Tiramisu Cheesecake

Grab your forks and get ready for the best tiramisu cheesecake you’ve ever had! This recipe for tiramisu cheesecake combines decadent cream cheese and coffee flavors all in one dessert.

tiramisu cheesecake in a pie plate and a slice on a plate.

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What is Tiramisu Cheesecake?

Tiramisu Cheesecake is the ultimate combination of classic Italian dessert and cheesecake.

The crust is coffee-soaked ladyfingers. The filling is made with cream cheese whipped with sugar and vanilla. The topping is fluffy whipped cream.

What Makes this Tiramisu Cheesecake Recipe the Best

This tiramisu cheesecake recipe takes dessert to the next level. You get all the deliciousness of tiramisu and cheesecake in one bite.

It is one of my favorite surprise desserts to make.

It looks like a pie. But when you get a bite of it and taste the wonderful cheesecake layer and ladyfinger crust your taste buds will go wild.

Creamy cheesecake on top of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, what could be better?!

Tiramisu Cheesecake Ingredients

You can find everything you will need to make this wonderful tiramisu cheesecake recipe at your local grocery store. Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Large eggs
  • Brandy
  • Ladyfingers
  • Strong black coffee
  • Cool Whip topping
tiramisu cheesecake ingredients on a tray.

Can I forego the brandy and/or coffee in this recipe for tiramisu cheesecake?

To get the full flavor and effect of a tiramisu cheesecake, you should use both the brandy and the coffee. However, there are substitutions if you do not care for either of them.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute the brandy with Marsala wine, dark rum, or cognac.

When you take away the coffee from the dish you are removing half of the flavors of a classic tiramisu cheesecake. If you are worried about the caffeine in the dish, use decaf coffee.

If you simply cannot use coffee for this recipe, I would suggest trying to use warm hot cocoa instead. You will not get the notes of coffee, but will still get a good chocolate flavor.

You can substitute ladyfingers with biscotti or vanilla wafers.

How to Make Tiramisu Cheesecake

  1. Place cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  2. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat until well blended.
  3. Add eggs one at a time until well blended.
  4. Add brandy and stir or mix at low speed to combine.
  5. Arrange ladyfingers on the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  6. Drizzle coffee over the ladyfingers.
coffee soaked ladyfinger crust for tiramisu cheesecake.
  1. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the ladyfingers.
tiramisu cheesecake before being baked.
  1. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour.
  2. Cool the cheesecake to room temperature then refrigerate it for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Garnish with Cool Whip topping before serving.
tiramisu cheesecake slice on a plate with a fork next to it.

Other Tips, Tricks, and Substitutions for the Best Tiramisu Cheesecake

Do not put too much coffee in the dessert. You want to get the taste of coffee in the dessert by having the ladyfingers absorb some of the liquid. But, if there is too much liquid then you are left with a soggy mess.

For non-alcoholic tiramisu cheesecake, substitute the brandy with coffee or melted butter.

You need to be patient. Give this dessert the time it needs to set up and soak up all of those glorious coffee flavors. I promise you won’t regret it!

Can I make this tiramisu cheesecake recipe ahead of time?

Yes! This tiramisu cheese cake most definitely benefits from the added time. So feel free to make it a day or so in advance. This cheesecake can last for 4 to 5 days in the fridge.

How to Store Tiramisu Cheesecake

Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap or place it in a pie container. Keep the cheesecake refrigerated when not serving.

Can I freeze tiramisu cheesecake?

You can freeze this recipe. I would suggest taking the time to individually wrap the pieces in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil.

Or if you want to freeze the whole cheesecake, make sure it is in a freezer-safe pan and then wrap it in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It will last for up to 4 months in the freezer.

tiramisu cheesecake slice on a plate.

What pairs well with tiramisu cheesecake?

Want to know what to serve with this rich and creamy cheesecake? Coffee is the number one choice, either non-alcoholic or cocktails. Here are a few suggestions:

Check out more of my easy cheesecake recipes and the family favorite recipes here on CopyKat!

tiramisu cheesecake in a pie plate and a slice on a plate.

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Combine the rich flavors of Tiramisu with cheesecake for the perfect dessert. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake Recipe, Tiramisu Cheesecake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 170kcal


  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 12 ladyfingers split
  • 1/2 cup brewed strong black coffee
  • 1 cup Cool Whip


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and continue beating until well blended.
  • Add the brandy and stir or mix on low speed to combine.
  • Arrange ladyfingers on the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Drizzle the coffee evenly over the ladyfingers.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the ladyfingers,.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour.
  • Cool the cheesecake to room temperature. Then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with Cool Whip before serving.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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