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No Bake Kahlua Cheesecake

No bake Kahlua cheesecake is rich, sweet, chocolaty, and so easy to make. Rich Kahlua cheesecake and ganache? Oh, you bet!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 1411kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Stand mixer
  • Springform pan
  • parchment paper
  • Piping bag with a star tip

Ingredients

Crust

  • 20 Oreo Cookies crushed into crumbs
  • 5 Tablespoons Butter melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 32 ounces Cream Cheese Softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua

Ganache

  • 1 cup Ghirardelli's Chocolate Chips melted
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream more if needed - see instructions

Buttercream Frosting

  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 4 - 5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • Chocolate Sprinkles or jimmies to top

Instructions

  • Place the Oreo's in the Food Processor and pulse into crumbs.
  • Melt the Butter in a medium size bowl, and pour the Oreo Cookie Crumbs into the Butter and stir well to coat.
  • Line the Bottom of a 7 inch Spring-form pan with Parchment paper, and press the Crumbs into the bottom of the pan, evenly, smoothing with the back of a spoon.
  • Place the pan in the freezer.
  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the Heavy Cream, Sugar, and Vanilla, and whip with the Whisk attachment until stiff peaks form, and the Cream is whipped.
  • Add the Cream Cheese, and blend until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the Kahlua, and Powdered Sugar, and mix on low until blended, then turn the mixer up to medium high speed, and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and blend.
  • Remove the pan from the freezer, and pour the Cheesecake Batter into the pan, and smooth out the top.
  • Place the pan back in the freezer, overnight for best results.
  • After the Cheesecake has been in the freezer overnight, make the Ganache: In a microwave safe bowl, place the Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips, and the Heavy Cream.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave, and melt the Chocolate for about 1 minute, stopping every 15 seconds to stir the mixture.
  • If it appears the Chocolate is thick, simply remove from the microwave, and add a few drops of the Heavy Cream (about 4 or 5 drops at a time) and stir until the Chocolate is thinner, and you can stir it with ease.
  • It will look glassy, or glossy, and it's ready to pour. Remove the Cheesecake from the Freezer, and leave the Spring-form on the pan.
  • Pour the melted Ganache on top of the Cheesecake, and place the Cheesecake back in the Freezer for about 30 minutes. While the Ganache sets up, make the Frosting.

Frosting

  • In the mixing bowl, add the softened Cream Cheese and Butter, and blend with the whisk attachment until completely smooth and creamy.
  • Add the Heavy Cream, and Vanilla, and mix until blended smooth.
  • Add the Powdered Sugar a cup at a time, and blend on low between additions.
  • Scrape down the Mixing bowl as needed.
  • Check the Frosting when you've added 4 cups; if the Frosting remains on a spoon when turned upside down, and doesn't slide off the spoon, or move, it's thick enough to pipe.
  • If it slides off the spoon, add the 5th cup of Powdered Sugar, and blend on low.
  • When the Frosting is thick, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and blend on high for about 30 seconds, until the Frosting is smooth and creamy.
  • Fill a Pastry bag with the Frosting, using the large star tip.
  • Remove the Cheesecake from the Freezer, and make sure the Ganache is firm to the touch.
  • If it's not firm, place it back in the Freezer for another 30 minutes.
  • When the Ganache is set, remove the Cheesecake from the Freezer, and remove the Spring-form from the Pan.
  • Pipe the Frosting in big dollops all around the edge of the Cheesecake, bringing the dollops up to a point, using a swirling motion.
  • Sprinkle Chocolate Sprinkles (or Jimmies) on top of the Frosting, and Cheesecake to finish.
  • Place back in the Freezer until time to serve.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the Freezer about 10 minutes before serving, and allow to thaw just a bit.
  • Cut in two to three inch pieces, serve, and Enjoy!

Notes

Be sure that your cream cheese and butter come to room temperature before you start to mix to achieve the best texture possible. Firm cheesecake and butter lead to little chunks in the batter or frosting.
It's important to chill your cheesecake between each step to ensure the best texture.
If your ganache is too thick, simply add 4 or 5 drops of cream and heat it again, stirring until it's glossy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 1411kcal | Carbohydrates: 197g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 180g | Vitamin A: 2027IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 5mg