Prep Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Stand Time
30 Mins
Cool Time
1 Hour
Chill Time
4 Hours
Makes 10 servings (serving size: 1 slice cheesecake and about 1 tbsp. mocha sauce)

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together crushed graham crackers and melted butter; press mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.

Step 3

Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add liqueur, vanilla, and coffee granules, beating at low speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears after each addition.

Step 4

Remove and reserve 1 cup cream cheese mixture. Pour remaining batter into prepared crust.

Step 5

Microwave chocolate in a medium-size, microwave-safe bowl 1 minute or until melted, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir reserved 1 cup cream cheese mixture into melted chocolate, blending well. (Mixture will be thick.) Spoon mixture in lines on top of batter in pan; gently swirl with a knife.

Step 6

Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until almost set. Turn oven off. Let cheesecake stand in oven, with door closed, 30 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven, and gently run a knife around outer edge of cheesecake to loosen from sides of pan. (Do not remove sides of pan.) Cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

Step 7

Remove sides of springform pan. Serve with Mocha Sauce.

Step 8

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kahlúa for coffee liqueur.

Ratings & Reviews

Ecarabeo217's Review

July 29, 2013

andrea10191's Review

April 01, 2013
This was delicious, but it was difficult to swirl in the chocolate because it was so thick. I used Irish Cream coffee for the Mocha Sauce.

onesosweet89's Review

May 21, 2010
A little time consuming. Chocolate topping was very thick and made way too much. Tried swirling it into the cheesecake and it did not work. Next time, will cut down on amount of cream cheese. I like to leave the oven door open instead of closed when the cheesecake is done and you are beginning to cool it. Very tasty though. Made a ganache in place of mocha sauce (about 1/4 c. cream and 2/3 c. semisweet chocolate chips)

MaggieStrelau's Review

May 03, 2010
Simple and very tasty!

NatashaHB's Review

December 04, 2009
The cheesecake is very rich and tastes great, but the addition of the "chocolate swirl topping" does not work. It gets way too thick and it sinks down into the cheesecake.