Indulge in Rich and Creamy Coffee ‘n’ Cream Cheesecake

Welcome, coffee lovers! Get ready to indulge in an irresistible dessert that combines two of your favorite flavors: coffee and cheesecake. Yes, you read it right, we are talking about coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake.

This dessert is a true showstopper that will leave you speechless after taking the first bite. It’s creamy, sweet, and bursting with a bold coffee flavor that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether served as an elegant nightcap or a special occasion dessert, this coffee cheesecake is perfect for any time of year.

Are you looking for a dessert to impress your next dinner party guests? If yes, then this recipe is definitely for you. It’s easy to prepare but looks like it came from a professional bakery. Trust us, this dessert is so good, people will be begging you for the recipe before they even finish their slice.

If you love espresso or chocolate-covered coffee beans, then this coffee cheesecake recipe will definitely become your new favorite. So let’s get started; it’s time to bake this cheesecake extraordinaire and wow your taste buds with its decadent flavor profile.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee 'n' Cream Cheesecake
Coffee ‘n’ Cream Cheesecake

If there’s one dessert that is universally loved, it’s cheesecake. And when you add coffee and cream to the mix? Well, it’s heaven on a plate! This coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake recipe is perfect for anyone looking to indulge in some sweet and creamy deliciousness.

For starters, this recipe takes only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. All you need is some butter, sugar, instant coffee, eggs, cornstarch, cream cheese and sour cream. Plus, a few teaspoons of vanilla extract and hot water for that extra flavor boost.

The coffee flavor is not overpowering, but still very present in every bite, thanks to the instant coffee granules throughout the cheesecake filling. And if you are a fan of chocolate-covered coffee beans or any other coffee flavored desserts, then this recipe will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

The best part about this recipe? It’s easy to make! You don’t have to be an experienced baker or pastry chef to create this heavenly dessert at home. Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions provided in the recipe article sections and voilà – you will end up with a delicious coffee cheesecake that will impress your guests or simply make your day.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for those who want to try something new in their dessert game or those who simply cannot get enough of coffee-flavored desserts. So go ahead and give this coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake recipe a try. Trust me, it will be worth it!

Ingredient List

 A delicious slice of Coffee 'n' Cream Cheesecake
A delicious slice of Coffee ‘n’ Cream Cheesecake

Ingredient List

Before we proceed, let’s go ahead and gather all the ingredients first. Here are the ingredients you will need for this delectable coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake recipe:

  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature (3 packages)
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar (divided)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 4 Tbsp hot water
  • 4 cups chocolate cookie crumb or graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Filling:
    • 24 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature (3 packages)
    • 1 ¼ cup white sugar (divided)
    • 3 large eggs
    • ½ cup sour cream, room temperature
    • 1 Tbsp brewed espresso
  • Optional garnish: whipped cream, chocolate-covered coffee beans

Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before you begin preparing the recipe. This will help prevent cracking on the surface of the cheesecake while baking.

The Recipe How-To

 Creamy cheesecake with a hint of coffee flavor
Creamy cheesecake with a hint of coffee flavor

Now that we have covered the introduction, reasons why you’ll love our Coffee ‘n’ Cream Cheesecake, and ingredient list, let’s move onto the fun part – the recipe how-to! Here is a detailed guide on how to make this decadent dessert.

Step 1: Preparing the Crust

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a bowl, mix 2 cups of chocolate cookie crumbs with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Press the mixture firmly onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan.

Step 2: Making the Filling

In an electric mixer, beat together three 8-oz packages of softened cream cheese and 1 and 3/4 cups of granulated sugar at medium speed until well blended. Then, add in 3 tablespoons of instant coffee granules mixed with 1 tbsp hot water, and two large eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition until just blended. Do not overmix! Now, take care not to over-beat as too much air will lead to cracking.

Step 3: Baking

Pour the mixture over the prepared crust and bake in the preheated oven for about an hour or until set. It should be slightly jiggly in the center but firm around the edges.

Step 4: Making the Coffee Cream Topping

While waiting for the cheesecake to bake, mix together three 8-oz packages of softened cream cheese and one cup of granulated sugar on medium speed until well blended. Add in two tablespoons of instant coffee granules mixed with one tbsp hot water and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Beat in four large eggs, one at a time. Mix until well blended, and you can stop once you have a thick and smooth consistency.

Step 5: Applying the Coffee Cream Topping

Once the cheesecake has cooled down, spread the coffee cream topping over the surface of the cake. Return it to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the topping sets.

Step 6: Cooling and Serving

Lastly, remove from the oven and loosen up the sides of the springform with a knife. Allow your Coffee ‘n’ Cream Cheesecake to cool at room temperature for about an hour before covering it with foil or plastic wrap. Then, let it cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and preferably overnight. Slice and serve with some whipped cream, ice cream, or chocolate-covered coffee beans on top.

Now that you know how to make a delicious Coffee ‘n’ Cream Cheesecake, try making some other variations like Bailey’s Cheesecake or a classic New York-Style Cheesecake. Have fun baking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Coffee lovers, this one's for you!
Coffee lovers, this one’s for you!

If you’re looking to switch things up with this coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake recipe, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can make to customize the dessert to your liking.

– Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans: If you want to add a little crunch to your cheesecake, try using chocolate-covered coffee beans for the topping in place of the instant coffee granules.

– Sweetener: While the recipe calls for granulated sugar, you can use alternative sweeteners such as brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup for a different flavor. However, keep in mind that changing the type of sweetener may affect the texture of the cheesecake.

– Butter or Margarine: Swap out butter or margarine for coconut oil or shortening to make this recipe dairy-free!

– No-Bake Cheesecake: If you don’t want to turn on the oven, you can make this into a no-bake cheesecake by using a crust made from cookie crumbs and melted butter. Simply stir together the filling ingredients and chill.

– Espresso Powder: Instead of using instant coffee granules, try using espresso powder for a bolder coffee flavor.

– Gluten-Free Crust: Use gluten-free cookies or gluten-free graham crackers as a crust base if you need to accommodate those who are gluten intolerant.

– Vegan Option – You can also make this into a vegan cheesecake by using cream cheese alternative like Miyoko’s cream cheese and yogurt or sour cream alternative like coconut yogurt.

Experiment with these substitutions and variations to make your own unique twist on this already tasty coffee cheesecake recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect dessert to end a dinner party
Perfect dessert to end a dinner party

Wow, the Coffee ‘n’ Cream Cheesecake Recipe is truly a masterpiece! Trust me, your guests will be so impressed with this heavenly coffee cheesecake. When it comes to serving, here are some tips to make your cheesecake experience more enjoyable.

Firstly, let’s talk about portion sizes. This coffee n cream cheesecake recipe yields 16 lavish servings. Now, this may seem like a lot of servings, but trust me, you won’t be able to have just one slice. That being said, if you have a smaller gathering or want leftovers for later, feel free to halve the recipe.

Secondly, let’s talk about pairing. You can never go wrong with classic vanilla ice cream alongside this rich and creamy cheesecake. The cold ice cream pairs perfectly with the warm and spiced flavors of the coffee cheesecake. Additionally, you can sprinkle some crumbled chocolate-covered coffee beans on top of the ice cream for added texture and crunch.

If you prefer something less sweet or want to balance out the richness of the cheesecake, serve with freshly brewed black coffee. The coffee flavor will complement the cheesecake perfectly and cleanse your palate between bites.

Lastly, if you want to elevate your dessert table and impress your guests even more, serve this coffee n cream cheesecake alongside other desserts that complement its flavors. Consider pairing it with a peach crumb cake or a chocolate supreme cake for a decadent and indulgent dessert spread.

In short, there’s no wrong way to serve this Coffee ‘n’ Cream Cheesecake Recipe. Just make sure you savor every bite and enjoy it with good company!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Smooth and silky texture with a crunchy biscuit base
Smooth and silky texture with a crunchy biscuit base

One of the best things about this coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake recipe is that you can prepare it ahead of time! It’s ideal for those who like to plan their meals and desserts in advance, or as an easy way to impress your guests without any last-minute fuss.

To make the cheesecake ahead of time, simply bake it following the instructions provided in the recipe. Once it’s completely cooled down, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. When stored properly, the cheesecake will stay fresh and moist.

For reheating, let the cheesecake sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving. This will help it reach its best texture and flavor again. Alternatively, you can reheat slices of the cheesecake on a microwave-safe plate, covered with a damp paper towel, on medium power for 20-30 seconds.

But if you’re not ready to eat it yet or have some leftovers, then freezing it could be an option. You can freeze the entire cake or individual portions by wrapping each slice tightly with foil or plastic wrap and placing them in a freezer-safe container or bag. The cheesecake will keep well in the freezer for up to 2 months when stored correctly.

To thaw the frozen cheesecake, simply transfer it from the freezer to the fridge and let it defrost overnight. Once thawed, you can reheat it using the methods described earlier. Take note that frozen cheesecake may lose some of its texture and flavor after being frozen and reheated.

Overall, this coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake recipe is perfect for make-ahead purposes without compromising its taste and quality. So feel free to enjoy a slice (or two!) any time you want!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Decadent yet balanced flavors in every bite
Decadent yet balanced flavors in every bite

A cheesecake is only as good as its texture, and no one wants a dry or cracked dessert. So, to help you achieve a perfect coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake every time, here are some tips to keep in mind.

Firstly, make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before beginning. If it’s too cold, it won’t blend smoothly with the other ingredients and could cause lumps in the batter. To speed up the softening process, you can cut it into small pieces and leave it out on the counter for a couple of hours.

Another important tip when making this coffee cheesecake recipe is to mix the filling until it’s completely smooth. Use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat the cream cheese and sugar together until well blended, then add the eggs and mix again until just combined. Overmixing can lead to a dense and rubbery texture.

To prevent cracks on the surface of your coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake, avoid overbaking it. The edges should be set but the center should still jiggle slightly when you shake the pan. You can also try placing a shallow pan of hot water below your cake while baking to create steam in the oven and add moisture to your dessert.

Lastly, if you want to take your coffee cheesecake to another level, consider adding some chocolate-covered coffee beans as a garnish or mixing some espresso powder into the filling for an extra caffeine kick. With these tips in mind, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake recipe is the perfect dessert for coffee lovers. It’s decadent, creamy, and bursting with rich coffee flavor that’s complemented beautifully by the sweet cream cheese filling. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is easy to follow and yields amazing results every time.

So why not try something different for your next dessert? Ditch the traditional options and indulge in this cheesecake extraordinaire. With its delicious taste and stunning presentation, it’s sure to impress your guests and leave them begging for more.

Plus, don’t forget about the versatility of this recipe. You can customize it with your favorite variations or substitutions to create a dessert that perfectly suits your taste buds. Serve with ice cream, top with chocolate-covered coffee beans, or pair with a hot cup of espresso for an indulgent after-dinner treat.

So what are you waiting for? Bake up this coffee ‘n’ cream cheesecake and let its irresistible aroma fill your home. Trust me; you won’t regret making this delicious masterpiece.

Coffee 'n' Cream Cheesecake

Coffee 'n' Cream Cheesecake Recipe

In 'Cheesecake Extraordinaire'
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 446.2 kcal



  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 3/4 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds


  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Coffee Bean Topping

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur
  • chocolate-covered coffee beans


  • The crust--in a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in instant coffee until dissolved.
  • In a bowl, stir the crushed vanilla wafers, sugar, and chopped almonds together; stir in the butter mixture until well combined.
  • Press crumb mixture evenly onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  • The filling--In a big bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, and cornstarch; beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add in eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir together the instant coffee and hot water until dissolved; add coffee mixture and vanilla to the cream cheese mixture; beat until smooth.
  • Stir in whipping cream; pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; decrease temperature to 200° and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the center no longer looks wet or shiny.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan.
  • Turn the oven off; return the cake to the oven for an additional 30 minutes; chill, uncovered, overnight.
  • Topping: in a small bowl, beat whipping cream, sugar, and coffee liqueur with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Pipe the whipped cream mixture around the edge of the cheesecake; garnish with chocolate-covered coffee beans; chill until serving time.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 109gCalories: 446.2kcalCarbohydrates: 21.4gProtein: 7.2gFat: 37.3gSaturated Fat: 22.3gCholesterol: 181.9mgSodium: 225mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 17.6g
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