Kahlua cheesecake recipe

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Kahlua cheesecake recipe

If you love Kahlua, and you love Cheesecake, you’re in for a real treat! This creamy cheesecake is absolutely delicious, the perfect dessert. It’s creamy, and smooth, and a little boozy, with a Chocolate Ganache topping, and a sweet crunchy chocolate cookie crust, and when they all come together it’s a wonderful combination of all your favorites, in one bite perfect for chocolate lovers. This one is sure to be asked for again and again, so be sure to keep this recipe handy, it’s one of our favorite boozy desserts.

Here’s what you need to make kahlua cheesecake recipe:


20 Oreo Cookies – crushed into oreo crumbs

5 Tablespoons of Butter – melted

Cheesecake ingredients:

4 – 8 ounce packages of Cream Cheese – Softened to room temperature

1/4 cup of Heavy whipped cream

1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract

1/2 cup of Sugar

1/3 cup of Powdered Sugar

1/4 cup of Kahlua coffee liqueur


1 cup of Ghirardelli’s milk Chocolate Chips – melted

1/4 cup of Heavy Cream – more if needed – see instructions


4 ounces of Cream Cheese – softened

4 Tablespoons of Butter – softened

1 teaspoon of Vanilla

2 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream

4 – 5 cups of Powdered Sugar

Chocolate Sprinkles (or jimmies) to top


First thing, place the Oreo’s in the Food Processor and pulse into crumbs. Melt the Butter in a large bowl, and pour the Oreo Cookie Crumbs into the melted Butter and stir well to coat. Line the Bottom of a 7 inch Spring-form pan with Parchment paper, and press the fine crumbs into the bottom of the springform pan, evenly, smoothing with the back of a spoon. Place the pan in the freezer.

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In the mixing bowl of an electric mixer, place the Heavy Cream, Sugar, and Vanilla, and whip with the Whisk attachment until stiff peaks form in your mixer bowl, and the Cream is whipped. Add the Cream Cheese, and blend until smooth and fluffy. Add the Kahlua, and Powdered Sugar, and mix on low until blended, then turn mixer up to medium high speed, and mix the cream cheese mixture until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and blend. 

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Remove the pan from the freezer, and pour the Cheesecake Batter into the pan, and smooth out the top. Place the pan back in the freezer, overnight for best results. The next day, after the Cheesecake has been in the freezer overnight, make the Ganache: In a microwave safe bowl, place the Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips, and the Heavy Cream. Place the bowl in the microwave, and melt the Chocolate for about 1 minute, stopping every 15 seconds to stir the mixture. If it appears the Chocolate is thick, simply remove from the microwave, and add a few drops of the Heavy Cream (about 4 or 5 drops at a time) and stir until the Chocolate is thinner, and you can stir it with ease. It will look glassy, or glossy, and it’s ready to pour. Remove the Cheesecake from the Freezer, and leave the Spring-form on the pan. Pour the melted Ganache on top of the Cheesecake, smooth with the back of a spoon, and place the Cheesecake back in the Freezer for about 30 minutes. While the Ganache sets up, make the Frosting. 


In the mixing bowl, add the softened Cream Cheese and Butter, and blend with the whisk attachment until completely smooth and creamy. Add the Heavy Cream, and Vanilla, and mix until blended smooth. Add the Powdered Sugar a cup at a time, and blend on low between additions. Scrape down the Mixing bowl as needed. Check the Frosting when you’ve added 4 cups; if the Frosting remains on a spoon when turned upside down, and doesn’t slide off the spoon, or move, it’s thick enough to pipe. If it slides off the spoon, add the 5th cup of Powdered Sugar, and blend on low. When the Frosting is thick, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and blend on high for about 30 seconds, until the Frosting is smooth and creamy.  Fill a Pastry bag with the Frosting, using the large star tip.

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Remove the Cheesecake from the Freezer, and make sure the rich chocolate Ganache is firm to the touch. If it’s not firm, place back in the Freezer for another 30 minutes. When the layer of homemade chocolate ganache is set, remove the Cheesecake from the Freezer, and remove the Spring-form from the Pan. Pipe the Frosting in big dollops all around the top of cake and edge of the Cheesecake, bringing the dollops up to a point, using a swirling motion. Sprinkle a little bit of Chocolate Sprinkles (or Jimmies) on top of the Frosting, and Cheesecake to finish. Place back in the Freezer on a wire rack until time to serve. 

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Remove the cheesecake from the Freezer about 10 minutes before serving, and allow to thaw just a bit. Cut this delicious cheesecake in two to three inch pieces, serve, and Enjoy!

Makes 8 servings

side note: this is one of our favorite desserts to serve with a cup coffee or hot cocoa. We hope you enjoy making this kahlua cheesecake recipe.

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