Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake

Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake

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Ingredients

  • 1 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 pkg
    unflavored gelatin (1 envelope)
  • 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 3 large
    eggs, separated
  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    bourbon
  • 1 c
    whipping cream, whipped

How to Make Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Soften gelatin in water, stir over low heat until dissolved.
  3. Blend in 3/4 cup sugar and beaten egg yolks; cook stirring constantly, over low heat, 3 minutes.
  4. Combine cream cheese and cocoa, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended.
  5. Gradually add gelatin mixture and bourbon, mixing until well blended.
  6. Chill until thickened, but not set.
  7. Beat egg whites until foamy; gradually adding the remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  8. Fold egg whites and whipped cream into cheese mixture and pour over crust.
  9. Chill until firm.
  10. Garnish with chocolate curls and small silver candy balls, if desired.
  11. VARIATION: Substitute 2 tablespoons cold coffee for bourbon or if you want something festive for St. Patrick's Day, try Bailey's!

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About Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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