Satisfy Your Dessert Craving with Coffee Liqueur Cheesecake

As a coffee lover, I am always on the lookout for exciting and delicious coffee recipes to try. And today, I have a recipe that promises to tickle your taste buds like never before – Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua) Cheesecake Recipe.

Picture this – smooth and creamy cheesecake filling infused with the rich flavor of Kahlua and topped with a decadent layer of dark chocolate ganache. Just reading about it makes my mouth water! Trust me; once you’ve tried this recipe, there’s no going back.

Making a cheesecake is not complicated, but it does require patience and attention to detail. That’s why I’ll be providing step-by-step instructions and helpful tips so you can make the perfect Kahlua Cheesecake right in your kitchen.

You don’t need any bakery experience or fancy equipment, just a few ingredients and a willingness to follow the recipe. This Coffee Liqueur Cheesecake is perfect for celebrating special occasions or elevating your everyday dessert game. So let’s get started, shall we?

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua) Cheesecake
Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua) Cheesecake

Are you a coffee lover? Do you enjoy indulging in creamy and decadent desserts? If the answers are yes, then you’ll definitely love this recipe! Our Kahlua Cheesecake Recipe will take your taste buds on a delicious ride.

One of the reasons why you’ll fall in love with this recipe is because it combines the rich flavors of coffee and chocolate with the creamy texture of cheesecake. The unique blend of ingredients offers a delightful balance between sweet and bitter flavors that will leave your palate craving for more.

Moreover, our Kahlua Cheesecake Recipe is incredibly versatile. You can easily switch up a few ingredients depending on your preferences or what’s available in your pantry. For instance, if you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead. You can also add extra hot water to dilute the coffee flavor or replace kahlua with another coffee-flavored liqueur.

This recipe is also perfect for entertaining family and friends during any occasion. Whether it’s a birthday party or a cozy dinner at home, our Kahlua Cheesecake Recipe will definitely impress your guests. The cheesecake pairs well with whipped cream, berries or even some chocolate ganache for an even more indulgent experience.

Lastly, this recipe is straightforward and easy-to-follow, even for beginners who have never made a cheesecake before. From the simple oreo crust to the smooth filling that comes together quickly, our cheesecake promises to be a hit every time.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an indulgent dessert that boasts rich flavors and creamy texture, then try our Kahlua Cheesecake Recipe. It’s delicious, versatile, perfect for any occasion and easy-to-make!

Ingredient List

 This creamy and decadent coffee liqueur cheesecake is a true showstopper!
This creamy and decadent coffee liqueur cheesecake is a true showstopper!

For the crust:

  • 2 cups of Oreo crumbs
  • 4 tbsp of butter, melted

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 24 oz (four 8 oz packages) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Kahlua coffee liquor
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of instant coffee powder

For the chocolate topping:

  • 8 oz of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 oz of heavy cream

Optional toppings:

  • Whipped cream
  • Cocoa Powder

Note: Be sure to use room temperature ingredients, otherwise your cheesecake may not set up perfectly.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect balance of coffee flavor and sweetness, this dessert is sure to impress.
The perfect balance of coffee flavor and sweetness, this dessert is sure to impress.

Now that we have gathered all the necessary ingredients, let’s move on to the recipe how-to. This Kahlua Cheesecake recipe is straightforward and easy to follow.

Step 1: Prepare the Crust

Start by making the crust. Crush the Oreo cookies (cream filling included) in a food processor or in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. Melt butter and add it to the crushed Oreos. Mix until all of the crumbs are coated in butter, then press this mixture into the bottom of a springform pan.

Step 2: Prepare the Filling

Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream, Kahlua coffee, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.

Melt dark chocolate in hot water over low heat until melted. Dissolve instant coffee powder in 2 tablespoons of water then add it to chocolate mixture. Stir this mixture into cheesecake filling until combined.

Step 3: Bake and Chill

Pour cheesecake filling over the crust and smooth out the top with a spatula. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set.

Remove from oven when done and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before un-molding from the pan. Then , set in fridge overnight or for at least 6 hours.

Step 4: Serve

Once chilled, remove from springform pan and drizzle some remaining Kahlua or melted chocolate on top.

This luxurious Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecake is perfect for any occasion whether for family gatherings, parties, or even just bonding moments with friends. Enjoy every bite of this heavenly treat!

Substitutions and Variations

 Coffee lovers, rejoice! This cheesecake will satisfy your deepest cravings.
Coffee lovers, rejoice! This cheesecake will satisfy your deepest cravings.

One of the great things about this Kahlua cheesecake recipe is that it can be easily customized to suit your preferences. Whether you want to swap out certain ingredients for healthier options or just switch things up to keep your taste buds interested, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try.

For starters, if you want to cut down on the sugar content, you can substitute granulated sugar with a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup. You may have to adjust the amounts since liquid sweeteners are more concentrated than granulated sugar.

Additionally, if you’re not a fan of coffee-flavored desserts, you can swap out the Kahlua coffee liqueur for another flavored liqueur like Baileys Irish cream or Amaretto. Alternatively, you could use cocoa powder and an additional tablespoon of plain hot water to make a Kahlua cocoa filling instead.

For those who prefer a chocolatey cheesecake, you could add melted dark chocolate to the recipe or leave out the instant coffee powder altogether for a rich chocolate cheesecake. You could also add chocolate chips to the filling mixture or top the cheesecake with a decadent chocolate ganache.

If you want individual servings of cheesecake instead of one large one, try making mini cheesecakes using muffin tins. The recipe can also be adapted into cheesecake bites or cheesecake balls by rolling small portions of filling into balls and coating them with cocoa powder.

Overall, whether you are feeling adventurous or want to create something unique, experimenting with different substitutions and variations is a great way to put your own spin on this irresistible Kahlua cheesecake recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 Top this beauty with some whipped cream and chocolate shavings for an extra indulgent treat.
Top this beauty with some whipped cream and chocolate shavings for an extra indulgent treat.

What’s better than enjoying a slice of luscious Kahlua cheesecake with a cup of hot coffee or a shot of Kahlua liqueur? This decadent dessert is perfect for after-dinner indulgence and can be paired with a variety of beverages.

For coffee lovers, serving Kahlua cheesecake with a cup of freshly brewed coffee complements the rich flavors perfectly. Strong, bold coffee varieties like espresso or French press pair well with this rich dessert. If you’re looking for an alcoholic pairing, a shot of Kahlua liqueur is your best option. The addition of the delicious chocolatey coffee flavor will enhance the overall experience of this luscious dessert.

For those who prefer tea or milk, they can also make good accompaniments. A warm and soothing cup of milk, along with the creamy Kahlua cheesecake, is an excellent combination for those who don’t want alcohol or caffeine. Try serving your piece of cheesecake with a cuppa vanilla chai tea – it brings out the warm spices like cinnamon, cardamom and ginger in the dessert filling.

If you’re feeling extra creative, serve Kahlua cheesecake topped with whipped cream dusted with versatile cocoa powder like Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Powder. You can also try serving slices of fresh fruit alongside to provide some lightness and freshness to this satisfying recipe. Some excellent pairings could be raspberries or strawberries as they add an element of tanginess to cut through sweetness.

When it comes to presenting your Kahlua Cheesecake recipe on special occasions or holidays dinners desserts, you can dress them up creatively in different ways like baking into mini cheesecakes and topping them with homemade chocolate ganache sauce then garnish them with shavings of dark chocolate. These sweet treats also make for great gifts!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to serving and pairing Kahlua Cheesecake – this dessert is always a crowd-pleaser, and the pairing options are vast!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A slice of this cheesecake will transport you to a cozy coffee shop on a chilly day.
A slice of this cheesecake will transport you to a cozy coffee shop on a chilly day.

One of the best things about this Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua) Cheesecake recipe is that it can be prepared ahead of time, making it perfect for entertaining or special occasions. To make this dessert in advance, simply follow the recipe instructions and let the cheesecake cool to room temperature before placing it in the refrigerator. It’s recommended to let it chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

When storing the leftover cheesecake, always cover it tightly with plastic wrap or foil to prevent it from drying out or absorbing unwanted smells from other foods in the fridge. The cheesecake will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator, but with its delectable taste and texture, you’re unlikely to have any leftovers!

If you want to reheat your cheesecake, it is important to do it slowly and carefully so as not to overcook or dry it out. You can gently warm individual slices in the microwave using a low power setting, for about 20-30 seconds each. Alternatively, you can heat up a whole cheesecake by wrapping it in foil and placing it in an oven preheated to 350°F for around 10 minutes.

No matter how you choose to serve this Kahlua Cheesecake, whether warm or cold, with a dollop of whipped cream on top or a sprinkling of cocoa powder and extra chocolate chips, rest assured that every bite will be absolutely decadent and irresistible!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The combination of Kahlua and cream cheese is simply divine.
The combination of Kahlua and cream cheese is simply divine.

Achieving the perfect Kahlua cheesecake requires some specific techniques and attention to detail. Here are some tips that will help ensure success with this recipe:

1. Room Temperature Ingredients: To get a smooth and creamy batter, make sure that your cream cheese is at room temperature before you start mixing. This ensures that it blends evenly with the other ingredients.

2. Use Quality Cream Cheese: Always choose good quality cream cheese as it can greatly affect the flavor and consistency of your cheesecake. I recommend sticking to Philadelphia brand cream cheese or any other well-known brands.

3. Use a Springform Pan: A springform pan is specifically designed for baking cheesecake as it allows you to easily remove the cake without damaging it. Use a 9-inch springform pan for this recipe.

4. Melt Chocolate Carefully: When melting chocolate, use a double boiler to prevent the chocolate from burning or seizing up.

5. Add Sour Cream: Adding sour cream to the batter gives the cheesecake a lovely tanginess and makes it extra creamy.

6. Don’t Overmix: Mix all the ingredients until just combined. Overmixing can create air pockets in the batter and cause cracks on the surface of your cheesecake once it’s baked.

7. Use Aluminum Foil: Wrap the bottom of your springform pan with aluminum foil to prevent water from seeping in during the water bath.

8. Use a Water Bath: Baking your cheesecake in a water bath helps regulate the temperature and prevents cracks on the surface of your cheesecake.

Follow these tips for perfect results every time you bake this delicious Kahlua cheesecake!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this coffee liqueur (Kahlua) cheesecake recipe is a game-changer. Trust me, you and your loved ones won’t be disappointed. The rich and delicious flavors of Kahlua and coffee brownie cheesecake will leave you wanting more! It’s perfect for any occasion or celebration, as well as an indulgent treat to enjoy after a long day.

By following the easy-to-follow instructions and incorporating some of the substitutions and variations I’ve suggested, you can make this recipe your own. Plus, with the make-ahead tips and storing advice, you can prepare it days in advance and still have a decadent dessert that’s ready to serve.

Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting, this recipe is perfect for you. With its combination of ingredients, it’s versatile enough to suit different palates while still offering something unique and indulgent to everyone. Don’t waste any more time trying out different cheesecake recipes when you can enjoy the best Kahlua cheesecake today.

So what are you waiting for? Make this chocolate Kahlua cheesecake today! It’s the perfect dessert to wow your family and friends with your culinary prowess. Get ready to indulge in a rich and decadent treat that no one can resist. Trust me; once you try it, you wouldn’t want to go back to anything else!

Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua) Cheesecake

Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua) Cheesecake Recipe

This recipe is from an old Woman's Weekly Cookbook. I haven't made it, but have been told it's fantastic. The servings and prep times are just guesses - good luck!
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 10 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 701.9 kcal


Crumb Crust

  • 250 g plain sweet biscuits
  • 125 g butter


  • 375 g packaged cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 90 g dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur (Tia Maria or Kahlua)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 3 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • Crumb Crust:.
  • Crush biscuits finely.
  • Add melted butter and mix well.
  • Press crumb mixture on base and sides of 20cm springorm pan.
  • Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  • Filling:.
  • Beat cream cheese until softened.
  • Combine with sugar and flour.
  • Beat well.
  • Beat in eggs, sour cream and lemon juice.
  • Pour half cheesecake mixture into prepared crumb crust.
  • Put roughly chopped chocolate, coffee powder, liqueur, water and lightly beaten egg yolk in top of double saucepan.
  • Stir over simmering water until chocolate melts and mixture becomes thick.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • Swirl half chocolate mixture gently through cheesecake mixture in crust with small spatula.
  • Top with remaining cheesecake mixture.
  • Swirl remaining chocolate through top half of cheesecake.
  • Bake in 170 degrees Celsius oven 1 hour to 1 hour ten minutes or until set.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Allow to become cold.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove sides from pan.
  • Put cheesecake onto serving plate.
  • Top with prepared cream.
  • Cream:.
  • Dissolve coffee powder in hot water.
  • Put cream, coffee and sugar in bowl.
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Beat until thick.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 205gCalories: 701.9kcalCarbohydrates: 53.6gProtein: 11.9gFat: 51.6gSaturated Fat: 30.2gCholesterol: 217.2mgSodium: 471.5mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 31.2g
Keyword Cheese, Cheesecake, Dessert, Oven, Refrigerator, Summer
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