Cappuccino Cheesecake

"Adopted in the Great RecipeZaar Adoption of 2005 and it is an adoptee I'm proud to call my own. Easy to make with a nice cappuccino flavor. I recommend using espresso powder or 2 Tbls. of instant coffee for a stronger flavor. Enjoy! Family Circle magazine original recipe."
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Stir together nuts, margarine and sugar.
  • Press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake 10 minutes.
  • Filling: Turn oven temperature to 450 degrees.
  • Dissolve coffee granules with cinnamon in boiling water and set aside to cool.
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar and flour at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Blend in sour cream.
  • Gradually add cooled coffee mixture to cream cheese mixture, mixing until well blended.
  • Pour over crust and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temp to 250 degrees and continue baking 1 hour.
  • Loosen cake from rim of pan and cool before removing rim of pan.
  • Chill and garnish with whipped cream if desired.

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  1. suchee
    I made this for a friend's birthday lunch and got RAVES from the ladies for days afterwards. It actually prompted discussion about a 'mom' business of selling cheesecakes. I made it as written (except for adding some cinnamon to the base)and it turned out wonderfully. I used pecans as the base and they were a wonderful match. I used a rich dark roast instant coffee (Maxwell House I think?) and it was perfect. This is definitely getting made again.
  2. PetsRus
    Did not have espresso so I increased the coffee granules to 1 1/2 tablespoon. The end result of this cheesecake was great in texture and taste... My cheesecake came out having more of a coffee color then what is on the photograph.
  3. Jellyqueen
    If you love cappucinno and cheesecake, you will certainly love this dessert. It is fantastic. I made just as directed, except I used instant espresso in the place of the instant coffee. I wanted a little stronger coffee taste, and it made just the taste I was looking for. This is a real keeper.


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