“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake


* 1-1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafers (about 18 cookies)*
* 6 tablespoons butter, melted*
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
* 1 8-ounce carton dairy sour cream
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 8-ounce package semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur or you may substitute Irish cream Cremora
* 2 tablespoons whipping cream or milk
* 2 teaspoons vanilla


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. For crust: In a medium bowl, combine crushed chocolate wafers, melted butter, and cinnamon; toss gently to mix. Press mixture onto the bottom and up the side of a 9- or 10-inch springform pan. Set aside.

2. For filling: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and melted chocolate. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Using a wooden spoon, stir in eggs just until combined. Stir in liqueur, whipping cream or milk, and vanilla.

3. Pour filling into the crust-lined pan. Place springform pan in shallow baking pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until center appears nearly set when gently shaken.

4. Cool in springform pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, loosen from side of pan. Cool for 30 minutes more. Remove side of springform pan. Cool for 1 hour. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours. Makes 16 servings.

5. *Note: If using a 10-inch springform pan, use 1-3/4 cups crushed chocolate wafers (about 21 cookies) and 7 tablespoons butter, melted, for the crust.


Melly said...

That looks so choc-a-liscious, Mimi. This is a recipe I will have to try, thank you so much for sharing it.
Have a wonderful day!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Another winner, Mimi. I am printing it out as I sit here and write to you, to add it to my growing collection of yummy blogger-land recipes! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. hugs, Debby

^..^Corgidogmama said...

My MIL would sell me for a piece of this.
My girlfriend would drop me like a hot potato in trade for a slice of this.
This evil chocolate concoction is going to land me in serious trouble!
I'd wrestle just about anyone for a piece...even Jesse Ventura!
Lordy, this looks good.
Thank God the corgis can't eat this, they'd trade up and kick me to the curb!

Shopgirl said...

This looks and reads like a mistake...I should not be even thinking about this...OH Well! I want a big piece of this goodness!
Hugs, Mary

T's Daily Treasures said...

This chocolate cheesecake sounds divine. I took a friend out to eat for her birthday (same place my friends took me last weekend) and we had the most decadent white chocolate ginger cheesecake. Delish! The orange cake you posted previously sounds yummo too. Rachel Elizabeth is just too cute for words. Love the little card she made you. I used to do such things with my kindergarten students and even my boys when they were younger. Good memories! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Many blessings, Tammy

Shopgirl said...

Stranger on the shore was my first love and my song...cool!
Thank you for coming by, I think your blog is so pretty, and I can't stop looking at that cheese cake!!!
Your, Mary