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Mocha Cheesecake w/Chocolate Crust

mocha cheesecake chocolate crust
  • (18) chocolate graham crackers, crushed (about 2 cups)
  • (1/3 cup) reduced-fat butter, melted
  • (4 8-oz. packages) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • (1 cup) sugar
  • (1/4 cup) coffee liqueur
  • (1 tsp.) vanilla extract
  • (1 tsp.) instant coffee granules
  • (4 large) eggs
  • (4 1-oz. squares) bittersweet baking chocolate

Mocha Cheesecake w/Chocolate Crust

A chocolate swirled espresso cheesecake with a chocolate graham cracker crust.

Preparation Time
About 1 hr 50 minutes (plus 4 hrs chilling)
Cook Time
About 1 hr 10 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 in. springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2In a small bowl, combine graham crackers and melted butter. Press onto bottom and up the sides of greased pan. Bake 10 minutes, place on wire rack to cool. Reduce oven to 325°F.

  3. 3Use an electric mixer to beat together cream cheese and sugar. Add coffee liqueuer, vanilla and dry instant coffee, beat until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  4. 4Transfer 1 cup of mixture to a small bowl, set side. Pour rest of filling into cooled crust.
  5. 5Place chocolate squares into a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 30 seconds at a time until melted, stirring after each cycle. Add chocolate to reserved filling, stir to combine.

  6. 6Add spoonfuls evenly to top of cheesecake and swirl with a butter knife. Bake 1 hour, or until almost set. Turn oven off, leaving cheesecake inside.

  7. 7After 30 minutes, remove cheesecake and loosen the sides with knife.
  8. 8Place on a wire rack, let cool 1 hour. Cover, refrigerate at least 4 hours. Once cool, remove from pan and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 slice

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 232
  • Total Fat 12.4 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 24.3 g
  • Protein 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol 66 mg
  • Sodium 206 mg
  • Fiber 1 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Subcategory: Cakes and Cupcakes

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.