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Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake

This recipe comes from  which is one of the recipe groups at It was submitted by Lynne King having originally been submitted by Carl & Shelly to another group called 'ARecipesGalore'.


1-1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • 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 pre-heated oven for 10 minutes; set aside.
  • Increase oven temperature to 450º.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 450º for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 250º, and continue baking for 60 minutes.
  • 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.

Makes 1 cake