May 18, 2009

Cappuccino Cheesecake

A velvety smooth blend of coffee and liqueur flavors. My son Brandon loves anything that's cappuccino flavored . This cake is for him.


Chocolate crust
Butter or hard margarine 2/3 cup (150 ml)
Chocolate wafer crumbs 3 cups (750 ml)

Coffee filing
Unflavored gelatin 4 tsp (20 ml)
Prepared strong coffee cooled 2/3 cup (150 ml)
Blocks of cream cheese 2
(8 oz each ,250 g each)
Sour cream 1/2 cup 125 ml )
Granulated sugar 3/4 cup ( 175 ml)
Whipping cream 1 cup (250 ml )
Cocoa for dusting

Coffee Truffles (optional)
Whipping cream 1 1/2 tbsp (25 ml )
Butter 1 1/2 tbsp (25 ml )
Semi-sweet chocolate 6 oz (180 ml)
Coffee flavored liquor 1 tbsp (I used irish cream)
White chocolate for melting and coating the truffles 1 cup (250 ml)

Melt butter over low heat, remove and stir in wafer crumbs.

Press in a ungreased 9 inches springform pan. Chill for 1 hour
Sprinkle gelatin over coffee in a small saucepan. Let stand for 1 minute. Heat and stir on low heat until dissolved let cool slightly.
Beat cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until smooth and well combined.
Just like this.

Beat the whipping cream in a separate bowl until soft peaks form.
The coffee and gelatin should be cool now. Add the mixture little by little (beating on medium speed ) over the cream cheese mixture. When well combined.
Fold in the whipped cream.
The cappuccino cream is ready.
Spoon into crust, and chill for 8 hours or over night.
For the coffee truffles.

In a small saucepan combine the first three ingredients. Stir over the lowest heat until the chocolate is almost melted. Remove and stir until smooth.
When the chocolate is smooth add the liqueur, and stir. Chill for 2 hours. Roll into balls using about 1 tsp.
Place the coffee truffles in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
Melt the white chocolate on the lowest heat, stir until smooth. Dip each ball in the chocolate and swirl around if you like an interesting look. Arrange on a baking sheet line with wax paper, and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
Use your imagination for decorating the cake.
Little Chef working on decorations for the cake.
Chocolate and more chocolate.

This is the final product.


Anonymous said...

am incercat capucino cheesecake si este delicios cu toate ca al meu nu arata atit de bine truffles ca era prea mult de lucru si nu am avut timp.iti multumesc pentru reteta Laura.

Laura said...

I-mi pare bine Anonymous, ca ti-a placut reta de cake si i-ti multumesc ca si incercat-o. Cit despre truffles este de lucru cu ele dar baietelul meu le adora.
Mai multe toturi de vara comming soon. Te mai astept

Anonymous said...

Arata atit de bine... cind ai timp sa incerci si sa faci atatea bunataturi?

Laura said...

Valentina, merçi ca mi-ai vizitat blog-ul.
Timp? Trebuie sa-mi gasesc, copii pun "order in" si eu trbuie sa pregatesc.

Mihaela said...

Wow, Laura !
Ce blog dragut ai ! Ce retete apetisante ! Cum de nu l-am gasit pana acum ?!?!?
Felicitari !
Voi incerca si eu retete de la tine !
Cu simpatie Mihaela

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