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Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake
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1 (9-ounce) package (2 cups) chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


1 cup sugar

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/3 to 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur

3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon all-purpose flour


Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped, if desired

Chocolate curls, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Wrap outside of 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease inside of pan.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together all crust ingredients in bowl until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Continue beating, adding 1 egg at a time, until well mixed. Do not overbeat. Stir in liqueur.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 1/2 cup chocolate chips and flour in bowl; gently stir into cream cheese mixture. Pour filling into crust. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over batter.

  5. STEP 5

    Place cheesecake onto center rack of oven. Place pan of warm water on rack below cheesecake to prevent cracking. Bake 40-45 minutes or until center is set and firm to touch. Cool 10 minutes.

  6. STEP 6

    Loosen side of cheesecake by running knife around inside of pan. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.

  7. STEP 7

    Garnish with whipped cream and top with chocolate curls, if desired.

Sensational Mocha Cheesecake

Prepare cheesecake as directed above substituting 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half or milk, 2 tablespoons cooled coffee and 1 teaspoon almond extract for 1/3 to 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur.

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