Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup Irish cream liqueur
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, mix together the cookie crumbs, confectioners’ sugar and 1/3 cup cocoa. Add melted butter and stir until well mixed. Pat into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes; set aside. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, white sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa and flour. Beat at medium speed until well blended and smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in the sour cream and Irish cream liqueur; mixing on low speed. Pour filling over baked crust.

  • Step 3

    Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), and continue baking for 60 minutes.

  • Step 4

    With a knife, loosen cake from rim of pan. Let cool, then remove the rim of pan.Chill before serving. If your cake cracks, a helpful tip is to dampen a spatula and smooth the top, then sprinkle with some chocolate wafer crumbs.

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