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Vanilla Coffee Cheesecake



This decadent cheesecake is the perfect compliment to any Valentine’s Day dinner. Topped with fresh raspberries, your Valentine will be truly impressed!



For the crust

1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/3 cup melted butter

1/4 cup granulated sugar


For the batter

24 oz cream cheese

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup sour cream

3 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

4 packets VIA Colombia Coffee



1.Preheat oven to 325 ̊F. Wrap the bottom and sides of the springform pan with foil to prevent water seepage when baking.

2.Mix all ingredients together.

3.Line 10-inch springform pan with crust mixture on the bottom, reserving about ¼ for along the sides. Pack firmly by pressing with hand.

4.Bake to dry out for 15 minutes.

5.Mix cream cheese, sugar, and sour cream until just smooth. Do not over mix.

6.Add egg one at a time, careful not to aerate.

7.Divide the batter in 2.

8.Flavor 2/3 of the batter with vanilla extract, and the other 1/3 with the coffee packets.

9.Pour the vanilla batter into a spring-form or pan with graham cracker crust.

10.Pour the coffee batter in a circle along the outer edge of the pan.

11.Using a skewer or small knife, gently swirl the batter to form a marble pattern. Do not over-swirl. Less is more.

12.Place cheesecake pan into a larger baking pan and fill halfway with warm water.

13.Bake cheesecake in the water bath until the center is firm to the touch.

14.Remove cheesecake pan from the water bath carefully and allow to cool.

15.Remove springform and chill until needed.


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