Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecake Recipe

This is a very rich chocolate and coffee liquor flavored cheesecake that is sure to please dinner guests! This recipe makes enough for 16 to 20 good-sized slices. Go ahead and give our chocolate Kahlua cheesecake recipe a try.

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How To Make Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecake

A not so ordinary chocolate cheesecake because we've added a splash of liquor to make it even more flavorful.

Prep: 20 mins
Refrigerate: 6 hrs 5 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 12 mins
Total: 8 hrs 37 mins


Chocolate crust:

  • ½ cup chocolate graham crackers, crumbled
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, divided
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup Kahlua, divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cup cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar


  1. Chocolate crust preparations: Mix crumbled chocolate graham crackers, melted butter and sugar.
  2. Press onto bottom and part way up sides of springform pan.
  3. Freeze for 5 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  5. Cheesecake preparations: In microwave-safe bowl, place 3/4 cup chocolate chunks. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until chunks are melted; stir.
  6. Add ¼ cup whipping cream and ¼ cup Kahlua; stir until blended.

  7. In mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
  8. Add cocoa; beat until blended.
  9. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each.
  10. Stir in vanilla and reserved chocolate mixture.
  11. Pour over prepared chocolate crust.
  12. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then decrease to 275 degrees F and bake for 50 minutes.

  13. Remove from oven to cool.
  14. In microwave-safe bowl, place remaining chocolate chunks.
  15. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until chunks are melted; stir.
  16. Stir in 1/4 cup whipping cream and 2 tablespoons Kahlua; blend well.
  17. Spread on top of cake.
  18. Refrigerate for 6 hours.
  19. At serving time, beat remaining whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff; garnish cake with small rosettes of whipped cream.
  20. You can also decorate with chocolate curls or chocolate espresso beans, if desired.
  21. Refrigerate leftover cake.


  • Sugar: 38g
  • :
  • Calcium: 102mg
  • Calories: 505kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Cholesterol: 108mg
  • Fat: 32g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 258mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 214mg
  • Vitamin A: 940IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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