Philadelphia Tiramisu Cheesecake

Philadelphia Tiramisu Cheesecake

Last week I strolled along the displays in the supermarket and saw an advertisement on the Philadelphia Cream Cheese packets: They were looking for the next cake-star and one could bake a cake (obviously it should contain Philadelphia) and upload the picture and recipe online to make a chance to win!

So if you like this cake please be so sweet and vote for it 😀 Give me your heart ♥ Thanks!

I was really excited because I was immediately thinking Cheesecake 😀  But no ordinary cheesecake, I wanted something simple but at the same time exciting and new! Quickly I was thinking about a layered cheesecake with different colors and preferably different taste to make it even more special. After some consideration I decided to bake a Tiramisu inspired Cheesecake. Actually the brown and vanilla colored layers reminds me of Tiramisu with its layers of mascarpone cheese and coffee soaked ladyfingers 😉 This cake also has a ladyfinger  biscuit base soaked with coffee liqueur covered with a coffee or vanilla induced cheesecake layer topped with dark cacao.

It is really simple to make although it will take some time as the layers turn out best when cooled for about half an hour. Nevertheless the cake doesn’t need too much work as the base and filling are prepared easily and very quick, it is only the cooling and cooking part that will take some patients 😉

Philadelphia Tiramisu Cheesecake - How To

Philadelphia Tiramisu Cheesecake

For the biscuit base:

  1. Crush the ladyfinger by using a food processor or use a plastic bag and a rolling pin 😉 
  2. Melt the butter and let it slightly cool.
  3. Mix the crushed ladyfingers with the melted butter and the coffee liqueur.

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For the cheesecake layers:

  1. Cream together the cream cheese and the sour cream until smooth.
  2. Add the sugar and beat in.
  3. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time and beat well in between.
  4. For the coffee layer:  mix 4 Tsp of granulated coffee with 2 Tsp hot water and let it cool before adding to the cheesecake mixture.
    For the vanilla layer: add 2 Tsp of vanilla extract.
  5. Add the flour and fold in until you get a smooth thickened batter.

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Assemble the cake:

  1. Prepare a baking tin by placing greaseproof paper on the bottom of the tin.
  2. Fill the biscuit base into the tin and press it down by using a spoon.
  3. Let it cool for about half an hour in the fridge. In the meanwhile you can prepare the first cheesecake layer.
  4. Add the first half of the coffee cream cheese layer on top of the biscuit base and let it cool for half an hour in the fridge.
  5. Add the first half of the vanilla cream cheese layer and gently spread it out on top of the coffee layer. Be careful not to disturb the first layer! Let it cool for half an hour in the fridge.
  6. Add the second layer of the coffee cream cheese layer and again gently spread it out and cool.
  7. Add the second and final layer of the vanilla cream cheese layer and gently spread it out.
  8. Bake for about 45-50 minutes at 160ºC fan or 175-180ºC in a conventional oven.
  9. Once cooled down (can be overnight) cover it with dark cacao.

Philadelphia Tiramisu Cheesecake

Ingredients

For the biscuit base

  • 250g ladyfingers
  • 120g butter (melted)
  • 2 Tbsp Coffee Liqueur (Tia Maria, optional)

For the coffee cream cheese layer:

  • 275g cream cheese
  • 125g sour cream
  • 80g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 35g flour
  • 4 Tsp granulated coffee

For the vanilla cream cheese layer:

  • 275g cream cheese
  • 125g sour cream
  • 80g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 35g flour
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
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