the most fabulous cheesecake ever good enough for something not too difficult. I found this in the Taste of Home magazine, also. I decided to add the Kahlua cause it seemed like the thing to do.
Here's the recipe:
1 pkg vanilla wafers 5 tsps instant coffee granules, divided 3 tbsps hot water, divided 4 pkgs cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup sour cream 4 eggs, lightly beaten cinnamon kahlua
Layer half of wafers in a greased 13x9 baking dish. In a small bowl, dissolve 2 tsps coffee granules in 2 tbsps hot water. Add a big splash of kahlua and generous sprinkling of cinnamon and mix together. Brush wafers with the mixture. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and sour cream until smooth. Add eggs and beat on low speed just until combined. Divide batter in half. Dissolve remaining coffee granules in remaining hot water; stir into one portion of batter. Spread over wafers; sprinkle with cinnamon. Layer with remaining wafers; brush with kahlua. Top with remaining batter. Bake at 325 for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Refrigerate several hours. Dust top with baking cocoa and serve with whipped cream. And more kahlua.