#Baketogether Mini Tiramisu Cheesecakes

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by Abby Dodge on February 9, 2012

I’m so happy I have the time this month to bake with all of you – it’s been too long. We’ve had a few early  entries for this month’s cheesecake #baketogether and I’m looking forward to seeing more in the days to come. I wanted to be sure to get this recipe to you before Valentines Day so please excuse the ‘in your face” shot. I’m off to NYC for the Cookbook Conference at the Roger Smith Hotel for the next couple of days but, hopefully, my family won’t have eaten them all up and I can try for a better looking pic on Sunday.

These little 3 or 4  bite coffee-infused cheesecakes were inspired by a recipe in my upcoming cookbook – Mini Treats & Handheld Sweets ~ 100 desserts to pick up and eat (Taunton Press, 9/2012) . Like the minis in the book, this recipe takes on the big flavor and luscious texture of a whole cheesecake yet down-sizes it into small-sized treats. I’ve also scaled the recipe back so it yields 8 minis – modest for a cheesecake but perfect for serving a small group. Of course, if you are feeding a larger group or just want a few extra to pop in the freezer, feel free to double the recipe.

I think I said pretty much everything I had to say about cheesecakes in the original post so I’ll just add a word or two about the flavoring here.  I used the store bought coffee liqueur Kahlua but you can use any coffee flavored liqueur or you can even make your very own liqueur using my friend Barb’s recipe. I also used instant espresso granules but you can use instant coffee, even decaf, if you prefer.

Also.. if you have any topics that you’d like to see for future #baketogethers, please leave them in the comments section or drop me a line abby@abbydodge.com .

Wishing you all sweet things,