Decadent Cheesecake Coffee Cups – Indulge Today!

Welcome to my recipe article where I will share with you a delicious and decadent dessert recipe that will leave you craving more. If you’re a coffee lover, this recipe is definitely for you! Today, we’ll be making Cheesecake Coffee Cups – a creamy and dreamy cheesecake flavored with instant coffee and brewed strong coffee, balanced perfectly with a graham cracker crust. Trust me when I say it’s as good as it sounds.

If you’re tired of the same old desserts, this recipe is sure to wow your friends and family. It consists of simple ingredients that can be found at your local grocery store, but when combined together, they create an elevated dish that looks as good as it tastes.

You don’t have to be a professional baker to make this recipe; anyone can make it by following my easy-to-follow instructions. So let’s put on our aprons and get ready to make some delicious Cheesecake Coffee Cups!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cheesecake Coffee Cups
Cheesecake Coffee Cups

“Imagine a velvety, smooth and creamy coffee cheesecake that melts in your mouth with every bite. The aroma of strong coffee gently mixed with rich cheesecake flavor tantalizes your taste buds to an unprecedented level. That’s what you’ll get with this cheesecake coffee cups recipe.

If you’re a coffee lover, this recipe is bound to steal your heart. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion, from a cozy night in to a fancy dinner party. The delicacy of the cheesecake cups is complimented by the strength of the brewed strong coffee, giving it a perfect balance of taste and flavor.

What makes this recipe stand out is its simplicity but also the indulgence it brings. You don’t have to be a master baker to make these cheesecake cups at home. All you need are a handful of easy-to-find ingredients,and you’ll have dessert ready in no time!

Not only that, but this recipe also offers versatility with its various substitution options and variations. Whether you want to try it with Bailey’s Irish Cream for an extra kick or want to switch up the crust using Graham crackers–there’s no limit to what you can do with this recipe.

Our favorite part is how easy it is to make ahead and store for later. So if you’re throwing a party or want to treat your co-workers or family to something sweet, you can prep ahead and save your time and energy for enjoying those moments.

In summary, if you’re looking for an irresistible dessert that’s guaranteed to impress your guests or be a treat for yourself after a long day – look no further than these cheesecake coffee cups! It’s sure to leave everyone delighted and satisfied.”

Ingredient List

 Melted chocolate and creamy cheesecake make a heavenly pair in these coffee cups.
Melted chocolate and creamy cheesecake make a heavenly pair in these coffee cups.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients needed to make these divine Cheesecake Coffee Cups! You will need:

Cake Layer:

  • 12 ounces of premade poundcake, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup of brewed strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling:

  • Two (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • One (3.4 oz) box of cheesecake-flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp of instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp of coffee liqueur
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract


  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Optional Garnish:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Mini Coffee Beans

The Recipe How-To

 These adorable little cups are the perfect way to indulge in something sweet without feeling too guilty.
These adorable little cups are the perfect way to indulge in something sweet without feeling too guilty.

Now that we have gathered all the ingredients, let’s start making these delightful Cheesecake Coffee Cups.

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

To begin, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Then, line a muffin pan with 12 muffin cups.

Step 2: Make the Graham Cracker Crust

In a bowl, combine graham crackers, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Then mix until all ingredients are combined and sticky.

Scoop a tablespoon of the graham cracker mixture into each muffin cup.

Pro tip: Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of each cup using your fingers.

Step 3: Make The Cheesecake Filling

Firstly, beat 8 oz of cream cheese with an electric mixer until it becomes soft and creamy. Then add in the sugar, sour cream, and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until smooth.

Add 2 eggs and beat again until it forms a creamy consistency.

Finally, dissolve a packet of cheesecake flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix into 3/4 cup brewed strong coffee.

Gradually incorporate the mix into the bowl while constantly stirring.

Step 4: Prepare to Bake

Pour the cheesecake filling mixture over the graham cracker crust in each muffin cup, about 3/4 full.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until firm around edges but wobbly in center.

Step 5: Cool and Serve

After baking, remove from oven carefully and let them cool completely before serving.

You may enjoy them with whipped cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon if you like.

These Cheesecake Coffee Cups are perfect for coffee lovers who need a quick treat!

Substitutions and Variations

 Satisfy your cravings with these Cheesecake Coffee Cups, a perfect balance of coffee, cheese and chocolate.
Satisfy your cravings with these Cheesecake Coffee Cups, a perfect balance of coffee, cheese and chocolate.

As a barista, I know that sometimes you may not have all the ingredients listed in the recipe, or you simply want to switch things up a bit. Luckily, there are several substitutions and variations you can make to this Cheesecake Coffee Cups Recipe. Here are some ideas:

– For a stronger coffee flavor, swap out the cheesecake flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix for instant coffee. Use about 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules instead.

– Need a caffeine kick? Add 1-2 tablespoons of coffee liqueur to the cheesecake mixture.

– Want a different texture? Replace the graham cracker crust with crushed Oreos for a chocolate twist.

– For a lighter cheesecake flavor, use Neufchâtel cheese instead of cream cheese. It has slightly less fat and calories, but still provides that creamy dreamy texture you crave.

– Have some leftover dalgona coffee? Use it as a topping for your cheesecake cups instead of whipped cream.

– Want to go dairy-free? Swap out the cream cheese and sour cream for vegan alternatives like plant-based cream cheese or yogurt.

– Turn these cheesecake coffee cups into mini desserts by using mini muffin tins or ramekins instead of regular-sized cups. It’s perfect for parties or sharing with friends!

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s versatile and can be easily adapted to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. Don’t be afraid to experiment and create your own unique version of this delicious cheesecake coffee recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Spoil yourself with a moment of luxury: brew a cup of coffee, fill it with cheesecake, top it off with chocolate chips, and then savor every bite.
Spoil yourself with a moment of luxury: brew a cup of coffee, fill it with cheesecake, top it off with chocolate chips, and then savor every bite.

Once your cheesecake coffee cups are ready, it’s time to arrange them on a beautiful platter for serving. You can garnish them with whipped cream and chocolate chips or fresh berries. These mini cheesecakes are perfect for serving at cafes, brunches, dinner parties, or any special occasion.

To complement their creamy, velvety texture and rich cheesecake flavor, I recommend pairing each cheesecake cup with a hot cup of coffee. For true coffee lovers, a bold and robust dark roast coffee would be the ideal accompaniment. Alternatively, you may also try pairing them with a steaming cup of cappuccino or latte to balance out the sweetness.

Suppose you want something refreshing and cold on a hot summer day. In that case, you can also serve these cheesecake cups with iced coffee or cold brew. A dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon will give it an extra flavor boost.

Don’t forget to offer your guests options for customizing their mini cheesecakes with toppings like caramel sauce or chocolate syrup for an extra layer of indulgence. Whether you enjoy serving these cheesecake coffee cups at home, in a cafe, or during a picnic in the park, they are the perfect treat for any coffee lover or dessert enthusiast alike.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Dessert for breakfast? Yes, please! With Cheesecake Coffee Cups, you can have your cake and coffee too.
Dessert for breakfast? Yes, please! With Cheesecake Coffee Cups, you can have your cake and coffee too.

Making ahead of time is always handy, especially when you need to prepare something for an event or a busy working day. You can make these Cheesecake Coffee Cups ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. Simply cover them with cling wrap tightly, or transfer them into an airtight container.

For reheating, you can either microwave them on high for about 20-30 seconds or heat them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius) for around 5-7 minutes. The best approach is to let them come to room temperature before reheating.

These coffee cheesecakes are versatile and can be stored in different ways depending on your preferences. If you want to enjoy a cold dessert, put them in the fridge for a while before serving. For people who don’t mind eating warm cheesecakes, these cups also taste great if heated up slightly.

When serving, you can sprinkle some cocoa powder, cinnamon, or nutmeg on top of the whipped cream, which will give it an extra layer of flavor! Whatever method you choose, your cheesecake should come out delicious and ready-to-eat.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Whip up this
Whip up this

Preparing coffee cheesecake cups can be a daunting task, but with the right tips and tricks, you can ensure perfect results every time. Here are some tips to take your cheesecake coffee cups recipe from good to great:

1. Soften Cream Cheese Perfectly

It’s important to ensure that the cream cheese is softened to room temperature before you begin making the cheesecake filling. This will make it easier to mix all the ingredients together and create a smooth and creamy filling without any lumps.

2. Use Quality Ingredients

To achieve the perfect flavor and texture in your coffee cheesecake cups, it’s important to use high-quality, fresh ingredients. Choose the best brands of cream cheese, instant pudding mix, and brewed coffee for the recipe.

3. Chill Your Cheesecake Cups

After baking, let your cheesecake cups completely cool at room temperature or in the fridge. Store them in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. This will give time for all flavors to develop in each cup.

4. Create Decorative Toppings

Add whipped cream or sprinkles to the top of each chilled coffee cheesecake cup just before serving to add a bit of decoration, color, and flavor.

5. Don’t Over Mix The Cheesecake Filling

Once you have mixed all ingredients using an electric mixer, avoid overbeating as this could lead to cracking of the cheesecakes while baking. You can also stop whisking when there are still small lumps because they will smoothen out as they bake.

6. Substitute Different Flavors

Get creative and experiment with different flavors for your cheesecake cups by using almond extract, raspberry extract, chocolate extract or any flavor that would go well with coffee-based desserts such as caramel or mocha.

By following these simple tips and tricks, you can make delicious and visually appealing coffee cheesecake cups that are sure to impress. With a little practice, you’ll be able to perfect your recipe and create variations that work well with different flavor profiles for every taste preference.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Cheesecake Coffee Cups recipe is a fantastic way to experience the perfect fusion of coffee and cheesecake in one delicious serving. With its decadent cheesecake filling and strong coffee flavor, this recipe is sure to impress. Whether you are an avid coffee lover or a cheesecake enthusiast, this recipe is ideal for satisfying your cravings.

Moreover, with the easy-to-follow instructions and simple ingredient list, anyone can make these delightful treats at home. From the classic coffee cheesecake to Dalgona cheesecake cups or even Baileys mocha cheesecake cups, there are endless possibilities to explore. So grab your apron and get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will delight your taste buds.

Lastly, as a barista, I encourage you to try out your creativity and experiment with various flavors and toppings. Whether you prefer whipped cream, chocolate chips, or a sprinkling of cinnamon, adding your personal touch can elevate these mini cheesecakes to new heights. So go on and create something magical that even Starbucks would be proud of!

Overall, the Cheesecake Coffee Cups recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether you are looking for a quick snack, a decadent dessert or even an impressive party platter. It is undoubtedly a must-try recipe for all coffee lovers out there looking for something sweet and creamy to pair with their favorite beverage. Try it out today and indulge in the ultimate coffee and cheesecake experience!

Cheesecake Coffee Cups

Cheesecake Coffee Cups Recipe

My little Folger's recipe booklet has seen better days. I have not made these yet, but I need to put the recipe somewhere for safe keeping. This is from Sandra Lee and Folgers.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cups
Calories 490.6 kcal


  • 3/4 cup brewed strong coffee
  • 12 ounces poundcake, premade
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) can condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup raspberry preserves
  • 1 (3 ounce) box cheesecake flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix


  • Pour the strong 3/4 cup of coffee into a mixing bowl.
  • Crumble the pound cake into the coffee and mix until the coffee soaks through.
  • Press the pound cake mixture into the bottom of a muffin pan, approx 1/2 full.
  • Blend the cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth.
  • Add the pudding powder and whip until firm.
  • Spoon the cheesecake mixture on to the pound cake mixture in the muffin pan.
  • Place the pan in the freezer for 4-6 hours.
  • Remove the cheesecakes by running a knife around the edges, and let sit for 10 minute.
  • Microwave the raspberry preserves for 30-40 secs and drizzle over the cheesecake cups.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1330gCalories: 490.6kcalCarbohydrates: 64.2gProtein: 8.8gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14.1gCholesterol: 143.9mgSodium: 328.4mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 38.5g
Keyword Cheesecake, Dessert
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