Delicious Mocha Cheesecake Recipe That Will Melt Your Heart

Ahoy there fellow coffee and dessert lovers! If you’re looking for a recipe that will take your taste buds on a journey to mocha heaven, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m proud to present my layered mocha cheesecake recipe – a decadent treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you a caffeine kick you won’t forget.

This cheesecake combines two of the world’s greatest pleasures: chocolate and coffee. The rich chocolate and creamy cheesecake layers are infused with the bold flavors of coffee, making every bite a heavenly experience. Plus, the Oreo crust adds another layer of deliciousness to this already irresistible dessert.

Not only does this recipe taste incredible, but it’s also easy to make! With just a few simple steps, you can create an impressive dessert that’ll wow your friends and family. And who knows? You might even become known as the neighborhood’s resident barista!

So what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients and let’s start brewing up some deliciousness!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Layered Mocha Cheesecake
Layered Mocha Cheesecake

Listen here, my dear friend, if there is one recipe that could make anyone go weak in the knees, it is the Layered Mocha Cheesecake Recipe. This recipe is a game-changer when it comes to desserts and will leave your taste buds asking for more. Trust me; you will fall head over heels in love with this recipe!

What’s not to love about a rich and creamy mocha cheesecake with a decadent chocolate crust topped with finely crushed chocolate-covered coffee beans? The very thought of it makes my mouth water. The velvety smooth cheesecake layers infused with instant coffee granules and sweetened with sugar and vanilla extract will satisfy every dessert craving you could possibly have.

And that’s not all! The satisfying crunch from the finely crushed chocolate-covered coffee beans on top will enhance each bite, making this cheesecake the ultimate indulgence guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Moreover, this recipe is perfect for any time of the year, be it summer or winter. The texture of the mocha cheesecake is so light and airy that it won’t feel too heavy after a hearty meal. And let’s not forget how amazingly versatile this recipe can be. You could serve it as a dinner party dessert or indulge in it all by yourself during late-night cravings.

So take my word for it, my friend – this Layered Mocha Cheesecake Recipe is as delicious as it comes. It promises to be an instant hit at your next gathering or even as a special treat for yourself.

Ingredient List

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Here are the ingredients needed to create a delectable Layered Mocha Cheesecake:

  • Crust

    • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate graham crackers or Oreo cookies
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter, melted
  • Cheesecake Layer

    • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
    • 1 tablespoon boiling water
    • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Mocha Cheesecake Layer

    • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
    • 1 tablespoon boiling water
    • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 and a half tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 3 large eggs
      -1 and a half cups (9 ounces) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted

The Recipe How-To

Now, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of creating this delicious dessert – the layered mocha cheesecake! By now you’ll have gathered all the necessary ingredients and preheated the oven to 350°F. Now let’s get started on the recipe itself.

Making the Crust

First things first, let’s create the rich and buttery crust that will serve as a stunning base for our cheesecake. Begin by melting 1/4 cup of butter in a small bowl until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules to some boiling water (1 tablespoon) and then stir in with the melted butter.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of finely crushed Oreo cookies (removing cream filling) with the coffee/butter mixture to make your crust. Stir until well blended.

Then pour it into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Press and even out the mixture with your fingertips, making sure it’s flat and firmly compacted.

Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until firm.

Making the Filling

To make cheesecake filling, beat two packs of cream cheese using an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in 3/4 cup of white granulated sugar and continue beating until smooth.

Next, mix in these gradually second: 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 2 eggs, each added one-by-one and then mixed thoroughly.

In another mixing bowl, melt 1 cup (8 ounces) of sweet chocolate chips (or semisweet ones) in microwave or water bath. Stir melted chocolate into half of this cheesecake batter.

Take out another bowl that mixes also gradually second: 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules dissolved completely in 1 tablespoon boiling water, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/4 cup heavy cream.

Gradually stir in these coffee mixtures to the other half of batter to make the “mocha” layer of cheesecake.

Assembling the Cheesecake

Now comes the fun part: assembling your layered mocha cheesecake! Evenly divided batter into two portions. One with melted chocolate and one with the coffee mixture.

Pour the chocolate mixture onto the crust, followed by spooning on the coffee mixture. Then use a sharp knife to swirl both layers together until well combined.

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until set on top. Be careful not to over-bake it, though – we want it just set but not browned.

After baking bring it out and let it cool completely at room temperature.

Once fully cooled, lift it from the baking dish using parchment papers as handles, then slice into bars or squares as per your preference.


Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of heaven for coffee lovers!
A slice of heaven for coffee lovers!

Well, well, well, listen up my friends! If you’re feeling adventurous and want to switch things up, I’ve got some delightful variations for this layered mocha cheesecake recipe. Now brace yourself, as it’s going to be one wild ride!

First up, let’s swap the crust with an Oreo crust. Mmmm… can’t go wrong with that one. Crush up some Oreos and mix it with butter to give it that rich chocolaty flavor.

Next, instead of layering chocolate and mocha cheesecake layers, let’s experiment with different flavors like the hazelnut mocha cheesecake. Use finely crushed hazelnuts in addition to the chocolate crust and add hazelnut extract to the batter along with a little ground cinnamon. Trust me when I say it’s pure heaven!

If you’re not a fan of coffee or caffeine content concerns you, skip the instant coffee granules altogether while still keeping the chocolate layer in place. Voila! You’ve got a scrumptious chocolate cheesecake on your hands!

Now, let’s take this recipe up a notch by baking it in cake form instead of crafting a layered cheesecake. Mix all your ingredients together until well combined and pour the mixture into a cake pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes until cooked through. This will make for an absolutely marvelous dessert centerpiece at any party!

Looking for something even more indulgent? Add sweetened cocoa powder to the whipped cream topping and sprinkle some crushed chocolate-covered coffee beans over it for that extra oomph.

The possibilities are endless my friends! Get creative, experiment and make this marvelous recipe your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Say goodbye to boring cheesecakes.
Say goodbye to boring cheesecakes.

When it comes to serving and pairing this magnificent layered mocha cheesecake, a word of warning: one might just be compelled to eat the whole thing by themselves!

But, for those who are willing to share, this cheesecake is best enjoyed in small slices with a hot cup of coffee. The rich and decadent chocolate flavor mixed with the subtle interplay of coffee notes make this dessert perfect for an after-dinner treat or a relaxing afternoon coffee break.

If you want to get fancy, you can even consider topping each slice with some whipped cream and finishing it off with an elegant garnish like chocolate-covered coffee beans. Trust me, your guests will be impressed and delighted.

Additionally, you can also pair this layered mocha cheesecake with a variety of other desserts or drinks. A scoop of vanilla ice cream or a glass of cold milk is the perfect accompaniment to balance out the richness of the cake. For those who enjoy stronger flavors, try serving this cheesecake alongside a bold and robust red wine that can match its intensity.

In conclusion, when it comes to enjoying this delightful mocha cheesecake recipe, let your imagination run wild. No matter how you choose to serve or pair it, one thing is for sure – this magnificent dessert will leave your taste buds wanting more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This cake is what dreams are made of.
This cake is what dreams are made of.

Let’s face it, not everything in life can be enjoyed immediately after it’s made. That’s why it’s great to have options when you’re making a layered mocha cheesecake. You can make this dessert ahead of time and store it in the fridge for later enjoyment.

To make ahead, simply bake the layered mocha cheesecake according to the recipe and let it cool completely. Once cooled, tightly wrap the cheesecake with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

If you need to store the layered mocha cheesecake beyond 3 days or freeze it for later use, consider wrapping the cheesecake with aluminum foil once it’s been tightly wrapped with plastic wrap. This will help prevent any potential freezer burn.

When reheating your layers of lusciousness, remember that cheesecake is best served at room temperature. To bring it back to its optimum deliciousness, remove the layered mocha cheesecake from the fridge and allow it to sit at room temperature for about an hour before serving.

However, if you’re in a hurry or don’t feel like waiting, gently warm up individual slices of layered mocha cheesecake in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds. But don’t go overboard on this step as too much heat may cause the layers of chocolate and coffee flavors to melt together and lose their distinctive characteristics.

Alright folks, that’s all for now. Remember these tips so you can always enjoy a freshly-made slice of your delicious layered mocha cheesecake anytime!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready for the ultimate indulgence.
Get ready for the ultimate indulgence.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients for our layered mocha cheesecake recipe, let me give you some tips to ensure perfect results every time.

Firstly, make sure the butter and cream cheese are at room temperature before you start mixing. This will ensure that the ingredients mix well together and prevent lumps from forming in your batter. You can leave them outside for a few hours or soften them in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds.

Secondly, when adding eggs to your batter, be careful not to overmix. Overmixing can cause air pockets in your batter and lead to cracks in the cheesecake. Add each egg one at a time and mix until just blended.

Thirdly, use an accurate oven thermometer to check your oven temperature. Cheesecakes need to cook slowly and evenly at a low temperature for the best results. Too high of a temperature or fluctuating temperatures can lead to cracks and uneven cooking.

Fourthly, when mixing the mocha layer, stir slowly and only until the ingredients are combined. Overmixing can cause air pockets and ruin the texture of your cheesecake.

Lastly, let your cheesecake cool completely before slicing into it. This allows the flavors to develop fully and helps the cheesecake set properly. To prevent slices from sticking to the knife, wipe your knife clean after each cut.

Remember these tips when making this recipe or any other cheesecake recipes!

Bottom Line

Now that you have read the recipe on how to make a delicious Layered Mocha Cheesecake, I hope you will try it soon. This rich and creamy dessert is perfect for any occasion, and it’s easy to make with simple ingredients that you might already have at home.

Remember, you can always modify this recipe to your liking and experiment with other variations such as hazelnut mocha or even a chocolate cake crust. The possibilities are endless, and there’s no wrong way to enjoy this mouth-watering treat.

So go ahead, whip up a batch of mocha cheesecake, invite your friends over, and indulge in a slice of heaven. I guarantee they will thank you for it!

Layered Mocha Cheesecake

Layered Mocha Cheesecake Recipe

In my search for the perfect mocha cheesecake, I ended up combining a few of my favorite recipes to create this delicious version. It’s as much a feast for the eyes as for the palate. This is amazingly good and very rich! Easy too!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 slices
Calories 465.1 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • chocolate-covered coffee beans (optional)


  • Place pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 inches square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  • Combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. In a small bowl, combine the coffee granules, water and cinnamon; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Divide batter in half. Stir melted chocolate into one portion; pour over crust. Stir coffee mixture into the remaining batter; spoon over chocolate layer. Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 inches of hot water to larger pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Spread over cheesecake. Garnish with coffee beans if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 124gCalories: 465.1kcalCarbohydrates: 39.7gProtein: 6.3gFat: 33.6gSaturated Fat: 19.2gCholesterol: 122.3mgSodium: 247.8mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 35g
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