Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake

If I was going to be the chef for Thanksgiving dinner this year, this cheesecake would be on the menu. Forget the traditional pumpkin pie. From the almond crust to the espresso powder in the cheesecake, this turned out beautifully and tasted ambrosial. Simple to make too, as most cheesecakes are. It's probably considered an "adult" cheesecake, what with the espresso addition, but I bet my grandkids would love it too.
The finishing touches Heather suggests for garnishing make for a pretty presentation, but feel free to do your own thing. It'll be a smash hit at your Thanksgiving dinner, cheesecake lovers or not. Everyone loves a latte, right? 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake
From Sprinkle Bakes

Ingredients for the crust: 
2/3 cup all purpose flour 
2/3 cup sliced almonds 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
3 tablespoon sugar 
4 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

Ingredients for the filling: 

16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 
3/4 cup granulated sugar 
1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
3 large eggs 
1 cup pumpkin (canned is fine) 
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon 
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves 
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 
3 teaspoons espresso powder

For garnishing: 
Powdered sugar 
Whipped cream 
Cinnamon sticks

Method for the crust:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease well.
In a food processor, place all ingredients and pulse until mixture resembles coarse sand. Press firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Method for the cheesecake:
In a mixer, beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in vanilla extract and eggs. Beat in pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and espresso powder until smooth. Pour mixture on top of baked crust.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until filling is set. The center should wiggle slightly...the cheesecake will continue to bake a bit after it's removed from the oven. Allow to cool completely to room temperature in pan before chilling in refrigerator until ready to serve. 

If you'd like to decorate with powdered sugar: when cheesecake is cool and the top is dry, lay strips of wax paper across the surface on the cheesecake in even stripes. Sift powdered sugar over the top to form a thin layer. Remove wax paper strips carefully. Place whipped cream on the center of the cheesecake, sprinkle with cinnamon, and garnish with cinnamon sticks.


  1. This sounds wonderful!! I'm not sure what I'm bringing to Thanksgiving this year, but if it's desserts - I'm bringing this!

  2. It looks like it has just the texture I love in a cheesecake!

  3. It's lovely..I love her presentations..great job Barbara.

  4. A beautiful cheesecake! Deliciously seasonal.



  5. I'm first in line when pumpkin spice lattes arrive in the coffee shop so I think I'd be first in line for this cheesecake as well.


  6. Ohhh you made this from Sprinkle Bakes.
    Her talent is amazing isn't it?
    You did a really good job--I don't know if I could.

  7. this looks so god lucky family

  8. I'm drooling. Ahhh... The Knight and I might have this for dessert on Thanksgiving!

  9. Cheesecake has always been a no fail dessert for me. I am enjoying this latte version Barbara. It takes having a cuppa to a whole new level.

  10. I bet everyone would be eager for dessert at the view of this delicious cheesecake!

  11. I am so intrigued with this beautiful cheesecake, Barbara.

  12. It's still unclear to me exactly what I'm making on Thanksgiving but this might just make the list. Wow!! looks great!

  13. Yummy looking Cheesecake, Barbara. I am doing the cooking for Thanksgiving but I may just prepare this dessert for when all the guests leave!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

  14. oh Barbara!
    just had to say, your comments always make my day.
    thank you!!!

  15. espresso powder?!? excellent! maybe it'd distract me from that pumpkin flavor. :)

  16. Barbara,
    Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake - how delicious that sounds! I love anything pumpkin this time of year. I will have to tell the girls about this. Jess loves to bake.

    I am savoring the Autumn days, and already getting into the Christmas spirit.




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