Delectable Swiss Mocha Cheesecake Recipe for Dessert Lovers

Hey there coffee lovers, are you ready for a truly decadent dessert experience? Look no further than this Swiss Mocha Cheesecake recipe. It’s creamy, indulgent and sinfully delicious, making it the perfect treat for any caffeine addict. Trust me, as a professional barista and food enthusiast, I know good coffee and good desserts- and this recipe has both!

I first stumbled upon this recipe from General Foods International in my mother’s old cookbook. Over the years, I’ve experimented with it by adding my own twist and variations on the original recipe- and let me tell you, they all turned out amazing. However, the swiss mocha version of this cheesecake has easily become my all-time favorite. The combination of rich, chocolatey flavor and smooth cream cheese is simply irresistible.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this Swiss Mocha Cheesecake recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to your preference. You can make it as rich or light as you want by playing around with the ingredients. Plus, it’s perfect for impressing your family and friends at any gathering.

So what are you waiting for? Break out those measuring cups and prepare to embark on one of the most delicious baking journeys of your life!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Swiss Mocha Cheesecake
Swiss Mocha Cheesecake

Let me start by saying, if you’re a fan of coffee, chocolate and cheesecake this recipe is a game changer! The Swiss Mocha Cheesecake is the perfect way to indulge your cravings for sweetness and caffeine.

As a barista, I understand the importance of a good cup of coffee. It adds that much-needed energy boost to get through the day. Now imagine combining that rich coffee flavor with creamy cheesecake goodness; it’s an explosion of flavors in your mouth that will definitely leave you feeling satisfied.

The Swiss Mocha Cheesecake recipe uses ingredients that are both accessible and affordable. You’ll need sour cream, cream cheese, sugar, Cool Whip topping and a general foods international coffee mix. These ingredients come together to create a heavenly fluffy mocha cheesecake that is sure to impress anyone who tries it.

What’s even better about this recipe is its versatility. You can customize it by adding whipped cream, cacao powder or even salted caramel on top to make it truly unique. And don’t forget to pair it with a warm cup of coffee or mocha cappuccino for the ultimate taste experience.

Moreover, if you’re vegan or have dietary restrictions, this recipe can be modified to suit your needs. Simply replace the dairy-based ingredients with plant-based substitutes like vegan cream cheese and dairy-free whipped cream.

In conclusion, if you love decadent desserts and coffee flavored treats, then this is the recipe for you! The Swiss Mocha Cheesecake has all the richness and energy you need in one delicious slice. Trust me; you won’t regret making this dessert at home.

Ingredient List

 Dive into a slice of heaven with this Swiss Mocha Cheesecake!
Dive into a slice of heaven with this Swiss Mocha Cheesecake!

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust: To make the base of this swiss mocha cheesecake recipe, you will need a 9-inch graham cracker pie crust.

  • Cream Cheese: You will use two packages (8 oz each) of Cream Cheese to make a fluffy and smooth cheesecake mixture that will melt in your mouth.

  • Sour Cream: The sour cream makes this recipe extra creamy and tangy, adding a perfect contrast to the sweetness of the cheesecake. You will need 1 cup of sour cream.

  • Sugar: This recipe uses sugar to sweeten the cheesecake mixture. We recommend 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar.

  • Cool Whip: Cool Whip brings lightness to the cake while making it taste refreshing. Be sure to include an 8 oz tub of Cool Whip in your ingredient list.

  • Milk: This recipe calls for milk as its liquid. Measure out 1 and 1/4 cups for your recipe.

  • General Foods International Swiss Mocha Coffee Mix: This special coffee mix gives this cheesecake its Swiss mocha flavor. You’ll need one container (8 oz) of General Foods International Swiss Mocha Coffee Mix.

  • Butter, melted: You will need half a cup or one stick of melted butter for the crust.

Other Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons coffee granules

  • 3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 3 cups Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed

  • 1/4 cup milk

Be sure to have all these ingredients on hand before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in the perfect decadence of creamy cheesecake with a jolt of coffee goodness.
Indulge in the perfect decadence of creamy cheesecake with a jolt of coffee goodness.

Now that we have the ingredients, let’s move on to the fun part – making the cheesecake itself. This Swiss Mocha Cheesecake Recipe is relatively simple even if it sounds highly decadent.

Step 1: Mixing the Crust

Firstly, preheat the oven to 350°F. To make the crust, mix together 2 cups of crushed graham cracker pie crust and 1/2 cup of melted butter in a bowl until it is fully combined. Press this mixture into a 9-inch springform pan, starting from the bottom of it and pressing it up onto the sides of the pan.

Step 2: Mixing the Filling

For our filling, we will make a traditional cheesecake mixture. Beat 3 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese with an electric mixer to achieve a smooth texture. Gradually beat in 1 and 1/4 cup sugar until fully combined. Then add 3 tablespoons of General Foods International Swiss Mocha coffee mix, although this ingredient appeals most to those who love a strong mocha flavor, you can substitute for other types of mocha coffee. Stir in one-fourth cup of milk for gradual enhancement in consistency and flavor.

Step 3: Adding Mixture to Crust

Add one-third cup sour cream_, one teaspoon vanilla extract_, and three eggs while beating at low speed after each addition until well blended.

Pour this mixture onto the prepared crust and bake until set, around 45-50 minutes.

Step 4: Garnishing & Serving

Let it cool completely once baked in its magnificent entirety, allowing you plenty of time to prepare side dishes while waiting. Top with whipped cream or chocolate ganache and serve chilled.

With few ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this Swiss Mocha Cheesecake recipe becomes a sure hit for all occasions!

Substitutions and Variations

 Treat yourself to a rich and luscious coffee-infused dessert that will awaken your taste buds.
Treat yourself to a rich and luscious coffee-infused dessert that will awaken your taste buds.

If you’re looking to shake up this Swiss Mocha Cheesecake recipe and create something new, there are a few ingredient substitutions and variations you can try.

– Crust substitutions: Instead of using a graham cracker pie crust, try an Oreo crust or a chocolate cake crust. For a vegan option, consider using a cacao powder-based crust.

– Cheesecake filling variations: Instead of the Swiss Mocha Cheesecake recipe, try a layered mocha and salted caramel cheesecake by mixing in some caramel syrup into the cheesecake mixture before pouring it on top of the crust. Another variation is to add some chocolate ganache on top of the cheesecake for a decadent finish.

– Cool Whip substitution: If you don’t have access to Cool Whip, feel free to substitute it for whipped cream or whipped coconut cream for a dairy-free alternative.

– Coffee substitutions: The Swiss Mocha Cheesecake recipe calls for using General Foods International coffee mix, but feel free to use your favorite flavored instant coffee mix instead. You can also substitute it with freshly brewed coffee or espresso.

– Sweetener alternatives: If you prefer not to use sugar, consider using 1-to-1 sugar substitutes like stevia or monk fruit sweetener instead.

Remember that these substitutions may alter the taste and texture of the cheesecake slightly. However, experimenting with different ingredients is all part of uncovering what makes a recipe perfect for your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 Step up your dessert game with this elegant and mouth-watering Swiss Mocha Cheesecake.
Step up your dessert game with this elegant and mouth-watering Swiss Mocha Cheesecake.

when it comes to serving and pairing this swiss mocha cheesecake, you want to go with something that can balance its richness without overpowering its flavors. For instance, a cup of coffee or mocha cappuccino can complement the dessert’s chocolate and coffee notes, intertwining even more sweet pleasure in your taste buds.

One thing I recommend is utilizing a dollop of whipped cream on top of each slice to tame the cheesecake’s creamy richness, infusing some extra airiness in each bite. Still, if you want to venture beyond coffee flavors, try serving this delightful dish with salted caramel or chocolate ganache toppings.

You could also add a pinch of cacao powder atop each slice for extra chocolatey goodness. Another trick would be topping it with some chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts for an added crunch experience.

Lastly, remember that you don’t have to stick to the traditional graham cracker pie crust; you could experiment with an Oreo crust for an even lovelier and unique outcome. Trust me; your guests will love this!

So spoil yourself and your taste buds with this heavenly dessert that’ll keep you wanting more.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A fusion of coffee and cheesecake that is sure to become your new favorite dessert.
A fusion of coffee and cheesecake that is sure to become your new favorite dessert.

You don’t always have to bake a Swiss Mocha Cheesecake at the last minute. In most cases, the cheesecake can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator without ruining its delicate texture and delectable taste.

If you want to make some preparations before your guests arrive, you can follow these guidelines:

Firstly, ensure that the mocha cheesecake has cooled completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerating it. This will help maintain its freshness and flavors. The cheesecake can be stored this way for up to three days.

When it comes to reheating the cheesecake, there are a few things to keep in mind. If you’ve baked your cheesecake using an Oreo crust, avoid reheating it in a microwave as it may turn soggy. Instead, preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C), place the cheesecake on a baking tray and then warm it for 10-15 minutes. This warming method refreshes the cheesecake’s flavors while maintaining its crust’s crispy texture.

If you intend on serving frozen mocha cheesecake slices, make sure they have thawed for about an hour before serving them.

For best storage results suitable for later consumption, we recommend freezing your Swiss Mocha Cheesecake whole or in slices. First, wrap it well with plastic wrap before placing it in a freezer-safe container. It can remain frozen for up to three months.

Finally, suppose you prefer not to bake as much or have less time at hand but still want to have desserts ready-to-go desserts on standby for events like house parties or sudden cravings. In that case, you can easily opt for mini-cheesecakes or adapt the recipe into a no-bake one with some slight changes in ingredients. These variations offer mess-free indulgence with similar rich cocoa creaminess and occasional chocolate chips spread throughout.

In conclusion, preserving baked goods’ texture and flavor calls for careful consideration of storage and reheating methods. With these tips, you can now make your Swiss Mocha Cheesecake with confidence and warm them up for the perfect serving without fuss.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with each heavenly bite.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with each heavenly bite.

I must admit that making a Swiss Mocha Cheesecake is not an easy task, but fear not! As a seasoned barista and cheesecake aficionado, I’ve gathered some valuable tips to ensure you achieve the perfect results you desire.

Firstly, when making the graham cracker pie crust, be sure to use unsalted butter. Salted butter can add an extra salty taste which will not blend well with the rest of the ingredients. While crushing the graham crackers, try adding a tablespoon of sugar for an added sweet crunch.

When it comes to combining your ingredients for the mocha cheesecake filling, patience is key. Be sure to beat the cream cheese smooth gradually to avoid any lumps from forming. When incorporating sugar, stir it in slowly and make sure it dissolves completely before proceeding. This will ensure a perfectly fluffy mocha cheesecake.

For those who are looking to make a vegan version of this cheesecake, cacao powder makes for a great substitute for chocolate in the recipe. You also have the option of replacing the milk with almond milk and cream cheese with vegan cream cheese.

If your cheesecake recipe calls for sour cream, you can replace it with Greek yogurt to give your Swiss Mocha Cheesecake a tangy twist.

When measuring out ingredients like coffee granules and hot water for the Swiss Mocha mixture or chocolate ganache, be precise in your measurements. The right balance of these ingredients will contribute greatly to the flavor profile of your cheesecake.

Lastly, when baking and cooling down your cheesecake, do not rush. Baking your Swiss Mocha Cheesecake at a lower temperature for longer periods ensures even cooking while allowing the flavors to come out more pronouncedly.

These tips should set you on course to creating a delectable Swiss Mocha Cheesecake that leaves nothing but satisfied smiles on every diner’s face.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Swiss Mocha Cheesecake is the perfect recipe for those who want to add a twist of mocha flavor to a classic dessert. The combination of cream cheese, sour cream, and Cool Whip creates a smooth and creamy texture that melts in your mouth, while the Swiss Mocha adds a delicious aroma and richness to the cheesecake.

With simple ingredients, instructions, and substitutions available, this recipe can be easily adapted to different types of tastes and preferences. As a barista and coffee lover myself, I highly recommend trying this recipe.

Whether you’re looking for an impressive dessert to serve at a party or just want to treat yourself with something sweet and indulgent, Swiss Mocha Cheesecake will not disappoint you. So, grab your apron, some chocolate chips, and get ready to bake your own piece of heaven!

Swiss Mocha Cheesecake

Swiss Mocha Cheesecake Recipe

This simple to do cheesecake uses General Foods International Coffee mix, Swiss Mocha flavor. I was given some in the spring and it's too hot right now for coffee but I love the flavor. I found this recipe on
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Swiss
Calories 565.1 kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons GENERAL FOODS INTERNATIONAL Suisse Mocha Cafe
  • 1 tablespoon milk (I use skim)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 1 ready make graham cracker pie crust


  • Beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in sour cream. Measure 1/4 cup of cheese mixture into bowl and set the rest aside.
  • Stir Swiss Mocha coffee and milk into 1/4 cup cheese mixture. Drizzle 1 Tablespoon of this mixture into the crust.
  • Fold whipped topping into reserved cream cheese and spoon into crust.
  • Drizzle remaining mocha flavored cheese mixture over top of pie. Draw a knife through to form a pattern on top if desired.
  • Refrigerate until set (about 2 hours).

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 168gCalories: 565.1kcalCarbohydrates: 48.6gProtein: 5.3gFat: 40.1gSaturated Fat: 22.1gCholesterol: 61.9mgSodium: 390.8mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 37.6g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Cheese, Cheesecake, Dessert
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