Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 17th February 2012

Complete and utter indulgence, velvety and luscious Cappuccino-Fudge Cheesecake.  When I spotted this cheesecake recipe at Bon Appétit I asked myself the same question I ask myself whenever I run across a dessert that literally has me smacking my lips and drooling, do you really want to do this to yourself?  Temptation.

A close up photo of a Baked Cheesecake on a cake stand.

With the foregone conclusion that temptation will inevitably lead to the familiar tug of war with my inner self.  Another slice couldn’t hurt.  No!  A teensy, weensy slice.  No!  But I didn’t have that big of a piece to begin with – No!

A photo of a Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake garnished with Chocolate Whoppers.

Every layer of this baked cheesecake will have you begging for another slice (just a small one – not!).  We start with Oreo Cookie Crumbs whizzed together with the ever loving, nutty, chocolate bonbons – Ferrero Rocher.

A photo of a slice of Coffee Cheesecake on two stacked white dessert dishes on a white cloth napkin with a dessert fork.

A pool of sumptuous Kahlúa kissed chocolate ganache.  Smooth and creamy espresso infused rich cheese filling.  And to balance the richness and flavours of the amazing trio, a layer of tangy sour cream with just a touch of sweetness.

A photo of an Easy Cheesecake, Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake with a slice removed on a white cake stand and a slice of cheesecake on a white dessert dish set in front.

And if the four layers of sin weren’t enough to make you drool, the final enticement – more creamy dark chocolate goodness – thick and luscious dark chocolate ganache.

A cropped photo of a Simple Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache, Espresso Cheesecake Filling and Sour Cream topping garnished with chocolate ganache and chocolate whoppers.

Now try and imagine the restraint needed to give the flavours in this Cappuccino-Fudge Cheesecake the time needed to develop and become glorious and turn into a slice of heaven on a plate?

A close up photo of a Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake decorated with Chocolate Ganache Frosting and garnished with Chocolate Whoppers on a white cake stand.

Day 1 – too cruel.  Day 2 – pure torture.  Day 3 – sheer agony.  And then after 3 excruciating days Day 4 arrives – time to celebrate – you made it!  Grab a fork and dive right in – if you waited this long, you deserve it – enjoy!

A photo of a Chocolate Coffee Cheesecake garnished with Chocolate Whoppers displayed on a white cake stand.

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Comments (18)

18 Responses to “Cappuccino-Fudge Cheesecake {Torta di Formaggio al Cappuccino}”

  1. Erica Says:

    WOW, that cheesecake looks insanely heavenly! There are so many elements, but reading through the lines of your post I’m guessing it’s worth it!

  2. Marly Says:

    Oh, Grace, you hit this one out of the park! Amazing! I think I’ve gained 5 lbs just looking at the photos…and it was so completely worth it!

  3. Ambika Says:

    OMG!!! Such a gorgeous cheesecake! Love the way you decorated it!

  4. Kathryn Says:

    Goodness me, this looks like the most amazing cheesecake every!!

  5. zorra Says:

    Aaaaaamzing! Love it. I would like to try right now!

  6. Sandra Says:

    Wow Grace, this is one of the most decadent over the top cheesecakes I’ve seen in a while. This would be major temptation and an inevitable weight gain. Well worth extra time working out.

  7. eowyn3772 Says:

    wow, that looks verry delitious. Great idea for decoration, and the photos looks amazing. :-)

  8. Dalila G. Says:

    This is one…….what’s the word I’m looking for, hmmmm…… scrumptious, delectable, delicious, luscious looking cheescake!! LOL!
    Talk about heavenly bliss, I’m drooling here!
    I plan on giving this recipe a go. Not sure it’ll look like yours, but I betcha’ I’ll still eat it. *wink-wink*

  9. Cakeboule Says:

    Oh my my what an amazing looking cheesecake and I love the fact you have to make everyone wait so long! My family are getting used to waiting now whilst I photograph everything at least with this I would have a legitimite reason!

  10. Tahoe Treasure Chest Says:

    wow this looks mouth watering good!!!!! I think i’m running to the store to pick up the ingredients thanks for the share!!!!!

  11. Kiri W. Says:

    Holy smokes, this might be the cakes to end all other cakes! What a gloriously decadent creation, and gorgeous to look at, too! You’ve outdone yourself!

  12. TJ Says:

    This looks incredibly delicious!

  13. Lauren at Keep It Sweet Says:

    I think if this was in my kitchen I’d convince myself into having so many slices that the cake would disappear! Coincidentally I made a coffee cheesecake type dessert this weekend. Yours is much more beautiful, though!

  14. Sandra's Easy Cooking Says:

    I think that I will dream about this cake for a long long time:))) This is just stunning and so delicious! I love love love your photos!

  15. Leah Says:

    Wow…I kind of want one…right now! This will clearly be my weekend experiment! Awesome site and recipes!

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  17. dorraine Says:

    Hello Cant wait to try this :) I have just one question sorry if its a little silly,,,but what does Transfer pan to a rimmed baking sheet and set-aside.
    mean.. thank you

  18. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    Good Morning Dorraine, thank you so much for asking the question because I noticed I forgot to list chilling the crust in the fridge. It is best to bake the cheesecake on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any drips or melted butter that may escape from the crust (protect the oven from getting dirty). I place on the baking sheet right from the beginning of the preparations. You may also want to line the baking sheet with non stick baking paper to make clean up a breeze. Please let me know if you have any other questions and please let me know how you enjoy it, it’s one of my favourites.

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