Monday, 21 November 2011

Expresso Cheesecake

Espresso Cheesecake

This recipe came from a girl I met in Darwin, who was a part of my original mothers group. She loved to bake. I have kept the recipe for over seven years. It's a sensational cheesecake. Not too sickly. Ideal for desert, or to serve with the coffee it takes it's flavour from.

The lovely husband, who is generally not much of a fan of deserts, is partial to a slice of cheesecake. And he is a coffee lover. He has asked me to make him a cheesecake on more than one occasion, so yesterday I indulged him. I dug this recipe out and it came out as perfectly as I remember eating it before.


675g Philadelphia Cream Cheese ( I used the extra light one)
2 eggs
3 tablespoons cornflour
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
225g caster sugar
1 strong short black (or two teaspoons of instant coffee disolved into 2 tablespoons of hot water, cooled.)
250ml light thickened cream, whipped


250g Marie or Granita biscuits, crushed finely in a food processor
115g butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 150`c

2. Mix together crushed biscuits and melted butter. Press mixture firmly onto base and sides of a lightly greased 20cm spring-form tin or loose bottom tin. Refrigerate until required

3. Blend the cream cheese in a food processor or stand mixer until smooth

4. Add the eggs one by one, until combined

5. Keeping the processor/mixer on low, add the cornflour, the vanilla and the sugar

6. Add the coffee

7. Remove the mixture from the processor and tip into a large bowl & set aside.

8. Whip the cream. Then, ssing a whisk, combine the whipped cream with the cheese mixture.
7. Tip all this into the cheesecake base and bake for 25 minutes

8. Leave to cool, then refrigerate to chill.

If you do try this, let me know how you go?

And if you have any other sensational cheesecake recipes, I'd love you to share...

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  1. Hi Lucy. That looks delicious!

    Tonight I enjoyed the beetroot relish (that I made following your recipe) on cheese & crackers! Loved it.

    Will have to make this cheesecake, the baked ones are my favourite : )

    As requested, here are two more cheesecake recipes for you to try...

    Strawberry cheesecake

    Or how about a giant Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie?

    Hope you like them x

  2. Am dying here. That sounds like the best cheesecake in the world. Combining my two great loves - coffee and cheesecake could be dangerous for this diabetic, I don't know that I could stop at 1 slice.


  3. Wow! That looks devine!! I gotta try that one ;) bx

  4. Man that looks so good !

  5. I haven't had much luck making cheesecakes in the past, especially the bake ones I tend to over cook and ruin them :( But this one looks pretty easy and no oven skills needed even better! I will let you know how I go :)

  6. Cheesecake is one of my weaknesses!

  7. Yummo. I posted a comment at lunchtime and Blogger ATE it faster than I would eat this cheesecake if I got my hands on it. Just a quick question, do you leave it in the oven to cool or take it straight out? I know some baked cheesecakes say to leave in the oven so just checking. xx

  8. Seriously, this sounds utterly divine. Will try it as soon as I'm off my dairy-free diet!

  9. I am hoping just looking at the picture will satisfy my urge. Who am I kidding?!! x


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