Tuxedo Cheesecake

Maggie May Schill


I made this cake for a gathering. I got the idea after having a tuxedo cheesecake at Cheese Cake Factory. I tried to recreate it basically. It didn't turn out 100% like Cheese Cake Factory, but pretty close...and still yummy!

The cake went to fast, wasn't able to take a picture of an individual slice. :(

Enjoy! Go Cheesecake!

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4 Hr
30 Min


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feel free to use your favorite boxed devil's food cake recipe, or your own favorite recipe.
i used my own recipe as seen in my " mousse stuffed espresso cupcakes with cappuccino butter cream frosting"


8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
salted butter, softened
3 Tbsp
heavy cream
1 c
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
dark chocolate chips 60% cocao or higher (or chopped chocolate)
2 Tbsp
coco powder


16 oz
mascarpone cheese, softened
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp
vanilla extract
6 Tbsp
heavy cream
1 c
powdered sugar


2 c
dark chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
2 c
heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted


2 c
dark chocolate chips, (or chopped chocolate)
2 c
heavy cream, chilled
egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
salted butter
3 Tbsp
espresso powder, instant
2 Tbsp

How to Make Tuxedo Cheesecake


  • 1For Devil's Food cake:

    1- Bake as directed on box for 9 inch spring form pan, or as your own recipe requires.

    2- Cool cake completely and set aside.

    Side note: Again you need to yield one 9 inch round cake layer. Please use spring form pan!
  • 2For Chocolate Cheesecake layer:

    1- In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips.
    2- Cream remaining chocolate cheesecake layer ingredients together.
    3- Once chocolate is completely melted, stir into cheesecake batter. Mix vigorously until completely incorporated. If using a hand or stand mixer, mix on high for 1 minute.

    3- Set aside.
  • 3For Mascarpone Cheese Layer:

    1- Cream Mascarpone cheese and butter together.

    2- Add heavy cream, sugar and vanilla to mascarpone batter.

    3- Beat on high until you get soft peeks, like whipped cream.

    4- Set aside.
  • 4For Mousse Topping:

    1- Beat cream, vanilla and sugar into peaks. Put in fridge to chill.

    2- In a double boiler, add chocolate, espresso powder, and butter. Melt completely, stirring occasionally.

    3- Once melted chocolate mixture is hot, stir in egg yolks one at a time. Stir vigorously until completely incorporated.

    4- Mix whipped cream into chocolate mixture slowly.

    5- Once completely incorporated, pour mixture into a glass bowl and refrigerate for 6 hours.

    Side note: This recipe can be made up to 2 days ahead of time.
  • 5For Ganache layer:

    1- Scald heavy cream with vanilla extract in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.

    2- Pour over chocolate and stir until smooth.

    Side note: Use ganache immediately after making it. Plan your time out accordingly so ganache is made right before you need to use it.

    1- Level your devil's food cake layer out to about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick. Place cake layer on a cake dish, or cake round.

    2- Take ring from the spring form pan you used to bake the devil's food cake and secure it back around your cake layer.

    3- Pour your chocolate cheesecake mixture on top of devil's food cake layer, even out. Let set in refrigerator for 1 hour.

    4- With spring form pan ring still in place, On top of chocolate cheesecake layer pour mascarpone cheese mixture and even out. I chose to pour a little chocolate sauce in the mascarpone layer, but this is optional. Chill for another hour.

    5- With spring form pan ring still in place, pour fresh ganache over your mascarpone layer. Lat cool for 20-30 minutes until it stiffens up.

    6- Slice a sharp knife around the edges of the spring form pan ring and release the spring form pan ring from the cake. Remove carefully.

    7- Frost the outsides of your cake with the chocolate mousse.

    8- I chose to garnish the cake with a little melted white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips and I chose to garnish the top of my cake with my excess mousse. All garnish is optional of course. Make your cake pretty anyway you like. :)

    9- Chill cake completely before serving.

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About Tuxedo Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Restaurant Inspired
Other Tag: For Kids

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