Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

I wasn’t sure what to bake for you today and Amelie suggested a cheesecake, so here it is, simple to make but definitely worth the taste.


Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake
hocolate Espresso Cheesecake
  • 200 g chocolate biscuits
  • 50 g melted butter
  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 1 kg cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs & 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup brewed espresso coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. preheat oven to 180C. process biscuits in a food processor until crumb consistency, add melted butter and process until combined
  2. press into a lined 22cm spring form tin and refrigerate
  3. melt chocolate in a bowl over simmering water and set aside to cool.
  4. beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy and then add sour cream and mix to combine
  5. add eggs until they are well mixed, then add espresso, vanilla and melted chocolate and mix until well combined
  6. pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes, then turn off oven and leave in for an hour
  7. tips here
  8. on how to judge if your cheesecake is baked
  9. While cheesecake is cooling you can make a chocolate ganache by adding
  10. ml thickened cream, 1 tablespoon cold brewed espresso and
  11. g dark chocolate, in a pot over a low heat and heat just until chocolate has melted.
  12. Allow ganache to cool at room temperature.
  13. Pour over cooled cake and refrigerate for a few hours until set.

tips here on how to judge if your cheesecake is baked

Hugs to you

  • simply heavenly!!

  • Oh my Lord that looks great. I'm salivating. Choc and coffee together and I'm in heaven!!

  • Oh oh oh yum! I need a cake to make this week, I might give this one a whirl. Thanks!

  • oh my gosh… have taken three of my all time favorite things…chocolate,coffee and cheesecake and put them together.
    I love you…

  • Oh good god, I gained half a kilo just looking at it and licking my lips, worth it though! 🙂

  • Vic

    Oh I could go me a slice of that right about now… *drools on self*

  • What an amazing cake – it's 10am on a Sunday night and I feel inspired to start baking NOW.

    Jetsetting Joyce

  • Kat

    that looks delicious! I may have to make that for my housewarming 😉

  • I think if I made that ( AS IF!!) but if I did attempt to bake it the real danger would be in eating the whole thing- in ' I will just have a sliver" type slices…God it looks SO GOOD!!!

  • oh that looks absolutely amazing! I have no idea how you manage to photograph your creations before devouring them!

  • That looks delish, but holy smokes … one kilo of cream cheese!! Totally worth it! Nic cc

  • I think i can taste it!! Love Posie

  • I think I must be in heaven toto.

  • Your daughter has excellent taste Cathie. I hope you all sat down and enjoyed a big piece together.

  • YUMMY! Can you send a piece to the US?!

  • I think this is so easy..Hope I can spare a time to make one tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing..

  • Oh wow that looks absolutely delicious! Definitely will add to my list of things to try 🙂

  • amazing! i ♥ cheesecake :))

    i hope haiti will work this out :((

  • The shiny ganache topping photographed so beautifully. It really makes the cheesecake doesn't it? I've never been much of a cheesecake lover but I love the flavors in your recipe. Chocolate and espresso were always meant to be married!

  • Oh My Goodness… that's three of my absolute favourite things all mixed into one!

  • I was thinking about having porridge foe breakfast, but now all I want is cheesecake! Cruel, cruel woman.

  • Cat

    I'm SO trying this when the Mr comes home with more eggs and cream cheese tonight Cathie. It looks delish! xo

  • Ooohhhhhh Cathie, THAT cake has fulfilled my eyes while at the same time, has teased my tastebuds… I agree with Rosie…. cruel cruel woman… but THANKS!!! for the recipe… YUM! Will send you a pic when I make one 🙂

  • Oh, I forgot to add to my previous comment… I can't believe you don't eat these yummy treats!

  • Wow! That is a perfectly decadent cake!

  • Joy

    Cathie — this cheesecake looks decadent! I heard the words "chocolate" and "espresso" and my eyes just LIT up hahaha two of my favorite words in one title is a lot to handle! 🙂 I will DEFINITELY be trying this recipe, maybe for valentines day to surprise the hubs ^_^

  • My mouth is watering. You are a goddess! Seriously, Cathie. Yum.

    xo Gigi

  • Oh that's my kind of cake! Yummo!!

  • Oh oh oh!!! look at that!! I bet it tasted just amazing XO