Delicious Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe

Attention all chocolate and cheesecake lovers! Listen up because I am about to introduce you to a recipe that combines the two for an unforgettable treat. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s deliciously decadent and divinely rich, look no further than my mocha chocolate chip cheesecake recipe.

Picture this: a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth filling infused with coffee and studded with chocolate chips, perfectly balanced by a crunchy chocolate cookie crust. Or how about taking a bite of this heavenly dessert, allowing yourself to linger in the taste of soft cheesecake and crunchy chocolate chips with every forkful? Trust me when I say that your taste buds will thank you later.

But what’s even better is that it’s quite easy to make, requiring only a few simple steps using ingredients you most probably already have at home. So buckle up, grab your apron, and let’s get started on creating the ultimate mocha chip cheesecake that will surprise and satisfy every chocoholic out there.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Ah, you lovely folks. You’re looking for a reason to love this recipe? I’ve got plenty. Let me tell you something about this Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe; it’s as delicious as it sounds. There are a lot of cheesecake recipes out there, but nothing comes close to the heavenly combination of chocolate and mocha. Trust me on this one.

If you’re a fan of chocolate chips and love the taste of coffee, this recipe is meant for you. The sweetened condensed milk makes sure that the cheesecake stays sweet, while the unflavored gelatin gives it the perfect texture that will have you coming back for seconds – or thirds.

What’s better than a piece of cheesecake on a hot summer day? Imagine indulging in delicious chocolate wafers mixed with graham cracker crumbs as you taste each bite of creamy mocha filling topped with melted semisweet chocolate chips. You can enjoy this dessert all year round, but there’s just something super satisfying about eating a slice while sitting in front of your air conditioner during summertime.

Now to top it off, the recipe is super duper easy to follow. The only ingredient that might not be in your arsenal already is unflavored gelatin, which is easily available at any store. Even if you’re not an experienced baker and have trouble putting together even simple desserts, trust me – you can make this!

So why will you love this recipe? It’s simple – because it’s absolutely DELICIOUS! The combination of classic cheesecake ingredients and mocha-chocolate indulgence creates a dessert that is completely irresistible. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!

Ingredient List

 The Perfect Decadent Dessert: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
The Perfect Decadent Dessert: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Let’s Take a Look at the Ingredients!

Here are the ingredients you’re going to need for this heavenly Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe:

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate wafer crumbs

For the Filling:

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/3 cup hot milk
  • 1 package (0.25 ounce) unflavored gelatin powder
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Now that we have all of our ingredients, let’s get started making this indulgent mocha chocolate chip cheesecake!

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in a Slice of Heaven with our Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Indulge in a Slice of Heaven with our Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Now let’s get to the good stuff: making your own mocha chocolate chip cheesecake! This recipe may seem daunting, but the steps are actually quite simple. Follow along and I promise you’ll have a delicious dessert at the end.


First things first, let’s gather all of our ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

For the crust:

  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs or chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter

For the filling:

  • 3-8 oz packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hot water
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 12 oz bag of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 18 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare the crust.

Preheat your oven to 325°F. In a mixing bowl, combine your graham cracker crumbs (or chocolate wafer crumbs), sugar and melted butter. Mix well and press your mixture into a 9-inch springform pan.

Step 2: Melt the filling.

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat and melt your chocolate chips in intervals of 20 seconds, stirring in between each interval until they’re completely melted. Set aside.

Step 3: Mix your cheesecake ingredients.

Using an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat your softened cream cheese until it’s smooth. Gradually pour in the sweetened condensed milk while continuing to beat on low speed until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the milk and unflavored gelatin. Heat it in the microwave for 15 seconds, and then whisk until the gelatin has fully dissolved. Beat this mix into your cream cheese mixture. Finally, beat in your instant coffee water and melted chocolate until everything is combined.

Step 4: Finish your cheesecake mixture.

Take a clean mixing bowl and whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. Gently fold this whipped cream into your cheesecake mixture until it’s fully combined.

Step 5: Add your crust.

Pour half of your cheesecake mixture onto the prepared crust in your springform pan. Sprinkle crushed chocolate sandwich cookies on top of this mixture. Pour remaining cheesecake mixture on top of the cookies.

Step 6: Bake and cool.

Bake your cheesecake at 325°F for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Avoid over-baking; you don’t want it to crack! Allow your cheesecake to cool at room temperature before transferring it to the fridge to chill.

Substitutions and Variations

 Chocolate Lovers, Unite! Our Mocha Cheesecake is Here
Chocolate Lovers, Unite! Our Mocha Cheesecake is Here

When it comes to cheesecake, everyone has their own preferences. Fortunately, this mocha chocolate chip cheesecake recipe is pretty versatile and can be modified to suit your tastes. Here are a few substitution and variation ideas to help you make this recipe your own:

1. Swap out the chocolate chips: If you’re not a fan of semi-sweet chocolate chips, feel free to switch it up with dark chocolate, white chocolate, or even butterscotch chips.

2. Add nuts: You can take this dessert to the next level by adding chopped pecans, walnuts, or even hazelnuts to the crust or filling. Toast them for extra flavor and crunch.

3. Make it nut-free: If you have an allergy or just don’t like nuts, omit them from both the crust and the filling.

4. Use a different type of cookie for the crust: While graham crackers are classic, you could try using Oreo cookies or Nilla wafers instead. Just remember that the flavor will be affected, so choose wisely.

5. Experiment with different extracts: Vanilla extract is used in this recipe, but you could try almond extract, peppermint extract, or even orange extract for a unique twist.

6. Make it boozy: This recipe doesn’t call for any alcohol, but you could easily add some by substituting 1/4 cup of coffee with Kahlua or Bailey’s Irish Cream.

No matter how you decide to adapt this mocha chocolate chip cheesecake recipe, don’t forget to keep track of your changes so you know what works best for next time. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with our Creamy Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with our Creamy Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

When it comes to serving and pairing this decadent mocha chocolate chip cheesecake, you have a few options. First, let’s talk about the best way to serve it up. The cheesecake is best served chilled, straight from the fridge. You can leave it out for 10-15 minutes before serving to take the chill off if you prefer.

Now, onto pairing. This rich, creamy dessert is perfect for pairing with a cup of hot coffee or espresso. The coffee flavor in the cheesecake makes it a natural match for coffee as well! A bold and robust coffee like Colombian or French roast would complement the chocolate and mocha flavors in the cheesecake beautifully.

If you’re looking for something to sip on while enjoying your slice of cheesecake, I recommend a full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel. The tannins in these wines cut through the sweetness of the cheesecake and provide a nice contrast.

Finally, if you’re feeling indulgent, serve up your slice of cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream on top or drizzled with some additional melted chocolate. Don’t overdo it though, this cheesecake is rich enough on its own!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Have Your Cake and Eat It Too with our Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Have Your Cake and Eat It Too with our Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Making this mocha chocolate chip cheesecake recipe ahead of time is a great way to save time and ensure that you have a delicious dessert ready for any occasion. Once baked, the cheesecake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days.

When it comes to reheating, simply take the cheesecake out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about an hour before serving. Alternatively, you can microwave individual slices for a few seconds to warm them up.

If you’re planning on making this recipe in advance, consider freezing it instead of refrigerating. You can freeze the cheesecake whole or sliced into portions. Just make sure to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer.

To thaw the cheesecake, remove it from the freezer and let it defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Once fully thawed, allow it to come to room temperature before serving.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for those who love to plan ahead without sacrificing flavor and freshness.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Every Bite is a Delight: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Every Bite is a Delight: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Now that you have all the ingredients and steps needed to create a heavenly mocha chocolate chip cheesecake, it is time to go through some tips and tricks that will help you achieve perfection with your dessert.

First of all, be sure to use room temperature cream cheese. If your cream cheese is still cold, it won’t be easy to soften or mix, making your filling lumpy and bumpy. Another essential thing to keep in mind is to mix your cheesecake ingredients thoroughly until smooth so that your batter does not tire out before it gets baked.

It’s also a good idea to avoid overmixing once you add the eggs. Over-beating the batter will cause it to incorporate more air, leading to cracks in the cheesecake. A useful tip here would be to add each egg one at a time along with some extra sugar while ensuring you don’t over-mix after each addition.

For the crust, you can choose between using graham crackers or chocolate wafers depending on your preference. Try substituting the cup of butter with an equal amount of cream cheese mixed with 1/4 cup melted butter for a denser and moister crust.

Adding some sour cream topping after baking can prevent cracking due to heat shock when the cake is removed from the oven, which is a common problem many bakers experience.

Finally, do not include any wet ingredients into your chocolate chips, as this could clump them together instead of evenly distributing them within your batter. Some semi-sweet or sweetened chocolate chips should do just fine for this recipe.

By following these tips, you can make sure that every slice of your mocha chocolate chip cheesecake dessert recipes is perfect and brings a smile on everyone’s faces!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this mocha chocolate chip cheesecake recipe is a must-try for all the coffee and chocolate lovers out there! The exquisite combination of rich chocolate chips, creamy cheesecake, and bold mocha flavor is bound to leave your taste buds craving for more. Not only is this recipe easy to make with simple ingredients that can be found in any kitchen, but it also offers plenty of room for customization and variation to cater to your personal preference.

Whether you’re entertaining guests or want to indulge in a delicious dessert after a long day, this mocha chocolate chip cheesecake is the perfect dish. With its smooth and creamy texture, it’s bound to leave an impression on everyone who tries it.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try! You won’t be disappointed. Impress your family and friends with this mouth-watering dessert recipe that will have them coming back for seconds! Trust me; once you’ve tried this mocha chocolate chip cheesecake recipe, you’ll never go back to any other dessert ever again.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe

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Cook Time 2 hrs 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9-inch Cheesecake
Calories 836.5 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, Cholcolate chips should be the Little Bits chocolate Chips and they
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted (Butter is to be melted and then cooled to room temperature.)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, Softened
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream, Whipped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (Cholcolate chips should be the Little Bits chocolate Chips and they)


  • In large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup little bits chocolate chips and butter, mix well.
  • Pat firmly into 9-inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2-inches up sides.
  • Set aside.
  • In small saucepan, combine milk and instant coffee, sprinkle gelatin on top.
  • Set aside for 1 minute.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin and coffee dissolve.
  • Set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy.
  • Beat in sweetened condensed milk and gelatin mixture.
  • Fold in whipped cream and remaining 1 cup of little bits chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Chill until firm (about 2 hours).
  • Run knife around edge of cake to separate from pan, remove rim.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 223gCalories: 836.5kcalCarbohydrates: 72.5gProtein: 11.4gFat: 60.4gSaturated Fat: 35.4gCholesterol: 146.7mgSodium: 371.6mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 56.7g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Cheesecake, Dessert, Refrigerator, Weeknight
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