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Recipe of the Day: Tiramisu Cheesecake

Tiramisu Cheesecake
Tiramisu Cheesecake

TIRAMISU CHEESECAKE

1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers

5 teaspoons instant coffee granules, divided

3 tablespoons hot water, divided

4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup whipped topping

1 tablespoon baking cocoa

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Layer half of the wafers in a greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish.

In a small bowl, dissolve 2 teaspoons coffee granules in 2 tablespoons hot water; brush 1 tablespoon mixture over wafers.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream.

Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended.

Remove half of the filling to another bowl.

Dissolve remaining coffee granules in remaining hot water; stir into one portion of filling. Spread over wafers.

Layer remaining wafers over top; brush with remaining dissolved granules. Spread with remaining filling.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from dish with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.

To serve, spread with whipped topping. Dust with cocoa. Yield: 12 servings.

Taste of Home August/September 2008

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