bake, baked or flavored mini cheesecakes such as mocha, chocolate, caramel or Kahlua.

The Recipe How-To

 Take a bite and let the creamy coffee flavor explode in your mouth.
Take a bite and let the creamy coffee flavor explode in your mouth.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a 24-count muffin pan with baking cups and set aside.

Step 2: In a mixing bowl, combine 1½ cups of graham cracker crumbs with ⅓ cup melted butter or margarine and ¼ cup granulated sugar. Mix until well combined.

Step 3: Divide the mixture equally into the prepared muffin pan cups, and press firmly onto the bottom.

Step 4: In another large mixing bowl, combine 24 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 cup granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and creamy.

Step 5: Stir in 1 tablespoon instant coffee grounds that were dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water, then add 4 large eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 6: Add in ½ cup sour cream, followed by 8 oz of heavy cream, mix until everything is well-combined.

Step 7: Pour the coffee cheesecake mixture into each mini crust. The cups should be filled almost to the top or full depending on how big you like your cheesecake bites.

Step 8: Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheesecakes appear fluffy or opaque and set around the edges with a little jiggle left in the center.

Note: If you prefer larger, more traditional cheesecakes, place a heaping tablespoon of graham cracker crust in the bottom of each cavity of a standard size muffin tin that has been lined with a paper muffin liner. Press lightly to compact it creating an even crust layer across all muffins cups. Pour up to about ¾ full of cheesecake filling or enough filling so that they puff up but do not spill over the top of the muffin tin.

Now, if you love variety, this recipe is also perfect for any kind of cheesecake flavors you wish. You can create no-bake cheesecake, chocolate mocha cheesecake, and even caramel Kahlua cheesecake. Be creative with your mini coffee cheesecakes and turn them as your unique twist on the recipe! Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 A perfect dessert for a coffee-themed party.
A perfect dessert for a coffee-themed party.

One of the great things about this coffee cheesecake recipe is that there are so many variations and substitutions you can make to give it a personal touch. Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations:

– Crust: Instead of using graham crackers, try using Oreos or vanilla wafer cookies. You can also experiment with adding cinnamon or other spices to the crust mixture.

– Cheesecake flavor: Of course, the star of this recipe is the coffee flavor, but you can also try making a vanilla cheesecake by leaving out the instant coffee and using vanilla extract instead. You can also create different coffee flavors by switching out the instant coffee for different kinds of coffee granules or brewed coffee.

– Toppings: There are endless possibilities when it comes to toppings for this cheesecake. Try drizzling caramel or chocolate sauce on top, or sprinkling chopped nuts over the surface. Kahlua whipped cream would also be a delicious addition.

– Mini cheesecakes: Instead of making one large cheesecake, you can use a muffin tin to make individual mini cheesecakes. Just press a small amount of crust mixture into the bottom of each muffin cup and divide the cheesecake filling among them.

– No-bake cheesecake: If you don’t want to turn on your oven, you can make a no-bake version of this cheesecake. Simply use a pre-made graham cracker crust and mix together the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, instant coffee, and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into the crust and chill in the refrigerator for several hours.

– Step cappuccino cheesecake: Try your hand at making Step Cappuccino Cheesecake by using 4 cups (32 oz) Philadelphia Cream cheese instead of 24 oz cream cheese at room temperature, 1 and 1/4 cups white sugar instead granulated sugar 1 and tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp coffee instead of 1 tablespoon, and adding brewed coffee to make a cappuccino cheesecake.

– Mocha cheesecake: To make a Mocha Cheesecake variation, add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the crust mixture and switch out the instant coffee for hot chocolate mix. You can also top it off with chocolate shavings or a drizzle of melted chocolate.

– Caramel cappuccino cheesecake: For an even sweeter treat, try making a Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake by adding caramel sauce to the

Serving and Pairing

 Make your taste buds dance with this indulging coffee cheesecake.
Make your taste buds dance with this indulging coffee cheesecake.

Coffee cheesecake is a delicious and indulgent dessert that pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee. When serving this decadent treat, it is important to consider the flavor profiles of your coffee and dessert. The creamy texture of the cheesecake complements the bold flavors of dark coffee, while the sweetness of the cheesecake offsets the bitterness of some espresso drinks.

For a traditional pairing, serve your coffee cheesecake with a freshly brewed cup of medium or dark roast coffee. If you prefer a stronger pairing, try a shot of espresso or a cappuccino. The frothy texture of the cappuccino will balance out the rich flavors of the cheesecake.

To elevate your coffee and cheesecake experience, try adding different toppings and flavorings to your brew. A dusting of cocoa powder or cinnamon on top of your coffee will create the perfect balance between sweet and spicy, while caramel drizzle adds an extra layer of indulgence.

For those who prefer non-coffee beverages, tea is also an excellent option to pair with coffee cheesecake. A warm cup of earl grey tea provides a perfect citrus counterbalance to the sweetness of the dessert.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair your coffee cheesecake, this delectable treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling blissfully satisfied.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A dessert that will surely impress your guests.
A dessert that will surely impress your guests.

If you’re planning to make these coffee cheesecakes ahead of time, or you have leftovers that need to be stored, no problem! These cheesecakes can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

When reheating, it’s important to do it slowly and at a low temperature. Either let them sit out for a bit before serving or place them in the oven at 325°F for 10-15 minutes. You don’t want to overheat them or they’ll become dry and lose their creamy texture.

For longer storage, you can also freeze these coffee cheesecakes unbaked. Simply prepare as directed, cover tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then freeze for up to one month. When ready to bake, allow them to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking as directed.

Once baked, these coffee cheesecakes can also be frozen for up to one month. Just make sure they are wrapped well in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. To thaw, simply remove them from the freezer and let them defrost in the refrigerator overnight.

However, keep in mind that the texture may change slightly after being frozen and defrosted, but they will still taste delicious!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A coffee twist on a classic cheesecake, perfect for any occasion.
A coffee twist on a classic cheesecake, perfect for any occasion.

To make the perfect coffee cheesecake, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. Follow these tips, and you’ll have a delicious coffee-flavored dessert that everyone will love:

1. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Make sure all your dairy ingredients are at room temperature, especially the cream cheese. This will ensure that everything blends together smoothly and doesn’t result in lumps.

2. Don’t Overmix: When mixing your ingredients, be careful not to overmix, as this can lead to a tough cheesecake that is prone to cracking.

3. Choose High-Quality Coffee: The key to a delicious coffee cheesecake is using high-quality instant coffee or brewed coffee. Don’t use low-quality coffee as it could ruin the taste of the cheesecake.

4. Use The Right Pan: The type of pan you use can affect how your cheesecake turns out. A springform pan is ideal for making cheesecakes because it allows you to easily remove the cake from the pan without damaging it.

5. Bake Slowly: Bake the cheesecake slowly on low heat—around 325 degrees—so that it cooks evenly without browning on top or cracking in the middle.

6. Cool Down Gradually: Allow the cheesecake to cool down inside the oven with the door open after baking to prevent sudden temperature changes.

7. Flavor Combinations: Experiment with flavors by trying out different varieties of ingredients such as chocolate, caramel, kahlua or adding any other favorite toppings you may like on your cream cheese recipe!

By following these tips, you’ll end up with an amazing coffee cheesecake every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this coffee cheesecake recipe is an absolute delight that is sure to impress all your friends and family. With its perfect combination of coffee and cream cheese, this dessert will leave you wanting more. Plus, with the many substitution options, you can customize it to your liking and experiment with new flavors like mocha or cappuccino.

Additionally, this recipe is not too difficult to make if you follow the simple instructions provided. Plus, there are helpful tips given throughout and information on storing the cheesecake for later enjoyment. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, you’ll be able to pull off this decadent dessert.

Finally, with its versatility and numerous variations, this coffee cheesecake recipe is practically begging to be experimented with. So grab your ingredients and get baking! In no time at all, you’ll have a delicious dessert that will soon become a crowd-pleaser. So why wait? Get started today!

Coffee Cheesecakes

Coffee Cheesecakes Recipe

Quick and easy, tasty mini-cheesecakes.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 274.3 kcal


  • 1/4 cup crushed vanilla wafers or 1/4 cup graham cracker
  • 2 teaspoons butter or 2 teaspoons margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur
  • additional coffee liqueur, to garnish (optional)


  • Combine crumbs, butter, and 1 tsp sugar.
  • Press into bottoms of two 6-oz custard cups.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg white to soft peaks.
  • Gradually add 2 tbsp sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Beat togeether cream cheese and liqueur.
  • Fold half of egg mixture into cream cheese mixture, and return to rest of egg mixture in bowl.
  • Fill the prepared custard cups with the cream cheese mixture, and bake at 350F for 15 minutes (cakes will puff, then fall when removed from oven).
  • Cool in cups, then loosen sides with a knife and invert onto plates.
  • Cover and chill.
  • Drizzle with additional coffee liqueur if desired, and serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 86gCalories: 274.3kcalCarbohydrates: 18.8gProtein: 5.1gFat: 18.7gSaturated Fat: 11.8gCholesterol: 56.9mgSodium: 180.9mgSugar: 17.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Cheese, Cheesecake, Dessert, Easy, Oven, Refrigerator
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