Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Very elegant! If you don't care for mocha, leave out the coffee.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400* degrees F.
  2. Mix crust ingredients together, press into 9in pie plate.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate in large bowl, I do this in the microwave.
  5. Add cream cheese, eggs, and sugar.
  6. Beat on med for 2 minutes, until creamy.
  7. Add instant coffee and salt; mix well.
  8. Pour into crust.
  9. Bake at 400* for 10 minutes.
  10. Reduce oven temperature to 325* degrees F.
  11. Continue baking for 50-60 minutes, until set.
  12. Turn oven off; leave cheesecake in oven until it has cooled.
  13. In small saucepan, bring topping ingredients to a boil.
  14. Remove from heat and stir until smooth.
  15. Cool.
  16. Drizzle over cheesecake.
Most Helpful

Not good at all. I made two of these for company tonight. I spent quite a bit on ingredients. I was sorely disappointed with the results. I used baking chocolate, which to me means unsweetend chocolate. The cheese cake was not nearly sweet enough, it was actually bitter. I followed the directions exactly. I was left with one whole cheesecake and about four slices of the other. No one, out of 18 people liked it. I tried putting whipped cream on it to sweeten it. Didn't help. It was also rather dry.

jneen March 18, 2011

SO GOOD! I'm eating it right now :-D Found it a tiny bit dry - will bake less next time.

wheatuskitty May 29, 2006

An excellent recipe! The flavor is very intense and rich and yet not too sweet like some cheesecakes. A very impressive dessert that is easy to prepare, you gotta love that! I only had 2 oz. of baking chocolate so I used them for the cheesecake. For the topping I used just some semi-sweet chocolate chips and cream. Then to add some contrast I melted some white chocolate and drizzled that over the top also. This cheesecake received rave reviews from everyone who had it and I got numerous request for the recipe. Definitely a keeper!!

Marg (CaymanDesigns) November 07, 2005