Tiramisu Cheesecake
 
Ingredients
  • For the Crust:
  • 24 soft ladyfingers
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
Cheesecake:
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon coffee
  • For the Tiramisu Topping:
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder in a sifter for decoration
Instructions
Crust
  1. Lay the lady fingers in the bottom of a 9 inch buttered springform pan. Break some apart to cover the entire bottom.
  2. Use a pastry brush to brush on the coffee and coat the ladyfingers well.
Cheesecake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Beat the cream cheese.
  3. Add the sugar and beat.
  4. Add eggs one at a time.
  5. Add cornstarch.
  6. Add the cream and coffee.
  7. Once smooth, pour over the ladyfingers.
  8. Place in a cheesecake moat and add hot water to the sides.
  9. If you don't have a moat, wrap bottom and sides in foil and place in roasting pan. Fill with hot water half way up the sides around the cake.
  10. Bake 70 mins and then let cool to room temp.
Tiramisu Topping:
  1. Beat the heavy cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks.
  3. Add mascarpone cheese just to blend.
  4. Spread over cooled cheesecake while still in pan or pipe on.
  5. Chill a few hours or overnight.
  6. Dust with cocoa powder before serving.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/2016/08/tiramisu-cheesecake.html