Coffee Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Squares #SundaySupper

Coffee cheesecake gets swirled with a delicious chocolate ganache for an incredibly decadent dessert. There is a Biscoff cookie crust, too!

Coffee Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Squares #SundaySupper

Coffee Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Squares seemed like the perfect recipe to share with Sunday Supper Movement’s Super Eats for Game Day event. Two great events in one day…life is great!

Before chatting a bit about the delicious Coffee Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Squares, I want to tell you about the Sunday Supper Movement. I was first introduced to Sunday Suppers when I attended the Food & Wine Conference in Orlando last summer. Isabel Laessig put together the three day conference. Isabel is an amazing powerhouse of a petite woman who realized that families have gotten away from sitting around the table and enjoying a meal together. Isabel started Family Foodie and a big part of her blog centers around this concept.

One thing led to another and the Sunday Supper Movement took off. Each week an amazing group of bloggers all post to a set theme and share our Sunday ‘meal’ around our very own internet table. Tweets are made throughout the day and everyone is welcome to participate in the hour long live Twitter chat Sundays 7-8 p.m.

I have talked about joining in on the fun and at last am doing so today. I had more questions about how one participates in the Sunday Supper Movement than a preschooler has on her first day of school. My incredibly patient mentor, Kim Watkinson from The Ninja Baker, showed me time and time again why this group is just incredible. On a personal note, Kim has also become a very dear friend. I love how Kim through baking, blogging and book writing builds a bridge between the Eastern culture of Japan, her home until she turned 18, and the Western culture of America where she now lives.

Coffee cheesecake gets swirled with a delicious chocolate ganache for an incredibly decadent dessert. There is a Biscoff cookie crust, too!

Now that you know what’s going on, it’s time to tell you a bit about my Coffee Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Squares. The theme for this week’s Sunday Supper is Super Eats for Game Day. As I have previously mentioned, I know many people think, primarily, of fab appetizers and dishes for the big day. I, however, think dessert is equally important.

I love when you help me decide what to bake. Recently, I asked my Facebook page what kind of cheesecake you would like with a biscoff crust. I got back a lot of great responses, coffee being one of them. When I was talking to Sarah, a very talented pastry chef at work, she thought it would be totally decadent to swirl in a chocolate ganache.

It was like a bolt of lightning struck and I KNEW I had a hit on my hands. I first made the Coffee Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Squares in a 10” round springform. Yet, I knew that this was not the right kind of dessert for Super Bowl Sunday. I ordered a 9” square cheesecake pan and after playing with the baking time a bit, finally, had a dessert worthy of Sunday Supper’s Super Eats for Game Day event.

Before you watch, pin, tweet and share Coffee Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Squares, I want to thank Heather Lynne from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks for spearheading this fun event today. She did a great job keeping me up-to-date on what was going on.

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Coffee Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Squares #SundaySupper
Recipe Type: Dessert, Cheesecake
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 16-20
  • Biscoff crust:
  • 8 ounces Biscoff cookies
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • Chocolate ganache:
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Coffee cheesecake:
  • 4 – 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
  • Chocolate topping:
  • 3 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
  1. For the Biscoff crust:
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°. Butter a 9” square springform pan, line it with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Place the Biscoff cookies and sugar into a food processor. Process until you have fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and process until blended.
  4. Transfer the crust to the prepared pan and press evenly onto the bottom of the pan. Wrap the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil. Bake at 325° for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
  5. For the chocolate ganache:
  6. Place the chocolate chips into a small bowl. Bring the cream to a simmer and then pour over the chips. Set aside for a few minutes and then stir until smooth. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for about 25 – 35 minutes. You want the ganache to be somewhat firm, yet smooth enough to swirl into the cheesecake batter.
  7. For the coffee cheesecake:
  8. Place the cream cheese and sugar into a mixer. Beat until smooth and creamy, about three minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time. Blend in the vanilla and coffee.
  9. Spoon the chocolate ganache into the cheesecake bowl. Use a rubber spatula to swirl the chocolate into the batter. Do not overdo this or you will no longer have a swirled cheesecake.
  10. Pour the batter over the crust. Smooth the top and bake at 325° for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  11. Release the latch of the springform and remove the sides. Refrigerate the cheesecake for several hours or overnight.
  12. Using a long metal spatula as your guide, transfer the cheesecake off of the parchment paper and onto a cutting board. Cut into squares using a long thin knife. Wipe the blade clean in between slices for a prettier presenation.
  13. For the chocolate topping:
  14. Place the melted chocolate into a small freezer bag. Cut off the tip of one of the bottom corners. Drizzle the chocolate topping onto each cheesecake square.
  15. Betsy's tidbits:
  16. Coffee Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake may also be made in a 10” round springform pan. Bake at 325° for only 50 minutes. Do not slice before drizzling the chocolate over the top.
  17. I highly recommend using parchment paper on the bottom of the pan. I forgot to use it when I baked the cheesecake used for the video. It was much harder to transfer the cheesecake from the springform pan to the cutting board. With the parchment paper, the cheesecake slides right off the paper.
  18. If you over-fold your ganache into the coffee batter, don’t worry about it. The timing is not affected. The look will change and you will not have the ‘swirl’ effect, but the cheesecake will still be delicious.
Additional time is needed for the crust to cool and the cheesecake to set in the refrigerator.

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful recipes from my Sunday Supper friends. If you don’t make them today, no worries, there will be many more football days ahead.

Game Day Appetizers:

Game Day Entrees:

Game Day Desserts:

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  1. Mary Walker says

    Definitely ordering the square cheesecake pan today. Totally new to me; never even knew it existed. Recipe looks terrific. I love all your recipes but I think if I had to pick a favorite, I would have to say your cheesecakes come out on top. So happy to have this new one. Thanks.

  2. rozpaige says

    This is a ‘must-make NOW’ recipe for me….total perfection with cheesecake, chocolate AND biscoff cookies in a BAR! My husband will go nuts when I make this! Thank you for sharing this recipe for SundaySupper!

    • says

      Isabel @ Family Foodie,

      I am so excited to be part of the #SundaySupper family! About darn time that I, actually, started participating!

      I would so much rather give the cheesecake squares to you IN PERSON!! <3

  3. says

    I am so glad you finally joined us, Betsy! And what a great gal you had for a mentor…Kim is terrific! Your cheesecake squares look amazing! I’d pick these over any savory nibbles at a party…and then ask for a doggy bag!

    • says


      Thanks so much!!! I have had a great time reading, sharing, posting and craving all the delicious recipes in #SundaySupper’s Game Day event!

      Kim is really incredible and has the patience of Job!!!!

  4. says

    Oh, my goodness, Betsy. Where do I start? A) Bless you, bless you and thank you for your kind words….Chatting with you is always a pleasure. B) Your cheesecake recipe seriously needs to be entered in some kind of Pillsbury Bake-Off. C) I am sooo glad I get to see you at Sunday Supper. (Sorry for the late comment. I was out all day at a photography workshop and then a dance class.)

    • says

      Kim a/k/a The Ninja Baker,

      You truly are wonderful! You kept me going when I thought there wasn’t a chance in the world that I would EVER figure out how to upload all the information and you did so with such grace and patience.

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. says

    Can you believe I’ve never had Biscoff? But anything with cheesecake and I’m in. I’m pinning this one to try soon. This is only my 2nd participation in Sunday Supper and it’s a great group. Welcome.

    • says

      Lea Ann,

      Thanks so much! I had not tried Biscoff spread until a few months ago and now I am addicted to it. The cookies are equally delicious and you may want to buy a few extras because it is easy to ‘eat’ your crust before you even get started with the recipe!

  6. says

    I’m so happy you joined Sunday Supper!!! Welcome :) Everyone is going to love you and your amazing dessert recipes. BTW please send some of these cheesecake squares my way, please & thank you :)

    • says


      Thank you so much! The Sunday Supper family is incredible!

      I think you are close enough to where I live that we should meet for dinner and I will bring the dessert!!! :-)

  7. says

    Betsy, the only thing I like better than cheesecake is coffee cheesecake! This is lovely- tweeting!! 😀 I’d love for you to share this at Treasure Box Tuesday today: ♥

  8. Mary Walker says

    Betsy, can you tell me please if there is a definite advantage to cutting the cake before topping with the chocolate? I haven’t perfected the art of drizzling, yet, and I’m concerned that if I have to top each slice, I’ll miss. It sure would be easier if I could just leave the cake whole but if there is a particular reason why you slice first, I’ll give it a try. Thanks.

    • says


      The reason I drizzled the chocolate after cutting was so that the drizzle was neatly across each square. This is not necessary at all and feel free to drizzle over the entire surface of the cake before cutting. You will still have gorgeous and delicious squares!

    • says

      Sunday Supper,

      Thank you so much! I LOVE being around your #SundaySupper table. There is always delicious food and wonderful company..the perfect combination!

  9. says

    Betsy these look and sound amazing!
    I just loooooooooooooove Biscoff spread (I eat it simply with a teaspoon LOL) and these squares are definitely calling my name

  10. says

    I’ve said this so many times but it’s so true – joining Sunday Supper was the best thing to come out of blogging because it led me to all of you amazing people. When I finally met everyone “in real life” at the conference, i didn’t feel like we were meeting for the first time. it was like a reunion because I already feel like I know you guys. It was amazing. And yes, I echo everything you said about Kim – she’s incredible! I’m in love with these cheesecake squares, Betsy. And it’s awesome that we get to see your beautiful face in the video – you’re adorable eating the cheesecake at the end of it!

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