Recipe of the Week: Tiramisu Cheescake for National Cheesecake Day!

Did you know that July 30th is National Cheesecake Day? What better way to celebrate than to make a cake and eat it too!

In honor of National Cheesecake Day, this week’s recipe is: “Tiramisu Cheesecake.”

What You Need

1 pkg. (12 oz.) NILLA Wafers (about 88), divided
5 tsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee, divided
3 Tbsp. hot water, divided
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
4 eggs
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Make It

HEAT oven to 325°F.

LINE 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spread half the wafers onto bottom of prepared pan. Add 2 tsp. coffee granules to 2 Tbsp. hot water; stir until dissolved. Brush half onto wafers in pan; reserve remaining dissolved coffee for later use.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Remove 3-1/2 cups batter; place in medium bowl. Dissolve remaining coffee granules in remaining hot water. Stir into removed batter; spread over wafers in pan. Top with remaining wafers; brush with remaining dissolved coffee. Cover with remaining plain batter.

BAKE 45 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan. Spread with COOL WHIP just before serving; sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Healthy Living
Save 60 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, BREAKSTONE’S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
How to Bake in Springform Pan
Heat oven to 325°F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 300°F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Assemble cheesecake as directed. Bake 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Continue as directed.
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  • Kim Davis

    this looks wonderful

  • Krista

    omg this looks great! It’s just me and my hubby though so I better not make it though it is pretty low in calories. It wouldn’t be so low if I ate 3 pieces. :(

  • Amanda Alvarado

    You want us all to gain weight right?!?! Coffee and cheesecake all in one dessert….mmmmmm heaven!I saved this to my favs to make next weekend!

  • ella

    That sounds super easy! Who invented Cheesecake day?? that’s genius

  • Ashley

    This could be my favorite day of the year. But I missed it!!! I’ll just have to make up for it today.


    I love Cheesecake and got a slice on Saturday! I used to make it but this sounds super easy! thanks!

  • That looks really good…thank you for adding the healthier version as well :)

  • Terri S.

    I love cheesecake and I also love Tiramisu cake so when I saw this recipe for Tiramisu Cheesecake I knew I just have to try making it. I have all the ingredients already and it sounds very easy to do. Thanks for sharing this recipe! :-)

  • James Cox

    Oh man cheesecake is my weakness that looks so yummy