Kahlua Chocolate Cheesecake

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Kahlua chocolate cheesecake combines the rich, creamy texture and flavor of cheesecake with the deep flavor of Kahlua to create a dessert that is pure decadence.

 Closeup shot of forkful of Kahlua chocolate cheesecake with more cheesecake in background

One of the best things about cheesecake is how versatile it is. You can do so much with basic cheesecake, from simple changes to major ones. This delicious cheesecake is the perfect example of just how much you can do with the classic dessert.

Kahlua Chocolate Cheesecake

Cheesecake has always been one of my favorite desserts to make. It’s rich and creamy, and it has a wonderful flavor profile. My favorite thing to do with it is to get creative and make all kinds of variations like this one.

Closeup shot of slice of Kahlua chocolate cheesecake on plate

Ingredients

It only takes a few basic ingredients to make this delicious dessert.

  • Oreos
  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • Kahlua
  • white chocolate chips
  • milk chocolate chips
  • Cool Whip
  • whipped cream
  • shaved chocolate
Cheesecake ingredients in indvidual bowls

Instructions

There are a few steps to this recipe, but they’re all very easy.

Step 1: In a small mixing bowl, combine Oreo crumbs and melted butter.

Step 2: Press into a 9-inch springform pan. Chill while preparing filling.

Overhead shot of Oreo cookie crust in springform pan

Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar.

Step 4: Add Kahlua and mix until smooth.

Kahlua being poured into creamed cream cheese

Step 5: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate and milk chocolate chips in 30- second intervals.

Step 6: Pour melted chocolate in a thin stream into cream cheese mixture while mixing.

Pouring chocolate mixture into cream cheese mixture

Step 7: Add Cool Whip and mix until filling is uniform.

Step 8: Pour filling over chilled crust and smooth it with a spatula.

Overhead shot of undecorated cheesecake

Step 9: Chill for at least 6 hours prior to serving.

Step 10: Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

Closeup shot of Kahlua chocolate cheesecake decorated with whipped cream and shaved chocolate

Equipment

You only need a few basic kitchen implements to make this recipe.

  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Bowls
  • Springform pan
  • Hand mixer

Substitutions

Coffee: You can use coffee in place of the Kahlua.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: You can use any brand of chocolate sandwich cookie you like for this recipe.

Closeup shot of slice of Kahlua chocolate cheesecake on plate

Options

Looking for ways to change up this Kahlua chocolate cheesecake recipe? Here are some suggestions.

Crushed Peppermint: Decorate the cheesecake with crushed peppermint for another layer of flavor.

Mint Batter: You can add some crushed peppermint to your chocolate mixture to create a chocolate peppermint combo that goes well with the coffee flavor of the Kahlua.

Tips:

  • Soften your cream cheese for easier creaming and more uniform mixing.
  • Use a hand or stand mixer for this recipe to save yourself a lot of trouble.
  • I find it works best to make this cheesecake the night before serving it to give it plenty of time to chill.
Closeup shot of forkful of cheesecake over more cheesecake

More Cheesecake Recipes

FAQ

How long is homemade cheesecake good?

This cheesecake will keep for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

What does Kahlua taste like?

Kahlua is a full-bodied, rich, and sweet flavor that has a strong coffee flavor and notes of vanilla and caramel.

Is this recipe kid-safe?

Absolutely. There’s only 1/4 cup of Kahlua in the entire cheesecake, so it’s totally safe. Just don’t give an entire slice to a toddler.

Kahlua Chocolate Cheesecake

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Yield: 12 servings

Kahlua Chocolate Cheesecake

Kahlua Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Oreos, crushed

  • 5 tbsp butter, melted

  • 32 oz cream cheese

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/4 cup Kahlua

  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
 1 cup Cool Whip

  • Garnish with:

  • whipped cream

  • shaved chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine Oreo crumbs and melted butter.
  2. Press into a 9-inch springform pan. Chill while preparing the filling.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  4. Add Kahlua and mix until smooth.
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate and milk chocolate chips in 30- second intervals.
  6. Pour melted chocolate in a thin stream into the cream cheese mixture while mixing.
  7. Add Cool Whip and mix until filling is uniform.
  8. Pour filling over chilled crust and smooth it with a spatula.
  9. Chill for at least 6 hours prior to serving.
  10. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 696Total Fat 49gSaturated Fat 28gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 97mgSodium 419mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 1gSugar 45gProtein 9g

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