Sep 17, 2009
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No-Bake Cappuccino Cheesecake

By: Penk Ching

No-Bake Cappuccino Cheesecake

This no-baking-required recipe is perfect for baking newbies. You can add another tablespoon of unflavored gelatin if you like your cheesecake on the firm side. Dust the cake with coffee powder before serving if desired.

Makes 1 (9-inch) cake 
Prep Time
40 minutes plus chilling time


For the crust
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, sifted
1/2 cup butter, melted

For the filling
3 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1 tall can evaporated milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee
pinch of cinnamon
1 tablespoon Kahlua
1 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
3 tablespoons cold water
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
225 grams cream cheese


Combine graham crumbs, sugar, and cocoa in a mixing bowl. Stir in butter and mix until evenly distributed.

2  Press into sides and bottom of a 9-inch pie or springform pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.

3  Prepare the filling: Whisk yolks in a double boiler over hot water. Stir in sugar, then gradually pour in milk and coffee. Cook until thick. Remove from heat and add cinnamon and Kahlua.

Dissolve gelatin in cold water over low heat. When completely dissolved, pour into egg mixture. Set aside.

5  Whip cream until stiff. Fold into cold egg mixture.

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Pour in egg mixture. Mix well. Pour into crust-lined pan. Freeze cheesecake for a few minutes then keep chilled until set.

If you liked this recipe, we highly recommend:  Kapeng Barako Sans RivalTiramisu,
no-bake dessert recipes
,   recipes with coffee

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  • Jesusa R. Portigo Sep 19 2013 @ 01:20pm Report Abuse
    I find your recipes so delicious-looking and so practical and easy to prepare.
  • Guest Oct 16 2012 @ 01:06pm View all replies1 Report Abuse
    Where can i get a kahlua?
  • Guest Aug 07 2012 @ 07:10pm Report Abuse
    any substitute for Kahlua??
  • Guest Jul 27 2012 @ 10:34pm View all replies1 Report Abuse
    hi! i'm thinking about kahlua... can you suggest a more "common ingredient" alternative to it? or can i just simply disregard that ingredient? i am planning to do this for my mom's birthday and (unfortunately) this would be my first time doing something worthwhile on the kitchen...
  • Rona Jan 09 2011 @ 05:29pm Report Abuse
    got this perfect... thnx for the recipe...yummy
  • roselle Nov 09 2010 @ 04:03pm Report Abuse
    I used to make a cheesecake without egg in it so this recipe is a challenge for me to level up my simple yet so creamy and delicious No-bake cheesecake. Thanks YUMMY!
  • Anne Oct 26 2010 @ 08:17pm Report Abuse
    Can Kahlua can be substituted by other ing.?
  • Lein Jul 13 2010 @ 02:45pm Report Abuse
    anyone tried this recipe already? I'd love to try a no bake cheesecake. I've made one before now I wanna try a different flavor
  • Trader Josephine Apr 04 2010 @ 05:01am Report Abuse
    That looks so tempting! These lil' things are pretty good too.
  • Michael Cavinta Mar 11 2010 @ 01:45pm Report Abuse
    Wonderful recipe! This is a very easy to do dessert. Even my daughter helped me out in preparing this dessert. It came our delicious. I loved the texture and the taste. Went really well with a cup of hot espresso Thank you for sharing.
  • tep yee Feb 24 2010 @ 12:20pm Report Abuse
    i'll be sure to make this one for my mom's birthday!
  • edith matito Dec 22 2009 @ 10:46pm Report Abuse
    I have no oven so this dish is very convinient for me. I have never tried cheesecake before but putting coffee in it makes me eager to try it! I'll make one for our
    noche buena.
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