Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecake

Need a dessert for a holiday party?

This extremely decadent cheesecake will fit the bill! It was amazing!

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Whatcha Need:

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups ground chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Filling

  • 4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 9 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua or 1/2 cup coffee-flavored liqueur

How to do it:

  1. Cut softened cream cheese into pieces.
  2. Prepare chocolate crumb crust and press firmly into a nine-inch spring-form pan.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate with Kahlua and butter; stir until smooth.  Set aside.
  5. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until light.
  6. Transfer 3/4 cup mixture to small bowl, mix in some of the chocolate/Kahlua mixture; cover tightly and refrigerate to use for topping.
  7. Add chocolate/Kahlua mixture and 4 tablespoons whipping cream to mixture in large bowl and beat until well combined.
  8. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until combined.
  9. Pour filling into crust (filling will almost fill pan).  Bake until cheesecake puffs, top browns and center moves only slightly when pan is shaken, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  10. Transfer cheesecake to rack and cool 10 minutes.
  11. Run small sharp knife around cake pan sides to loosen cheesecake.
  12. Cool.  Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.Bring remaining 3/4 cup cream cheese mixture to room temperature.
  13. Add remaining 5 tablespoons whipping cream to cream cheese mixture and stir to combine.  Press down firmly on edges of cheesecake to even thickness.
  14. Pour cream cheese mixture over cheesecake, spreading evenly.
  15. Release pan sides from cheesecake.

I’m sure there is an original Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecake somewhere, but Chris just winged it when we made this one, and it came out well!

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