Delicious Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe for Foodies

Imagine taking a bite of smooth, creamy cheesecake infused with the rich flavors of mocha and cappuccino. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? Well, my fellow coffee lovers, today I am bringing to you the recipe for an absolutely delicious Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake that will blow your taste buds away.

As a barista and lover of all things coffee, I am always on the lookout for ways to incorporate coffee into desserts. And this recipe is definitely one of my favorites. It combines the velvety texture and tangy taste of cream cheese with the robust flavors of instant espresso coffee powder, chocolate graham crackers, cinnamon, and heavy cream to create a mouth-watering dessert that is perfect for any occasion.

Whether you are hosting a get-together with friends or simply satisfying your sweet tooth after dinner, this cheesecake is guaranteed to impress. So grab your apron, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started on making this divine Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake
Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake

There are countless cheesecake recipes out there, but none of them come close to the heavenly taste of a Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake. This dessert is the perfect item to fulfill your sweet tooth cravings, leaving behind an irresistible taste that you will never forget.

Firstly, this recipe is the perfect mix of mocha and cappuccino flavors that will tantalize your taste buds with each bite. The instant espresso coffee powder is the main ingredient behind this divine taste, leaving a subtle coffee flavor on your palate with every bite. The combination of chocolate cookie crumbs and cinnamon adds an extra level of texture and flavor, making it impossible to resist.

Secondly, our Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake recipe focuses on using quality ingredients that truly make a difference in the final outcome. Using fresh eggs, heavy cream, and premium cream cheese creates a velvety and creamy base that sets this recipe apart from other cheesecake recipes.

Lastly, this recipe is versatile and customizable based on your preference. You can modify this recipe to make a no-bake version or even turn them into mini cheesecakes for any type of event or party. With various substitutions and variations available, making this decadent dessert has never been more accessible and enjoyable.

In conclusion, our Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake recipe checked all the boxes for what you desire in a dessert – rich flavors, high-quality ingredients, and easy customization opportunities. It’s not only the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth craving but also an impressive dish to bring along to any gathering or serve at a bakery shop. Trust us; you won’t regret giving this recipe a try!

Ingredient List

“Indulge in a slice of heaven with this Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake.”

Here’s a comprehensive list of all the ingredients you will need to make this mouth-watering Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake:

For the crust:

  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the filling:

  • 32 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 8 oz heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup instant espresso coffee powder

For the mocha-cappuccino swirl:

  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp instant espresso coffee powder

For the cappuccino fudge:

  • 4 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 4 oz. milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup32 ml. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee granules

The Recipe How-To

“Coffee lovers rejoice! This cheesecake will satisfy your cravings.”

Step 1: Prepare the Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a bowl, combine 2 cups of chocolate graham cracker crumbs, ½ cup of melted margarine, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9-inch springform pan, pressing it down firmly with a spoon.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool.

Step 2: Make the Cheesecake Filling

  • Use an electric mixer to beat 4 packages (8 oz) of softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add 1 ½ cups of sugar and continue mixing until well blended.
  • Add ¼ cup of corn syrup, 1 tablespoon each of vanilla extract and instant espresso coffee powder, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix well.
  • Add 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 3: Make Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake Filling

  • Remove half of the cheesecake batter from the bowl, placing it in another bowl.
  • Stir into one portion of the batter, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 cup of melted chocolate chips, and 1 tsp of cinnamon powder. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Stir into the other portion, ½ cup of instant coffee granules dissolved in 2 tbsp of hot water. Mix until fully incorporated.

Step 4: Assemble and Bake The Cheesecake

  • Distribute the mocha-cappuccino batter all over the prepared crust by spoonfuls, adding dollops here and there without stirring them up or spreading them around. Add some cappuccino cheesecake filling next in between the mocha cheesecake batter, again without mixing.
  • In a preheated oven, bake the cappuccino mocha cheesecake in a 350°F (175°C) for 40 minutes. The cheesecake should be set and firm but not browned as brown indicates burnt in such recipes.

Step 5: Chill and Serve

  • Remove the mini-cappuccino mocha cheesecakes from the oven and let them cool in their baking cups to room temperature.
  • Put the baked cheesecake in the fridge and let it chill for at least 4 hours or until fully set and chilled.
  • Once it’s chilled, top with a layer of cappuccino fudge or any topping you like.
  • Cut into slices and enjoy your homemade Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake!

Enjoy the velvety texture with the contrasting coffee flavors along with every bite.

Substitutions and Variations

“Layers of chocolate and cappuccino flavors melt in your mouth.”

When it comes to creating a delicious, mouth-watering dessert or cheesecake, the possibilities are endless, and the same rings true for our Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake recipe. If you’re feeling adventurous or need to adjust the recipe, I’ve got you covered with some substitutions and variations that will still result in a scrumptious cappuccino cheesecake.

One great substitution is to use chocolate wafer cookies instead of graham crackers for the crust. This will give your cheesecake a more chocolaty flavor and a slightly crunchier texture. Similarly, you could swap out the instant espresso coffee powder for instant mocha coffee powder if you are looking for a stronger chocolate flavor in your cheesecake.

If you want a lighter version of this chocolate cappuccino heaven, substitute heavy cream with milk since this will lower the fat content without sacrificing any of the taste or texture. You could also substitute corn syrup with honey or maple syrup, which will add a subtle sweetness to your cake.

For those who crave variety and want to explore other flavors beyond mocha-cappuccino, we suggest trying out some other cheesecake variations like no-bake cheesecake or salted caramel cheesecake. The no-bake version is perfect if you do not have access to an oven or simply want to avoid using one altogether. On the other hand, the salted caramel cheesecake is perfect for those who love the salty-sweet taste combination and enjoy the complex interplay between these flavors.

In conclusion, whether you decide to stick with our Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake recipe or venture out into new territory by using some of these substitutions and variations, I am confident that your taste buds will thank you for trying out this decadent dessert.

Serving and Pairing

“Impress your guests with this beautiful and delicious dessert.”

Ah, the culmination of a fantastic cappuccino cheesecake recipe: actually tasting it! In my humble opinion, this mocha-cappuccino cheesecake is best served with freshly brewed coffee or, even better, a cup of creamy hot chocolate. It’s like drinking in the warm embrace of a cozy, café-like atmosphere right at home.

When it comes to serving this dessert, there’s no need to keep it formal. I’d suggest cutting individual slices and serving them on small plates or saucers. A tiny dollop of whipped cream on top of each slice provides a nice contrast to the rich cake and an irresistible summation to the palate.

And just as our taste buds never want cheesecake to end, consider some pairing ideas that will take your flavor journey from heavenly to otherworldly. In my experience, this cappuccino cheesecake beg for some cognac or coffee liqueur on the side. I’ve tried its mild flavors with a smoky macchiato and fudgy brownie bites for extra indulgence – it was divine bliss in every single bite!

Another pairing option would be pairing this Chocolate cappuccino cheesecake with your favorite red wine; try merlot for a delicious compromise between the dark chocolate flavors and the tangy hints of raspberry. Alternatively, you can try some chilled cream soda with lemon that gives it an even more heightened flavor-sensation experience.

But above all else – savor every moment! This cappuccino-cheesecake can be enjoyed any time of day, and when shared with loved ones, there’s nothing better than the pure joy of indulging in great food together.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Dive into a rich and creamy cheesecake with a kick of espresso.”

As a barista and coffee lover, I know that there is nothing more frustrating than having to make the same beverage all over again every single time you want to have it. That’s why I love recipes that can be made ahead of time and stored for future use. The Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake is no exception.

This indulging cheesecake can be made up to three days ahead of serving, giving you ample time to plan your special occasion or dinner party without worrying about the dessert. Once prepared, cover the cheesecake and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to indulge.

To reheat, remove the cheesecake from the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving to allow it to come to room temperature. Simply slice and heat for 10-15 seconds per slice in the microwave on medium heat or in a preheated oven for five minutes at 350°F (180°C).

If you find yourself with leftovers after serving this delicious treat, don’t fret. The cheesecake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. Tightly cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out or absorbing any off flavors.

No matter how you choose to enjoy this Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake, know that it is possible to serve it at your convenience without compromising its quality and taste. So go ahead and delight your senses any time of day with a slice of decadent cappuccino and chocolatey goodness.

Tips for Perfect Results

“A coffee shop favorite in a decadent and creamy dessert form!”

Now that you have the recipe and ingredients handy to make this delicious Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake with ease, here are a few tips to ensure perfect results every time.

1. Use room temperature ingredients

Before starting with the recipe, make sure that all your dairy-based ingredients such as cream cheese and eggs are at room temperature. Room temperature ingredients blend into a smoother batter more easily than cold ingredients. To ensure room temperature eggs, simply place them in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes.

2. Mix the batter properly

It’s essential to mix the batter thoroughly until it is completely smooth as this helps in creating a perfectly textured cheesecake. Use an electric mixer at medium speed to beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended.

3. Don’t overbake the cheesecake

To avoid cracks on your cheesecake surface, do not overbake it. The baking time for cheesecakes depends on the size of the pan used and oven temperatures, but usually takes about 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. Let it chill before serving

Chill the cheesecake thoroughly before serving as it helps set its texture and makes it easier to slice. Cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

5. Experiment with variations

Mix and match different flavors and toppings to add your twist to this recipe. You can swap coffee granules with cocoa powder or add a chocolate caramel syrup drizzle on top – the options are endless!

By following these simple tips, you can easily make a perfect Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake that is sure to wow your tastebuds (and those of your guests!) every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this mocha-cappuccino cheesecake recipe is a must-try for all coffee and cheesecake lovers out there. With its decadent layers of creamy cheesecake flavored with rich chocolate and espresso, topped off with a cappuccino fudge drizzle, this cheesecake is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.

Thanks to its simple ingredient list and step-by-step instructions, anyone can make this cheesecake at home with ease. And with plenty of opportunities for variation and substitution, you can customize this recipe to suit your own tastes and preferences.

Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a dinner party or simply enjoy a special treat on your own, this mocha-cappuccino cheesecake is sure to delight. So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to indulge in the ultimate coffee-infused dessert experience.

Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake

Mocha-Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe

Utterly delectable. This cheesecake is rich and creamy. If you love coffee and chocolate you will love this!
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Calories 535.3 kcal


Chocolate crust

  • 2 cups chocolate graham crackers, crushed
  • 6 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, unbeaten


  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 -3 teaspoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup


  • Crust:
  • Mix ingredients together and press firmly into a 9 or 10 inch springform pan.
  • Filling:
  • Combine cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl, beating until smooth and creamy.
  • Combine coffee and vanilla in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve granules.
  • Add eggs and coffee mixture to cream cheese mixture, beating until blended.
  • Add cup of melted chocolate chips and heavy cream stirring until mixed.
  • Pour into crust.
  • Bake at 275º for 1 ½ hours in center of oven.
  • Turn oven off and leave cake in for another 45 minutes.
  • Take out of oven and cool completely.
  • Remove form sides of pan by running a butter knife around the inside edge. Release cake from sides of pan and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • Topping:
  • In a small saucepan on low heat, combine ½ cup of chocolate chips and 1 T. margarine with 2 t. milk and 1 ½ t. corn syrup, stirring until smooth.
  • Add extra milk as needed for spreading consistency.
  • Spoon and gently spread over chilled cheesecake.
  • Refrigerate shortly, but not until topping is set.
  • Use a sharp knife to score top into 12-16 pieces before topping has completely set. Now refrigerate at least two more hours to set topping.
  • To serve; run sharp knife over scored lines.
  • Note: Butter sometimes seeps through pan during baking. I recommend putting a foil-lined cookie sheet on bottom rack below cake.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 108gCalories: 535.3kcalCarbohydrates: 29.9gProtein: 7.5gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 24.6gCholesterol: 156.1mgSodium: 277.1mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 25.2g
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