For a special treat, serve this rich dessert with gourmet coffee. If you prefer a milder liqueur flavor, use a little less Irish cream and add whipping cream or milk to make up the difference.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
bake:
50 mins at 325°
cool:
1 hr 45 mins
chill:
6 hrs or up to 24 hours
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Before serving, transfer the cheesecake to a platter. Top with fresh raspberries and drizzle with 1/3 cup melted chocolate, if desired. Makes 16 servings.

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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.

Nutrition Facts

405 calories; total fat 29g; saturated fat 17g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 9g; cholesterol 109mg; sodium 252mg; potassium 181mg; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 2g; sugar 25g; protein 7g; vitamin a 826IU; vitamin cmg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 2mg.

Reviews (2)

36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2013
I think it is great. My wife is Irish, so guess what will be having on St. Pat's Day
Rating: Unrated
09/17/2013
This is a delicious and decadent cheese cake. There are only two people in our household so I only bake this cake if there are others to share it with because it is addictive. Otherwise we'll end up eating much more than we should.