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almond coffee cheesecake for anna

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Baby Kato
Beautiful Shore Country, NB

This is the perfect choice for a elegant dinner party. This cake is being posted in honor of my friend Anna...The Brew Mistress. I hope you all enjoy this delicious cake.

(1 rating)
yield 12 - 18
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For almond coffee cheesecake for anna

  • 13/4
    cups chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
  • 3
    tablespoons almonds, chopped, toasted
  • 5-6
    tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1
    teaspoon coffee, instant, strong
  • 24
    ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4
    cup sugar, vanilla
  • 1/4
    cup whipping cream
  • 5
    teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4
    eggs, large fresh
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 1/4
    cup amaretto
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract, pure
  • 1
    teaspoon water, hot
  • 3/4
    teaspoon instant coffee, strong
  • 1/4
    cup coffee liqueur, kahula
  • 1
    cup whipped cream, garnish
  • 1/4
    cup almonds, toasted, sliced, garnish

How To Make almond coffee cheesecake for anna

  • 1
    Chocolate Wafer Crust - In a small bowl combine crushed wafers, almonds, butter and instant coffee together, until well mixed.
  • 2
    Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 9" spring form pan and set aside until needed.
  • 3
    Almond Coffee Filling - Combine cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl, and with an electric mixer beat till smooth.
  • 4
    Add the eggs and yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 5
    Split the batter into two bowls equally.
  • 6
    In one bowl add the amaretto and almond extract, mix well and set aside.
  • 7
    Stir together the instant coffee and hot water, mix with the Kahlua then add to the remaining cheese mixture, blending well.
  • 8
    Pour half of the amaretto mixture over the chocolate wafer crust.
  • 9
    Spoon half of the coffee mixture over the amaretto mixture.
  • 10
    Now pour the remaining amaretto mixture over the coffee mixture.
  • 11
    Top with the remaining coffee mixture.
  • 12
    Without scraping the crust, swirl the blade of a knife thru the cake to create a marbling effect.
  • 13
    Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • 14
    Lower the temperature to 200 and continue baking for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the center no longer looks shiny or wet.
  • 15
    Individual ovens vary -- please make sure that the cake center no longer looks wet or shiny, before returning to oven.
  • 16
    Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan.
  • 17
    Turn the oven off and return the cake to the oven for an additional hour, then chill uncovered overnight.
  • 18
    Serve garnished with whipped cream and sliced almonds.

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