Kahlua Cheesecake…

by Jamie on November 23, 2008

Although I do not have many photos of this recipe and I am certainly less than pleased with the ones I have, I decided to suck it up and share it with you because it is truly delicious! Last week my local grocery store had a sale on Philadelphia Cream Cheese, so I decided to stock up and ended up leaving with 10 packages. The overflow of cream cheese is what prompted this chocolaty cheesecake. I am not a huge fan of cheesecake in the chocolate variety, but the boyfriend is…he is also a fan of Kahlua, so I thought this would be a definite palette pleaser. The recipe calls for chocolate cookie crumbs to be used as the base of the crust. I could not find plain chocolate cookies, so I used Oreos and scraped out the cream filling. Of course I wanted to eat all that white, fluffy goodness, but I was a good girl and chucked it in the trash. I did bake this in a bain-marie (water bath) to prevent cracks. I also left it in the oven to cool for a few hours before placing into the fridge overnight. This method worked like a charm, however, I have no pictures of my pretty crack-free cake as a whole because this was the one lonely piece to make it home. This cheesecake received rave reviews from the taste testers and would be a perfect end to any holiday meal.

Kahlua Cheesecake Adapted from allrecipes

Ingredients
1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup coffee flavored liqueur
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Butter one 9 or 10 inch springform pan.
3. Combine the chocolate wafer crumbs, softened butter, 2 tablespoons white sugar, and the cinnamon. Mix well and press mixture into the buttered springform pan, set aside.
4. In a medium sized bowl beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup white sugar mixing until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat at low speed until very smooth.
5. Melt the 8 ounces semisweet chocolate with 2 tablespoons whipping cream in a pan or bowl set over boiling water, stir until smooth.
6. Add chocolate mixture to cream cheese mixture and blend well. Stir in sour cream, salt, coffee, 1/4 cup coffee liqueur, and vanilla; beat until smooth.
7. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
8. Bake in the center of oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Center will be soft but will firm up when chilled. Do not over bake. Leave cake in oven with the heat turned off and the door ajar for 45 minutes. Remove cake from oven and chill for 12 hours.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Leslie November 23, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Ohhhhhhh..delish..my mother-inlaw loves Kahlua! This would be perfect for her.

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avatar ~Mrs. Guru~ November 23, 2008 at 7:14 pm

This sounds so delicious!!

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avatar Amanda November 23, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Oh yum this sounds great! How do you bake in a water bath?

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avatar Little Miss Contrary November 23, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Just discovered your blog via TasteSpotting–looks fantastic! I’m a new fan!

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avatar amritac November 24, 2008 at 12:39 am

Oh, that looks so luscious!

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avatar Ingrid November 24, 2008 at 9:52 am

Very pretty! Wish I had a slice. I’ve never tried chocolate cheesecake.

You get no sympathy over the photo. It’s a GREAT one! You wanna see crappy photos head over to my blog.
~ingrid

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avatar Cristine November 24, 2008 at 1:08 pm

I think the picture is beautiful… way better than anything I can produce!

Kahlua and cheesecake… interesting combo! My hubby would like it!

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avatar Marthe November 24, 2008 at 5:10 pm

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avatar Megan November 24, 2008 at 9:57 pm

you are my hero for posting this.

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avatar alexandra's kitchen November 26, 2008 at 10:00 am

you’re crazy. that picture is stunning and the cheesecake sounds amazing. I love kahlua. I’m dying to make a pumpkin cheesecake and I think kahlua would be a nice addition.

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avatar Keith October 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I just wanted to say thanks. I followed your recipe for a work luncheon dessert and it was a hit. Thanks, again!

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avatar Kelly G in ATX June 22, 2010 at 11:46 am

Just popped this bad boy in the oven…if the batter is any indication, this is one helluva cheesecake! My husband’s birthday is today and he is very excited to try it after dinner tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

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avatar Darlene Mowrey November 4, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Is it just chocolate drizzled over the top of it? Looks good.

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