Coffee and Espresso Layered Cheesecake Recipe

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Submitted by bobcat07

Makes 16 servings



http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2009/05/05/coffee-and-espresso-layered-cheesecake/

Recipe Ingredients for Coffee and Espresso Layered Cheesecake

1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
2 pounds (four 8-ounce boxes) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon Kahlua
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 tablespoon boiling water
1 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 stick (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1/8 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon powdered sugar

Recipe Directions for Coffee and Espresso Layered Cheesecake

  1. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and wrap the bottom of the pan in a double layer of aluminum foil.

  2. Stir the graham cracker crumbs and sugar together in a medium bowl. Pour over the melted butter and stir until all of the dry ingredients are moist. Turn the mixture into the springform pan and pat an even layer of crumbs over the bottom of the pan and halfway up the sides. Put the pan in the freezer while the oven is preheated.

  3. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the springform on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Set the crust on a cooling rack.

  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

  5. Put a kettle of water (or medium saucepan filled with water) on to boil.

  6. Beat the cream cheese at medium speed until soft and creamy, about 4 minutes. With the mixer running, add the sugar and salt and continue to beat for another 4 minutes, until the cream cheese is light. Add the eggs one by one, beating for one minute after each addition. Reduce the mixer speed to low and mix in the sour cream.

  7. Put half of the batter into another bowl.

  8. To one half of the batter, add the coffee liquor and gently mix with a rubber spatula until thoroughly combined.

  9. Dissolve the espresso powder with the boiling water and add to the other half of the batter. Again, use a rubber spatula to gently mix in the espresso until thoroughly combined.

  10. Put the foil-wrapped springform pan in a roasting pan that is large enough to hold the pan with some space around it. Pour the coffee liquor-flavored batter into the prepared crust and spread into an even layer. Very slowly, pour the espresso-flavored batter over the coffee batter.

  11. Pour enough boiling water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan.

  12. Bake the cheesecake for 1 hour 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and prop the oven door open with a wooden spoon. Leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door propped open for one hour.

  13. After 1 hour, carefully pull the roasting pan out of the oven and lift the springform pan out. Let the cheesecake come to room temperature on a cooling rack. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight is better).

  14. To make the chocolate ganache, place finely chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Microwave the butter and heavy cream on HIGH for 1 minute. Pour the cream mixture over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in the vanilla and then mix in the powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over cheesecake while ganache is still warm. Chill until ready to serve.

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 129.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
429
Calories from Fat
282
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
31.3g
48%
Saturated Fat
18.8g
94%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
137mg
46%
Sodium
384mg
16%
Potassium
124mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
31.0g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
22.7g
Protein
7.3g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
F
    Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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