Coffee & Cream Cheesecake

Coffee and cream cheesecakeLet's talk about cheesecake for a minute. Who do you think first thought to mix a bunch of cream cheese up and bake it? Yeah, I was curious too. Checked wikipedia (of course) and it mentioned that perhaps the greeks came up with a form of it. Whoa, cool. Cato the Elder was into cheesecake? Awesome.Best cheesecake recipeEasy and delicous homemade cheesecakeCoffee & Cream Cheesecake

1 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafers
4 tablespoon melted butter
3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons strong coffee or espresso
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon espresso powder
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup powered sugar

*Even though this has coffee and espresso powder, the coffee flavor is still quite subtle. You may like that. If you want to bump up the flavor add a little more espresso powder.Best cheesecake crustFirst crush the vanilla wafers. You can do this in a food processor or in a ziplock bag and a book. 🙂 Stir together the crushed wafers and melted butter. Press into your prepared backing dish. Bake for 6-8 minutes at 350°F.Easy cheesecake recipeHow to make cheesecakeFirst whip the softened cream cheese until almost fluffy. The less lumps the better. Now add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between. Then add the sugar, vanilla extract, espresso powder and coffee. Blend until well combined. Pour over the baked crust. Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes to 1 hour (the cake should still jiggle in the middle a little). Turn off the oven and allow the cheese cake to sit in the oven for another 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.Coffee infused cheesecakeOnce your cake has cooled, sprinkle on the almonds and powdered sugar. Enjoy! xo. Emma

  • Mhhhmm this looks so good!
    Absolutely want it right now!


  • i am also curious about the espresso powder, would actual ground espresso beans work as a substitute? like what you’d use to make a shot of espresso…

  • Yum! Yum! I hope to try and make that. Pinned so I don’t forgot.

  • I love the green mixer. so cute. I am going to make this next weekend with Cape Cod Coffee. – Scandinavian Blend makes a nice espresso.

  • um, YUM. This looks so, so good. I was just raving about how much I love cream in my last post (it was relevant, I swear…)

    looks so good!

  • I am not usually a fan of coffee or cheesecake, but this looks delicious! I will have to at least try it.

  • I don’t like pies or cakes but the almonds and look have me wondering if I might like this ^_^

  • Would love to try this once my toothache goes away!

    Maria xx

  • I will try this cake!
    I love cheese cakes, I do this one

  • Yummmm! I need to find this espresso powder!

  • You making me hungry again….

    Looks awesome!!!!

  • That cake looks so good! I’m gonna try to do it! 🙂


  • Oooooh! That looks AMAZING! I love cheesecakes and find them so addictive! xx

  • That looks awesome! I love vanilla wafer crust. I think they’re tastier than graham cracker ones. Love to try this recipe!
    🙂 Liz @

  • I just want to say that even though I don’t like cheesecake, (I haven’t since 9/11– I was eating cheesecake, yes, at 9:30 in the morning, when I heard the awful news and ever since then I can’t eat it) these pictures are beautiful. Beautiful!

  • Is expresso powder the same as the expresso you find in the coffee aisle? or is it in the spice aisle? which i dont seem to find here in my town, i do however have instant expresso in a jar, will that work and if so, how much?? Thanks!LW

  • I just made a cheesecake this past week, but it was a classic NY. I used a Martha Stewart recipe but instead of using lemon zest, I opted for orange. I zested a whole navel orange and my cake tasted like a cream sickle. It was ridiculous in the best way. Also, I’ve started saving my citrus peels and putting them in the freezer, you know, just in case I want to add it to something… Like sour cream and blueberry pancakes!

  • Your recipes are really dangerous. Each and every looks so delicious, want to make them all. This one could be perfect for my husband, he loves cheesecake and coffee. But how doesn’t. 🙂

    Have a nice weekend!


  • Yum delicious cheesecake idea and beautiful photos, great post, thanks!

  • Would you mind coming to my home and preparing this for me? Thaaaaanks!!


  • This looks awesome!
    I love the color of your kitchen aid, what is it called?

  • Ok so first off this looks supppper awesome. Secondly, I love my kitchen aid & color I chose, but YOURSSSSS is so awesome. Wishing I saw that color when I got mine :D!!!

  • Oh this looks delicious! And lovely photos!

  • I am so envious of your kitchenaid 😉

  • Usually I don’t like cheese cake.. But YUM! I want some of that with my coffee!

  • My boyfriend’s mom makes something just like this. Its to die for!!

  • looks reallyy delicious! love your recipes!

  • Looks great! I like the crust idea instead of the traditional graham cracker.

  • You killed me with the KitchenAid picture. They’re not for sale here and I’ve always wanted one and waaaaaah.

    I’ve never had cheesecake. What is my life?

  • Yum! This looks amazing. Will have to make it soon! 🙂

  • Sooo… it’s technically a breakfast cake right? Haha

    xo Jennifer

  • Looking Awesome..Great Cake. Does it finally have the taste of vanilla or espresso? LOL.

  • :::Droooling::: It looks super delish! Hope to try the recipe soon…love the mixer as well [hubby has been asking for one like that as a ‘gift’]…I am a new reader and I love your blog and everything you ladies do…so very inspiring and lots of smiles on my face with every read. Thanks ladies for being so awesome. 🙂

  • Nom nom! This looks soo good especially because it combines my favorite things: coffe + cheesecake!



  • Need to try it!!!


  • Coffee and cream are my fiancé favourite! I’ve never tried baking a ‘baked’ cheesecake so I look forward to trying this one 🙂

    Lulu xx

  • This is so beautiful and looks verrry the idea of the almonds on top!

  • Wow-za! Anything coffee and I’m in!! I’ve never heard of a vanilla wafer crust before… only graham cracker. Will definitely give this a try!

  • wow looks yummy! i really wanna try! 🙂

  • Um…yes, that. I want that.

    I’m always a bit dismayed at how easy cheesecakes are to make. It’s like “I could make this at any time and have cheesecake whenever I want.” I sometimes wish they were more complicated, so I wouldn’t be tempted to make (and eat) them all the time!

  • Oh my gosh, this looks absolutely heavenly. Will definitely be trying soon!


  • I’ve been meaning to experiment with cheesecake making for a while now. This one is simple and sounds delicious!

    →lauren at

  • Looks delicious. Today I was cooking too and I would like to cook that cake. Have a nice weekend.

  • this sounds heavenly! vanilla wafer crust? genius!!


  • Everything about this sounds amazing! I love experimenting with cheesecakes – I am definitely going to have to try this one.
    Love when you share recipes – thanks!

  • This looks so yummy! I am not a huge fan of cheesecake but I think I must try this recipe.
    Almost Endearing

  • Yum!! The cake looks delicious, I also love the yellow mixer!

  • I love the photos! It looks like a great cake. Is that one of your new fabric napkins?

  • Since finding out I was allergic to dairy in high school, I haven’t missed much. But I do miss cheesecake, and this makes my mouth water! Looks delicious!

  • My goodness, this looks delicious! It’s snowing here in Tennessee.. I would love to try this with a cup of hot coffee to stay warm. <3


  • best.idea.ever. my husband might even like this one! 🙂

    xx Ashleigh

  • I love knowing the why & where about things & I LOVE cheesecake!! So thanks….and funny my last post featured a photo of my red Kitchen aid mixer…love that machine. Lots of lovin’ today.
    Thanks for the post!

  • I am such a sucker for cheesecake. Haven’t met one I didn’t like 🙂 And now you’ve gone and thrown a little coffee into the mix? well that’s just game over for a cheesecake aficionado like myself 🙂

  • Yum! That looks so delicious!

    Juliette Laura

  • looks delicious i love baked cheesecake! what is the drink next to it, though? some sort of tea?

  • Mmm, that looks delicious!

    This is so weird, but I can’t click through to your blog in my google reader anymore!

  • Oh My goodness! That look soooooooo good!!!!! Cheese cake is my favorite, I have I at most of my birthdays!


    P.S, I put you guys as one of the blogs I love on my blog, A Pink Tutu. The cupcake cousins is another of my blogs that I have with two of my friends.

    P.P.S, How is type pad different from bloger?

  • That mixer is to die for!! Still saving up for my kitchen-aid! Lovely.

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