1/4 teaspoon maple extract (optional, omit for nut-free)
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Since this cake will be taller than an average springform pan, use parchment paper to extend the sides. Cut parchment paper into a 5-inch strip, long enough to go around the inside of a 10-inch springform pan, overlapping them if necessary.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the graham wafer crumbs, granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and melted butter until evenly mixed. Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan, and use the bottom of flat-bottomed drinking glass or measuring cup to pat the crumbs into an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Using a hand-mixer, beat together 8 ounces of Philadelphia cream cheese, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, and 2 Tablespoons espresso powder in a large mixing bowl. Stir in 1 cup of Cool Whip. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip. Carefully spread this mixture in an even layer over the cooled crust. Set aside.For the second layer, use a hand-mixer to beat 8 ounces of Philadelphia cream cheese and 1 cup confectioners' sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, and 1/4 teaspoon maple extract. Mix to combine. Stir in 1 cup of Cool Whip. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip. Carefully spread this mixture in an even layer over the coffee-flavoured layer. Set aside.
For the third layer, use a hand mixer to beat together 8 ounces of Philadelphia cream cheese, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, the seeds from one scraped out vanilla bean, and 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract. Beat in 1 cup Cool Whip. Fold in the remaining Cool Whip. Carefully spread this mixture in an even layer over the pumpkin-flavoured layer.
Refrigerate the cake for at least 4 hours, or overnight, before serving. To serve, remove the outside of the springform pan and parchment paper collar. Use a sharp knife, dipped in hot water and dried with a towel, to cut the cake into 12 even slices. Top each slice with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Chocolate covered espresso beans are another great garnish for this coffee-house inspired dessert.
Recipe by The Baking Beauties at http://www.thebakingbeauties.com/2012/08/gluten-free-pumpkin-spice-latte-cheesecake-recipe.html