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Coffee Cheesecake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This coffee cheesecake recipe is made on a homemade graham crust and is topped with milk chocolate ganache, white chocolate shavings and gorgeous whole hazelnuts.


2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted

2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese,at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Garnish (optional)
White chocolate shavings


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


Combinegraham crumbs and melted butter and mix well. press into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.


Combine whipping cream and coffee granules and let stand for 5 minutes, or until coffee dissolves.

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine cream cheese and sugar; beat, scraping the bowl often, until creamy, about 1 minute.

Add reserved coffee mixture, eggs and vanilla and beat, scraping often, just until combined.

Pour over the prepared pie crust and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until center is nearly set; remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for one hour.


Place whipping cream in a small saucepan and heat over medium just until it comes to a boil, about one minute.

Turn off the heat.

Add the chocolate chips and let sit for a few minutes. Stir occasionally until the chocolate has melted.

Spread over cheesecake and refrigerate until chocolate sets, about 1 hour.

Garnish with white chocolate shavings and hazelnuts for a classy presentation.

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