Indulge in the Richness of Mocha Almond Cheesecake

As soon as you take a bite of this marvelous cheesecake, you’ll be swept away on a flavor journey like no other. It’s my pleasure to present to you my recipe for the Mocha Almond Cheesecake as it’s one of the best and most beloved desserts in Mary Andersson of Sedro-Wolley, Washington.

Starting with a rich graham cracker crust, our mocha almond cheesecake is made of layers of dreamy cream cheese filling infused with flavors of coffee and chocolate that creates an unbeatable texture and lush combination of flavors. Swirls of mocha and almond extract are added for a wistful flourished pattern that just makes your meal much more pleasing.

Trust me when I say this recipe is worth the time and effort. One bite of this delicious cheesecake and I guarantee you will fall in love!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Almond Cheesecake
Mocha Almond Cheesecake

Are you looking for a decadent dessert that will satisfy your sweet cravings? Look no further than this Mocha Almond Cheesecake recipe! Trust me, you won’t be able to resist this mouth-watering treat.

Firstly, let’s talk about the flavors. The combination of mocha and almond is one for the ages. Indulge in the rich chocolate taste and subtle nutty flavor – this recipe truly is a match made in heaven. Plus, with the addition of amaretto liqueur, you’ll get that extra kick of flavor that elevates this cheesecake to another level.

Secondly, the texture of this cheesecake is spot-on. The creamy filling pairs perfectly with the crunchy graham cracker crust and almond streusel topping. It’s a recipe that will make every bite feel like heaven in your mouth.

Lastly, this recipe is versatile and can be made to suit various dietary needs. Make it vegan by simply replacing the cream cheese and eggs with non-dairy alternatives such as tofu or aquafaba. Keto? Replace the sugar with monkfruit sweetener and use an almond flour crust instead of graham crackers. And who doesn’t love a dessert that can cater to multiple dietary requirements?

In conclusion, if you want to impress guests or enjoy a night in, this Mocha Almond Cheesecake recipe is the perfect indulgent treat for all occasions. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

Ingredient List

 Sink your teeth into this decadent Mocha Almond Cheesecake
Sink your teeth into this decadent Mocha Almond Cheesecake

For the crust:

  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour

For the filling:

  • 1 pound of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoons of amaretto liqueur
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of almond extract

For the topping:

  • 1/3 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate wafers
  • 1/4 cup of butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee powder

Note: Ingredient list updated to include bolded items for emphasis on key ingredients.

The Recipe How-To

 Cheesecake lovers, this one's for you!
Cheesecake lovers, this one’s for you!

Prepare the Crust

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 2: In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs with ⅓ cup of melted butter or margarine and ¼ cup of sugar. Mix well until the mixture resembles wet sand.

Step 3: Press the mixture firmly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

Make the Filling

Step 4: In a small mixing bowl, dissolve 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder in 2 tablespoons of hot water.

Step 5: In a large mixing bowl, beat together 2 pounds(four bars) of cream cheese softened, 1 cup of sugar, and 2 teaspoons almond extract until smooth.

Step 6: Add in 4 large eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 7: Then add the coffee mixture, and stir gently. Add 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur and keep stirring until combined.

Assemble and Bake

Step 8: Pour half of the filling mixture over the crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips, pressing them gently into the filling mixture.

Step 9: Add remaining filling mixture over top chocolate chips. Swirl gently with a spoon to create an almond swirl in cheesecake.

Bake and Chill the Cheesecake

Step 10: Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the center is almost set. The edges will be slightly puffed but don’t worry They will sink when they cool down.

Step 11: Remove from oven and let it cool in pan over the wire rack for 10 minutes. Then run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cheesecake.

Step 12: Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and chill it in the fridge for at least 6 hours, or ideally overnight.

Serve your mocha almond cheesecake cold, and pair it with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, or a hot cup of coffee.

Substitutions and Variations

 Celebrate the perfect combination of coffee and chocolate in every bite
Celebrate the perfect combination of coffee and chocolate in every bite

Variety is the spice of life, and that’s why I encourage you to experiment with different ingredients in this recipe. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– For a keto-friendly version: Swap out the sugar for monkfruit sweetener, use almond flour instead of graham cracker crumbs for the crust, and replace the amaretto liqueur with almond extract. You can also use keto-friendly chocolate chips on top instead of the whipped cream.

– For a vegan version: Replace the cream cheese with vegan cream cheese, butter with margarine, and eggs with flaxseed meal. Use coconut cream in place of heavy cream and choose vegan chocolate chips or cocoa powder.

– Chocolate-Almond Joy Cheesecake: Add shredded coconut to the filling for an almond joy variation.

– Mocha-Almond Fudge Cheesecake: Mix in 1/2 cup of melted dark chocolate into your cheesecake mix for a mocha-fudge twist.

– Almond Swirl Cheesecake Variation: Use crushed almond cookies or wafers for the crust and add a swirl of melted chocolate/almond topping. Use almond extract over amaretto liqueur.

– Coffee Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Variation: Incorporate instant coffee granules (dissolved 1 tablespoon) to your cheesecake mixture for added flavor. Mix in chocolate chips or drizzle sauce over the top.

These are just some ideas to help you get creative and make this already amazing recipe your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Spoil yourself with this indulgent treat
Spoil yourself with this indulgent treat

When it comes to serving and pairing a Mocha Almond Cheesecake, there are countless options that can take the experience to the next level.

First of all, a creamy and decadent cheesecake like this one calls for a rich and bold coffee or espresso. The mocha flavor in the cheesecake pairs perfectly with a shot of espresso or an americano. It enhances the flavors of both and provides that much-needed caffeine fix to keep you going throughout the day.

If you’re looking for a more indulgent dessert, consider pairing the cheesecake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The cold creaminess of the ice cream will offset the richness of the cheesecake and create a well-balanced treat.

For those who enjoy something sweeter, drizzle some warm chocolate sauce over your slice of cheesecake. The combination of chocolate and mocha will tickle your taste buds and make you feel like you’re indulging in a gourmet dessert.

If you want to switch things up a bit, add some chopped almonds on top of your cheesecake slice. The crunchiness of the almonds adds texture to the creamy cheesecake, creating an exciting contrast in every bite.

Whether it’s for brunch, afternoon tea or dessert after dinner, serving a Mocha Almond Cheesecake will definitely impress your guests. Paired with the right beverage or topping, it can become the centerpiece of any event or gathering.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This dessert is a piece of art that you won't want to miss out on!
This dessert is a piece of art that you won’t want to miss out on!

The Mocha Almond Cheesecake recipe is perfect for making ahead when planning a dinner party or celebratory event. I recommend preparing the cheesecake up to three days before serving. Allow the cake to cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and storing it in the refrigerator. This will help the flavors to meld and become more developed over time, resulting in a richer and more decadent dessert.

When it comes time to serve the cheesecake, leave it at room temperature for about 30 minutes before slicing into it. This will allow the cake to soften slightly, making it easier to cut and ensuring each slice looks neat and tidy. Alternatively, you can warm individual slices in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to achieve a warmer, gooier texture that is perfect for cold winter nights.

If you have leftover cheesecake after your dinner party or event, it can be stored in the freezer for up to three months! Thaw frozen cheesecake in the refrigerator overnight for best results. Be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before freezing and allow enough space in your freezer so that it doesn’t get squished by other frozen items.

Lastly, if you’re looking to switch things up a bit or impress your guests with an extra wow factor, try serving this Mocha Almond Cheesecake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or topping it with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. The creamy coolness of vanilla ice cream perfectly complements the dense richness of the cheesecake, while the chocolate sauce adds another layer of decadence to this already luxurious dessert. Trust me – your guests will thank you!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Chocolate, almonds, cheesecake, and coffee? Yes, please!
Chocolate, almonds, cheesecake, and coffee? Yes, please!

Ensuring that you get the perfect mocha almond cheesecake can be challenging, but with the right tips, you will be able to perfect this recipe. Here are some tips that I have gathered from my years of experience as a barista that will help you achieve a delicious and decadent mocha almond cheesecake.

Firstly, it is essential to use room-temperature ingredients. This means that your cream cheese, butter, and eggs should be at room temperature. If they are too cold or too warm, they won’t mix well, which can result in clumping and uneven texture.

Secondly, thoroughly mix your melted butter with the graham cracker crumbs for the crust. The butter will act as a binding agent for the crust, so it is essential to mix them properly to ensure that the crust stays together during baking.

Thirdly, be careful when adding the instant coffee powder to your cheesecake batter. If you add too much of it, it can make your cheesecake bitter and overpowering. Start by adding a small amount and taste as you go until you reach the desired level of mocha flavor.

Fourthly, after baking your cheesecake, let it cool before adding any toppings or decorating it. This will prevent your toppings from melting or sinking into the cheesecake and ensure that they stay in place.

Lastly, don’t overbake your cheesecake. Overbaking can cause your cheesecake to crack and dry out. To avoid this, keep an eye on your cheesecake while baking and take it out of the oven as soon as the edges start to brown and set.

By following these tips, you will have perfect results every time for your mocha almond cheesecake recipe. With these tips in mind, you will create a delicious dessert every time that is full of rich mocha flavor and nutty goodness for everyone to enjoy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this mocha almond cheesecake recipe is a perfect addition to your dessert menu. It’s creamy and rich, with just the right balance of coffee and chocolate flavors. The texture is smooth and velvety, and the almond crust adds a delightful nutty twist.

Whether you’re entertaining guests, looking to impress your family, or treating yourself to a decadent dessert, this cheesecake recipe has got you covered. And the best part? You can customize it to your liking by trying out different variations and substitutions.

So don’t wait any longer – grab your ingredients, put on your apron, and get baking! Once you’ve tasted this heavenly dessert, you’ll be hooked. And who knows? You might just become the go-to cheesecake expert among your friends and family.

Thank you for joining me on this journey to create the perfect mocha almond cheesecake – happy baking!

Mocha Almond Cheesecake

Mocha Almond Cheesecake Recipe

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9-inch cheesecake
Calories 3104 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup butter or 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter. Press into bottom and 1-1/2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  • In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining 3/4 cup sugar 5 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer; add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add liqueur and coffee powder, blending thoroughly; fold in almonds.
  • Pour into baked crust. Bake 40 minutes or until filling is set.
  • Shut off oven, open door and allow cheesecake to cool in oven.
  • When cool, remove from oven; remove rim of pan. Refrigerate to chill thoroughly before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 785gCalories: 3104kcalCarbohydrates: 315gProtein: 50.7gFat: 190.4gSaturated Fat: 95.8gCholesterol: 835mgSodium: 2010.2mgFiber: 9.9gSugar: 242.9g
Keyword Cheesecake, Dessert
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