December 13, 2007

Kahlua Cheesecake Recipe

Here is the recipe for the cheesecake I made for Alex's b-day. The recipe was from It's very hard to find Philladelphia Cream Cheese unless you pay 4 euro 50 at Thanksgiving in Paris. Maybe next time I will splurge because the St. Moret is NOT the same thing and en plus... it was a bit salty. Samantha suggested using marscapone to even out the salt in the St. Moret. I may try that, too. But the St. Moret is not the same density/consistency as the Philly CC, so the texture of the cheesecake is different, as well!!

Here is the recipe: KAHLUA CHEESECAKE
1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cocoa
1/3 c. melted butter
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/4 c. strong coffee
1/4 c. kahlua
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine first 4 ingredients and mix well. Firmly press into bottom of spring form pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 5 minutes and cool on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese with mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar and mix well. Beat in 1/2 cup cocoa. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in next 3 ingredients. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees. Filling will be soft, but will firm as it stands.

Combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla and spread over HOT cheesecake. Bake at 425 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Chill.


The Big Finn said...

We can get all the Philly Cream Cheese we want, but I've never seen Graham crackers. I guess we could just use some other kind of cracker crumbs.

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

Hey Big Finn,
You are LUCKY!!!! The St. Moret is not the same consistency as the Philly Cream Cheese... How is it that you have easy access to Philly Cream Cheese??? I'm jealous! You can use Speculos cookies, by the way.. for the crust... Just grind them up into crumbs in the food processor...
Take care, Leesa

PEARLY said...

woww .... look great must be super yummy too wish I could have a piece xxxxx
Merry Xmas to you and your family