Kahlua® Chocolate Cheesecake


My friends would be very upset if I didn't serve this at my annual Cinco de Mayo gathering. This needs to sit in refrigerator at least 8 hours so you may want to make it the day ahead.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
1 day 1 hrs
Total Time:
1 day 2 hrs 25 mins
10 servings


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs, room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlua®)

  • 3 (1 ounce) squares milk chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup whipped cream for garnish (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons Shaved chocolate, to garnish (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. In a mixing bowl, blend cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated before adding the next egg. Mix in 3 tablespoons whipping cream and the coffee-flavored liquor. Pour into an 8-inch glass pie pan.

  3. Place chocolate in a small heat-proof bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup whipping cream just to a boil. Pour it over the chopped chocolate; let chocolate soften for about 3 minutes. Whisk until smooth.

  4. Drizzle chocolate in a spiral pattern over filling. Stir lightly with tip of a paring knife to achieve a marbling effect. Set the pie pan in a larger pan with water that comes halfway up side of pie pan.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until firm in the center, about 55 minutes. Cool completely and refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, overnight.

  6. Garnish with whipped cream piped or dolloped around edges and shaved chocolate in center.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
24g Fat
20g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.