Layered Coffee Cheesecake


Cheesecake recipes would never go out of "culinary fashion", and nor would this dessert! After coming across a coffee cheesecake at a dessert cafe, I was inclined to try a new flavor, the lovely Kahlua Coffee Cheesecake which is enhanced by the presence of kahlua (KahlĂșa is a well known Mexican coffee flavored liqueur. It is heavy and sweet, with a distinct taste of coffee) And to top it all, I used Oreo cookies to make the crust. There! a perfect combination of all my favourite ingredients, and there is no way this dessert could go wrong!! Rather than blending everything together, I decided to make it a layered coffee cheesecake with a larger layer of flavored coffee topped by a smaller one of espresso. So this gives you the perfect sweetness followed by a kick from the espresso. Words would not be able to give justice to this creation, so make your own and share it with everyone.

Ingredients
15 Oreo cookies - crushed
3 tbsp butter - melted in microwave
2 packets of 12 oz cream cheese - softened by beating
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/8 cup flavored instant coffee powder (I used French Vanilla)
1/3 cup espresso coffee
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp Kahlua (or any other coffee liquer)
White frosting or whip cream - for garnish

Method
For the crust, mix the butter and cookies and pat them into a springform pan lined with parchment paper. You can even use a shallow round small pizza pan to make the crust. Set side in the refrigerator to freeze.

Now mix together the cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well. Divide the cream cheese into 2 parts, 3/4 and 1/4th distribution. Add the plain flour, flavored coffee powder and coffee liquer to the larger part and the espresso powder and cocoa powder to the smaller part. Pour the first larger layer of cream cheese mixture into the crusted pan. Then top it with the remaining espresso-cream cheese layer. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and bake for 40-50 mins, or until it looks baked except for the center to be wiggling a little.

Run a knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen the cake; allow it to cool completely before removing it. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. It is best prepared a day in advance. Now use a frosting cone and fill it with whip cream. Nip a very tiny hole in the cone and make cris-cross lines on the cake as shown in the pic. For more elaborate occasions, you can be more creative and make designs or patterns. Right before serving, gently cut the cake into wedges and serve with a hot cup of Cappucino!!

Use this kahlua coffee cheesecake recipe to liven your table on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas or St.Patrick's Day or just for enjoying a delicious evening with friends, family, a slice of cheesecake and a cup of coffee!!

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Irish Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Cream Sauce
Marbled Cream-Cheese Brownies
Chocolate and Coffee Martini
Bourbon Pecan Pie


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23 comments :

Asha said...

Fabulous! Of all desserts, cheese cake is number one in my book!:))
I love Kahlua flavor too but never bought it. I prefer Graham cracker crump as a base. Looks great Mansi, will check out that Krafts link, thanks. Happy Diwali, will be cooking for Thanksgiving too after that!:)

Nandini said...

There could be absolutely nothing that I want more right now than this piece!!! mansi...pls pls send one over for me!!

girl, you rock! I so envy you eating that cheesecake!:)

-nandini

Anonymous said...

I would never have thought of this combination Mansi..thanks so much for sharing this beautiful recipe..much better way to have caffeine than drink that regular coffee at work!

-Sunil

Rina said...

I luv cheese cakes and coffee flavour too. So this will be a treat

Namratha said...

Oh my, Mansi you always make such tempting dishes, girl half the dishes on my "to try" list are yourssssssss!! :) Love the layered cake, anything coffee, count me in!

Anitha said...

Wow!! That looks sooooo yummy.

lovemyphilly said...

Thx for the recipe. I don't drink coffee but I would totally eat this cheesecake. I have a cheesecake recipe at my blog that varies from the traditional cheesecake - it's a Fall Apple Bavarian Cheesecake. Check it out at http://lovemyphilly.com.

musical said...

Cheesecake is the best with either coffee or chocolate or berries :). And i love how you've made the crust with Oreos! yummy!

KayKat said...

Wow! Cheesecake in general rocks, Kahlua can only make it better :)

Thanks Mansi, now you've inspired me to bake one this weekend!

Anni Pelmeni said...

Privet! Great and appetizing blog! You have a lot of national meals on your page, but not a russian one. May be you know bliny or Napoleon-Cake?

Kribha said...

Mansi,
It's totally unfair girl. Dessert after dessert is coming out of your kitchen. Looks superb. Will add this too to my long list.
Have a great Diwali!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

U've created a heavenly recipe...
All the favs in one dish....
Great!!
Happy Diwali

Sirisha Kilambi said...

What a cutie-pie it is :-))) Slurp....

Cris said...

I want to be your neighbor!!! You know that I love coffee, don't you?

Katrin said...

i love cheesecake, but have always been sceptical on wondering too far off the classicaly philly cheesecake-track, but this I will definitely try.
Unfortunately missed the AFAM event, but will definitely participate in the next one, keep me posted :)

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks guys!

Annie- I'll keep your russian dessert in mind, and welcome to my blog!

Cris - just hop onto a plane and I'll keep your cake and cappucino ready:)

Katrin - looking forward to your participation next time:) till then, keep coming back!:)

Swaroopa said...

awesome dessert. i love oreos

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Mansi,
I love this recipe, especially that there are Oreos in them!! :)
Margot

Hima said...

Sorry mansi, I am late in posting my comment. These days I have been really busy. Great entry mansi, cheese cake is looking so tempting.

Jason said...

this is simply out of this world!! no need to sip that horrible coffee from the coffee maker machine when you get something so delciicous to kickstart your day!!

awesome cheesecake!:) I loved it!

-Jason

Pearlsofeast said...

wow Mansi, very yummy cheese cake recipe.
The recipes sounds easy!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

This is perfect for my project! I was looking for a dessert that goes good with mexican dishes! and the oreos super smart :)

StevenJack said...

Nice post.There could be absolutely nothing that I want more right now than this piece!

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