Tia Maria Cheesecake


Last weekend was birthday of my husband, so I decided to make a cheesecake. It took quite a long time to choose which one to make and having in mind the unpredictable amount of people I decided to make a big one, so that there would be enough for everyone. And sure it was…I am only glad that I used light cream cheese instead of the full fat one that the recipe called for, as the cheesecake is really really filling. I think I would add maybe some sugar to the topping, because I am not big fan of sour cream taste as such or maybe would just mix a little bit of cream cheese with Tia Maria. Other than that the recipe is really great and definitely worth making 🙂




For the Biscuit Crust

  • 85g hot melted butter , plus extra butter for greasing
  • 14 plain chocolate digestive biscuits , finely crushed
For the Cheesecake
For the Topping
  • 142ml carton soured cream
  • 2 tbsp Tia Maria ( I used 4 tbsp of Irish cream coffee creamer)
  • cocoa , for dusting
  • 8 Ferrero Rocher chocolates, unwrapped


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the base of a 25cm springform tin with baking parchment. Blend butter and biscuit crumbs. Press onto the base of the tin, bake for 10 mins, then cool.
  2. Increase the oven temperature to 240C/fan 200C/gas 9. Beat the cheese and sugar with an electric whisk until smooth, then whisk in the flour, vanilla, 2 tbsp Tia Maria, eggs and 285ml soured cream.
  3. Grease sides of the cake tin with butter. Pour in the mixture and smooth. Bake for 10 mins, then turn oven down to 110C/fan 90C/ gas ¼ for 25 mins. Turn off the oven, then open the door and leave to cool inside the oven for 2 hrs. Don’t worry if it cracks a little.
  4. Mix 142ml soured cream and Tia Maria, then smooth on top of the cheesecake. Chill.
  5. Remove from the tin and slide onto a plate. Dust with the cocoa through a tea strainer until the top is covered. Lightly mark the cheesecake into portions with a knife, then place a chocolate on every other portion.

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  1. Pingback: Coffee & Tia Maria Cup Cakes « Kerrys Recipes

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