Layered Mocha Cheesecake Recipe

Layered Mocha Cheesecake Recipe
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  1. 1-1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
  2. 1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  2. 1 tablespoon hot water
  3. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  5. 1-1/2 cups sugar
  6. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  7. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  8. 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  9. 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  1. 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  2. 3 tablespoons butter
  3. Chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional
  1. Place greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of prepared pan. In another bowl, mix the coffee granules, hot water and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  4. Divide batter in half. Stir melted chocolate into one portion; pour over crust. Stir coffee mixture into the remaining batter; spoon over chocolate layer. Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  5. Bake at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath; remove foil. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack for 10 minutes; loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  6. Remove rim from pan. For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Spread over cheesecake. Top with coffee beans if desired. Yield: 16 servings