The Ultimate Mochacinno Cheesecake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

This cheesecake recipe was sent to me by my girlfriend who lives in Los Angeles. According to her, this is an outstanding cheesecake recipe. I finally decided to give it a try--well oh my, what can I say...it IS definitely outstanding! Note Tia Maria liqueur works the best in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups crushed chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 14 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temp
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 3 tablespoons Tia Maria (or any similar tasting liqueur)

Directions

  1. Set oven to 325 degrees. Set oven rack to second lowest position.
  2. Combine cookie crumbs, sugar and melted butter until moistened; press onto bottom and halfway up sides of ungreased 9-in springform pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutess; remove from oven and cool. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips.
  4. In a large-size mixing bowl, add softened cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar. Beat on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing on low speed, just until blended.
  5. Add instant coffee to Tia Maria, and stir until dissolved. Mix into cream cheese mixture; Pour into prepared crust. Sprinkle with remaining milk chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for approximately 50 minutes, or until almost cooked (the center will be wobbly). Let cool.
  7. Refrigerate for 7 hours, or overnight.

Reviews

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I'm glad I finally tried this...it's so good! I realized too late that I didn't have the right sized springform pan, so I used an extra-large pie plate. It worked fine. Also, I used one block of light cream cheese with two blocks of regular, and it still tasted very rich and decadent. The coffee flavor is fairly strong - I think it was perfect. Thanks so much for sharing such a delicious recipe!!

Aunt Cookie November 22, 2006

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