Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe


Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Cheesecake is a crowd-pleaser that’s bound to become a favorite at any gathering, especially during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

This dessert combines rich cream cheese, smooth Irish cream liqueur, and sweet chocolate chips, creating a taste that’s hard to beat.

The base of the cheesecake features chocolate cookie crumbs mixed with butter and a touch of sugar, forming a crust that complements the creamy filling perfectly.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or trying your hand at a cheesecake for the first time, this cheesecake will impress your friends and family.

I’ve added some helpful Tips and Tricks below the recipe.

A close-up view of Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Cheesecake highlighting the chocolate chip toppings and the creamy texture against a black cookie crust.

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A single slice of Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Cheesecake on a white plate, showing the layers of chocolate chips within and the crust below.



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A close-up view of Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Cheesecake highlighting the chocolate chip toppings and the creamy texture against a black cookie crust.

Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Cheesecake

Nesting Lane Indulge
Indulge in this decadent Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Cheesecake recipe, featuring a creamy filling and a crunchy cookie crust, perfect for any special occasion.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 6 tablespoon melted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar

Filling:

Topping:

  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

Instructions
 

For the Crust:

  • Preheat your oven to 325° F
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together 2 cups of chocolate cookie crumbs, 6 tablespoons of melted butter, and ¼ cup of sugar.
  • Press this mixture onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake the crust for about 7 minutes. Once done, take it out of the oven and let it cool down while you make the filling.

For the Filling:

  • In a large bowl, beat 2¼ pounds of softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until it's smooth.
  • To the cream cheese, add 1⅔ cups of sugar, 5 large eggs (make sure they're at room temperature), 1 cup of Irish cream liqueur, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Beat well after adding each ingredient but try not to overbeat.
  • Take ½ cup of semisweet chocolate chips and sprinkle them over the cooled crust.
  • Gently spoon the cream cheese filling over the chocolate chips in the pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the filling.
  • Bake it in the oven until the top is puffed and golden brown, but the center is still a bit springy. This should take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. After baking, let the cheesecake cool completely before taking it out of the pan. This will take about 1 hour.

For the Topping:

  • In another bowl, beat 1 cup of chilled whipping cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules to the cream. Keep beating until the cream is firm and can hold its shape.
  • Spread this cream mixture over the cooled cheesecake.

Nutrition

Calories: 782kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 11gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 416mgFiber: 1gSugar: 55gCalcium: 102mgIron: 2mg
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Tips and Tricks

Enhanced Crust: For a more dynamic flavor in your crust, consider mixing in a pinch of sea salt or a teaspoon of espresso powder with your cookie crumbs. This will enhance the chocolate flavor and add a subtle complexity to the base of your cheesecake.

Cream Cheese: Ensure your cream cheese is thoroughly softened before mixing. This helps prevent lumps and ensures a smoother, creamier texture in your filling. If you’re short on time, cut the cream cheese into small cubes and let it sit out for about 30 minutes; it’ll soften much faster.

Egg Technique: Add the eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed just enough to incorporate. This minimizes the amount of air in the batter, which can help prevent the cheesecake from cracking during baking.

Flavor Boost: For an extra touch of luxury, substitute the vanilla extract with an equal amount of vanilla bean paste. This gives more intense vanilla specks and flavor throughout the cheesecake.

Baking Tips: To avoid cracks on the surface of your cheesecake, consider baking it in a water bath. Wrap the outside of your springform pan in foil to prevent leaks, place it in a larger baking dish, and fill the dish with hot water about halfway up the sides of the pan. This creates a gentler heat around the cheesecake and helps in even cooking.

Cooling: Allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven with the door slightly ajar for about an hour before removing. This gradual cooling helps prevent sudden temperature changes that can cause the cheesecake to crack.

Perfect Topping: When preparing your whipped cream topping, chill the mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 15 minutes before whipping the cream. This helps achieve quicker and more voluminous peaks.

Serving Suggestion: Just before serving, consider drizzling a bit of caramel sauce or sprinkling a few crushed chocolate cookies over the top for a delightful texture contrast and an eye-catching presentation.

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