Celebrate Chocolate Day The Irish Way!

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a recipe for an Irish Cream Cheesecake that makes celebrating Chocolate Day even easier!  I know your mouth is watering as you are looking at the picture.  There are too many choices for this day, I also found some delicious looking Irish candies at Lily O’Briens’s in Kildare, but they will ship all over the world.  Click on the screenshot to check it out and maybe order a few real Irish chocolates.

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choc cheesecake

Ingredients 

Original recipe makes 1 9-inch Springform Pan
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

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 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 preheated oven for 10 minutes; set aside. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
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 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), 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.

Source: allrecipes.com

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