Indulgent Mocha Chip Cheesecake: Impress Your Guests!

Welcome coffee lovers! I am thrilled to share with you this Mocha Chip Cheesecake recipe that is just perfect for your caffeine fix. This is not your regular cheesecake as it blends the rich flavor of mocha and chocolate chips for a satisfyingly indulgent dessert.

As a barista, I have always been passionate about coffee. And there’s nothing that screams comfort more than pairing your cup of joe with the decadence of a homemade cheesecake. Whether you’re looking to impress your family, friends or special someone, this Mocha Chip Cheesecake will not disappoint.

Creating this dessert might seem intimidating at first, but trust me, it’s easier than it looks. It’s also versatile enough to adapt to any occasion or preference, from bars to individual servings, no-bake to semi-sweet chocolate coats. That being said, let’s get started on this amazing recipe – your taste buds will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Chip Cheesecake
Mocha Chip Cheesecake

Are you in the mood for something decadent and delicious? Look no further than this mocha chip cheesecake recipe. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll be hooked.

The combination of mocha and chocolate chips makes for a rich and indulgent flavor that will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. The creamy cheesecake filling is perfectly balanced with just the right amount of sweetness while the crust provides a crunchy contrast to the smooth texture of the filling.

Not only is this dessert incredibly tasty, but it’s also very versatile. You can serve it as a full-size cheesecake for a special occasion or cut it into bars for a more casual setting. Plus, with so many different substitutions and variations available (like chocolate peanut butter cheesecake or cookie dough bars), you’ll never get bored making this recipe.

But what really sets this mocha chip cheesecake apart is its ease of preparation. Despite its impressive appearance and taste, this dessert is actually quite simple to make. With just a few common ingredients like cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and chocolate chips, you can whip up a delicious dessert in no time.

So why not give this mocha chip cheesecake recipe a try? You’ll love the way the flavors come together to create an unforgettable dessert that will leave you craving more.

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a slice of our rich and decadent mocha chip cheesecake
Indulge in a slice of our rich and decadent mocha chip cheesecake

Ingredients for the Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Ingredients for the Filling:

  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 8 oz. mocha chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/3 cup instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream

Ingredients for Topping:

  • Mocha chocolate chip cheesecake bars recipe uses bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate.
  • You’ll also need whipping cream, 1 tablespoon instant coffee, and 1/2 cup melted butter

The Recipe How-To

 Chocolate and coffee lovers unite with this heavenly dessert
Chocolate and coffee lovers unite with this heavenly dessert

Making the crust

To make the crust for mocha chip cheesecake, gather 2 cups of chocolate wafer crumbs and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Mix the two ingredients in a bowl and press them onto the bottom of a greased baking pan. If you can’t find chocolate wafer crumbs, use graham cracker crumbs instead or ‘if you want to double-up on the chocolate, use Oreo cookie crumbs.’

Creating the filling

To make the filling for mocha chip cheesecake, combine 3 packages of softened cream cheese (8 ounces each), 1 cup of sugar, and 1/3 cup of instant coffee granules in a large mixing bowl. Cream together until smooth using a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips. Fold the mixture with a rubber spatula until well combined.

Baking the cheesecake

Pour the filling mixture over the crust in the baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes, or until center is almost set. Let it cool down, and then refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight.

Serving and pairing

Take out your luscious mocha chip cheesecake from your fridge and remove it from your baking dish before slicing into perfect portions. Serve it as is, topped with whipped cream and even more chocolate chips for extra goodness!

Make-Ahead, Storing, and Reheating

Mocha Chip Cheesecake can be made ahead up to two days before serving. Store covered in a refrigerator to keep its freshness. To reheat leftovers, place the desired portion on a plate and microwave for no more than 10 seconds.

Tips for perfect results

Always have your ingredients measured and at room temperature before making your cheesecake recipe. The best way to soften cream cheese is to leave it out for several hours before using it. If time is limited and you are in a hurry, place it in a Ziploc bag and submerge it in warm water for an hour instead of microwaving it.


  • Can I substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate?
    Yes, you can substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate if you prefer more bitter taste.

  • Can I use margarine instead of butter?
    It is not recommended because butter has a distinct flavor that cannot be substituted by margarine.


Creating this mocha chip cheesecake recipe isn’t as difficult as one might imagine. Just follow the steps above, let the cheesecake set in the refrigerator for several hours, and enjoy its delicious combination of mocha, chocolate chips, and creamy cheesecake!

Substitutions and Variations

 Each bite of creamy cheesecake is studded with crunchy chocolate chips
Each bite of creamy cheesecake is studded with crunchy chocolate chips

For those who like to put their own spin on recipes, there are plenty of ways to change up this mocha chip cheesecake recipe. Feeling adventurous? Try swapping out the chocolate chips with peanut butter chips to make a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake. Or, if you’re in the mood for a no-bake dessert, try making a cheesecake with an Oreo crust.

For those who want to switch things up but stay within the mocha-chocolate realm, try adding some cocoa powder to the cheesecake batter or substituting the chocolate wafer crumbs of the crust with crumbled chocolate sandwich cookies.

If you want to make the cheesecake bars more cookie-like, try adding chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough to the filling. Or, for a more luxurious twist, mix in some melted semi-sweet or dark chocolate with the filling.

For those who want to make this recipe slightly healthier, consider using reduced-fat cream cheese and sugar substitutes instead of sugar. You can also substitute regular milk with almond or soy milk if you want a dairy-free option.

With these substitutions and variations, you can create your own unique version of mocha chip cheesecake that suits your taste buds perfectly!

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this luscious mocha-flavored treat
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this luscious mocha-flavored treat

Perhaps the best way to serve mocha chip cheesecake is to serve it alongside a piping hot cup of coffee, since they complement each other perfectly. But if you’re looking for something fancier or more indulgent, you could pair this sweet and creamy dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or even freshly whipped cream.

If you’re serving this at a dinner party, consider slicing the cheesecake into small bars or bite-size portions to make it easier for your guests to snack on between conversations. Trust me, everyone will come back for seconds of this decadent treat.

For an added bit of crunch, sprinkle some chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs on top of your slice before serving; it will enhance the flavor experience and add extra texture to your moist and velvety cheesecake. Or, if you really want to elevate your cheesecake game, drizzle some caramel sauce or melted chocolate on top of the slices for a visually stunning presentation.

No matter what you choose to serve with mocha chip cheesecake, just know that this dessert is perfect on its own as well. You can enjoy it as a midnight snack or a special treat at any time of day; it’s rich enough to satisfy your cravings without overwhelming your taste buds. Just be sure to have a glass of cold milk ready in case things get too rich!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A thick and buttery graham cracker crust forms the perfect base for this dessert masterpiece
A thick and buttery graham cracker crust forms the perfect base for this dessert masterpiece

Now that you’ve indulged in the velvety flavors of the Mocha Chip Cheesecake, it’s time to think about how to make it last. The good news is, you can easily prepare this delicious dessert ahead of time and store it properly for a later date.

To make-ahead, wrap the cheesecake tightly with plastic wrap while still in the springform pan and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. For longer storage, cover it with aluminum foil and freeze it for up to 2 weeks.

To thaw a frozen cheesecake, remove it from the freezer and transfer it to the refrigerator 24 hours before serving. Allow it to defrost slowly for best results.

If you’re short on time or just want a quick slice of Mocha Chip Cheesecake without any fuss, you can reheat slices gently in a microwave. To do so, place individual slices on a microwave-safe plate and heat on medium power for 20-30 seconds until warm. Be careful not to overheat or they may become tough.

Overall, the Mocha Chip Cheesecake can be stored easily and reheated without losing its scrumptious flavor or texture. Try playing around with different serving methods like adding a dollop of whipped cream or some chocolate drizzle for an elevated treat that’s sure to leave your taste buds begging for more.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This cheesecake isn't just a dessert, it's an experience
This cheesecake isn’t just a dessert, it’s an experience

Making a Mocha Chip Cheesecake may seem like a daunting task, and it is not an easy one to perfect. Fear not, as I am here to provide you with some tips to get it just right!

1. Use high-quality ingredients:

The quality of your ingredients will play a significant role in how your cheesecake turns out. Make sure to use fresh and high-quality ingredients for the best flavour.

2. Soften cream cheese properly:

Softening the cream cheese is crucial so that it mixes up smoothly and forms a creamy texture. Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before starting.

3. Mix ingredients carefully:

Mix ingredients carefully, scraping down the bowl regularly, to avoid any lumps forming in your cheesecake batter. Use a spatula for this and mix everything together completely.

4. Avoid over-baking:

Over-baking your cheesecake can cause it to crack or dry out. Keep an eye on the cheesecake while baking and take it out of the oven once you see fine cracks at the center of the cake.

5. Chill for minimum time:

Waiting for your cheesecake to set may test your patience, but it’s worth waiting for at least four hours or overnight in the fridge for better texture.

6. Garnish with chocolate chips:

After topping the baked cake with melted chocolate chips, garnishing with mini chocolate chips enhances visual appeal and adds another layer of flavour.

Follow these tips and you’ll be able to create a delicious mocha chip cheesecake that is smooth, rich, and melt-in-your-mouth yummy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, it’s safe to say that the Mocha Chip Cheesecake recipe is a must-try for coffee and chocolate lovers. With its rich and creamy texture and the perfect balance of mocha and chocolate chip flavors, this dessert is sure to become an instant favorite.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just want to treat yourself to something sweet, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. And with the variety of substitutions and variations available, the possibilities for creativity are endless.

So what are you waiting for? Get your ingredients ready and start baking! Trust me; you won’t regret it. Your taste buds will thank you, and your friends and family will be impressed by your baking skills.

Once you’ve tried this delicious recipe, be sure to share your experience with others, so they too can join in on the indulgence. Share it on social media or by word of mouth. Let others experience the mouth-watering flavor combination that is Mocha Chip Cheesecake.

Mocha Chip Cheesecake

Mocha Chip Cheesecake Recipe

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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 568.5 kcal



  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, melted


  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided


  • In a mixing bowl, add the chocolate wafer crumbs and sugar; stir to mix.
  • Add the melted butter; stir to combine.
  • Press mixture onto the bottom and 2 inches up the sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and sugar; beat until smooth.
  • Add the flour; beat well.
  • Add the eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • In a smaller bowl, add the whipping cream and coffee granules; let sit for 1 minute.
  • Add the coffee/whipping cream mixture and the vanilla to the cream cheese mixture; beat just until mixed.
  • Fold in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.
  • Pour mixture into prepared crust.
  • Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  • Place cheesecake/pan in a large rectangular baking pan filled with 2 inches of hot water.
  • Place in oven and bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove sides of the pan.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 150gCalories: 568.5kcalCarbohydrates: 51.1gProtein: 8.7gFat: 38.5gSaturated Fat: 22.7gCholesterol: 162.6mgSodium: 358.2mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 38.7g
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