Two 8oz. Packages softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. brandy
12 ladyfingers (savoriati), split
1/2 cup strong black coffee
1 tub of Cool Whip, thawed
3 pinches of cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350°. In mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with a mixer on low speed until well blended. Add brandy and blend. Add eggs and blend again. Arrange ladyfingers on the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Drizzle with coffee. Pour cream cheese mix over the ladyfingers and bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until center is almost set.
Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Just before serving, spread Cool Whip over the cheesecake and then sprinkle cocoa powder over all. Serves 6. Enjoy.
(Editor’s Note: There’s more where this came from - be sure to check out our other Italian Desserts.)
Submitted by Diana Bogue Contributed on: and modified on Monday April 21st, 2008