1 box (12 oz.) Vanilla wafers (approx. 88 wafers) divided
5 tsp Instant coffee, divided
3 Tb Hot water, divided
4 (8 oz.) pkg Cream Cheese
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Cool Whip whipped topping
2 Tb Whole Strawberries
1/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
Oven Temp ~ 325°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 inch springform pan
Layer half of the wafers (about 44) on bottom of prepared pan. Dissolve 2
teaspoons of the coffee granules in 2 Tablespoons of the hot water. Brush wafers with
half of the dissolved coffee mixture, set remaining coffee aside.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream, mix well. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition, just until blended. Dissolve remaining 3 teaspoons coffee granules in remaining 1 Tablespoon hot water. Place 3-1/2 cups of the Tiramisu Cheesecake batter in medium bowl. Stir dissolved coffee into the 3 1/2 cups of batter. Pour the coffee flavored batter over wafers in springform pan. Layer remaining wafers over batter. Brush wafers with reserved dissolved coffee. Pour remaining plain batter over wafers.
Bake Tiramisu Cheesecake until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cheesecake, cool before removing rim of pan. Spread with whipped topping, sprinkle with cocoa and garnish with strawberries. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!