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Mudslide Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Makes

16 servings

Change up cheesecakes with different liqueur flavorings. This “mudslide” version with coffee and Irish cream is my husband's favorite. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Mudslide Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • GANACHE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Wrap a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square) around a greased 9-in. springform pan. Mix cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan.
  2. To prepare filling, microwave chocolate chips on high until melted, about 1 minute. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add flour; mix well. Add eggs and vanilla; beat on low speed just until blended. Measure out 2 cups batter, and stir in coffee liqueur; add melted chocolate chips and stir until blended. Pour over crust. Add Irish cream liqueur to remaining batter; spoon over chocolate layer. Place springform pan in a larger baking pan; add 1 in. hot water to larger pan.
  3. Bake until center is just set and top appears dull, 60-75 minutes. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife; remove foil. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  4. For ganache, microwave chocolate chips and whipping cream on high until chips melt; cool slightly. Remove rim from pan; spread ganache on chilled cheesecake.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 485 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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