Decadent Cappuccino Cheesecake recipe for coffee lovers

Hello there coffee lovers! I am excited to bring you a new recipe that is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings and coffee fix all in one bite. Today, I present to you the delectable Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe – a dessert that brings together the best of both worlds.

This recipe combines two of my favorite things: velvety cheesecake and fragrant cappuccino. The smooth texture of cream cheese is balanced by the bold flavors of instant espresso and chocolate cookie crumbs, making for a wholly indulgent experience.

As a barista and avid baker, I have tried and tested multiple cheesecake recipes, but this one stands out amongst the rest. Not only is it incredibly easy to make with simple ingredients found in your kitchen pantry, but it also yields impressive results that are sure to impress anyone who takes a bite.

So whether you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert to serve at your next dinner party or simply wanting to treat yourself to something delicious, look no further. This cappuccino cheesecake recipe will satisfy your coffee cravings and sweet tooth in one single slice.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Cheesecake
Cappuccino Cheesecake

I’m excited to introduce you to this delectable cappuccino cheesecake recipe that I can guarantee will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings! Here are all the reasons why you’ll fall in love with this recipe.

First, let’s talk about the creamy, smooth texture of this cheesecake. Made with packages of cream cheese softened at room temperature and combined with sugar and flour, this filling is then mixed until it becomes silky smooth. Then comes the addition of sour cream and eggs, which give it its signature lightness and fluffiness. Finally, to bring out all the coffee flavor, I added a generous amount of instant coffee, along with cinnamon and cocoa powder. The result is an indulgent cheesecake that’s rich and flavorful, yet not too heavy or overpowering.

But what really sets this cappuccino cheesecake apart from the rest is its crust – a chocolate cookie crumb base that’s buttery, crunchy, and oh-so-decadent. You’ll find that it perfectly complements the richness of the filling while also providing a lovely contrast in texture.

Now for some variation – if you’re looking for something even more indulgent, I suggest trying out the chocolate cappuccino version! Just add unsweetened chocolate to your favorite cappuccino cheesecake recipe ingredients, melt it in boiling water with a little bit of sugar, then mix it into the cheesecake batter before baking. You’ll end up with a cheesecake that’s both coffee-flavored and chocolatey.

Overall, this cappuccino cheesecake recipe is perfect for any occasion – whether it’s a special family gathering or just an evening at home. It’s easy to make but utterly impressive, looks beautiful on any dessert table, and is sure to draw compliments from everyone who tries it. Trust me – once you try this recipe, you’ll be hooked!

Ingredient List

“Feel like a barista pro with this creamy cappuccino cheesecake!”

Let’s start with the ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need to make a delicious cappuccino cheesecake:

For the Crust:

  • Chocolate cookie crumbs (2 cups)
  • Butter, melted (1/4 cup)
  • Sugar (1 tablespoon)

For the Filling:

  • Instant coffee or espresso powder (2 tablespoons)
  • Boiling water (1/4 cup)
  • Cream cheese, softened (four 8 oz. packages)
  • White sugar (1 1/2 cups)
  • Sour cream (1/2 cup)
  • Vanilla extract (2 teaspoons)
  • Large eggs, lightly beaten (3)
  • All-purpose flour (1 tablespoon)
  • Salt (1/4 teaspoon)

That’s it! All these recipe ingredients will be perfect for making a rich and creamy cappuccino cheesecake. Just make sure that the cream cheese is at room temperature before using it in the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

“A match made in heaven: Coffee and cheesecake in one delicious dessert.”

Now that we have gathered all the ingredients and prepared our baking equipment, it’s time to jump into the fun part- making the cappuccino cheesecake!

Preheat the oven and prepare the crust

The first step is to preheat your oven to 350°F. Meanwhile, mix 1 and ½ cups of chocolate cookie crumbs with 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter and 1 tablespoon of instant espresso in a bowl until well combined.

Press the mixture onto the bottom of a springform pan and bake for about 10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let it cool while you prepare the filling.

Make the cheesecake filling

Using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat 4 packages (8 oz) of room temperature cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Then, gradually add 1 and ½ cups of sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, blending everything well.

Add eggs one at a time, beating comfortably after each addition until everything is blended together. In a separate bowl, dissolve 1 tablespoon of instant coffee in ½ cup of boiling water. Add this mixture to the batter and stir gently.

Bake the cheesecake

Pour this mixture over your cooled crust. Place your springform pan into a larger baking pan and fill this outer pan with hot water up to about an inch off its sides (water bath technique).

Bake for approximately an hour or until the cheesecake edges are set but still wobble in the center when shaken. Remove from your oven and run a knife around its edges to loosen before cooling on a wire rack for several hours or overnight.

Time to serve

Now it’s time to take off that springform pan! Loosen ratchet-mechanism clamps and remove sides of pan. Slide cheesecake onto serving plate using a wide spatula—carefully avoiding the bottom crust—and it’s ready to serve!

Enjoy the delicious aroma, and taste of this scrumptious chocolate cappuccino cheesecake. Bon appetit!

Substitutions and Variations

“Take a moment to savor every bite of this indulgent cappuccino cheesecake.”

When it comes to making a cappuccino cheesecake, there is always room for experimentation and creativity. Here are some substitution and variation ideas that can help to customize your cappuccino cheesecake recipe:

1. Different Types of Cookies – You can switch up the cookie crust by using different types of cookies such as Oreo cookies, graham crackers or even digestive biscuits. This will not only alter the flavor but also add texture and depth to your recipe.

2. Flavored Instant Coffee – You can try out different flavored instant coffee such as hazelnut or French vanilla to enhance the cappuccino flavor of your cheesecake. This will add an extra layer of excitement to the recipe and leave your taste buds feeling wowed.

3. Substitute of Cream Cheese – You can substitute cream cheese for mascarpone cheese or ricotta cheese. This alteration will give the cheesecake a slightly different texture but still keep it creamy.

4. Add Chocolate Chips/ Shavings – Adding chocolate chips or shavings into your cheesecake mix will create a chocolate twist on your cappuccino flavor profile, it’s perfect for those who love more intense flavors!

5. Altering Toppings – Switching up toppings to a drizzle of chocolate syrup or a sprinkle of cinnamon over whipped cream topping! You can also experiment with caramel sauce or pecans for a salted caramel version or even sprinkle freshly ground espresso beans, to add robust coffee notes.

Remember that these are just some suggestions, so we urge you to get creative in the kitchen! Not only will experimenting increase your knowledge of flavors but it will also bring you joy as you watch others enjoy your new unique creation.

Serving and Pairing

“Perfect for impressing your friends and family at your next dinner party.”

Once you’ve made this delectable cappuccino cheesecake recipe, it’s time to serve and enjoy all of its rich flavors. A slice of cappuccino cheesecake is definitely a treat and it’s perfect for any occasion.

For some added texture contrast, I love pairing this dessert with a cup of dark roasted coffee or a frothy cappuccino. The bitter coffee flavors marry well with the sweet and creamy cheesecake flavors, enhancing the overall experience. You can also dust the top with some cocoa powder and sprinkle some finely grated dark chocolate over it for an extra level of decadence.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing this cheesecake with some hot chocolate or a glass of red wine. The hint of cinnamon in the recipe complements either option quite nicely.

If you’re entertaining guests, add an extra touch of elegance to your presentation by topping each slice with a dollop of freshly whipped cream, raspberry sauce or even lemon curd.

Cappuccino cheesecake is a versatile dessert that can also be served on its own – no accompaniments needed. It is perfect for office parties, birthdays or as an indulgent weekend treat. A slice (or two) will make your day, guaranteed!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“A dessert that combines two of life’s greatest pleasures.”

Cappuccino Cheesecake is a dessert that’s perfect for those who like to plan ahead. Because of its dense texture and creamy filling, you can make it well in advance and store it in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it.

To make this dessert ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions, let your cheesecake cool completely, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and store it for up to 2 days in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer. This allows the flavor to intensify and makes slicing easier.

When you’re ready to serve your cappuccino cheesecake, allow the frozen cheesecake to defrost in the fridge overnight or if using a microwave, defrost gradually using low heat. Make sure it’s at room temperature before cutting and serving.

If you have leftover cheesecake pieces, worry not! Store them covered with plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months. You can also try microwaving leftover slices on medium-low power until warm or bringing them back to room temperature on a plate lined with paper towels – but nothing beats indulging while it’s fresh out of the oven.

Whether you’re planning ahead for an event or just want some leftovers on hand for sweet tooth cravings, this recipe allows you to prepare ahead without sacrificing any of that creamy goodness. So why not whip up multiple servings of this delicious cake all at once and save yourself time later?

Tips for Perfect Results

“Coffee lovers, this cappuccino cheesecake is a dream come true”

Now that we have gone through the recipe and given our tips about substitutions and variations, let’s dive into some extra tips to ensure that your cappuccino cheesecake comes out perfect.

1. When making your crust, ensure you pack the cookie crumbs tightly into the pan. This will help the crust from breaking apart when you slice it.

2. To prevent cracks from forming in your cheesecake, let your ingredients reach room temperature before mixing them together. Cold ingredients can cause the cheesecake to crack during baking.

3. After pouring the batter over the crust, tap the pan on a hard surface to get rid off any air bubbles that may have formed in the batter.

4. Before putting the cheesecake into the oven, place it in a larger baking pan filled with boiling water. This method, called a “water bath,” can help prevent cracks and make for an even bake.

5. Don’t overbake your cheesecake! Take it out of the oven when the edges are set but the center still jiggles slightly. As it cools, it will continue to set.

6. Letting your cheesecake cool to room temperature before refrigerating it overnight will help prevent condensation from forming on top of it.

7. When adding any coffee or espresso powder to your recipe, make sure it’s completely combined with hot water before adding it to anything else.

8. Don’t skimp on quality ingredients! Using good quality cream cheese and sour cream can make all the difference in creating a smooth and creamy texture.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a delicious cappuccino cheesecake that will impress all of your friends and family.

Bottom Line

There is nothing quite like the taste of a rich and indulgent cappuccino cheesecake. Packed with all the classic flavors of your favorite coffee drink, this recipe is sure to impress your taste buds and leave a lasting impression on anyone who tries it.

Whether you are gearing up to host a dinner party, whip up a special dessert for someone’s birthday, or just want to treat yourself to something truly delicious, this cappuccino cheesecake recipe is an excellent choice.

With simple steps that are easy to follow even if you aren’t an experienced baker and plenty of opportunities for personalizing the recipe to suit your tastes, this recipe is perfect for cheesecake lovers everywhere.

So why not get started on making this amazing cappuccino cheesecake today? With its rich flavor, creamy texture and irresistibly tempting aroma, it’s sure to be a hit with anyone who gives it a try!

Cappuccino Cheesecake

Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe

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.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Calories 537.5 kcal



  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped nuts
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • 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.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 118gCalories: 537.5kcalCarbohydrates: 27.8gProtein: 11.7gFat: 43.8gSaturated Fat: 22.6gCholesterol: 169.7mgSodium: 392.6mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 19.9g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Cheesecake, Dessert, Weeknight
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